2013 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale 21st Annual April Sale Preview Day–Thursday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. ET April Sale–Monday, April 8, 4 p.m. Keeneland Sales Pavilion Total number of horses cataloged is 137.
Preview Day Works Coverage • Live coverage at Keeneland.com. • Replays of works available at Keeneland.com beginning Thursday afternoon, April 4 through Monday, April 8. • Video replays of works will be available in the Keeneland sales pavilion TV viewing room beginning 8 a.m. Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8.
April Sale Coverage • Live coverage at Keeneland.com.
Preview Day/April Sale Video on Keeneland FTP Site
eeneland has cataloged 137 juveniles for its upcoming April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held Monday, April 8, at 4 p.m. ET. A Preview Show is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The April Sale has produced five classic winners during its rich 20-year history – Preakness (G1) winner and champion Lookin At Lucky; Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness winner and champion Big Brown; Kentucky Derby and Belmont (G1) winner and champion Thunder Gulch; and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winners Keeper Hill and Gal in a Ruckus. Recent graded stakes-winning April Sale alumni include such notables as Golden Ticket (2012 Travers StakesG1); Love and Pride (2012 Personal Ensign Handicap-G1 and Zenyatta Stakes-G1); Balance the Books (2012
Video of top Preview Day works and top horses sold at the 2013 April Sale will be available at: ftp://ftp.keeneland.com Login: editorialphotos Password: spring13 Directory: editorialphotos Folder: 2013 April 2-Year-Old Sale Sub-Folder: 2013 April Sale B-Roll
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With Anticipation Stakes-G2 and Bourbon Stakes-G3), and Group 3 winner What a Name (IRE), joint champion two-year-old filly in France and jointly rated second at 111 pounds in the two-year-old filly category on the 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings. “The April Sale has a track record of producing ‘Saturday horses,’ ” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “It is a select group of juveniles from which buyers can find a top-quality, ready-made racehorse.” Juveniles representing 66 stallions have been consigned to the April Sale, highlighted by such leading sires as A. P. Indy, Arch, Bernardini, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Giant’s Causeway, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Indian Charlie, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Smart Strike, Street Sense, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled’s Song and War Front, among others.
Keeneland Sales Staff Walt Robertson Vice President of Sales
Walt Robertson, a longtime leader in the equine auction industry, was named to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales in January 2011. Robertson joined Keeneland following 35 years at Fasig-Tipton. He oversees and directs all functions of the Keeneland sales. In addition to his vast work in the Thoroughbred industry, Robertson also has been active in the Central Kentucky community for many years. He has served as the Chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, is a former director and past president of the Thoroughbred Club of America and is a past member of the Sayre School and The Lexington School boards of trustees. He also continues to serve as President/Auctioneer for Swinebroad-Denton, Inc., a full-service real estate auction company in Lexington.
Geoffrey G. Russell Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell has served as Keeneland’s Director of Sales since June 2001. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Russell gained early experience at Coolmore Stud and as a bid spotter at Goffs. He came to the United States in 1982, first working at Fasig– Tipton Sales and then Elmendorf Farm. He returned to Fasig–Tipton as Vice President of Fasig–Tipton Appraisals and Director of Sales Administration prior to joining Keeneland in 1996 as Assistant Director of Sales to Rogers Beasley. Russell represents Keeneland on the Sales Integrity Task Force, International Catalogue Standards Committee (NA) (ICSC) and the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA), having served as the organization’s chairman in 2003 and 2004. He also sits on the board of the Grayson–Jockey Club Foundation.
Thomas J. Thornbury, Associate Director of Sales Tom Thornbury was named Keeneland’s Associate Director of Sales in June 2002. In his position, Thornbury acts as liai-
son to consignor interests, cultivates relationships with horsemen in emerging racing markets, and serves as a member of the yearling inspection team. Thornbury grew up on the farm owned by his father, John Thornbury, and his partner, Dr. Robert Copelan, where he was involved in training and farm management, and assisted in equine orthopedic surgery. Thornbury spent nearly 10 years at Airdrie Stud, owned by former Governor and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones, working first as yearling manager and later as general manager. He is a past–president of the Thoroughbred Club of America and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, and formerly served on the board of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. Thornbury and his wife, Barbara, have two children.
Ryan Mahan Senior Auctioneer Keeneland’s senior auctioneer, Ryan Mahan, considered following his stepfather, Dr. Robert Copelan, into veterinary medicine. Instead, he finds himself in the auction stand at the leading Thoroughbred sales in the world. Mahan initially had his own auction company but in 1977 he came to work at Keeneland as a bid spotter and later chief announcer for several years following the departure of Tom Hammond. Promoted to auctioneer in the mid ‘80s, he succeeded the late Tom Caldwell in 2001 as senior auctioneer. Mahan also serves on the inspection team for Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.
