Hip #122; colt, Seattle Fitz—Whiskey Babe, by Whiskey Wisdom.  One of the horses to watch at Barretts.

Hip #122; colt, Seattle Fitz—Whiskey Babe, by Whiskey Wisdom. One of the horses to watch at Barretts.

Wally Skalij

Barretts Horses to Watch

Here are the horses that have people talking.

On the day before the March 12 Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Fairplex Park, here are some of the horses that have consignors and buyers talking:

Hip No. 122, a Seattle Fitz--Whiskey Babe, by Whiskey Wisdom, colt, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent. “He is a big, beautiful rangy-type of horse,” said David Scanlon. “He is a great mover and has a very nice video.”

The dark bay or brown colt worked an eighth in :10 during the first training preview March 4 and did not work back during the second preview March 10.

Hip No. 11, a Forestry--Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull, filly, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent. “She is a real pretty filly and just plain nice to look at,” Scanlon said.

The filly worked an eighth in :10 2/5 during the first preview show March 4 and came back and worked the same distance in :10 during the second preview March 10.

Hip No. 78, a Maria’s Mon--Runnymede Bride, by Dehere, colt, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent. “He is a very fast mover,” Scanlon said. “Being by Maria’s Mon, is a two-turn type of horse, and one that will like a lot of ground.”

The colt worked an eighth in :10 2/5 during the first breeze show March 4 and did not breeze back during the second show March 10.

Hip No. 169, a Silver Deputy--Duchess Kiss, by Cox’s Ridge, filly, consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. “She is a beautiful filly that just looks good and goes fast,” Bailey said. “And she presents herself very well.”

The filly worked an eighth in :10 1/5 March 4 and did not work back during the second breeze show March 10.

Hip No. 53, an Unbridled’s Song--Misty Sixes, by Summer Squall, filly, consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. “She is an Unbridled’s Song filly that goes well and has received a lot of attention. She is a pretty filly,” Bailey said.

The filly worked  :10 1/5 during the March 4 preview and did not work during the March 10 breeze show.

Bailey also mentioned Hip No. 21 a son of Cherokee Runout of the Tabasco Cat mare Informative who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 during the March 4 preview.  Hip No. 138, Speight The Halo (Speightstown --Ballado’s Halo, by Saint Ballado). The colt, from the family of two-time champion Ashado and grade I winner Sunriver, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 March 4.

Hip No. 37, Kays and Jays (Macho Uno --Lovin Spoonful, by Dixieland Band). The filly is consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent. “This filly is a pretty mover and offers a lot of scope and her video is just fantastic,” Thomas said.

Kays and Jays worked an eighth in :10 during the March 4 breeze show.

Hip No. 154, a colt by Lion Heart--Clever Squaw, by Rahy. Consigned by Murray Smith, agent. “When I bought him as a yearling at Saratoga, every time I went back to look at him I liked him more,” Smith said. “He is a very pretty colt and extremely well balanced and athletic, and has a beautiful head. He just has a presence about him. He has trained well all year and has never had a bad day. He worked like I thought he would work. I think he is just a special horse, he certainly has sprint capability but because of the way he handles things, I don’t think he has distance limitations.”

The colt worked a quarter of a mile in :21 2/5 during the first breeze show March 4 and did not work back during the March 10 show.

Hip No. 72, a filly by Gulch--Ravish Me, by Wild Again. Consigned by John Brocklebank and Shane Chipman’s B.C. 3 Thoroughbreds, the filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the March 4 breeze show. “I think we might have Miss America in a couple of fillies that we have and she is one of them,” Brocklebank said. “I was just tickled every time one came out to gallop this year. I am happy with the whole group.”


Hip No. 15, a filly by Officer--Hot Chipotle, by Victory Gallop. Consigned by B.C. 3 Thoroughbreds, the filly posted the fastest quarter mile work during the March 10 breeze show, getting the distance in :21 2/5. She worked the same distance in :21 4/5 during the first show March 4. “We were a little disappointed in the first preview,” Brocklebank said. “It rained before the first prep so we didn’t have our little prep before the show and  I think a couple of our horses acted a little bit, not scared, but it took them a little while after they broke from the pole to relax and really start to roll. We expected the :21 2/5 from her the first week so that is why she came back and worked again.”

Other horses worth mentioning from the B.C. 3 consignment include Hip No. 94, a Formal Gold-Squire Out Front, by Out of Place, who worked :21 4/5 during the first breeze show March 4 and improved to :21 2/5 during the March 10 show. “We expected that out of him the first week,” Brocklebank said. “He has been a very sound horse. You could almost place a ballet tutu on him he is so graceful, but I don’t think the owners would like very much. Brocklebank also mentioned Hip No. 57, a Salt Lake--Natural Genius, by Beau Genius, colt, who worked an eighth in :10. Hip No. 185, a Cherokee Run--Flirty Frosty, by Pleasant Colony, colt also worked an eighth in :10. “He is really a neat horse, just beautiful,” Brocklebank said.