Straight Story

May 19, 2012: Straight Story on his way to get saddled for the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico.

Every horse is beautiful in its own way, but a few really stand out from the crowd. Straight Story is the perfect example of a stallion that grabs your attention right away, and I thought I’d point him out since yesterday was his 7th birthday. He’s a stunning son of Giant’s Causeway out of the┬ámare Eventail–I just love her name!–who was a stakes winner herself. Eventail is a half-sister to Take Charge Lady, a multiple Grade 1-winning mare who has produced the recent stakes winners Take Charge Indy and Will Take Charge.

Straight Story won a few graded stakes on the turf during his career, which was cut short on July 1, 2012 when he was pulled up with a leg injury in the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

Update: Sadly, Straight Story was euthanized due to complications from laminitis that set in after his injury. Such an utter heartbreak to hear this news, and my condolences to his connections.

May 19, 2012: Straight Story heads back to the barn after a 7th place finish in the Dixie Stakes at Pimlico.

May 19, 2012: Straight Story again, because I just can’t get enough of this guy.

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