2nd at 3SOUTHWEST S.
(gr. III , 8f , to Old Fashioned, defeating Buzzin and Dreamin, Flat Out, Loch Dubh, Gresham, Poltergeist, Professor Z, Retap, Silver Bayer, Kick On ).
In his anticipated 3-year-old debut, Old Fashioned won the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) by 31Ú4 lengths over Silver City at Oaklawn Park Feb. 16. The undefeated UnbridledÕs Song colt had not raced since taking the Nov. 29 Remsen Stakes (gr. II).
Larry Jones trains Old Fashioned, who was purchased for $800,000 as a yearling and is campaigned by Rick PorterÕs Fox Hill Farms. Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez, who own Cottonwood Creek Ranch near Cottonwood, Calif., bred the colt in Kentucky.
ÒOld Fashioned was a beautiful foal,Ó said Lorraine Rodriguez. ÒWe saw him periodically, and he was always kind of a little man, very sure of himself. He had a lot of confidence in himself. Just like his mother.Ó
The gray/roan colt is the second foal out of the grade III-winning Meadowlake mare Collect Call, whom the Rodriguezes bought for $250,000 at the 2000 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationÕs September mixed sale. She was the coupleÕs first Thoroughbred and first stakes winner.
ÒWe felt she was the horse in the sale to have,Ó said Rodriguez. ÒWe were very, very new, but we did know horses because we have always been involved with horses of other capacities. You just know a nice horse when you see it.Ó
Collect CallÕs first foal, a Fusaichi Pegasus filly named Kauai Calls, was the first horse the husband and wife team offered at auction. Consigned to the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale by agent Taylor Made Sales Agency, the filly sold to Stonestreet Stables for $2 million.
ÒThey really had to talk us into putting her in the sale,Ó said Rodriguez. ÒWe were just at a loss for words when she sold for what she did.Ó
Collect Call has a juvenile colt by Ghostzapper that the Rodriguezes are keeping. The 11-year-old mare, who is boarded at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., delivered an Empire Maker colt Jan. 14 and is booked to Curlin.
ÒWe would have been happy to send her back to UnbridledÕs Song, but a week prior to the Remsen we had committed to Curlin,Ó said Rodriguez. ÒWe are excited about that, but we seriously want to go back to UnbridledÕs Song (at some point).Ó
UnbridledÕs Song is the sire of 76 stakes winners including additional 2009 added-money winners One Caroline (gr. III), Honest Man (gr. III), Silver City, Classify, and Awesome Ashley. The 16-year-old son of Unbridled stands at Taylor Made for $125,000.ÑA.H.D.
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