New worker for Corinthian: Stauffenberg
(colt; Corinthian -
Valkyries' Ride by Dixieland Band) worked 2 furlongs in :26.40 at Santa
Anita. He sold for $2,000 as a yearling, and for $6,000 as a 2-year-old.
He is a half brother to the winner Shofar. Their dam, Valkyries' Ride,
is a half sister to three winners, including stakes winner Grand Deed. I
assume that the name comes from Claus von Stauffenberg, who was part of
the Valkyrie plot to kill Hitler. Stauffenberg was played by Tom Cruise
in the movie version. However, Valkyries' Ride probably refers to the
Wagner work (more commonly known as The Ride of The Valkyries),
especially since she is by Dixieland Band. You may be familiar with the
music as used in Apocalype Now and elsewhere.