HBPA-CTHS MARE PURCHASE PROGRAM ONTARIO WRAPS UP
The Fasig Tipton Winter Mixed sale in Lexington wrapped up on Tuesday with gains in average.
There were some Ontario and other Canadian horsepeople attending the sale and some made purchases that qualified for the new Ontario Mare Purchase Program, inaugurated this year by the Ontario Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the CTHS.
John Brnjas’ COLEBROOK FARMS purchased four mares for $89,000 including a Sharp Humor mare in foal to Congrats and a Harlan’s Holiday mare in foal to Commissioner (A.P. Indy).
Adena Springs purchased several mares and Dermot Carty, president of sales for Adena, said several would be coming north.
This was the last of four sales in the MPP in its first year. The groups will analyze the results of the program to determine how popular it was. A crude count of mares that were bought and brought to Ontario (some did not meet criteria for the program if people were able to buy them for less than $5,000) checks in at about 40 pregnant
mares. A crude estimate on the number of mares who qualified for the program would be abut 75%.
Here are the Canadian buyers from the 2-day sale:
OFF THE BOAT (IRE) MORE THAN READY INDY BLAZE HILL ‘N’ DALE SALES AGENCY AGENT ADENA SPRINGS $27,000
M PUTITINMYPOCKET PUT IT BACK IRISH DROP CHAPEL HILL FARM RICHARD HOGAN, AGT/COLEBROOK FARMS $12,000
M RUN THE FLAG CHEROKEE RUN HAIL THE FLAG ANDREW STRONACH HESTE SPORT INC $5,000 PS
STARSHIP COURAGE LION HEART STORMY DIVORCE BROOKDALE SALES AGENT FOR MOCKINGBIRD FARM JIM TERDIK $2,500
M TERRI’S PASS WAR PASS THROBBIN’ HEART SHAWHAN PLACE LLC AGENT JAMES & JANEANE EVERATT $6,000 PS
M CRAFTY PUSH DIXIE UNION LEMON BLOSSOM WOODFORD THOROUGHBREDS AGENT XCII RICHARD HOGAN, AGT FOR COLEBROOK FARMS $15,000
F GET STORMY DARA MAINE CHANCE FARM (UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY) CAL BRITTON $1,200
F DURANT STEVIE WONDERBOY ANNIVERSARY PARAMOUNT SALES AGENT VIII ADENA SPRINGS $7,000 PS
333 F DYNAMIZZEN MIZZEN MAST DYNODE JAMES B. KEOGH (GROVENDALE) AGENT III ADENA SPRINGS $12,000
M GINGER BEER MILWAUKEE BREW GIN N GINGER SCOTT MALLORY AGENT ADENA SPRINGS $1,500
M HOGAN BEACH HARLAN’S HOLIDAY RUNNIN WONDER HUNTER VALLEY FARM AGENT RICHARD HOGAN, AGENT FOR COLEBROOK FARMS $30,000 PS
M HUMORUS DILEMMA SHARP HUMOR BIG TEASE SOUTH POINT SALES AGENCY AGENT I RICHARD HOGAN, AGT FOR COLEBROOK FARMS $32,000
C BADGE OF SILVER LAKE LUGANO LEGACY BLOODSTOCK AGENT III CAL BRITTON $2,300
F MA PETITE DISTORTED HUMOR CARESSIVE STUART MORRIS AGENT ADENA SPRINGS $45,000
Ontario-breds offered with prices
OUT 51 M BM READY AND ALLURING MORE THAN READY APALACHEE ALLURE APALACHEE TOWN PRIZE ONTARIO 4
OUT 54 M BM READY TO RAMBLE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY READY AND ALLURING MORE THAN READY ONTARIO 4 KAIZEN SALES
NOT SOLD $1,000 63 M BM RIVERS TO SAIL CANYON CREEK (IRE) ONCE UPON A KISS CONQUISTADOR CIELO ONTARIO 12 MILLFORD FARM (MR. & MRS. ROBERT S. WEST JR.) AGENT II
NOT SOLD 10,000 106 M BM SIX ROADS MARCHFIELD ASK THE QUESTION SILVER DEPUTY ENGLISH CHANNEL ONTARIO 4 HILL ‘N’ DALE SALES AGENCY AGENT
NOT SOLD 4,700 136 M BM SUPERTUNIA WAR CHANT HELIOTROPE NORTHERN SCORE FLAT OUT ONTARIO 11 FOUR STAR SALES AGENT
3,000 147 M BM TALE OF THE FOX TALE OF THE CAT FOXY CONNECTION PHONE TRICK JACK MILTON ONTARIO 5 POPE MCLEAN (CRESTWOOD FARM)
6,000 166 M BM TIZ DREAMY TIZNOW DREAMS SILVER HAWK PADDY O’PRADO ONTARIO 14 VINERY SALES AGENT
OUT 169 M BM TRUELLADEVILLE YES IT’S TRUE DEVIL’S BRIDE DEVIL’S BAG SKY KINGDOM ONTARIO 1 BACCARI BLOODSTOCK LLC AGENT I
12,000 180 M BM VELVET HAMMER SMART STRIKE NOIR VELOURS TUNERUP DAREDEVIL ONTARIO 10 BUCKLAND SALES (ZACH MADDEN) AGENT
9,000 186 F BMP VOW TO ROMANCE BROKEN VOW VICTORY ROMANCE SLEW CITY SLEW ONTARIO 2 TAYLOR MADE SALES AGENCY AGENT X
