D'One delivers colt by Walner at Hunterton Farm
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Hunterton Farm’s Steve Stewart sounded like a proud father when he told harnessracing.com on Monday (March 16) that the millionaire trotting mare D’One delivered a colt at his Kentucky Farm the night before. The newborn colt is a son of Walner.
“Finally!” said Stewart. “She had a colt last night.”
Stewart said D’One’s journey to become a mother wasn’t easy.
“We bought her two years ago in Europe and left her in Europe with the idea to breed her to Ready Cash, and she didn’t get in foal,” said Stewart. “It wasn’t Ready Cash’s fault, it was hers because she wouldn’t cycle.
“We got her in foal and then she lost it. And now we have this year. So it’s been a little bit of a struggle, but that’s the breeding business. So now it’s all good.”
D’One, who was foaled at Hunterton Farm in April 2010, made the vast majority of her $1.2 million racing in Europe, but she had success in 2015 in North America in only a handful of starts. Trainer Roger Walmann brought the daughter of Donato Hanover-Giant Diablo to this continent five years ago and she won four of five starts, including the Breeders Crown final at Woodbine Mohawk Park, the Allerage Farm final at The Red Mile, the Muscle Hill at Vernon Downs and the Fresh Yankee at the Meadowlands.