Scott, Louisiana USA – November 18, 2022 – Blue Star Racing announces the arrival of stallion, Rushie (Liam’s Map / Conquest Angel, by Colonel John), to their breeding facilities in Scott, Louisiana where he joins Breaking Lucky – another exceptional stallion owned by the racing company.
Out of 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 3rd place finishes in the Gr.1 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (to Honor A.P. and Authentic), and the Gr.2 Toyota Bluegrass stakes (to Art Collector and Swiss Skydiver). In the Gr.2 Pat Day Mile on the Derby undercard, he earned a graded stake 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 Gr.1 winner of more than $1.3 million. The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner had six wins and two 2nds from eight starts with a total of six triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures – topping his career with 114 Beyers in his Gr.1 Woodward and Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victories. He is a leading fourth-crop sire and has accumulated four Gr.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 1st dam, Conquest Angel (Colonel John / More Oats Please, by Smart Strike) was a $300,000 OBS April two-year-old in training purchase. She is by multiple Gr.1 winner millionaire Colonel John (Tiznow / Sweet Damsel, by Turkoman). His 2nd dam, More Oats Please, has produced three winners from five starters, including Peace and War – a Gr.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 Keenland Breeding Stock sale.
For more information on about Rushie and Breaking Lucky and Blue Star Racing, call Dex Comardelle at 985-791-6546 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Blue Star Racing is located 1627 Renaud Drive, Scott, Louisiana 70583