Mark Maronde Sales Account Executive Mark Maronde brings more than 20 years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry to the Keeneland sales team, which he joined in April 2009. As account executive, he assists with recruiting and marketing efforts for the Keeneland sales 4
and serves as a member of the yearling inspection team. Maronde spent five years in the bloodstock division of WinStar Farm prior to Keeneland. He honed his inspection and sales recruiting skills as National Field Representative for Barretts’ Equine Ltd. (1996 – 2009) and with the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (2007– 2009). He also worked for Cromwell Bloodstock from 1990 – 1995.
Will Mayer Sales Associate Will Mayer joined the Keeneland sales team in July 2011 following his grad– uation from the Darley Flying Start program. During that two–year course he worked at stud farms and racing stables in five countries and completed internships under some of the world’s top trainers, including Sydney’s leading metropolitan trainer Chris Waller. He interned with Keeneland in 2008–2009, and previously worked at Fares Farm. A native of Winchester, Mayer is a 2008 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Transylvania University, where he earned a B.A. in Finance and French.
Julie Cauthen Director of Owner and Client Development Julie Cauthen recently joined Keeneland as Director of Owner and Client Development, tasked with expanding Keeneland’s efforts domestically to draw new owners to the Thoroughbred industry and managing relationships with existing Keeneland clients. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Donegal Racing where she managed the day-to-day operations of the racing syndicate, including selection of horses and management of their training, and acted as a liaison with clients. Cauthen is a fourth-generation horseman, growing up in Midway, KY, near her grandparent’s Nuckols Farm. She is married to fellow horseperson Kerry Cauthen and they have two children, Thomas and Julia.
April Two–Year–Olds In Training Sale 21st Annual
Photos by Z
The April Two–Year–Olds in Training Sale was inaugurated in 1993. Prospective buyers have an opportunity to see the two–year–olds perform under tack during “Preview Day” works.
Top selling juveniles at the 2012 April Sale – (left) a colt from the first crop of Majestic Warrior sold for $700,000 to Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton; (center) Fox Hill Farm paid $560,000 for a colt by Speightstown; (right) Bluegrass Hall went to $550,000 for a colt by Dynaformer.
Highest Prices — April Two–Year–Olds In Training Sale Colts
$ 3,300,000 2,000,000 1,900,000 1,400,000 1,100,000 1,050,000
Chekhov La Salle Street Take Control Radetzky I’m Persuaded Time Squared
(Pulpit–In My Cap) (Not For Love–Three Grand) (A.P. Indy–Azeri) (Dixie Union–Sneaky Quiet) (Deputy Minister–The Way We Were) (Fusaichi Pegasus–Indy Glory)
D.L. O’Byrne D.L. O’Byrne Kaleem Shah D.L. O’Byrne Narvick International Patrick L. Biancone, agent
Niall Brennan Stables, agent Cam Allard, H.T. Stables (Jenkins Bros.), agent Eddie Woods, agent Solitary Oak Farm (Danny Pate), agent The Kindergarten Farm, agent Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), agent
2004 1999 2009 2004 1999 2006
(Mineshaft–Stylish Talent) (Seattle Slew–Lochlin)
B. Wayne Hughes B. Wayne Hughes
Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds M.W. Miller III, agent
$ 1,750,000 1,250,000
Patricia’s Gem Lochlin Slew
Sales Topping Horses by Year — April Two–Year–Olds In Training Sale Year Horse
2012 (unnamed) (c, Majestic Warrior–Counter Cat) 2011 Irbywood (c, Indian Charlie–Teenage Temper) 2010 Wilburn (c, Bernardini–Moonlight Sonata) 2009 Take Control (c, A.P. Indy–Azeri) Kaleem Shah 2008 Don Gato (c, Storm Cat–Here I Go) 2007 Patricia’s Gem (f, Mineshaft–Stylish Talent) 2006 Time Squared (c, Fusaichi Pegasus–Indy Glory) 2005 Strong Contender (c, Maria’s Mon–Kopenhagen) 2004 Chekhov (c, Pulpit–In My Cap) 2003 Work (c, Menifee–Pacific City) 2002 To Teras (c, Unbridled’s Song–Whatamiss) 2001 Golden Band (f, Dixieland Band–Honey Bee Gold)
