There were no surprises at the first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August yearling sale, as the free-fall in prices and large percentage of buybacks seen the previous day during the select sale continued at the Aug. 24 session.
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Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, an easy winner of his first two starts, figures to garner much of the attention in the $200,000 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes for 2-year-olds Aug. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
Alpha Delta Stables' Ancient Secret took another step up in class and remained undefeated July 22 at Saratoga Race Course in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT)
When compared with all the other stallions that retired in 2011, Kantharos came out on top on our weighted average projections.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company wrapped up three days of under tack workouts March 11 ahead of its March 15-16 sale of 2-year-olds in training.
X Y Jet has won his last four, including two stakes starts at Gulfstream Park, and figures to make it five in the Feb. 27 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 27.
X Y Jet was untouchable on the lead again Jan. 16 in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park.
X Y Jet continued his roll on Saturday, Dec. 19 as he easily secured the first stakes score of his career while nailing down his third straight win overall in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
As anticipation builds for the running of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), the connections of Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) winner Mr. Jordan have declared their intent to face the champ.
On a bid of $190,000 from George Bolton and Peter Leidel, a yearling filly from the first crop of multiple grade I winner The Factor topped the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale.
As 2014 enters the home stretch, the freshman sire title seems to have boiled down to a three-way race.
The undefeated Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt galloped to a 4 1/2-length victory without even a hint of encouragement from jockey Gabriel Saez in his first attempt to transfer his talent around two turns.
Two-year-old Katie's Kiss romped to a front-running victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park July 26 and became the first winner for Florida-based freshman sire Kantharos.
Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16.
An active third and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 22 in Ocala, Fla. fueled new sale open session records for average and median prices.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 August Yearling Sale, with 841 youngsters cataloged, begins its three-day run Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Kantharos, an undefeated multiple graded stakes winner at 2, has been relocated to J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud near Ocala, Fla.
The undefeated son of Lion Heart will stand at Vinery Florida for $5,000.
Two-time graded stakes winner and leading juvenile Kantharos suffered a career-ending leg fracture earlier this week while galloping out following a routine workout at Saratoga it was announced Aug. 31.
A long wait between races is in store for recent impressive 2-year-old winners.
The son of Lion Heart is roaring through the juvenile ranks after selling for $250,000 earlier this year.
- By Vic Zast
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Stonestreet Stables' Kantharos remained undefeated in three career starts after the 2-year-old son of Lion Heart blew away three other 2-year-olds in a daylight victory in the Aug. 16 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II).
Stonestreet Stables' Kantharos, who turned in the summer's most impressive juvenile stakes performance last out, returns to face four rivals in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) Aug. 16 at Saratoga.
Stonestreet Stables' Kantharos shrugged off a stumble at the break and cruised to a 9 1/2-length victory in the $108,200 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) July 3 at Churchill Downs.
Dogwood Stable's undefeated Lou Brissie, winner of the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III), headlines a field of six 2-year-olds in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) July 3 in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes.
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Garrett K. Gomez|
|Breeder||Hedberg Hall, Inc|
|Kantharos View Five-Cross Pedigree||Lion Heart||Tale of the Cat|
|Contessa Halo||Southern Halo|
|Queen of Savoy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Nick Sallusto, agent for Pegasus Holding Group||Indian Creek, agent||$80,000|
|Two-year-old||Stonestreet Stables||Eddie Woods, agent||$250,000|