First foal of Graded Stakes Winning Millionaire, Breaking Lucky, is a colt!

Morriston, FloridaJanuary 29, 2021 —­ The first foal of Graded Stakes Winning Millionaire Breaking Lucky, was born January 29 at Blue Star Racing in Scott, Louisiana. Bred by 4M Ranch and Blue Star Racing, the colt is out of Anea (Unbridled’s Song / Desire to Excel, by Mt. Livermore) ­– who has already produced one winner out of two starters. Her dam, Desire to Excel, was a multiple stakes winner, graded stakes placed, and was on the board five out seven starts. She has produced three winners out of five starters, including one Black Type Winner.


“If there is one word that I can use to describe this colt, it would be STRONG,” said Blue Star Racing Owner Dex Comardelle. “He is nicely put together, has all the right angles, has good bone, conformation, and lots of leg! If this first colt is any indication of how the rest of Breaking Lucky’s crop will look, it’s going to be an exciting year.”

After breaking his maiden in only his second start, Breaking Lucky went on to win the Black Type Woodbine’s 2015 Prince of Wales Stakes ­– the second leg of Canada’s Triple. In 2016, he won the G3 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine and went on to place in the G1 Clark Handicap, G1 Whitney Stakes, and G1 Stephen Foster Handicap behind Horse of the Year Gun Runner (Candy Ride).  In total, Breaking Lucky was on the board in 10 graded stakes and two black type races, campaigned in two countries, and earned $1,196,376.


“Breaking Lucky had an incredible, quality book of mares in his first year at stud with mares spread across the region,” said Comardelle. “It’s very special to have his first foal born here at Blue Star Racing ­– where he began his stallion career. We are excited about our new partnership with Pleasant Acres Stallions and will continue to support him with quality mares now that he is in Florida.”


Hailing from the red-hot sire line of Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike), Breaking Lucky also comes from an impressive female family. His dam, Graded Stakes Placed Shooting Party (Sky Classic), broke her maiden in her first race. She was second in the G1 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap and was third in both the G3 Pebbles Handicap and the G2 Nassau County Stakes. She had already produced two winners from her first two foals to race when she foaled Breaking Lucky – who went on to win $1,196,376. Currently, she is the dam of four winners including Quake Lake (War Chant) – the dam of G1 Kentucky Derby winner and G1P Country House (Looking at Lucky) and the G3 Gallorette Stakes winner Mitchell Road (English Channel).


Breaking Lucky’s sire, Lookin at Lucky, stands in Kentucky for $20,000 and is well on his way to becoming a sire of sires. A champion at two and three, he won nine races including the G1 Preakness Stakes, the G1 Izod Haskell Invitational Stakes, the G1 Del Mar Futurity, the G1 Norfolk Stakes, and the G1 CashCall Futurity. Lookin at Lucky was in the money 11 out of 13 starts with career earnings of $3,307,278.  He is the sire of G1 Accelerate (standing for $17,500 in KY), G1 Country House (standing for $7,500 in KY), G1 Wow Cat, G2 Madefromlucky, G2 Money Multiplier, G2 Dr Dorr, G2 Diamond Oops, etc.

Breaking Lucky stands for $5000 and joins stallions Amira’s Prince, Bucchero, Curlin’s Honor, Gunnevera, Handsome Mike, Long On Value, Neolithic, Ride On Curlin, Squadron A, and Sweetontheladies, at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala. Pleasant Acres Stallions has received many accolades for excellence, including 2017 Florida Freshman Sire of the Year for Poseidon’s Warrior, 2017 DRF Florida-bred Beyer Award, 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, 2009 Florida Broodmare of the Year, Breeder of the 2009 Florida Horse of the Year, and was ranked third in the nation for leading breeders in 2009 by average earnings per starter with 10 or more starters.

For more information on Pleasant Acres Stallions, visit Pleasant Acres Stallions is located at 2153 S.E. HWY-41, Morriston, Florida 32668. Owners: Joe Barbazon and Helen Barbazon.