George Bolton and Stonestreet Wavertree Stables, agent Stables Stonestreet Stables LLC Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, agent Stonestreet Stables LLC William M. Helmbrecht, agent Eddie Woods, agent Hanzly Albina, agent Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds for Mamet Gusseynov B. Wayne Hughes Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds Patrick Biancone, agent Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), agent John C. Oxley Murray Smith D.L. O’Byrne Niall Brennan Stables, agent M & M Racing Murray Smith Darby Dan Bloodstock Robert Scanlon, agent Bob Baffert, agent H.T. Stables (Allen Jenkins), agent 5
Price $700,000 625,000 625,000 1,900,000 800,000 1,750,000 1,050,000 800,000 3,300,000 950,000 850,000 775,000
History of April Two–Year–Olds In Training Sale Colts Fillies Grand Totals
Year Catalogued Sold RNA Outs* Number Average Number Average Average
2012 161 59 36 66 32 $169,656 27 $160,185 $165,322 $120,000 $9,754,000 2011 169 70 34 65 46 188,087 24 121,333 165,200 130,000 11,564,000 2010 181 71 41 69 44 169,000 27 169,519 169,197 135,000 12,013,000 2009 216 66 51 99 39 204,872 27 141,296 178,864 117,500 11,805,000 2008 191 77 48 66 48 221,333 29 195,689 211,675 150,000 16,299,000 2007 227 82 73 72 48 189,333 34 222,029 202,890 155,000 16,637,000 2006 223 87 60 76 50 229,020 37 188,891 211,954 150,000 18,440,000 2005 262 105 71 86 73 159,089 32 169,593 162,290 130,000 17,040,500 2004** 258 101 82 75 64 237,453 37 184,189 217,941 135,000 22,012,000 2003 262 128 70 64 87 191,724 41 116,097 167,500 98,500 21,440,000 2002 249 102 76 71 66 180,098 36 162,861 174,015 127,500 17,749,500 2001 199 91 55 53 54 173,907 37 148,837 163,714 125,000 14,898,000 2000 245 123 72 50 74 177,270 49 110,142 150,528 105,000 18,515,000 1999 226 123 56 47 70 162,457 53 135,623 150,894 85,000 18,560,000 1998 160 93 32 35 44 171,773 49 129,939 149,731 95,000 13,925,000 1997* 246 135 63 48 74 80,737 61 115,156 96,289 75,000 12,999,000 1996 230 124 71 35 52 120,673 72 111,528 115,363 92,500 14,305,000 1995 212 115 54 43 68 109,853 47 93,511 103,174 77,000 11,865,000 1994 253 158 61 34 89 76,781 69 68,667 73,237 60,000 11,571,500 1993 159 108 28 23 56 64,473 52 61,673 63,125 45,000 6,817,500
*Does not include 12 horses in training for $1,428,000. **Does not include 7 horses in training for $2,025,000.
APRIL SALES GRADUATES — Stakes Winners 1993–2012 Horse
Added Gold G2 Gilded Time–Added Elegance $155,000 Mike Ryan, agent Nick de Meric, agent for Wimborne Farm Andromeda’s Hero G3 Fusaichi Pegasus–Marozia $725,000 RNA Kirkwood Stables, agent Anew G2 Awesome Again–Lucinda $100,000 Dogwood Stable Inc. William B. Harrigan, agent Antespend (HRA) G1* Spend a Buck–Auspiciante (ARG) $900,000 Chestertown Farm Jack Kent Cooke, Elmendorf Farm (Complete Dispersal) Armonk Mizzen Mast–Flaming Satan $400,000 Chovanes & Brocklebank, agent Leprechaun Racing, agent Asher G3 Mountain Cat–Magic Snow $40,000 Peppertree Farms Nick de Meric, agent A. U. Miner Mineshaft–Clerical Etoile (ARG) $42,000 RNA Kirkwood Stables, agent Awesome Bet Awesome Again–Ellie’s Moment $210,000 Mike McCarty Kirkwood Stables, agent Awesome Time G3 Awesome Again–Slew Boyera $240,000 RNA Robert Scanlon, agent for Whitehorse Stables Balance the Books G2* Lemon Drop Kid–Kreisleriana $160,000 Karavich Stable Niall Brennan Stables, agent Beautiful Pleasure G1* Maudlin–Beautiful Bid $480,000 John C. Oxley Farnsworth Farms, agent Bella Medaglia Medaglia d’Oro–Ten’s Testamony $200,000 Coteau GroveFarms Eddie Woods, agent Big Brown G1* Boundary–Mien $190,000 Hidden Brook, agent, Eddie Woods, agent Paul Pompa Jr. Borrego G1* El Prado (IRE)–Sweet as Honey $75,000 RNA Eddie Woods, agent Bowman’s Band G2 Dixieland Band–Hometown Queen $260,000 Martin Schwartz Niall Brennan Stables, agent for John W. Rooker Carson Hollow G1* Carson City–Lizeality $80,000 RNA Niall Brennan Stables, agent for Ivy League Farm Carthage G3 Smoke Glacken–Halomatic $440,000 B. Wayne Hughes Kirkwood Stables, agent Chelsey Flower G1* His Majesty–Chelsey Dancer $27,000 Thomas Mara Wimbledon Farm, agent Cherokee Heaven Cherokee Run – Heaven’s Nook $290,000 Gary Young, agent Eddie Woods, Agent Chinglish War Front–Pete’s Fancy $225,000 Jerry Frankel Niall Brennan Stables Colcon (HRA) G3* Pleasant Colony–Continental Girl $230,000 Cecil Seaman, agent Jack Kent Cooke, Elmendorf Farm (Complete Dispersal) Confide