Participate is by the Maryland-bred Grade 1 winner Include, whose credentials as a runner and sire are fantastic. In the breeding shed, Include has a reputation as a bit of a “filly sire,” as the females Panty Raid, Include Me Out, Include Betty, Her Smile, and Cash Included account for his North American Grade 1 victories. And as a broodmare sire, he’s responsible for the likes of graded winners Sam’s Sister, Micheline, Pink Sands, Amalfi Coast, Gunmetal Grey, etc.
Participate is a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Any Court Inastorm, whose earnings now stand at just shy of $300,000 for his racing career. Their winning dam, Wings of the Storm, has also produced the $165k earner Love Heart (now the dam of the black-type placed Gifted Heart) plus two other winners, and she is a half-sister to a pair of Maryland-bred stakes winners in Steak Scam and Polish Rifle (who was also 2nd to Tapit in the Grade 3 Laurel Futurity), as well as to the stakes-placed winner December Thunder. Wings of the Storm is also a half to the unraced Roadtohanna, who is the dam of Grade 2-placed stakes winner Tell a Great Story, to Grade 2-placed winners Southampton Way and Givenoquarter, as well as to stakes-placed winner All I Karabout. Participate’s third dam, Gala de Oro, was a multiple stakes-winning 2-year-old, and is a full-sister to multiple stakes-winner Gala Goldilocks.
On the racetrack, Participate ran 27 times from 3- through 5-years-old, winning 5 races at 4 and 5, from one mile to a mile-and-an-eighth, on dirt and turf. She earned a total of $136,879, and her biggest victory came in the Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap at 4.
Participate delivered her first foal in 2020, a strapping colt from the first crop of Irish War Cry (you can find out here why we picked him), and she delivered a lovely filly by Force the Pass in 2021. She has been bred back to Lord Nelson this spring.
You can check out more photos of Participate here.
Participate wins going one mile on turf at Laurel
Participate wins going one mile on dirt at Laurel