Horses and Heroes Draws Terrific Crowd; Raises $6,000 for First Responders

They came by car. They came by truck. They came by helicopter….yes helicopter.

DSC_1554On Thursday evening, September 4, Dex Comardelle hosted “Horses and Heroes” at his farm, Blue Star Racing, in Scott, Louisiana. The purpose of the event was two-fold; to raise awareness of the Louisiana Thoroughbred industry as well as to raise money for local first responders.

DSC_1655“Horses and Heroes was created in partnership with multiple equine related organizations across the state of Louisiana to generate awareness of the $2 billion dollar economic impact the Horse Industry has for the state each year; all while raising funds for local first responders to purchase lifesaving equipment, enabling them to better serve the communities in which they operate.”

The event was a big success on both counts. With approximately 275 guests inDSC_1602 attendance even in the sweltering heat, “Horses and Heroes” raised close to $6,000 for the first responders.

Food and beverage provided by local Louisiana restaurants and mixologists were featured, and the the music of Ryan Foret and The Foret Tradition drew many dancers to the floor. Additionally, there was a $5,000 Reverse Drawing, as well as a stallion season raffle.

Event sponsors included Zealous Energy, Oilfield Logistic Services, Courier Labs, B-Line Equine, Big V Feeds, Boehringer Ingelheim, Intak Rental and Supply, Evers and Sons, Encore Group, G.O.L. , Turnbow Trailers, Laris Insurance Agency, Adkins Spice Company, Frias Winery, Louisiana Thoroughbred BreederAssociation, Blue Star Racing, and Equine Sales Co.

Blue Star Racing to Stand Breaking Lucky

Stallion is a half brother to the dam of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Country House.

Blue Star Racing in Louisiana announced May 7 it will add Breaking Lucky, a graded stakes-winning half brother to the dam of Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Country House, to its stallion roster for 2020. The farm near Scott, La., bought the millionaire son of Lookin At Lucky prior to the Arkansas Derby (G1) from a racing partnership that included West Point Thoroughbreds, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Eric Young, and R. A. Hill Stable. Breaking Lucky has been retired.

“We are so excited because we are adding another graded stakes-winning millionaire to our roster,” said Blue Star Racing owner Dex Comardelle, who started standing multiple grade 1 winner Real Solution  in 2018. He leases the son of Kitten’s Joy  from Calumet Farm. “This is an opportunity for the breeders in our area to tap into a sire line that is red hot in Lookin At Lucky. You also are tapping into a very deep female family as well.”

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Lagartijo is Real Solution’s First Winner

Real Solution
Real SolutionCourtesy Calumet Farm/ThoroStride

Won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden claimer by 3 1/4 lengths.

Blue Star Racing’s freshman sire and grade 1 winner Real Solution  picked up his first winner July 7 when his son Lagartijo won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race in his third start at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City.

The colt out of the winning Danehill daughter Keeping Watch had been making steady progress since he debuted June 1, when he finished third, four lengths behind the winner. In his next start, Lagartijo was second by only a half-length. Then, in breaking his maiden, he won in near gate-to-wire fashion by 3 1/4 lengths in a final time of 1:07.20 for owner Cuadra San Jorge.

Lagartijo is the fourth winner produced by Keeping Watch from four foals to race. The mare’s most recent trip through an auction was at the 2017 Keeneland January Winter Mixed Sale where Sycamore Shade Racing bought her for $10,000 in foal to Kitten’s Joy .

Ken and Sarah Ramsey bred Lagartijo in Kentucky. The Ramseys also bred and raced Real Solution, who won the Arlington Million Stakes (G1T) and Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (G1T). Real Solution placed in the Man o’ War Stakes (G1T), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (G1T), and Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (G1T).

The son of Kitten’s Joy entered stud at Ramsey Farm with $1,374,175 in earnings. After one breeding season, the stallion was transferred to Calumet Farm, where he stood two seasons before being shipped to Blue Star Racing in Louisiana. The stallion stands at Blue Star Racing for $5,000.

