Pedigree Analysis: Mi Angela

This blue-blooded bay has no folly of a pedigree.

Q-Racing Journal

Mi Angela wins the Beautiful Prairie Stakes. PHOTO: Coady Photography

The 4-year-old mare Mi Angela was a stakes winner before her nose victory in Sunday’s Beautiful Prairie Stakes at Hialeah Park, but one could be forgiven for not recognizing her name. It is likely, though, that folks will be very familiar with her half siblings – major stakes winners and leading sires PYC Paint Your Wagon and Ivory James.

Mi Anglea is owned by Cesar Rosales of Mission, Texas, and has earned $113,581 in her career, including a victory in the 2013 Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby. Mi Angela is by Jet Black Patriot and out of the Strawfly Special mare Dashin Follies. The mare and her two famed siblings were bred by Michael Pohl of Montgomery, Texas.

Jet Black Patriot is a 2006 son of Game Patriot out of the First Down Jewel mare First Down Hemp. The ink-black stallion was bred by Janelle and Richard Simon of Zachary, Louisiana, and in 2008 won the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) and Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana-Bred Futurity (RG1) in impressive style before exploding onto the national scene with a jaw-dropping 2 1/2-length win in his All American Futurity (G1) trial. Coming back in the final, he would endure his first career loss after a valiant battle to the wire, finishing second by a half length to eventual world champion Stolis Winner. He would return to Louisiana and take the Louisiana QHBA Futurity (RG1) and would retire to a stud career with a 9-7-1-0 $876,921 record. The stallion stands at Robicheaux Ranch at Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

“It’s a miracle Jet Black Patriot is still alive,” Janelle Simon said in a 2008 interview, explaining that at only a few months of age, the colt contracted salmonella and was rushed to Louisiana State University. “They said his only chance at life was for us to pray on the Bible every day. We said, ‘No problem, we can take care of that.’ So that’s what we did. God healed him and made him into a magnificent animal. We’ve been blessed with more than I could’ve ever dreamed of.”

Now owned by the Jet Black Company LLC, Jet Black Patriot ended last year as the No. 2 second-year sire, and has to date sired the earners of more than $2.6 million, with 75 winners from 143 starters. He is also the sire of Grade 1-placed Jetblack Gold Moment ($235,170), stakes-placed First Prize Jet ($251,758) and stakes winner Dashing Jet Rio ($154,169).

The 15-year-old Dashin Follies was bred by Henry Brown, and is by leading sire Strawfly Special and out of world champion Dashing Folly. She is now owned by Brazilian Paulo Otavio Freire Macedo. The mare herself had a three-race career in which her best finish was 3 3/4-lengths behind the winner. She quickly moved on to her next career as a broodmare, of which she has been far more productive. She has had 26 foals, including 16 starters and nine winners.

Her very first foal dropped in 2003. The brown colt was by Corona Cartel and would become known as PYC Paint Your Wagon. He would retire from the races as a three-time Grade 1 winner and earner of $889,581, and launch out of the metaphorical sire gate as quickly as he launched out of the literal starting gates. From four crops to race, he has sired the earners of more than $12.3 million, and is a leading sire.

Dashin Follies’ second baby was also a Corona Cartel colt, and he would be known as Ivory James. He would rack up $220,026 in his career which included a nose defeat in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1), and he, too, has become a top sire. From three crops to race, he has sired the earners of more than $4.9 million.

Her next two foals were both fillies – both foaled in 2005 – and were both finalists in the 2007 Heritage Place Futurity (G1), the Separatist filly Separatist Follies finishing seventh and the Corona Cartel filly Coronita Cartel finishing eighth.

Her 2007 foal, a Mr Eye Opener filly named Eye Follies, was third in the Texas Classic Futurity (G1) and earned $101,315 in her career. The 2008 Corona Cartel filly Follies Bergere was second in the 2010 Valley Junction Futurity (G3).

Like Dashin Follies, her dam Dashing Folly is also owned by a Brazilian. The 1996 world champion was foaled in Utah and is owned by Pedro Barbizan Santiago Leite.

Dashing Folly was undefeated in her world championship season and retired with career earnings of $535,841. Dashing Folly is the dam of recent Hialeah Futurity winner Eagles Magic ($191,880). Her third foal, Seperate Folly, is the dam of stakes-placed runner Western Hauler Wayne (by Ivory James, $5,336).

Dashing Folly’s dam, Hempes Folly, was a two-time stakes winner and also produced stakes winner Twoforthedough ($114,765) and stakes-placed runner Hezaspicymeatsaballa ($53,788), as well as stakes winner Covenant Confirmer (by Stoli, $46,304), and world champion barrel racer Three Folly Six (by Tres Seis).

From this family also comes Grade 1 winner Varsity Girl ($142,734), stakes placed Whatever Bill ($158,022) and stakes winner SV Vote For Pedro ($6,125).

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