Scat Daddy Duo Paces OBS June Preview Finale

Scat Daddy Duo Paces OBS June Preview Finale
Photo: Joseph DiOrio
Hip No. 1070, a Scat Daddy colt, went a quarter in :20 1/5.

The six-day under-tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age concluded June 14 at Ocala Training Center with a pair of juveniles by Scat Daddy   topping the fastest workers of the session.

The four-day June sale, featuring 1,178 juveniles and 34 horses of racing age, is set for June 17-20. Each session is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. EDT and will be streamed live at www.bloodhorse.com/OBS.

Hip No. 1070, a Scat Daddy colt consigned by the Harris Training Center of Robert and Mary Harris, whistled a quarter of a mile in :20 1/5, the fastest time at the distance of the session and the entire sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of the winning Silver Deputy mare Noshameinmygame, a half sister to stakes winner Happy Humor.

The Harris' acquired the Kentucky-bred colt for $100,000 out of the Equus Farm consignment at last year's Fasig-Tipton October sale. They entered him in this year's OBS March sale were he failed to meet his reserve on a final bid of $120,000.

"He's a nice horse," said Robert Harris. "March was a strong, strong sale and he might have been overlooked. The extra time has done him great. He's grown quite a bit. We know he is a gifted, fast horse, but nobody would ever expect to go in :20 1/5. The important thing is he did it the right way. He was very professional."

Mary Harris added of the colt's quick time, "We're still kind of in shock. We weren't expecting that. We're blessed."

Harris Training Center was also represented by a bullet worker in the second session of the preview June 10 when hip No. 228, a Benny the Bull colt, zipped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5.

"We have 10 horses in the sale and those are the two that we hoped would show up," said Robert Harris.

Scat Daddy is also the sire of hip No. 1025, a bay filly who posted the fastest three furlongs of the session, stopping the clock in :32 2/5 for consignor Gayle Woods, agent for Phaedrus Flights.

Produced from the winning Monarchos   mare Mona Mia, a half sister to graded stakes winner Buddy's Humor, the Kentucky-bred filly was bought by Phaedrus Flights for $100,000 from the Keeneland September sale where she was sold by Penn Sales, agent for Deborah Holmes.

Four youngsters breezed a furlong in :10 flat.

Hip No. 1036, a gray or roan colt by Half Ours   consigned by Bobby Dodd, agent, is out of Ms Lucille, by Orientate  . From the family of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I) winner and Canadian champion Mine That Bird and TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan, the gray or roan colt was bred in Louisiana.

Hip No. 1127, Two Faced Cat, consigned by Southern Cypress Stable, agent, is a chestnut filly by Wildcat Heir   out of Poitrine, by Gulch, and is a half sister to stakes-placed Raise the Bridle. The Florida-bred hails from the female family of millionaire Strike a Deal.

Hip No. 1138, a bay Florida-bred colt by Belgravia consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, is a half brother to stakes winner Kinz Funky Monkey out of Pretty Ready, by More Than Ready  . Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds also sold Kinz Funky Monkey, an $82,000 acquisition by Always Believe out of the 2012 OBS April sale.

Rounding out the fastest workers at the furlong distance was hip No. 1164, consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, a Florida-bred colt by Kantharos   out of stakes-placed Quiet Lake, by Quiet American. The colt is a half brother to stakes winner and graded stakes-placed runner Off the Jak.

Among the sale's older horses, hip No. 1184, Spirited Storm, consigned by All Dreams Equine, worked a quarter in :20 4/5. She's a 3-year-old chestnut filly by Stormy Atlantic   out of Clafoutis, by Unbridled's Song, and is a half sister to stakes-placed Bambazonki.

Appealing Style, Hip No. 1187, worked three eighths in :32 4/5. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, agent, the 4-year old colt is by Successful Appeal   out of Dancita, by Saarland, a half sister to graded stakes- placed Miss Maggie. Appealing Style broke his maiden at first asking in a Presque Isle Downs special weight event last July for owner Bryan Rice and trainer Todd Beattie.

Most Popular Stories