G3* Phone Trick–Bag of Tricks $225,000 New Farm Nick de Meric, agent Cool Conductor G2* Stravinsky–Verinha (Brz) $210,000 RNA Eddie Woods, agent C P West Came Home–Queen’s Legend $750,000 RNA Kirkwood Stables, agent Crafty C.T. G2 Crafty Prospector–Andriana B. $240,000 C.T. Grether Inc. Cauthen Sales Agency, agent Cristobal Aptitude–Balenciaga $52,000 RNA Niall Brennan Stables, agent Danon Go Go Aldebaran–Potrinner (ARG) $400,000 Katsumi Yoshida Eddie Woods, agent Day Pass G3 Five Star Day–Authorized Staff $725,000 Darley Stables Kirkwood Stables, agent Derive Cozzene–Fluttery Danseur $575,000 B. Wayne Hughes Niall Brennan Stables, agent
*Indicates multiple graded stakes winner 2012 stakes winners are listed in bold 6
Sale 1997 2004 2003 1997 2007 1999 2007 2010 2002 2012 1997 2009 2007 2003 2000 2001 2002 1993 2006 2010 1997 1996 2003 2006 2000 2006 2007 2006 2008
APRIL SALES GRADUATES — Stakes Winners 1993–2012 Horse
Devil’s Cup G2 Devil’s Bag–Fun Forever $85,000 RNA Diggins G3 Seeking the Gold–Crafty Satin $125,000 Mike Ryan, agent Distilled G2 Hennessy–Wood of Binn $160,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Dixie Bayou G2* Dixieland Band–Marie de Chantilly $42,000 RNA Drum Major G3 Dynaformer–Endless Parade $200,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Duveen G3* Horse Chestnut (SAf)–Casanova Storm $140,000 RNA Dyna’s Lassie Dynaformer–Tortuga Lady $160,000 RNA Early Warning G3* Summer Squall–Vid Kid $75,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Ecclesiastic (HRA) G3* Pulpit–Starry Dreamer $775,000 Joseph Allen Eishin Lombard G3 Victory Gallop–Pacific City $310,000 Toyomitsu Hirai Elloluv G1* Gilded Time–Currency Quest $120,000 J. Paul Reddam Elusive Bluff G3 Elusive Quality–Megans Bluff $140,000 RNA Evansville Slew G2 Slew City Slew–Shape Shifter $150,000 New Farm Endymion Tapit–Forever Young $195,000 RNA Fabulously Fast G1 Deputy Minister–Fabulous Notion $87,000 John C. Kimmell, agent Fantastic Fellow G3* Lear Fan–Chateaubaby $200,000 R.W. Mulhall, agent Fine n’ Majestic G3 Majestic Light–Perla Fina $70,000 William Shoemaker, agent Flash Mash Smarty Jones–Magical Flash $180,000 Prime Equestrian Forest Park Forest Wildcat–Delicacy $70,000 RNA Gal in a Ruckus G1 Bold Ruckus–Quillummo $90,000 John C. Oxley Golden Gale G2 Summer Squall–Gold Whirl $150,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Golden Ticket G1 Speightstown–Business Plan $100,000 Carter Stewart Goldseeker Bud G3 Smile–Amber Ryder $5,500 Falkon Stable Gone Fishin G3 Honor Grades–Exangular Lady $210,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Grab Your Heart G3* Deputy Commander–Kelly Amber $290,000 Shadai Farm Greeley’s Galaxy G2 Mr. Greeley–Ascot Starre $220,000 B. Wayne Hughes Ground Storm G3 Summer Squall–Flying Heat $475,000 Centennial Farms Halory Hunter G2 Jade Hunter–Halory $135,000 Nick Zito, agent Haynesfield G1* Speightstown–Nothing Special $20,000 Vision Racing LLC Hidden Assets G3 Mt. Livermore–Silken Ripples $230,000 Bert, Elaine & Richard Klein High Blues High Yield–Kim’s Blues $70,000 RNA Idle Rich G3* Sky Classic–Idle Affair $35,000 RNA Ijigen G3 Empire Maker–Cosmic Wish $400,000 Lake Villa Farm In Contention G3 Devil’s Bag–Chosen Lady $135,000 W.C. Reese, agent Independent George Cozzene–Daylight Ridge $160,000 Brent Johnson Jambalaya Jazz G3* Dixieland Band–Glorious Morning $85,000 John C. Oxley Jersey Town G1* Speightstown–Jersey Girl $170,000 RNA Karama Macho Uno – Royal Confection $210,000 Tony Lacy, for Malih Al Basti Kara’s Orientation G2 Orientate–Crissy Aya $7,000 Alan Pesch Keeper Hill G1* Deputy Minister–Fineza $250,000 Nicoma Bloodstock, agent Key Lory G3* Key to the Mint–Halory $87,000 Mac Fehsenfeld Kilderry E Dubai–Empress of India (GB) $55,000 RNA Lady Tak G1* Mutakddim–Star of My Eye $75,000 Robbins Ranch Le Mars Girl G2* Defrere–Timeless Twist $260,000 Eishindo Co Letgomyecho G2 Menifee–Echo Echo Echo $155,000 Tomoka Hills Farms Inc Lookin At Lucky G1* Smart Strike–Private Feeling $475,000 Mike Pegram, agent Love and Pride G1* A. P. Indy – Ile de France $380,000 RNA Malibu Way First Samurai–Redmond $75,000 Final Furlong Farms Maltese Heat G3 Old Trieste–Heat Is On $130,000 Durham Co Ltd Mandarin Star G3 Personal Hope–Twofold $75,000 Clover Club, agent