The filly by leading stallion Curlin arrived at Denali Stud in Kentucky on Sunday, January 26. Stamped with her sire’s distinctive white blaze, she has created a very good first impression.
“She has a lot of quality and a real pretty head,” said Denali Vice President Conrad Bandoroff of the new arrival. “She is well balanced and has a good shoulder and leg. All in all, she has all the attributes of a very nice filly and an excellent first foal for the mare.”
“Dream Tree is a natural and is very attentive to her foal. It’s always amazing to watch maidens and how motherhood comes naturally and how their instincts take over.”
Dream Tree was Phoenix Thoroughbreds first Grade One winner, at their first attempt when she won the Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. That victory for the daughter of Uncle Mo came midway through a run of five unbeaten starts that kicked off her career. During that sequence, she also added the Grade Two Las Virgenes Stakes and Prioress Stakes, in addition to the Listed Desi Arnaz Stakes.
“We’ve been excitedly awaiting the arrival of this foal and we’re delighted she’s here safe and well,” said Phoenix Thoroughbreds CEO Amer Abdulaziz. “She looks a fine, strong filly and we are looking forward to seeing how she develops in the expert hands of Denali.
“Dream Tree is the sort of mare we want as a foundation to our breeding operation and we hope this is just the start of something very special as she continues on her career as a broodmare.”
Dream Tree will be covered by Spendthirft Farm’s Into Mischief in the 2021 breeding season.