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1999 - Carson City - Lizeality by Hold Your Peace

CARSON HOLLOW is the 2002 New York Bred Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter and Champion Three Year Old Filly.  Her Breeder, Trainer and Jockey also were voted the leaders in their categories.  CARSON HOLLOW and her connections won an astonishing 6 New York Breeders' Champion Awards.  What a Filly !!!!!!


I was very proud to have been able to offer a co-ownership in the Grade One Stakes Winner CARSON HOLLOW.  Hemlock Hills Farm et al, had empowered me to offer a  percentage interest in this wonderful filly in a format that provided the buyer with a very fair deal.  As always, I was proud to offer a deal which was good for the seller and fair for the buyer. Mr. Stronach purchased sixty percent of this wonderful filly and obtained the right to race Carson Hollow in his colors for the  Grade One Test Stakes at Saratoga run on July 27, 2002 and beyond.  I will continue to leave this section on my website as a representation of what can be achieved in our business between between parties that seek to do business that works for the buyer and the seller alike.

In the 2002 Test Stakes-G1, Carson Hollow showed her class in losing by the smallest possible margin to You.  The Carson City lass set fractions of 21:3; 44:1 and 109:3 on a track that was getting slower with each race run over it, before surrendering the lead by a head bob at the wire.  She showed more class in her narrow loss then in her four victories.  I have to believe that Frank Stronach, a true sportsman in my judgment, got his money's worth when he bought the wonderful filly.  She died not to long ago and NYRA now runs a stakes race in her honor. The next page in her career should be another great adventure. 


In the step just before the finish line and the step just after the finish line Carson Hollow was the victor in the 2002 Test Stakes Grade One.  However, the day belonged to Jerry Bailey and You.  But the gallant Carson Hollow supplied Saratoga Racecourse fans with a moment in racing history that only those who witnessed the epic clash between Jaipur and Ridan  have ever seen, as Carson Hollow battled You in a most stirring event. Her courageous effort in trying to make every step a winning one, as she had done in all her previous races showed courage rarely ever seen by a thoroughbred.  Perhaps the greatest moment in her career will always be her effort in this historic Test Stakes, truly a race for the ages.
Please Click on the link "NYBreds" to see Carson Hollow in action in the 2002 Prioress Stakes-G1 and the 2002 Bouwerie Stakes.

In Thoroughbred Horse Racing as in our daily lives, history can serve as a strong guideline to the future. Fillies who have won certain races have gone on to become foundation mares.  In taking a look at the Prioress Stakes winners, we find a remarkable group of fillies who went on to become foundation mares and champions.  The Prioress Stakes was first run in 1948.  When Carson Hollow won the 2002 renewal of the Grade One Prioress Stakes, she joined extremely elite company.  Her death denies all of her fans the chance of ever seeing her progeny run.

Many breeders contend that the way to produce a great horse is to breed a fast mare to a staying stallion. Take a look at a partial list Prioress Stakes winners.  Then reflect on the accomplishments of some of these past Prioress winners and their distinguished racing honors and important produce..

1950 - NEXT MOVE -  Champion - Dam of Big Move

1951 - TILLY ROSE - Dam of Broodmare of the Year ASPIDISTRA (Dam of DR. FAGER)

1961 - PRIMONETTA - Champion - Dam of Cum Laude Laurie, Maud Muller, Prince Thou Art, Grenfall

1964 - NILENE WONDER - Dam of Taylor Falls,  Wondrous Me, True Pitch

1965 - WHAT A TREAT - Champion - Dam of Be My Guest,

1966 - MY BOSS LADY - Dam of Landscaper

1968 - DARK MIRAGE - Champion Three Year Old Filly (Died at 4)

1969 - TA WEE - Multiple Champion -  Dam of Great Above, Tweak, Tax Holiday, Entrophy

1970 - EXCLUSIVE DANCER - Dam of General Assembly, Expressive Dance

1973 - NUMBERED ACCOUNT - Champion - Dam of Private Account, Dance Number

1976 - DEARLY PRECIOUS - Champion - Dam of Mister Modesty, Dearly Too

1979 - FALL ASPEN - Broodmare of the Year - Dam of Timber Country, Hamas, Fort Wood, Colorado Dancer, Mazzacano, Elle Suele, Northern Aspen, Prince of Thieves, Biancone

1984 - PROUD CLARIONESS -  Dam of Hesabull, Big E. E.

1986 - RELIGIOSITY -  Dam of For All Seasons, Dial a Song

1988 - FARA'S TEAM -  Dam of Concern, Tennis Lady

1989 - SAFELY KEPT -  Champion


1997 - PEARL CITY -  (Also by Carson City)


2001 - XTRA HEAT -  Champion

Just after the Test Stakes-G1, Carson Hollow was beaten only once and that by about one inch by You in her five race career and her charts indicate that she has been on the lead at  every point of call in her five races except in the final step of her narrow loss in the Test Stakes-G1.  Her 108:3 time in the Prioress Stakes, which earned her a 103 Beyer Number, is the second fast time ever run in that important Grade One test. 

Carson Hollow was an extremely attractive filly with a very powerful hind quarter quite often seen in horse sired by Carson City.  She was taller and "leggier" than typical Carson City progeny and had an extremely attractive head and an excellent disposition.