OUT 191 F BM WESTERN EXECUTIVE BOLD EXECUTIVE PRIZED OF THE WEST GONE WEST SOCIETY’S CHAIRMAN ONTARIO 4 KAIZEN SALES (RICHARD KENT) AGENT
NOT SOLD 12,000 254 M BMP BIG BROWN BROOKSKI BIG BROWN MS BROOKSKI MONTBROOK ONTARIO 9 PAUL TACKETT AGENT
1,200 342 F BMP END OF TROUBLE INTO MISCHIEF MEHNDI PULPIT ONTARIO 8 BLUEWATER SALES LLC AGENT VI
1,000 381 M BMP GINGER BEER MILWAUKEE BREW GIN N GINGER GO FOR GIN ONTARIO 7 SCOTT MALLORY AGENT
35,000 402 F Y TALE OF EKATI -HEART LAKE UNBRIDLED ONTARIO 11 FOUR STAR SALES AGENT FOR WILLIAM D. GRAHAM (WINDHAVEN FARM)
NOT SOLD 8000 412 C Y EXHI- HONG KONG DANCER TEJANO RUN ONTARIO 1 DENALI STUD (CRAIG & HOLLY BANDOROFF) AGENT
1,000 477 M BM LISBONVALE ARCHERS BAY KATYROADPINK ALLEN’S PROSPECT SAN PABLO ONTARIO 11 FOUR STAR SALES AGENT
7,000 494 F Y PAYNTER -MALIBU QUEEN MALIBU MOON ONTARIO 11 FOUR STAR SALES AGENT FOR WILLIAM D. GRAHAM (WINDHAVEN FARM)
5,000 510 M BMP MILWAUKEE RED MILWAUKEE BREW SCARLET SLIPPER RED RANSOM ONTARIO 3 SHAWHAN PLACE LLC AGENT
35,000 538 M BM MY GIRL ANDY EMPIRE MAKER GO FIRST CLASS EASY GOER BAYERN ONTARIO 4 HILL ‘N’ DALE SALES AGENCY AGENT
110,000 624 F R/BMP SOARWITHTHEBIRDS GIANT’S CAUSEWAY SONG OF THE LARK SEEKING THE GOLD ONTARIO 5 PARAMOUNT SALES AGENT XXII
NOT SOLD 14,000 625 F R/BMP TELL THE DUCHESS SMART STRIKE CLASSIRA (IRE) DANEHILL ONTARIO 5 PARAMOUNT SALES AGENT XXII
25,000 634 F R/BMP LIMITLESS DISCREET CAT POSITION LIMIT BELLAMY ROAD ONTARIO 8 ST GEORGE SALES AGENT IX
SIR DUDLEY DIGGES REMAINS BARBADOS GOLD CUP ELIGIBLE
from Barbados Today – KENT LAYNE
The second subscription stage for the March 4, 2017 Sandy Lane Gold Cup closed at the Barbados Turf Club’s offices last Friday.
The list of 17 is headed by Sir Dudley Digges owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey of the USA. Sir Dudley Digges had won the one million dollar Queen’s Plate for three-year-olds at Woodbine Race Track in Canada last year and if he comes will be the first horse ever to win a million dollar event to race in Barbados. Sir Dudley Digges also heads the list as the highest rated horse and was given a Gold Cup rating of 140 by the Gold Cup rating committee.
Ramsey, who has won two of the last three editions of the Sandy Lane Gold Cup, finished second last year with Watchyourownbobber. The leading owner at more than five USA tracks in 2016 also has Coal Port, High Noon Rider and Key Stone For Victory entered at the second stage.
Trinidad and Tobago which placed second with Nominee in the 2014 running of the richest race in the Caribbean ($200 000 prize money) has entered Conquest Bespoke, owned by Shivam Maharaj. Conquest Bespoke who was imported from Woodbine, has won once from five starts breaking his maiden with Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands on the turf in Canada.
Conquest Bespoke was given a Gold Cup rating of 108. The gelding by the stallion Speightstown had ran second in the Trinidad Gold Cup on Boxing Day 2016 on the sand surface.
Trinidad’s other entry is the five-year-old colt Trini Navigator owned by Baskaran Bassawh. Trini Navigator was given a Gold Cup rating of 90 by the handicap rating committee.
Of the Barbados team, last year’s defending champion Dorsett heads the list…read more by clicking link above
ONTARIO BRED WINNER IN TEXAS –
Prevailing, f, 4, City Zip–Princess Ruckus (SW, $134,471), by
Bold Ruckus. HOU, 2-7, 5fT, :59.51. B-Gustav Schickedanz (ON). *$15,000 Ylg ’14 KEESEP; $85,000 RNA 2yo ’15 OBSMAR.
**1/2 to Vibank (Silver Deputy), MSW, $248,084
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FIVE HORSES TO WATCH AT MEYDAN TOMORROW MORNING
The action is heating up in Dubai as the Festival continues – here are some horses to consider for tomorrow’s racing: