2014 Filly out of Meadow Fan
Meadow Monster x Exclusive Fan/Lear Fan
2006 Bay Jockey Club Mare
Meadow Fan aka Delightful was born March 1, 2006 in Maryland. She is bay and stands at 15.3 hands. She is registered with the Jockey Club. Her bloodlines trace back to Raise A Native/Native Dancer, Northern Dancer/Nearctic, Hail to Reason/Turn-to, and War Admiral/Man o' War.
Delightful was inspected and approved with RPSI in Summer 2015. She received a final overall score of 42, which allowed her entry into Mare Book 1.
Fox Lair purchased Delightful off the track in 2010. She was originally bought for competition. Afer a couple years of using her as a pleasure mount around the farm, she was bred to a Welsh stallion. She produced two half-Welsh foals, and both were sold to become performance horses. In 2015 we chose to bring her into our warmblood breeding program in hopes of producing some lovely sport horses.
Delightful has been sold.
Meadow Fan xx
2013 Filly out of Meadow Fan
At 2, unraced. At 3, won O.B. SPRINT S (etr, 6 fur. in 1:113/5, defeating Hammermill, Come On Flip, Maudlin’s Sunny, etc.), an allowance at Meadowlands (6 fur. in 1:09,4/5 off the track record, by 6 3/4 lengths), a 6 fur. allowance at Gulfstream Park (by 3 1/2 lengths) and a maiden special at Gulfstream (6 fur. in 1:09 2/5); 2nd Great Falls S (to Next Wave, defeating Shananie’s Boss, Foxie G, Close Call, etc.); S-G3 (by two noses to Arrival Time, Senor Conquistador). At 4, won DEHERE S (7 fur., defeating Honest Colors, Distinct Reality, etc.), an allowance at Meadowlands (6 fur. in 1:084/5) and a 7 fur. allowance at Gulfstream; 2nd Creme Fraiche H-G3 (by a head to Warm Wayne). At 5, won GENERAL GEORGE H-G2 (7 fur. in 1:22, 3/5 off the track record, by 3 1/2 lengths over Splendid Sprinter, etc.), OLYMPIC H (7 fur. in 1:22 2/5, by 5 1/2 lengths over Sea Emperor, etc.), HALLANDALE H (6 fur. in 1:09 2/5, muddy track, by 7 lengths over Lord Carson, etc.), HOUSEBUSTER H (6 fur. in 1:08 4/5, defeating Punch Line, etc.); 2nd Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash-G2 (topweighted, by a nose to Lite the Fuse, defeating Prospect Bay, etc.). At 6, 2nd Suffolk Downs Breeders’ Cup H (topweighted, to Western Fame).
Raise a Native:
Raise a Native was an undefeated Thoroughbred racehorse that was named 1963 champion two-year-old colt in the Turf and Sport Digest poll and was the highest rated juvenile in the Experimental Free Handicap. He sired 74 stakes winners, including Majestic Prince and Alydar. In its 1988 obituary for the horse, The New York Times called him "the most influential sire of American Thoroughbred stallions over the last 20 years." After ending his racing career due to a bowed tendon in 1963, Raise a Native was bought by Spendthrift Farm, a breeding syndicate in Lexington, Kentucky. Although the descendants of Raise a Native have had success racing on Turf in Europe, they generally have been more attuned to running on dirt. Among his offspring, he sired Alydar, Crowned Prince (won Dewhurst Stakes), Exclusive Native (Arlington Classic Stakes etc.), Mr. Prospector, and Majestic Prince. He is notably the grandsire of Affirmed, Alysheba, Dancethruthedawn, Easy Goer, Gulch, Fusaichi Pegasus, Genuine Risk, Coastal, Meadowlake (undefeated), Conquistador Cielo, Criminal Type, Strike the Gold and Smart Strike. He is the great-great-grandsire of Raven's Pass, winner of the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic and Zenyatta, winner of the 2008 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic and 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Small and stocky, the bonny bay colt was built more like an old-style Quarter Horse than a sleek Thoroughbred. In 1962, he was offered for $25,000 at his yearling sale. There were no takers. Two years later, in the lead-up to the Kentucky Derby the press poked fun at the colt’s pint size (15.1 hands) stature. Then Northern Dancer uncorked a jaw-dropping two-minute flat run breaking the 89-year-old track record and become the first Canadian-born and -bred horse to win the world’s most famous race. Two weeks later, Northern Dancer swept the Preakness Stakes, and he finished third in the Belmont where some contend that jockey Bill Hartack misjudged the pace. A few weeks later, Northern Dancer returned to his native land and captured the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. However, his greatness was cut short by a strained tendon in that race. The “pocket battleship” won 14 of his 18 races and never finished worse than third. Still, the best was yet to come. Northern Dancer blossomed into one of the most influential American stallions of all-time. When he was pensioned at age 26, Northern Dancer’s lifetime stud fees tallied up to $117,752,000.