Rushie Moves To Blue Star Thoroughbreds In Louisiana For 2023 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Rushie Moves To Blue Star Thoroughbreds In Louisiana For 2023


Blue Star Racing announces the arrival of Rushie (Liam's Map / Conquest Angel, by Colonel John), to their breeding facilities in Scott, La. ,where he joins Breaking Lucky – another exceptional stallion owned by the racing company.

From the first crop by Liam's Map, Rushie first entered the Kentucky Derby trail after breaking his maiden in his first start at three, followed by a pair of third-place finishes in the Grade 1 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (to Honor A.P. and Authentic), and the G2 Toyota Blue Grass stakes (to Art Collector and Swiss Skydiver). In the G2 Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard, he earned a graded stakes win while finishing the mile in 1:34:41. Rushie's career earnings were nearly $700,000.

“Sires from the Unbridled's Song line have been an integral part of Louisiana breeding success for the last 20 years and Rushie is the perfect candidate to continue that legacy,” said Dex Comardelle of Blue Star Racing.  “His size, speed, and durability are a great match for the speedy sprint-type mares that make up the majority of our Southwest mare population.”

Rushie's sire, Liam's Map (Unbridled's Song / Miss Macy Sue, by Trippi) is a two-time Grade 1 winner of more than $1.3 million. The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner had six wins and two seconds from eight starts with a total of six triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures – topping his career with 114 Beyers in his G1 Woodward and G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile victories. He is a leading fourth-crop sire and has accumulated four Grade 1 winners from first four crops and more than $19 million in progeny earnings. In 2022, his yearling colts averaged nearly $200,000 at auction.

Rushie's dam, Conquest Angel (Colonel John / More Oats Please, by Smart Strike) was a $300,000 OBS April 2-Year-Old in Training Sale purchase. She is by multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire Colonel John (Tiznow / Sweet Damsel, by Turkoman).

His second dam, More Oats Please, has produced three winners from five starters, including Peace and War – a Grade 1 winner that started as a $300,000 yearling, went on to become a $1.5 million Fasig-Tipton mixed sale purchase, and then was sold for $1.45 million at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale.

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