Bred: Phil Owens (Ky.)
Sire: Colonel John
Dam: Live 'n Laugh, by Dixieland Band
Colonel Joan finished second by a head in her second start, a maiden race at Del Mar, convincing her connections to send her to the stakes level. After finishing third in the Surfer Girl Stakes, her connections decided to send her to the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf where she finished third.
Colonel Joan is out of Travers winner Colonel John and is out of a granddaughter of multiple Grade 2 winner Love You By Heart.