Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington. Dan Hall purchased the bay mare, who is in foal to Bernadini, for Paul Pompa Jr.
Hall is a partner in Hidden Brook, which consigned Hatta Diamond as agent. Pompa is a Hidden Brook client.
“It was a fair price,” Hall said. “We’ll take her back to the farm and see what the baby looks like. She’s by Street Cry and in foal to Bernardini, so there’s lots of appeal. She’s a mare that matches up well with Big Brownand she’ll be bred to him later this year.”
Pompa was a member of the partnership that raced champion Big Brown, who captured the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Racing for Rabbah Bloodstock, Hatta Diamond won two of her 10 career races. Produced from the winning Court Trial mare Meguilty, the mare is a half sister to the winner Willow Place (by Out of Place), who finished second or third in seven added-money events, and Sword Chief (by Sword Dancer), who was second in the 2001 Roman Brother Stakes at Calder Race Course (now known as Calder Casino & Race Course).
Meguilty is a half sister to grade III winner and successful sire Valid Expectations, grade III winner and stakes producer Little Sister, stakes winner and producer Miss Valid Pache, and added-money winner Littleexpectations, all by Valid Appeal.
Pompa owns nearly 20 mares that are boarded at Hidden Brook, according to Hall.