The last progeny by champion sprinter and longtime sire Gulch will be offered for sale Wed., Oct. 26, at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale in Kentucky.
The colt, named Tel Jericho, is out of the winning stakes producer Woodypine, and is part of the Paul’s Mill consignment. He will be offered on the third and final day of the sale as hip #775.
Gulch, who was pensioned in 2009 after standing at Will Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky., was an 11-time stakes winner of more than $3 million who won the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). He is the sire of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Thunder Gulch . A foal of 1984, Gulch had two registered foals in his final crop in 2009, and Tel Jericho is the younger of the two.
Tel Jericho was bred by Joseph Dummel in partnership with Rick Reed and Tiffany Zammit, who operate TCR Ranch near Harrodsburg, Ky. They own Woodypine, who also produced the Mutakddim filly Woody's Bluff, winner of the Scottsdale Handicap at Turf Paradise. Woodypine is from the family of Flat Fleet Feet and Gygistar as well as Canadian champions Catch The Ring and Catch The Thrill.
Of the Gulch yearling, Reed said, “He’s very flashy and has a lot of leg under him. He’s very athletic-looking, and was bred on the same cross as The Cliff's Edge .”
Gulch has sired 75 stakes winners to date.