Meter Maid G3 Geiger Counter–Hausman $155,000 John C. Oxley Midnight Transfer Hard Spun–French Satin $80,000 Warren B. Williamson Miner’s Escape Mineshaft–Spy Novel $325,000 RNA Mr. John G3 Golden Gear–Cone On Texas $775,000 RNA My Heavenly Sign Forest Camp–Winner’s Ticket $55,000 Cindy Jones & Susan Knoll My Jen G2 Fusaichi Pegasus–Mekko Hokte $150,000 Eddie Kenneally, agent Mykindasaint Saint Ballado–Sabu $240,000 RNA Mythical Gem G3 Jade Hunter–Charlotte Augusta $180,000 Dogwood Stable Inc My Time to Star Five Star Day–Golden Trevally $50,000 South Bay Ltd Noonmark G3 Unbridled’s Song–In the Storm $1,150,000 RNA No Spin Johannesburg–Dash for Money $50,000 Leonard Blach
Consignor Bob Garrard, agent Niall Brennan, agent Woodside Ranch, agent Nick de Meric, agent Niall Brennan Stables, agent Scanlon Training Center, agent Randy Miles, agent for Eldon Farm Equine LLC Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent Eaton Sales, agent for Phase I of Complete Dispersal of Jeanne G. Vance H.T. Stables, agent for Cam Allard H.T. Stables Inc, agent for North Wales Farm LLC Niall Brennan Stables, agent Walmac International, agent Gabriel Dixon, agent Niall Brennan, agent Another Episode Farm Inc, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Wavertree Stables, agent Robert Scanlon, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Niall Brennan, agent Niall Brennan Stables, agent Walmac International, agent Wavertree Stables, agent Wavertree Stables Inc, agent Robert Scanlon, agent William Harrigan, agent Jack Kent Cooke, Elmendorf Farm (Complete Dispersal) Eddie Woods, agent Sequel Bloodstock Inc, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Glennwood Farm Inc Niall Brennan Stables, agent Niall Brennan, agent Niall Brennan Stables, agent Sugar Grove Farm, agent McKathan Bros, agent Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent Eddie Woods, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Jack Kent Cooke, Elmendorf Farm (Complete Dispersal) Scanlon Training Center, agent Bloodstock Management Robert Harris, agent Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent Niall Brennan Stables, agent Eddie Woods, agent Eddie Woods, agent Niall Brennan, agent H.T. Stables, agent Eddie Woods, agent Scanlon Training Center, agent M.W. Miller III, agent Wavertree Stables Inc, agent Eddie Woods, agent LMS 2004 Pacific Thoroughbreds, agent Leprechaun Racing, agent Niall Brennan Stables, agent William B. Harrigan, agent
*Indicates multiple graded stakes winner 2012 stakes winners are listed in bold 7
Sale 1995 1996 2000 1995 2004 2006 2006 1997 2004 2004 2002 2008 1994 2008 1996 1996 1994 2010 2003 1994 1995 2011 1993 1998 2002 2004 1998 1997 2008 1999 2005 1997 2011 1995 2005 1994 2008 2008 2009 1997 1997 2007 2002 2002 2004 2009 2010 2011 2003 1997 1996 2011 2008 2000 2007 2009 2005 1998 2009 2005 2011
APRIL SALES GRADUATES — Stakes Winners 1993–2012 Horse
Now a Victor G3 Yankee Victor–Try a Gator Girl $175,000 RNA Oelectra Gulch–Oedy’s Appeal $140,000 RNA Old Tascosa G2 Gone West–Chicken Delight $50,000 W.C. Reese, agent Panty Raid G1* Include–Adventurous Di $275,000 Glencrest Farm Passion G3 Came Home–Rajmata $260,000 D.L. O’Byrne Pies Prospect G3* Crafty Prospector–Hot Pillow $95,000 RNA Pleasant Temper G3* Storm Cat–Colonial Witch $150,000 Mark Stanley Point Ashley G1 Point Given–Golden Thatch $725,000 Zayat Stables LLC Pollard’s Vision G2* Carson City–Etats Unis $70,000 David S. Moore Praying for Cash G3 Songandaprayer–Cash No Credit $150,000 Devil Eleven Stable Private Vow G2* Broken Vow–Smooth as Silk $180,000 Mike McCarty Prospect Bay G2 Crafty Prospector–Baltic Sea $75,000 John C. Kimmel, agent Prussian G3 Danzig–Crystal Downs $625,000 RNA Pure Class Purge–Twining Star $105,000 Wavertree Stables, agent Raconteur A.P. Indy–Miss Kate $240,000 Dogwood Stable Ray’s Approval G3 With Approval–Damask Sky $110,000 Little Fish Stable Red Chili Pepper G3* Unbridled–Raise a Carter $150,000 Shadai Farm, agent Regally Appealing G2 Valid Appeal–Regal Pennant $160,000 RNA Roshani G2* Fantastic Light–Sahibah $340,000 RNA Saga Novel G3* Boundary–Thunder Maid $100,000 North Hills Mgmt. Saintly Look G3 Saint Ballado–Sensational Eyes $140,000 RNA Savedbythelight G3 Saint Ballado–Wild Royal $45,000 RNA Scottish Halo G3 Jolie’s Halo–Scottische $160,000 Buzz Chace, agent Scrimshaw G2 Gulch–Rogue Girl $550,000 Robert & Beverly Lewis Seek a Star G3 Mutakddim–Miracle Star $160,000 John C. Oxley Seek Gold G1 Touch Gold–Aly’s Adita $240,000 RNA Silver Lord Unbridled’s Song–Whatamiss $140,000 RNA Sky Haven Sky Mesa–Shouldn’t We All $150,000 Elite Horse Racing Snowdrops (GB) G3* Gulch–Roses In the Snow (IRE) $45,000 RNA Sok Sok Trippi–Vaca Sagrada $260,000 RNA Sole of the City Salt Lake–Sanibel Sole $80,000 RNA Sorcerer’s Stone G3 Gulch–Magical Holiday $130,000 RNA Star of Manila G2 Manila–Her Silver $32,000 Gary L. Drake Star of Valor G3 Phone Trick–Matriarch $225,000 Team Valor Star Over the Bay G1* Cozzene–Lituya Bay $230,000 RNA Stoneleigh G3 Affirmed–Chaudennay $135,000 G.W. Humphrey Jr. Stone Stepper G3* Crafty Prospector–Cassadaga $110,000 Pegasus Bloodstock Stream Cat G3* Black Minnaloushe–Water Course $125,000 RNA Street Storm Stormy Atlantic–Oblivious $37,000 RNA Strong Contender G2* Marial’s Mon–Kopenhagen $800,000 John C. Oxley Summer Front G3 War Front–Rose of Summer $475,000 Steven Young, agent Sunshine for Life G3 Giant’s Causeway–Million Stories $300,000 RNA Supremo G2 Gone West–Personal Glory $400,000 R.W. Mulhall, agent Sweet Hope G3 Lemon Drop Kid–High Heeled Hope $320,000 Stephen Hillen Three Wonders G3 Storm Cat–Wood of Binn $475,000 B.T.A. Stable Thunder Gulch G1* Gulch–Line of Thunder $120,000 RNA Tomorrows Cat G2 Storm Cat–Tomorrow’s Child $325,000 RNA Toyo Rainbow G3* Deputy Minister–Double Wiggle $375,000 Crystal River Bloodstock Trippi G1* End Sweep–Jealous Appeal $65,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Trusty Temper Successful Appeal–Mumbo Jumbo $150,000 RNA Twice the Vice G1* Vice Regent–Double Set $130,000 Robert and Beverly Lewis Unacceptable G3 Irish Tower–Miss Kenton County $75,000 Howell Wynne Until Sundown G3 Smart Strike–Cool Baby $375,000 RNA Vice n’ Friendly G2* Vice Regent–Very Best Friend $135,000 Winsong Farms Vivid Angel G1* Septieme Ciel–Setting $85,000 RNA War Thief G3 Lord at War (ARG)–Watch the Time $55,000 Neil V. Lane Watchmon G3 Maria’s Mon–Watchfull $230,000 RNA What a Name (IRE) G3 Mr. Greeley–Bonnie Byerly $350,000 John McCormack Bloodstock Wilburn G2 Bernardini–Moonlight Sonata $625,000 Stonestreet Stables Wild Escapade G1 Wild Again–Mazatleca (MEX) $105,000 Dogwood Stable Inc Yecein G3 Crafty Prospector–Lady Val $34,000 Providence Place, agent Zillah the Hun G3 Hawk Attack–Cope’s Light $120,000 Craig Dollase
Leprechaun Racing, agent Solitary Oak Farm, agent Silver Oaks Farm, agent for Ed Wright Niall Brennan Stables, agent Leprechaun Racing, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Niall Brennan, agent Randy Miles, agent Eddie Woods, agent Sequel Bloodstock, agent Terry Oliver, agent Another Episode Farm Inc Eddie Woods, agent John Sadler, agent Wavertree Stables, agent Denali Stud, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Mark Casse, agent Niall Brennan Stables, agent Leprechaun Racing, agent Eddie Woods, agent Donna Wormser Inc, agent Sequel Bloodstock Inc, agent Robert Scanlon, agent Steephollow Farms, agent Robert Scanlon, agent for Whitehorse Stables Kirkwood Stables, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Niall Brennan, agent for Wycombe House Stud McKathan Bros., agent Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent for Bailey–Ellenberg Eddie Woods, agent Niall Brennan, agent M.W. Miller III, agent Cecil & Ojia Stewart, agent for Four Horsemen’s Ranch Nick de Meric, agent for Maycroft Farm Louis Ross, agent Wavertree Stables Inc, agent Blazing Meadows Farm, agent Murray Smith Niall Brennan Stables, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Niall Brennan, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent Nick de Meric, agent Jerry Bailey Sales Agency Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent Mark Casse, agent Mark Casse, agent McKathan Bros, agent Niall Brennan, agent Kirkwood Stables, agent M.W. Miller III, agent Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent for Bailey–Ellenberg Select Pacific Thoroughbreds Sequel Bloodstock Inc Robert Scanlon, agent Wavertree Stables William Helmbrecht, agent Sequel Bloodstock Inc Nick de Meric, agent Eddie Woods, agent
