Bred: Donarra Thoroughbreds, LLC
Sire: Midnight Lute
Dam: Shaniowa, by Storm Boot
In only her second start, Irish Lute broke her maiden at Churchill Downs by 3 1/2 lengths. After placing third in the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes and winning an allowance race, she ran third in the Grade 1 Prioress Stakes. Finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Test Stakes, the Midnight Lute filly ran on to finish a close second in the Grade 2 Dogwood Stakes.