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Prayer For Relief

Jump Start / Sparklin Lil, by Mr. Sparkles  |  2008 Bay  |  Fee: $3500

Earnings of $2,277,948 • 8-6-10 Record • 46 Career Starts

Prayer For Relief

Bred in Kentucky by G.R. Aschinger, Prayer for Relief was purchased by Zayat Stables, LLC at the 2009 Keeneland September Yearling Sale for $80,000, through Legacy Bloodstock Consignment. Ashley Sooknanan, agent, worked with Zayat Stables and Pleasant Acres Stallions to secure Prayer for Relief’s stallion career. He is out of the stakes-winning Mr. Sparkles mare Sparklin Lil, and is a half brother to stakes winner Twin Sparks, and is from the extended family of Grade 1 winner Another Reef. Prayer for Relief is a 9-year-old son of Jump Start, by A.P. Indy. Jump Start is the top U.S. sire standing outside Kentucky by North American earnings in 2011 and has been the leading Mid-Atlantic sire for the past two years on the general and 2-year-old sires lists – with progeny earnings in excess of $4 million eight of the last nine years.

 

In 46 starts, Prayer for Relief raced at Del Mar, Hollywood Park, Prairie Meadows, Mountaineer, Louisiana Downs, Remington Park, Churchill Downs, Santa Anita Park, Arlington International Racecourse, Lone Star Park, Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, Oaklawn Park, Pimlico Race Course, Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course, Gulfstream Park, Meydan, and Keeneland. Impressively, he retired with an 8-6-10 record, with earnings of $2,277,948. His victories include the West Virginia Derby (G2) and the Super Derby (G2), and he also placed in the Woodward Stakes (G1).

Won Multiple Graded Stakes Races Including:

  • Remington Park Governor’s Cup Stakes
  • Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap – Gr. 3
  • Louisiana Downs Super Derby – Gr. 2
  • Mountaineer West Virginia Derby – Gr. 2
  • Prairie Meadows Iowa Derby – Gr. 3

Placed in 22 Graded Stakes Races Including:

  • Saratoga Woodward Stakes – Gr. 1
  • Gulfstream Park Hal’s Hope Stakes – Gr. 3
  • Belmont Park Suburban Handicap – Gr. 2
  • Pimlico Special Stakes – Gr. 3
  • Lone Star Park Handicap – Gr. 3
  • Texas Mile Stakes – Gr. 3
  • Californian Stakes – Gr. 2
  • Mervyn LeRoy Handicap – Gr. 2
  • Strub Stakes – Gr. 2
  • San Fernando Stakes – Gr. 2

 

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Pedigree

 

JUMP START (USA)
dkb/br. 1999
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
STEADY CAT (USA)
b. 1993
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)
HOPESPRINGSFOREVER (USA)
ch. 1984
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
HOPESPRINGSETERNAL (USA)
SPARKLIN LIL (USA)
b. 1995
MR. SPARKLES (USA)
dkb/br. 1986
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN)
MINT COPY (CAN)
WHAT GLITTER (USA)
b. 1978
BUCKPASSER (USA)
WHAT BRILLIANCE (USA)
ICELANDIC DANCER (USA)
b. 1989
ESKIMO (USA)
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
DR. MARY LOU (USA)
INTRINSIC DANCER (USA)
ch. 1983
AKUREYRI (CAN)
SATIN DANCER (USA)
Pedigree courtesy of Pedigree Query

 

 

Race Record

 

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
18 5(2) 2(2) 1(1) $386,465

 

 

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