BABE IS NEWS is by
News, si 92, out of This Babe is Royal, si 93 (by
This Snow is
Royal, si 101).
is news is pretty filly with a
lot of GO. She was born on the 16th birthday of our youngest son,
Nick. At just a few hours of age she was already worrying her mother
no end as she ran laps, bucked, kicked and played in her large
foaling stall (while it snowed outside).
We call her "Harley."
Right now we have "harley" any money and "harley" any foals coming
in 2008, but this filly is very pretty, she has a big "engine," she
thinks she's fast, and she makes a lot of noise!
This babe is news crosses 4-times to the great Dash For
Cash, through his outstanding son First Down Dash (two times) and exceptional daughter
Florentine (once), as well as
through the noteworthy producer, Profit
She crosses twice to the great
Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse
(whose blood has richly
improved Quarter Horses) Beduino
(through leading sire and Hall-of-Fame son,
Chicks Beduino, and through leading
broodmare Chrome Tapestry).
She also goes
back to the great Blue Hen and Hall-of-Fame mare
FL Lady Bug three times (twice
through Lady Bug's
Throw in a little
Raise Your Glass TB,
Trippy Dip TB,
First Prize Rose, and
Tobin TB, and you have a
truly royally bred -- one with incredible potential for
Rare News, si 92, is a race
stakes performing son of
all-time leading sire (and champion)
First Down Dash
(Rare News was 5th in the Kindergarten Futurity-G1, etc.). Rare News
had just 4 race starters in his first crop to go to the track (in
2007). Of those 4, 2 were winners, 4 were money earners, 4 earned
their Race ROMs, and 1 was a 3-times stakes finalist!
From six starts
at 3 and
4, "Harley's" dam, This Babe is Royal, has one win and one 3rd and an 93 speed index. In her limited number
of starts Babe never had a speed index below 72. She is a gorgeous mare
a lot of class and attitude. This Babe is Royal is the dam of 2
foals, a yearling colt by Rare
News and this filly.
(by First Down Dash),
placed at two in
earned $3,146. She is dam to
four foals, one to race, one winner, one ROM. Dashing Proposal died in 2003.
THIS BABE IS NEWS's
3rd dam, Proposed Toast, si 95 (by
Raise Your Glass TB) had four wins at 2
and 3. She placed 3rd in the Blue Ribbon Futurity. She is dam
of 9 Quarter Horse foals, 9 to race, 3 winners, 4 ROM, including: Valid
Proposal, si 102 (by On A High), 4
times winner with earnings
of $131,104, Superior Race Horse, 2nd Kansas Futurity-G1, Finalist in Rainbow
Derby-G1, etc.; Toasting The Heavens, si 92 (by Pie In The Sky), winner at 2 and 3,
Toasting The Heavens is dam of 12 foals,
8 to race, 5 winners, 6
ROM, including: Toasting
the Chick, si 108 (by Chicks Beduino), 5 wins, 3 to 6, $29,092, 2nd Turf Paradise Quarter
Championship; Heza Rare Toast, si 97 (by Rare Form), 2 wins at 3, $13,438, 2nd QHBC Sunbelt
Juvenile H., Finalist in Kansas Jackpot Derby; Glitter Galore, si 90,
3 wins, $18,328. Glitter Galore (by On A High) is the dam of 3 foals, to to
race, all winners, 2 ROM, including
Runningtofast, si 94 (by Crimewave), winner at 2 and 3,
$29,622, Manitoba Speed Horse Derby, 2nd
Prairie Gold-G3, Manitoba Speed
Horse Futurity, Finalist Canadian Quarter Horse Cup Futurity-G2.
her 3rd dam, is also dam of Cash Proposal, si 101, 4 wins,
$16,429, Superior Race Horse, Finalist in West Texas Derby-G2, West
fourth dam, The Lady
Bug (by Paul H. TB), was dam of
14 foals, 12 to race, 8 winners, 8 ROM.
The Lady Bug
is a daughter of the legendary mare
Hall of Fame mare (and
Dam of Distinction) FL Lady
"Harley's" 5th dam, FL
Lady Bug (by Sergeant) has been honored
by AQHA as a
Hall of Fame
mare. She is the dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 10
winners, 10 ROM, including
Top Ladybug, si 100
(by Top Deck TB), 17 wins in 33
starts, 2 to 4, $195,973, AQHA Champion,
Superior Race Horse,
multiple stakes winner, etc.,
Ladybug's Moon, si 100
Moon), 11 wins at 2 and 3, $191,536,
Superior Race Horse,
winner, multiple stakes-placed, etc.,
Lady Bug Leo, si 95
(by Leopie), 6 wins at 2 and 3, $10,152,
stakes winner, etc.,
Barne's Ladybug, si 100 (by Mr Bar None), 6 wins
at 2 and 3, $112,786, multiple stakes-placed, etc.
THIS BABE IS NEWS is a firecracker of a
with a lot of personality and athleticism. She is very quick. Harley is correct and well-made.
She has very good bone and a lot of muscle. She's bold
and has a bit of an
attitude. And she absolutely loves to run! As she grows and sheds off, she is a beautiful dark chestnut, just like
her sire. She's a real eye-catcher with those
white rear socks. She is willing to work and easy to work with. We are very excited to watch This Babe is News
grow into herself and become the horse she
was bred to be.
ELIGIBILITIES: Speedhorse Races, Speedhorse
Barrel Races, Bitterroot, Beehive, Rocky Mountain Classic, Northern Plains
Futurity, Kansas Jackpot, Iowa Double Gold, Bosen Races, VGBRA Program. Challenge enrolled.
Babe is News is offered for sale for $4,500. Contact Michael
or Teri Dinnell with questions or for more information (406)
745-3065 or email
6-22-09. "Harley" is going to White City, Saskatchewan.
Later she'll go to Alberta to be trained as a barrel horse. Congratulations to her
Top two pictures taken June 7,
All above photos taken
May 6, 2009.
Harley (with winter hair & muddy)
playing on April 16, 2009.
Just above (with our grandson Ender),June 24, 2008.
Babe & Harley (left) April 18 & May 3, 2008.