Sire Power on Display at Barretts Mixed Sale
by Tracy Gantz
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 8:40:26 PM
Last Updated: 1/21/2012 3:18:54 PM
Sire power will be on display among the broodmares and broodmare prospects that will be offered as part of the Barretts mixed sale scheduled for Jan. 23 in Pomona, Calif.
The sale, which will start at 11 a.m. PST in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park, offers a catalog of 328 horses that encompasses breeding stock, horses of racing age, 2-year-olds, and yearlings, plus a supplemental catalog of 26.
Mares by A.P. Indy, Distorted Humor , Forestry , Giant's Causeway , Indian Charlie, More Than Ready , Smart Strike , Street Cry, and Unusual Heat will be on display, as well as siblings of champions. For example, Sam Hendricks as agent has consigned Reine des Neiges, a Smart Strike mare who is a half sister to 3-year-old champion Snow Chief. The mare is cataloged in foal to After Market.
West 12 Ranch, as agent, will offer Helen’s Echo, a full sister to sprint champion Thor's Echo, in foal to Sea of Secrets.
Harris Farms, a perennial California leading breeder and owner, has a consignment of its own as well as several as agent. The latter includes full sisters Lite Stepper and Sister Gabriel, whose full brother Greg's Gold earned more than $1 million while winning such races as the Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I). Harris Farms, as agent, will also offer Sci Fi Kin, the dam of El Encino Stakes (gr. II) winner Pretty Unusual. The mare is carrying a full sibling to Pretty Unusual, being in foal to perennial leading California stallion Unusual Heat.
Unusual Heat is represented among the yearlings and 2-year-olds offered for sale. Other California sires with youngsters in the catalog include Benchmark, Bertrando, In Excess, Kafwain , Old Topper , and Tribal Rule .
Ridgeley Farm has consigned a yearling filly from the first crop of millionaire Papa Clem to the sale.
Several horses of racing age with current form will be available. They include Alala, a recent maiden winner at Hollywood Park. Havens Bloodstock Agency has consigned the 4-year-old daughter of Salt Lake—Sceptre’s Own, by Green Dancer.
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