These are notable racehorses bred by James R. McGlinn, Gereral Manager of ARRRRR Stables.
His sire is Louis Quatorze, winner of the 1996 Preakness Stakes, out of the mare Baby Grace. As a 2 year old, in 1992, Repent won two stakes races and came in second in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Stakes. As a 3 year old, he won the Louisiana Derby and Risen Star Stakes and was one of the top pre-Kentucky Derby favorites in 1993 until an injury caused him to miss the Triple Crown races. He rebounded later that year to finish second in the Traver’s Stakes at Saratoga to Medaglia d’Oro. In all, Repent won 5 of 10 races and earned $1,255,660. He is now a very successful stallion, standing at Vinery, Ltd, in Kentucky.
Her sire is Regal Classic, multiple stakes winner of $1,456,584. Regal Classic, like Repent, finished 2nd in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Stakes. Colorful Vices raced in Canada and out of 27 races, Colorful Vices finished 1st 8 times, 2nd 8 times, and 3rd 3 times. Incredibly, all of her wins were Stakes Races. She ended up with $417,150 in earnings and was named Champion Turf Mare in Canada.
His sire is the 1996 Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone. Granite Head is a full brother (he has the same mother & father) to the 2 year old that is being offered in partnership with ARRRRR STABLES RACING PARTNERSHIPS. Granite Head began racing in 1993 at Philadelphia Park. He raced primarily at Philadelphia and Delaware Parks. He was racing at a time when the purses at these tracks were considerably lower than they are today. An example of this – Granite Head won his first race at Philadelphia Park in a Maiden Special Weight race for a purse of $19,000. This exact same race today has a purse of $44,000. Even when running for those lower purses, Granite Head won 9 out of 34 races and earned $234,257.
His sire is Regal Classic, the same sire as Colorful Vices. He has the same name as our stable, ARRRRR STABLES. He is not yet a stakes winner and may never become one, but he has given my family and ARRRRR’s co-owner and his family, a lifetime of memories going 2 for 2 at Saratoga this year, 2008. Tom Durkin’s call of “ARRRRRRR ARRRRRRR ARRRRRRR” still rattles around in our heads. If every horse we owned could provide as much fun as ARRRRR has, then every horse would be considered a resounding success.