Kuznetsov is a winning young daughter of Maryland’s current leading stallion Great Notion, from the family of stakes winners Oldies But Goodies, Strike the Moon, Walk the Stars and Street Magician. We are partnering in her with our friends at Wasabi Ventures Stables.
Kuznetsov was a $20,000 yearling auction purchase (the second-highest price for a Great Notion in 2015) by trainer John Robb, and she went on to break her maiden in wire-to-wire fashion sprinting over the Laurel turf course as a 4-year-old, before retiring with a record of (11) 1-2-1, $39,730.
Kuznetsov is a half-sister to stakes-placed winner Change of Seasons, and to 2019 stakes winner Oldies But Goodies. Kuznetsov has two other winning siblings, with a 4-year-old full-sibling, a 3-year-old half-sister by Despite the Odds who has placed, and a just-turned 2-year-old half-sister by Maclean’s Music who is a full-sister to Oldies But Goodies, to come. Her dam produced a 2019 colt by Maclean’s Music, and was bred to Carpe Diem for 2020.
Kuznetsov’s second dam is the stakes winner of $100,000, Special Kell, whose daughters Star Kell and Magical Meadow are responsible for three stakes between them, including Grade 3 winner Street Magician, now one of Maryland’s leading sires. You can check out her pedigree here.
Kuznetsov was bred for the first time in 2019, and delivered a leggy bay filly by Weigelia in February — you can read why we picked him here. She is now back in foal to Jimmy Creed for 2021 in another Housatonic Recommended Mating.
Kuznetsov breaks her maiden wire-to-wire at Laurel
Kuznetsov’s half-brother Oldies But Goodies wins the Ben’s Cat Stakes
Kuznetsov’s half-brother Oldies But Goodies goes wire-to-wire at Laurel