Pair of Real Solution 2YOs sell for $1 Million at OBS March

A pair of two-year-old colts from the first crop of Louisiana based stallion Real Solution sold at the March OBS Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale for $1,000,000. The two were in the top 15% of athletes sold through the two day sale which ended March 14. His average of $500,000 was the highest of any sire with more than one selling through the ring.

Hip 479, 2YO Real Solution-Money Huntress colt brings the hammer down at $675,000 at OBS March, the 7th highest price of the sale.

Hip # 479, a bay colt consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent, was purchased by Mark Casse, agent for $675,000 bringing the 7th highest price of the sale. The Kentucky-bred is out of Money Huntress, an unraced daughter of Mineshaft. The colt is a half brother to G3 stakes winner Noble Beauty (Kitten’s Joy), and multiple stakes winner Adorable Miss (Kitten’s Joy).

Hip # 285, also a bay colt, was purchased by Klaravich Stable, Inc., for $325,000 from the consignment of Top Line Sales LLC, agent. His dam, Easy Slam, is a track record setting, winning daughter of Grand Slam, with four winners from four runners to date including juvenile G3 stakes winner Kitten Kaboodle (Kitten’s Joy). Consignor Torie Gladwell at Top Line Sales remarked, “If Real Solution’s first two training horses to hit the 2yr sales are any indication of what he is capable of, I want a barn full. Ours had the brains, body and good action on both the dirt and polly.”

Hip #285, 2YO Real Solution-Easy Slam colt works the March OBS Under Tack Show

Real Solution is a two time G1 stakes winner with earnings of $1,374,175. He started his career in Italy, breaking his maiden in his first start at two and winning the Premio Botticelli at three. Moving to North America, he won the G1 Arlington Millions Stakes at four and the G1 Knob Creek Manhattan S. at five, and placed in three more Grade 1 events. In all he was on the board in 9 of 15 starts.

A son of Kitten’s Joy, his first four dams are by Pulpit, Dynaformer, Northern Dancer, and Buckpasser – a sire-producing family. Real Solution entered stud at Ramsay Farm in 2015, and stood his last two seasons at Calumet.  He has moved to Dex Comardelle’s Blue Star Racing in Scott, Louisiana for the 2018 season where he stands for a fee of  $5,000 live foal.


Calumet Farm’s Real Solution, a multiple (G1) winner and Millionaire by Kitten’s Joy out of Reachfortheheavens by Pulpit, will stand at Dex Comardelle’s Blue Star Racing stallion facility in Scott, Louisiana. On lease from Calumet, Comardelle and Calumet hope to offer Louisiana a premium product and provide Real Solution a competitive book of mares that will be able to take part in the lucrative Louisiana Bred Program.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to stand Real Solution here in Louisiana. We believe he can be the type of stallion to set the foundation of what we want to build here at Blue Star and offer Louisiana breeders a tremendous opportunity being one of Kittens Joy’s most accomplished sons at stud. We’re honored to work with Calumet Farm as they have been one of the most iconic organizations in horse racing over the years.” Said Comardelle.

Located just outside Lafayette Louisiana, Blue Star Racing designed a brand new 10,000 Square foot barn with 24 stalls including numerous foaling stalls. Blue Star is located in the heart of the Louisiana thoroughbred community, and is home to one of the premier upcoming facilities in the area.

“With Big Blue Kitten (Kitten’s Joy) joining the Calumet roster in 2017 we found that a lease to Blue Star would be the best option for Real Solution to attract the book of mares he deserves. The opportunity to participate in the Louisiana bred program will give Real Solution a distinct advantage in the 2018 breeding season.” Said Calumet Farm’s Director of Stallions, Jak Knelman.

Real Solution will stand for a fee of $5,000 LFSN with discounts for multiple mare packages and quality mares. For Inquiries please contact Dex Comardelle of Blue Star Racing at (985) 791-6546 or

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