(1992 , P, 4, 1:50.4M $674,821)
Armbro Nest has gone from alpha mare to matronly caretaker in the course of the last eight years. Since her last foal, Eagle Nest, who arrived in 2010, she has taken to retired life with grace. She used to dominate the other mares in a way that exuded greatness. Her loosely termed, best friend, Shes A Great Lady (profiled a couple weeks ago), was always under her "hoof" from the time they arrived until well after their last foals came.
Armbro Nest and Shes A Great Lady were not only stablemates during their race careers but become pasture mates at Peninsula Farms before we purchased both. They ended up being buddied up together when they arrived and have remained "together" since. It could be the years together and the ups and downs of constantly being close to one another, but right now they are taking a break from each others company.
While Great Lady dominated the racing headlines, Armbro Nest was no slouch on the racetrack, earning $674,821 and possessing a speed mark of 1:50.4. She produced 9 foals including 7 yearlings that went through the sales ring averaging $134,286. Every one of her foals made it to the track and 8 took marks in 1:56 or faster including 3 who earned $300,000+. Although not quite as talented as her Great Lady stablemate, Nest outshined her in the breeding shed and seemed to rub it in by dominating her in the field.
Now that Father Time is catching up to Nest and Great Lady, the tables have turned and Great Lady has chosen a different clique and now shuns Nest, who could care less. Nest has gone from dominating and headstrong to quiet and happy to befriend the lowest mare on the totem pole. As the sun begins to set on both mares, they seem destined to live their lives peacefully and apart, both content to ride out their time farther and farther apart.
|Year Foaled||Name||Sire||Sex||Earnings||Record||Yearling Sale $|
|2007||Rock The Nest||Rocknroll Hanover||Gelding||$46,946||1:55.4|
|2003||Charlie Barker||Western Hanover||Gelding||$95,772||1:52.2|
|2002||Oliver Jackson||Western Hanover||Gelding||$337,268||1:50.0|
|1999||Ask Jenna||Jenna’s Beach Boy||Filly||$72,725||1:55.4Q|
|1998||Lotsa Clout||Jenna’s Beach Boy||Colt||$781,432||1:50.0|