|SARATOGA SPECIAL S.|
Won at 2SARATOGA SPECIAL S.
(gr. II , 6.5f , defeating The Roundhouse, Riley Tucker, Little Nick, Betatron, Make the Point ).
The first three foals produced from the mare Kokadrie were bred by three different breeders. But the 7-year-old daughter of Coronado’s Quest may have found a home now.
The dam of Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) winner Kodiak Kowboy was purchased at the 2005 Keeneland November sale by Barry Butzer and she is now a member of the broodmare band at his Sun Valley Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Kokadrie was bred in Kentucky by Warner L. Jones Farm and sold for the first time as a yearling at the 2001 Keeneland September sale. Offered by Three Chimneys Sales, agent for her breeder, she was bought by Jody Huckabay, agent, for $80,000.
Unraced Kokadrie was bred as a 3-year-old to Maria’s Mon and consigned by Huckabay’s Elm Tree Farm as agent to the 2003 Keeneland November sale. She was purchased for $110,000 by Fox Hill Farm, which was the listed breeder of that first foal, a filly.
Bred to Posse, she was consigned to the same sale a year later by Woods Edge Farm, agent, and bought by Robbie Lyons’ Hartwell Farm for $75,000. She produced that foal, Kodiak Kowboy, which Hartwell consigned to the 2005 Keeneland November sale along with Kokadrie, who was in foal to Golden Missile.
Kokadrie was bought by Butzer in the name BJB Holdings for $43,000 and her foal was purchased by J.W. Singer for $40,000.
Consigned to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale in 2006 by Burleson Farms, agent, Kodiak Kowboy was bought by Vinery Stables for $70,000. His sire, Posse, stands at Tom Simon’s Vinery near Lexington.
Kodiak Kowboy became the first stakes winner from the first crop by Posse when he won the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. He now has four wins in five starts and earnings of $294,825.
Kokadrie’s now yearling colt by Golden Missile was sold by Sun Valley at the 2007 Keeneland January sale. Consigned by James Keogh, agent, he was purchased by Four Hundred Enterprises for $30,000.
Kokadrie slipped a filly by Consolidator this year but is in foal to Lion Heart. She is one of about 35 mares owned by Sun Valley.
Posse has gotten off to a quick start at stud, being the leading freshman sire by earnings and boasting five stakes winners. He stood this year at Vinery for $12,500.—D.M.L.
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