Trainers are busy getting the groundwork in on all the yearlings currently in training for the 2023 racing season in Indiana. One of those yearlings, Netanya Breeze, is coming along nicely for the Charlie Conrad Stable. The daughter of Check Six has done “everything right” to this point and will seek to make her racing debut next summer.
Netanya Breeze is the third foal from the Jeremes Jet mare Fore the Ladies N, who took a mark of 1:51.3 and made more than $400,000 during her career. Consigned by Bluebird Meadows as agent, the big, sturdy built filly is a half sister to Cachefortheladies, who was timed in 1:57.3 this past summer as a three-year-old. Looking back on her maternal side, there are several black-type winners, including No Escape (Abercrombie mare who is the dam of Cocoa Beach (1:50.3, $400,000) and Caliterra, dam of Canadian standout Arts Dive with a mark of 1:49.3 and $670,000 in earnings.
Netanya Breeze was purchased by Carder and Carson Conrad of Morristown, Ind. They are the fifth generation of Conrads involved in Standardbred racing in Indiana with the family originating their stable in Corydon, Ind. The two sons of Charlie and Sarah Conrad had saved up money for a yearling purchase and Carson, the older of the two who is a junior at Indiana Math and Science Academy, signed the ticket for the filly after he and Carder did all the bidding, knocking her down for $4,000 at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.
According to Charlie Conrad, the filly broke well and is jogging nicely at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Bobby Mattingly, longtime trainer in Indiana, handles the track work daily for the filly.
The Conrad Stable currently has eight yearlings in training. Some were purchased at the sales, and some are homebreds. They will race some of the older horses in Ohio this winter before Indiana racing resumes next spring at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and later for the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit.