Needles

The family of My Dear Girl, Ocala 1960

The below are photos of My Dear Girl’s dam Iltis, her newborn half-sister Me Next (by Rough’n Tumble), and her yearling half-sister Sutton Place Gal (by Needles) taken in Ocala, FL during May 1960.

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77677 Iltis (dam of My Dear Girl) with filly by Rough’n Tumble at side (later named Me Next); Ocala, FL 05/1960.
A full sister to champion My Dear Girl, Me Next was unraced but became a successful broodmare, foaling Midnight Pumpkin (dam of 1985 Preakness winner Tank’s Prospect) and graded stakes placed filly Leave Me Alone (1973). She is the ancestress of stakes winner/sire Lucky North, and graded stakes winners Dixie Luck, Limit Out, and Kays and Jays.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77677

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77671 Sutton Place Gal (Needles-Iltis), yearling half-sister to My Dear Girl; Ocala, FL 05/1960.
Racing at the ages of two, three, and four, Sutton Place Gal would retire with a record of (23) 1-0-2 and earnings of $3,518. She would produce three foals prior to her death in 1968.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77671

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77683 Sutton Place Gal (Needles-Iltis), yearling half-sister to My Dear Girl; Ocala, FL 05/1960.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77683

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Needles and dam Noodle Soup in Ocala, 1957-1961

A few photos of Needles, his dam Noodle Soup, and his half-sister First Nominee (by Rough’n Tumble) at Bonnie Heath Farm and Ocala Stud Farm in Ocala, FL at various points between 1957 and 1961.

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/75018
Needles at Bonnie Heath Farm, Ocala, FL 10/1957.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/75018

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Needles at Bonnie Heath Farm, Ocala, FL 05/1960.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77647

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77648
Needles at Bonnie Heath Farm, Ocala, FL 05/1960.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77648

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77681
Noodle Soup (dam of Needles) at Ocala Stud Farm, Ocala, FL 05/1960.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77681

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77678
Noodle Soup (dam of Needles) with her nine-day-old Rough’n Tumble filly (later named First Nominee) at side, Ocala Stud Farm, Ocala, FL 05/1960.
Racing at the ages of two and three, including a third place finish in the 1962 Adirondack S., First Nominee would retire with a record of (19) 3-2-6 and earnings of $14,972. She was the dam of stakes winner/graded stakes placed filly Fine Prospect (dam of handicapper/track record setter Fighting K and stakes winner Calistay), stakes placed filly Royal Reproach, as well as Raise a Queen (dam of graded stakes winner/sire Believe the Queen). She is the ancestress of Australian Group 1 winner Fraar.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77678

 State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/79530
Needles with Susan O’Farrell at Bonnie Heath Farm, Ocala, FL 10/1961.
Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/79530