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Steve Margolis


Margolis decided to pursue a career in horse racing just after high school graduation and began working for Hall of Fame trainer John Veitch. In 2000, he decided to go out on his own after working as the top assistant for trainer Stanley Hough. Less than a year into training Margolis sent out Request for Parole to a fifth place finish in the 2001 Kentucky Derby. His other top runners include Due Date, Cash Refund, and Cajun Beat.

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War Pass--She Nuit All, by Lost Soldier

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Cloudy in Sandiego is by War Pass out of the Lost Soldier mare She Nuit All, who never won on track but has done well in the breeding shed.

In addition to Grade 2-placed Cloudy in Sandiego, She Nuit All has also produced Grade 3 runner-up Diski Dance.

War Pass did much better during his racing career, capturing his first five races including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Grade 1 Champagne en route to being champion two-year-old male for 2007.

War Pass was headed to the 2008 Kentucky Derby but suffered a leg injury, likely during his nose second in that year’s Grade 1 Wood Memorial, and was retired.

War Pass’ first crop to race came this year and already includes Grade 3 winner and Derby prospect Revolutionary as well as Grade 1-placed stakes victor Java’s War.

Cloudy in Sandiego’s dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 heroine Octave, who ran second in the 2007 Kentucky Oaks to filly phenom and eventual Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches, as well as Grade 2 victress and multiple stakes producer Belle Cherie.

This female line also includes multiple Grade 1 queen Ms. Eloise.

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