Client Success: Runhappy Filly Edges Away Late In Debut At Lone Star



MIZ JAMESON (f, 2, Runhappy – Hennythelovepenny, by Henny Hughes)

MIZ JAMESON (f, 2, Runhappy – Hennythelovepenny, by Henny Hughes) was allowed to settle while four wide on the backstretch. She later shifted out a path and made a five wide move in the turn. The Runhappy filly drifted in through the stretch despite left-handed encouragement by jockey Iram Diego. She edged away late to prove best to win by one length in her racing debut.

Miz Jameson’s dam, Hennythelovepenny, is also represented by a ’21 weanling by Catholic Boy.

Sales history: $100,000 yearling ’19 KEENOV. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,180. O-Highlander Training Center; B-Farfellow Farms Ltd (KY); T-Scooter Dodwell.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Highlander Training Center (Larry Hirsch), purchased Miz Jameson (Runhappy) as a weanling at the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale from the consignment of Hidden Brook.

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis

Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good physical, good vetting and a price that falls within a budget, OPTIMAL Matings help to focus on buying or breeding better racehorses.


2 Sire Families (8C, 8F) & 4 Running Families (1L, 1S, 4K, 1S)

Key Linebreedings

  • 5×4 Mr. Prospector – gender-balanced linebreeding through a daughter (Get Lucky) and a son (Woodman)
  • 5×5 Northern Dancer – through sons Northern Jove and The Minstrel

Similar Breedings

  • Maria’s Mon over Hennessy
    • Grade 2 Stakes Winner
      • ¬†Simply Splendid (Maria’s Mon o/o Hennessy mare)
  • Broken Vow over Hennessy
    • Grade 1 Stakes Winner
      • Sassy Image (Broken Vow o/o Hennesy mare)
  • Super Saver over Woodman
    • Stakes Winner
      • Mourinho (Super Saver o/o More Than Ready mare)
  • Broken Vow over woodman
    • Stakes Winners
      • Will O Way (Broken Vow o/o Woodman mare)
      • Harryhee (Hello Broadway o/o Monashee Mountain mare)

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