*Indicates multiple graded stakes winner 2012 stakes winners are listed in bold 8
Sale 2006 2005 1994 2006 2007 2003 1996 2006 2003 2005 2005 1994 2007 2009 2011 1995 1998 1999 2005 2001 2002 2002 1999 2002 2004 2002 2005 2008 2002 2007 2003 2005 1993 1995 2000 1996 1995 2005 2010 2005 2011 2006 1994 2007 1999 1994 1997 1996 1999 2008 1993 1994 2000 1997 1997 1994 2004 2012 2010 1994 1993 2000
Prominent April Sale Consignors
Niall Brennan Stables
Location: Ocala, Florida Website: www.niallbrennan.com
Owner: Ciaran & Amy Dunne Location: Ocala, Florida
Location: Ocala, Florida Website: www.eddiewoods.com
2012 April Sale Figures: 8 horses sold for $1,695,000 (ranked second)
April 2012 Sale Figures: 17 horses sold for $3,340,000 (leading consignor)
2012 April Sale Figures: 8 horses sold for $1,105,000 (ranked fourth)
April Sale Highlights: • Sold highest-priced April Sale juvenile – Chekhov (colt by Pulpit – In My Cap) to Demi O’Byrne for $3,300,000 in 2004 • Leading consignor in 2011 (12 horses sold for $2,187,000) • Leading consignor in 2008 (8 horses sold for $2,710,000) • Leading consignor in 2005 (15 horses sold for $2,927,000) • 2nd leading consignor in 2007 and 2006 (12 horses sold for $2,245,000 in 2007; 11 horses sold for $2,637,000 in 2006)
April Sale Highlights: • 2nd leading consignor in 2012, 2010 and 2009
April Sale Highlights: • Leading consignor in 2010 and 2009 (16 horses sold for $3,267,000 in 2010; 5 horses sold for $2,630,000 in 2009) • 2009 sales topper – Take Control (colt by A.P Indy – Azeri) sold for $1.9 million to Bob Baffert for Kaleem Shah
Background: Niall Brennan has been involved with Thoroughbreds his entire life. At age 16, he won his first race on his way to a successful career as a jockey in Ireland. He later switched his focus to a training career and traveled around the world expanding his knowledge of the industry. He worked at tracks and farms in New Zealand, Australia, California, and Kentucky before settling in 1987 to train for George Steinbrenner at Kinsman Farm in Florida. Brennan debuted his first two-year-old sales consignment in 1991 and has since become one of the most prominent juvenile consignors in North America. In 1999, he was noted as the leading juvenile consignor with gross sales of $8,483,500. Brennan’s program has produced four champions - Meadow Star, Term Limits (Canada), KissANative (Canada), and Kurofune (Japan) – and more than 16 Grade 1 winners. Prominent April Sale Graduates: Grade 1 winners Golden Ticket, Love and Pride, Carson Hollow, Fabulous Fast, Panty Raid, and Twice the Vice; Grade 2 winners Bowman’s Band, Roshani, Supremo, and Star of Manila; Grade 3 winners Summer Front, Ijigen, Diggins, Drum Major, Elusive Bluff, In Contention, Noonmark, Pleasant Temper, and Snowdrops (GB).
Background: Ciaran Dunne, a native of Kildare, Ireland, grew up on the grounds of the Irish National Stud where his father was the master gardener. Right out of high school, solely due to his father’s position, Ciaran enrolled in the Stud Management Course at Irish Stud. After graduation, he worked in English stables but soon headed to Kentucky to find a job and raise money to go to Australia. In 1987, Steve Johnson gave him an opportunity to work at Margaux Stud and Dunne has been in the U.S. ever since. That position led to jobs at the racetrack and at Glenwood Farm where he met his wife, Amy. Amy, a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Equine Program, worked as an exercise rider at Glenwood Farm when she met Ciaran. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Amy was making her own way in the industry by working as a stud groom at Three Chimneys and for bloodstock agent Mike Ryan. In 1994, the couple moved to Ocala and started their own training program a year later. In 2002, they purchased their own farm and continue their primary focus of pinhooking and starting young horses. Since then, they have become one of the top juvenile consignors in North America. In 2009, Wavertree Stables was the second-leading juvenile consignor overall, selling 59 horses for $7,846,500. Prominent April Sale Graduates: Grade 3 winners What a Name (IRE), Grab Your Heart, Gone Fishin, and Stream Cat; and stakes winners Karama and My Heavenly Sign.
