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  Irish Actress . . . A tribute We recently learned that Irish Actress, the first thoroughbred we owned as a group, passed away in 2013 at her retirement home.  Anyone who has ever had pets or has been around animals will understand the impact of such news even though she wasn't immediately in our lives any longer.   Her passing triggered many great memories -- from the day we bought her while drinking the better part of a bottle of Kettle One in my living room while our bidders acted on our behalf on site at the sale to the days after she produced her final foal for us (Irishtocat).  By the time we bought her, Irish Actress (at left in a lovely photo by Barbara Livingston that she so generously shared with me years ago) had been written off as a strong broodmare prospect by knowledgeable horsemen.  A hard-knocking daughter of Seattle Slew line stallion Seattle Song, Irish Actress was a 1987 foal who would ultimately start 54 times, win multiple stakes races and be a graded stakes-placed runner with over half a million dollars in earnings at a time when purses made that no easy accomplishment.  She was bred to sires like Storm Cat in ...

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