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$43,758 Earnings

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Golden mare by multiple

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DASHAIR, si 100, out of

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AAA stakes winning / producing REAL RUNAWAY

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2015 filly by NF FRENCH

DISCO out of multiple race

winning AAA daughter




The Sixy Side

AAA stakes placed winner


half-sister to 3-time

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si 107, $651,740,

in foal to Champion




Take Me To The Disco

2014 filly by NF FRENCH

DISCO BUG (Frenchmans

Guy x Disco Jerry TB)



Rightous Rock

2012 gelding by KAPUT TB

(son of Champion CAPOTE)


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March 31, 2008 Chestnut AQHA Filly

Rare News - This Babe is Royal, This Snow is Royal


Royally bred & beautifully made filly by Rare News, si 92, 

race winning & stakes performing son (5th Kindergarten Futurity-G1, etc.)

of First Down Dash, out of race winning daughter of

Champion This Snow is Royal.

Her dam is from the family of Blue Hen Hall of Fame mare FL Lady Bug.


PEDIGREE               ELIGIBILITIES         

THIS BABE IS NEWS is by Rare News, si 92, out of This Babe is Royal, si 93 (by This Snow is Royal, si 101).


This babe 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 Plan. She crosses twice to the great Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Hall-of-Fame stallion (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 Moon, once through The Lady Bug). Throw in a little Raise Your Glass TB, Trippy Dip TB, First Prize Rose, and J.O. Tobin TB, and you have a filly truly royally bred -- one with incredible potential for racing success!


HER sire, Rare News, si 92, is a race winning, 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 with 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.


her 2nd dam, Dashing Proposal (by First Down Dash), placed at two in races. She 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, $11,551.


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 Horse 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.


Proposed Toast, 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 Texas Maturity-G2.

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 Bug.

"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 (by Top Moon), 11 wins at 2 and 3, $191,536, Superior Race Horse, stakes 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 filly 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.


This 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


SOLD HERE 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 new owners!


Top two pictures taken June 7, 2009.

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.



Rare News si 92

First Down Dash si 105

World Champion

Dash For Cash si 114

World Champion

Rocket Wrangler si 97

World Champion

x Rocket Bar TB

AQHA Hall of Fame

Find A Buyer TB

x To Market

First Prize Rose si 98

Dam of Distinction

Gallant Jet si 102 Champion

x Jet Deck si 100

World Champion

Rose Bug si 96

x Lady Bug's Moon si 100

Shiney Miles si 94

Magical Mile TB

J. O. Tobin Champion

x Never Bend Champion

Gils Magic TB

x Magesterial

Chrome Tapestry si 88

Beduino TB

AQHA Hall of Fame

x Romany Royal

Profit Plan si 89

x Dash For Cash si 114

World Champion

This Babe Is Royal si 93

This Snow is Royal si 101

World Champion

Chicks Beduino si 104

AQHA Hall of Fame

Beduino TB

AQHA Hall of Fame

x Romany Royal

A Classy Chick si 89

x Chick's Deck si 92

Florentine si 108

Dam of Distinction

Dash For Cash si 114

World Champion

x Rocket Wrangler si 97

World Champion

Trippy Dip TB

Dam of Distinction

x Scout Leader

Dashing Proposal si 92

First Down Dash si 105

World Champion

Dash For Cash si 114

World Champion

x Rocket Wrangler si 97

World Champion

First Prize Rose si 98

Dam of Distinction

x Gallant Jet si 100 Champion

Proposed Toast si 95

Raise Your Glass TB

x Raise A Native


The Lady Bug si 71

out of AQHA Hall of Fame mare

FL Lady Bug

x Paul H TB



This Babe is News's Grand Sires & Dams

L to R—First Down Dash, Shiney Miles, This Snow is Royal, Dashing Proposal



Above photos taken in July & September of 2008.



This Babe is News at 7 days of age.


Nick Dinnell and This Babe Is News, April 3, 2008.


Photos just above taken at 4-days-of-age.


Photos just above taken at about 5 & 8 hours of age while she ran laps

& bucked & kicked in her stall.




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