Luna won five races going a mile to 1-1/16 miles, on turf and dirt, from 2YO through 6YO, including a Fair Grounds maiden special weight as a juvenile for her owner/breeder Stone Farm and trainer Michael Stidham. She earned a total of $88,779. Luna was claimed towards the end of the career by our friends at Wasabi Ventures Stables with an eye to her breeding career, and scored her final career victory in Wasabi’s silks.
As mentioned, Luna was bred in Kentucky by the historic Stone Farm of Arthur Hancock, and she comes from the “Ruth” family developed by Virginia Craft Payson. Luna’s dam, Ruthville (by Afleet Alex), was a stakes winner at 5, and her first four foals are all winners. She has an unnamed 2YO colt of 2022 by Twirling Candy (who sold for $140,000 as a yearling), a 2021 colt by Lemon Drop Kid, and a 2022 colt by Accelerate. Ruthville was bred to Union Rags for 2023.
Ruthville is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Rutherienne (by Pulpit, winner of seven graded stakes in total, and dam of 4 winners), to Grade 3 winner Ruthenia (by Pulpit, a three-time stakes winner, and dam of 3 winners so far including stakes winners Pubilius Syrus and Our Bay B. Ruth), to stakes-placed winners Gemologister (by Gemologist) and Big Wig (by AP Indy), and to the winner Holly’s Kid (by Pulpit, and the dam of stakes winner Force[IRE] and Scandanavian champion Lady of Course[IRE]).
Ruthville, Rutherienne, Ruthenia and their other siblings are all out of stakes winner Ruthian (by Rahy).
A strong-bodied mare with a beautiful head, neck and shoulder, Luna embodied the durability and versatility of the best members of her family, and we can’t wait to see what she produces in the breeding shed. Her first foal was a colt born in 2022 by Grade 1 winner Gift Box, and she is pregnant to our favorite Kentucky value sire Jimmy Creed for 2023.
Luna wins at Delaware
Luna wins at Tampa
Luna wins at Monmouth