Holy Bull S. (gr. III)
(gr. III , 8f ,)
Unbridled's Song Summer Raven , by Summer Squall
BOverbrook Farm, KY.; OFox Hill Farms, Inc.; TAnthony W. Dutrow
Hear No Evil Sexy Stockings , by Tabasco Cat
BJacks or Better Farm Inc., FL.; OJacks or Better Farm, Inc. and LaPenta, Robert; TNicholas P. Zito
(DK B/ h,
Kitten's Joy Blush , by Menifee
BSarah K. Ramsey, KY.; ORamsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.; TMichael J. Maker
When the Young familyÕs Overbrook Farm decided to purchase Summer Raven, by Summer Squall, at the 2005 Keeneland November mixed sale, the operationÕs consultant Ric Waldman didnÕt think theyÕd have to pay $750,000 for her.
ÒWe certainly liked her sire line, and she could run,Ó said Waldman of the grade III-winning mare. ÒWe also liked her conformationÉwe were trying to inject new blood into our broodmare band at the time. We didnÕt go in thinking weÕd have to pay ($750,000), but thatÕs usually the case when youÕre trying to buy something you want.Ó
The now 8-year-old mare, who was consigned to that sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, continued to prove she was well worth the price tag when her son, Winslow Homer, captured the Jan. 23 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Overbrook, which bred Winslow Homer in Kentucky, no longer owns Summer Raven, however. The farm, which announced last summer it would be closing its doors and dispersing all its horses, made a nice profit selling the mare in foal to UnbridledÕs Song for $1.7 million at the 2009 Keeneland November mixed sale. Consigned by Overbrook through Eaton Sales, agent, she was bought by bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell.
The year after buying Summer Raven, Overbrook bred the mare to UnbridledÕs Song, and the resulting foal was Winslow Homer.
ÒThe Unbridled Song and Storm Bird cross has worked well in both directions, so it was logical to breed some size and scope into the pedigree,Ó Waldman explained.
The talent in Winslow HomerÕs family runs deep, as his third dam, the stakes-winning Plugged Nickle mare Rose Park, produced grade I-winning millionaire Wild Rush (by Wild Again).
In addition to Winslow Homer, who has won three of his four starts and earned $152,825 for Rick PorterÕs Fox Hill Farms and trainer Anthony Dutrow, Summer Raven is the dam of a 2-year-old Elusive Quality filly named Elusive Raven and a yearling Pulpit filly. The fillies fetched $380,000 and $275,000, respectively, at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale and Keeneland November sale.
Overbrook sold Winslow Homer for $310,000 through Eaton Sales, agent, at the 2008 Keeneland September sale. He was bought by agent Tom McGreevy for Fox Hill.
UnbridledÕs Song is the sire of 83 stakes winners. The son of Unbridled will stand in 2010 for $115,000 at the Taylor familyÕs Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky. He stood for $125,000 in 2009.ÑE.M.