Samstar, by Stormy Business out of L' Etoile Jolie, races in the 7th this Sunday. We own this horse with Curtis Sampson and Samstar came from a discussion long ago with Russ Sampson. We thought we would try a breeding along the same lines as their great horse Wallys Choice. Wally was the last and only graded stakes winner bred in Minnesota in two decades.
Unfortunately we, like many others in Minnesota, have had a hard time getting the MN bred races we had planned for and therefore Samstar may have a tough go of it against open company horses bred in Kentucky, Florida and Oklahoma. You may not know that once horses are entered in races, decisions are made that there are just not enough horses entered to let certain races go. This is because there were so few horses bred in Minnesota back in 2012 but It's still a pity that breeders and owners that have been loyal to racing in Minnesota, can't get the state restricted races they planned on when breeding or buying horses years earlier. C'est La Vie in this state.
We are nevertheless excited to see Samstar gain some racing experience this Sunday.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.