Gold Square LLC’s Little Miss Raelyn turned in a rousing debut performance at Laurel Park on Aug. 19, leading from the start and drawing off to win by three and a half lengths in a waiver maiden race while recording a final time of :59.10 for five furlongs. Trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart, the filly is the first winner for Country Life Farm’s freshman sire Super Ninety Nine.
Bred in Maryland by Kenneth Lowe Jr., Little Miss Raelyn was sold as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall sale for $40,000, with buyer Julie Davies pinhooking the bay filly at the OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale, where Gold Square made the purchase for $135,000. The filly is out of the Louis Quatorze mare Helen Louise.
Super Ninety Nine is the sire of 31 current 2-year-olds in his first crop. The graded stakes-winning son of Pulpit won Oaklawn Park’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at 3, leading throughout the mile and a sixteenth to demolish the field by 11 1/4 lengths over a sloppy track while defeating the likes of Will Take Charge and Fear the Kitten. He was stakes-placed when third to Goldencents and Flashback in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, and at 2 was second in the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue.
A winner of three races, plus a second and a third, in eight starts, Super Ninety Nine earned $378,260. He won first time out at 2 in a 7-furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita Park, and in his first start at 3 took a 1-mile allowance at Santa Anita by 3 1⁄4 lengths over Code West.
From the family of two-time Horse of the Year and classic sire Curlin, Super Ninety Nine is a half-brother to Elusive Horizon, a five-time stakes winner of $241,715. He is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Exogenetic, a three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Exogenous (by Unbridled), an earner of $945,560. His third dam, stakes-placed Count On Kathy (by Dancing Count), produced stakes winner T. V. Countess, the dam of Eclipse Award winner Countess Diana and five other stakes horses. His fourth dam, the stakes-winning Wise Exchange mare War Exchange, is the dam of graded stakes winners Barbarika and Lucky Lady Lauren (a daughter of longtime Country Life Farm stallion Carnivalay). Barbarika is the granddam of Curlin.
The property of Spendthrift Farm and Country Life, Super Ninety Nine stood the 2018 season for $3,000 at the Pons family’s Country Life Farm in Bel Air.