Crying Poverty

December 12, 2008

B g 4
Sire: Artax ( Marquetry )
Dam: Misty Harbor by Danzig Connection
Renpher Stats :18 6 3 1 $95,942

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!

Past Stories:

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 Exact ($199,315).

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

(4/14) Crying Poverty wins opening day feature
Renpher Stable's CRYING POVERTY made every pole a winning one to capture Finger Lakes opening day featured eighth race by a convincing ten lengths. Trained by Jody Keyrouze and ridden by Carlos Nieto, Crying Poverty was making his first start over this oval. The four year old son of Artax had been running at Penn National mostly and was coming off a fifth place finish against conditioned allowance rivals going six furlongs on March 4. Crying Poverty has plenty of early gas and fits well with these at today's four and one-half furlong distance. The race carrying a purse of $19,600 was restricted to three year olds and up which had never won a state-bred race other than. Seven rivals went to the post with Renpher Stable's speedster Crying Poverty the 3 to 5 choice. Crying Poverty has one win out of only three starts on the year. The Keyrouze trainee got the money in his first start at Charles Town Racecourse on January 13 going today's distance in wire-to-wire fashion by just over two lengths. His main threat should come from Charlton Baker's owned and trained Toni's Desire. The Baker trainee has good early speed but hasn't started since last November where he wired a field of $4,000 claimers by two and one-quarter lengths. Toni's Desire was sent off as the second choice at $3.85 to 1. Keep Sam in Cheq another front-runner, broke quickest of all but was soon collared by Crying Poverty. Crying Poverty reached the five-sixteenth pole in a sizzling 22.17 and a length and one half lead over Keep Sam in Cheq. Crying Poverty continued on with the lead while drifting out some leaving the eighth pole with a commanding four and one-half length cushion. Keep Sam in Cheq was no match for Crying Poverty and finished second by ten lengths. I'llruinya was along for the show while Toni's Desire never fired and finished sixth. Crying Poverty covered the distance over a wet-fast track in 51.72 and earned $11,760. Bred by JP Racing Stable, the four year old son of Artax out of Misty Harbor by Danzig Connection now has five wins out of only 14 starts and sports a bankroll of $82,851. Also Crying Poverty qualified for $1,176 in breeders' awards.