Team Valor International and Richard Santulli have purchased Uruguayan champion miler Brujo de Olleros and will import the 4-year-old son of Wild Event from Uruguay Feb. 20.
Brujo de Olleros won four of five career outings at 3 and 4 and prevailed by a combined margin of 22 1/4 lengths in his last two starts.
According to a release, Brujo de Olleros’ time of 1:33 1/5 in his most recent outing, the Jan. 6 Premio Pedro Pineyrua (Uru-I), was the fastest mile run on dirt at Las Maronas racetrack in 75 years. Alcorano (by Public Purse), the half brother of Brujo de Olleros, won the same race in 2009.
Bred in Brazil, Brujo de Olleros and Alcorano are out of Hit Oil, by Fappiano's American-bred son Roy.
Victor Hugo Azambullo handled the transaction of Brujo de Olleros for owner Luiz Fernando Cirne Lima.
Graham Motion, who trains all of Team Valor's domestic horses from his base at Fair Hill, Md., expects to receive the colt at Palm Meadows training center Feb. 25.
"We are thrilled to be able to have a horse with such immense talent join our stable,” said Barry Irwin, CEO of Team Valor, in a statement. “Bradley Weisbord was instrumental in bringing Richard Santulli aboard and I hope Mr. Santulli’s confidence in our outfit is rewarded. We hope to have the colt ready for the late summer renewal of the grade I Forego Stakes at Saratoga."
Brujo de Olleros, which means "Wizard of Olleros" in English, was named after a prominent Argentine trainer who conditioned his horses adjacent to Olleros Street.