December 12, 2008
Crying Poverty was purchased, by Bob O, at The Fasig Tipton Mid Atlantic 2yo In Training Sale in May of 2004 for $20,000. He broke his maiden, in a MSW event, in his first career start. He went on to win 6 races in 18 starts, in the money 10 of 18, with earnings of over $95,000!
He returned to the races Sunday 1/28/07, after an 8 month layoff, bringing with him 3 consecutive "bullet" workouts!!!!!
On Thursday, 3/22/07 Crying Poverty was claimed away by Scott Lake. He will be missed!
CP turned in his 8th start on 10/12/05. He was favored in a Non Winners of 3 Lifetime Allowance race. Coming off a win last time out we felt good about the way he has been training. CP ran second after setting blistering fractions. He went 21/3, 44/4 and was clearly second best.
He has run behind a few stakes winners, in Houseofroyalhearts and Euro Code. Freddy the Cap went on to win a NY Bred Stakes race after CP ran second behind him at Delaware Park.
Crying Poverty, who debuted off nine eye-catching Penn National workouts
beginning last September -- five of them "bullet" drills,
including his last three works on February 16 and 26 and March 12 --
broke from the outside post among nine three-year-old starters with
jockey Carlos Nieto on board for the 4-1/2-furlong contest. He had a
half-length lead over the 4.90-to-1 third choice, Real Deal Diamond,
after the opening quarter-mile, and when Real Deal Diamond challenged
by getting his head in front at mid-stretch, the New York-bred came
back to score by a half-length. Crying Poverty, whose trainer is Lester
Stickler Jr., was purchased by his owner for $20,000 at Fasig-Tipton
Midlantic's May 2004 sale of two-year-olds in training in Timonium,
Maryland. He is the 22nd winner of 2005 and the 49th overall from two
crops to race sired by syndicated Eclipse Champion Sprinter Artax (Marquetry
- Raging Apalachee, by Apalachee), who stands at Metropolitan Stud (managed
by Michael and Debra Lischin) in Pine Plains for a 2005 fee of $10,000,
live foal. Crying Poverty is the first winner produced from stakes-placed
six-time winner Misty Harbor ($109,019), a Danzig Connection mare that
breeder Bianculli had purchased for $85,000 at Keeneland's 2001 November
sale when she was carrying Crying Poverty. Misty Harbor is a half-sister
to stakes winner Leading Lioness and to stakes-placed six-time winner
This speedy colt gets his quick turn of foot from his sire Artax. Artax set two, and equaled one, track record while sprinting. He was a champion sprinter and winner of The Breeders Cup Sprint. His earnings topped $1.6 million!
The Dam is a 6 time winner in 28 starts. She was stakes placed and has been consistently bred to some top notch sires.
In 10 starts Crying Poverty has earned just shy of $50,000. He has developed into a nice race horse and a fine 2yo purchase.
On 1/13/06 CP won his 4th race in 11 starts!
As reported on NYBREDS.com:
(4/14) Crying Poverty wins opening day feature