THE GRAY BLUR – 2017 Gray or Roan Colt by Fast Anna out of Special Grayce (Smart Strike) – KY Bred
The Gray Blur is a big, good looking gray/roan colt . He is well-muscled with plenty of bone and leg on his 16.0 hand frame. He used that big frame to record a very nice 10.1 second breeze (despite cross firing) at the recently concluded OBS March Two Year Olds In Training Sale. Still growing into his substantial frame, this colt shows great potential as a race horse on all surfaces.
The sire of The Gray Blur is Grade 1 performer and stakes winner of $296,731, FAST ANNA. Fast Anna is by Leading Sire Medaglia d’Oro, the sire of 7 G1 winners in 2017, including two Breeders’ Cup winners. Out of Champion 2-year-old filly DREAMING OF ANNA ($2,024,550), winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) during her undefeated 2-year-old season. She is out of a half-sister to champion sire KITTEN’S JOY. There are 3 millionaires and 5 MGSWs under his first three dams!
Some further highlights for Fast Anna:
- First-crop yearlings of $400,000, $190,000, $150,000, $130,000, $125,000, $110,000, etc.
- Leading freshman sire by yearling average standing for under $10,000 — averaging 7.5x stud fee
First weanlings in 2017 brought up to 5x his stud fee
- 2nd by a neck in the King’s Bishop (G1) in just his third start and first stakes start — joining leading sires Distorted Humor, Ghostzapper, City Zip, Elusive Quality, and Munnings as important stallions that have placed in the King’s Bishop
- Close 2nd in the $300,000 Gallant Bob S. (G3), blistering 6 furlong final time of 1:08.16
- On the board 7 times in 9 starts — 5 stakes
Highweight winner of Gulfstream Park’s Sawgrass H.
- Impressive debut MdSpWt winner at Gulfstream Park; 6 furlongs in 1:09.62, defeating eventual multiple G1-winning sprinter Rock Fall
Won 2nd start by an incredible 13 lengths — 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.75
- At 3, beaten just 2 ¼-lengths in the Breeder’s Cup Sprint (G1), defeating G1 winners Palace, Big Macher and Rich Tapestry
The Gray Blur’s 1st dam, Special Grayce, was as Graded Stakes-placed earner of $124,129 and is by highly successful broodmare sire, SMART STRIKE. She is the dam of 4 winners including Stakes-placed On Her Honor ($93,812) and is half-sister to Stakes-placed Trust Your Luck ($85,911). Plenty of black-type in the rest of the pedigree with the likes of Grade 1 winner EVER A FRIEND ($692,406) under the 3rd Dam among others. Click on the Pedigree button above for complete details.