Background: A native of Meath, Ireland, and a former steeplechase jockey, Woods relocated to Ocala more than 15 years ago and has since built a 240-acre training center. Woods comes from a family of horsemen as his father was a steeplechase jockey and trainer. He gained additional experience in the industry from Tony and Joanne Everard. Woods is perennially among the nation’s leading two-year-old consignors. In 2002, he was the leading consignor of Grade 1 winners in North America, and in 2010, he was represented by more graded stakes winners than any other juvenile consignor. In 2009, he ranked as the leading juvenile consignor with gross sales of $8,061,500. He has prepped and sold three champions – Big Brown, Left Bank and Midnight Lute. Prominent April Sale Graduates: Champion Big Brown, winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1); Grade 1 winners Borrego and Haynesfield; Grade 2 winners Kara’s Orientation, Cool Conductor, My Jen, and Pollard’s Vision; Grade 3 winners Maltese Heat, Prussian, Saintly Look, Sorcerer’s Stone, and Zillah the Hun.
Prominent April Sale Consignors
Nick de Meric
Nick de Meric
Location: Ocala, Florida Website: www.demeric.com
2012 April Sale Figures: 12 horses sold for $1,582,000 (ranked third) Background: Nick de Meric knew at an early age that he wanted to work with horses. After showing ponies and riding pointto-point races as a young boy in England, De Meric gained hands-on racing experience from legendary Australian trainer Tommy Smith, and English trainers Brian Swift, Roger Stack and R.C. Sturdy. In the early 1980s, he traveled to the U.S. to work with such highly regarded sales agents as L. Clay Camp, Lee Eaton and Fred Seitz. He also broke and rode young horses for a number of respected Florida Thoroughbred farms. With his wife, Jaqui, de Meric began Manuden Farm near Ocala in the mid-1980s. Today the operation has expanded to encompass the 120-acre farm, the adjoining 240-acre de Meric Stables, which features a state-of-the-art swimming facility, and the nearby Eclipse Training Center. Prominent April Sale Graduates: Grade 2 winners Added Gold and Dixie Bayou; and Grade 3 winners Asher, Confide, Stoneleigh, and Three Wonders.
Dean De Renzo
Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds
Owners: Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo Location: Ocala, Florida Website: www.hartleyderenzo.com
Owner: Kip Elser Location: Camden, South Carolina Website: www.kirkwoodstables.com
April Sale Highlights: • Sold highest-priced April Sale filly – Patricia’s Gem (Mineshaft – Stylish Talent) to B. Wayne Hughes for $1.75 million in 2007. • Sold sales toppers in 2007 (Patricia’s Gem); 2008 (Don Gato, colt by Storm Cat – Here I Go) for $800,000 to Hanzly Albina, agent for Mamet Gusseynov) and 2011 (Irbywood, colt by Indian Charlie – Teenage Temper) for $625,000 to Stonestreet Stables.
2012 April Sale Figures: 6 horses sold for $1,102,000 (ranked fifth)
Background: Founded in 1992 by Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo, Hartley/ DeRenzo Thoroughbreds has grown into one of the premier consignors of two-yearolds in training. The Florida-based operation began as a pinhooking company and has evolved into a full-service breeding, training and sales facility. The farm currently stands eight stallions, including Cool Coal Man, Full Mandate and City Place, and is one of the largest breeding and stallion operations in the state of Florida. Their successful training program has produced classic winner Silver Charm and such graded stakes winners as D’Wildcat, Greenwood Lake, Stormy Blues, Forest Heiress and Forest Heir. Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds consigned the world-record $16-million juvenile, The Green Monkey, in 2006.
April Sale Highlights: • Leading consignor in 2007 (16 horses sold for $2,444,000) • 2nd leading consignor in 2008 (6 horses sold for $1,187,000) Background: A former steeplechase rider, Kip Elser grew up in Pennsylvania next door to Roy Jackson’s mother and stepfather, Hardie and Almire Scott, who started Kirkwood Farm. Elser eventually made Camden, South Carolina, home. Partnering with Charlie Cushman in the 1970s, Elser and Cushman took the Kirkwood name and started a legendary training program. In more than thirty years as a sales agent, Elser’s program has produced champion Smoke Glacken, Breeder’s Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) winner Soaring Softly, and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winners Gal in Ruckus and Keeper Hill. His fondest graduates are two multiple stakes-winning fillies – Sharp Cat and Memories of Silver. In 1998, Elser became the first American consignor to sell at a European breeze sale. In 2004, he sold Fusaichi Samurai for a then world-record price for a juvenile of $4.5 million. Prominent April Sale Graduates: Grade 1 winners Gal in a Ruckus and Keeper Hill; Grade 3 winners Andromeda’s Hero, Carthage, Day Pass, Fine n’ Majestic, Pie’s Prospect, Red Chili Pepper, Sunshine For Life, Sweet Hope, and Unacceptable; and stakes winners A. U. Miner, C P West, High Blues, Silver Lord and Sky Haven.