Pensioned broodmare Wheatly Way, dam of grade I winner Bevo, died Oct. 17 at Joclyn Helmbrecht's Echo Lane in Ocala, Fla.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2008
Because I Like It, a mare by Lion Heart in foal to High Cotton, and a weanling filly by Wilburn each brought $70,000 to share top honors at the open session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Fall mixed sale Oct. 16 in Florida.
Wilburn's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 9 at Justice Farm in Ohio.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced stud fees for its 2012 roster of stallions, which is headlined by leading sire Malibu Moon.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry and grade II victor Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
Like he was shot out of a cannon, Caleb's Posse rocketed past Shackleford in the stretch and romped to a four-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Barbara Banke is carrying on the prominent Thoroughbred operation, Stonestreet Stables, which will be represented by My Miss Aurelia and Wilburn in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Wilburn found himself in the spotlight early in life. In 2010, the Bernardini colt topped the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training with his $625,000 price.
Steve Asmussen has eight potential starters for the year-end championships Nov. 5-6. If they all start, it will be his largest Breeders' Cup contingent.
A gelded son of Parker's Storm Cat swept Pennsylvania's top turf sprints when he captured the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Parx Racing.
Peter Callahan's Scotus made a winning stakes debut June 18 when he took over inside the sixteenth-pole to score by one length in the $138,500 Matt Winn (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Joe Vann leads a field of eight 3-year-olds entered in the $125,000 Matt Winn Presented by Emirates Equestrian Federation Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 18.
The buy-back rate for the April 5 juvenile auction drops while the gross and median price increase; average off 5.4%.
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Julien R. Leparoux|
|Owner||Stonestreet Stables LLC|
|Wilburn View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bernardini||A.P. Indy|
|Moonlight Sonata||Carson City|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Arch Bloodstock, agent||Paramount Sales, agent||$75,000|
|Two-year-old||Stonestreet Stables||William M. Helmbrecht, agent||$625,000|