Kentucky trainer Niall O'Callaghan purchased the sale-topping Unbridled colt for owner and Hall of Fame Saddlebred trainer Donna Moore. O'Callaghan trains about seven of her racehorses.O'Callaghan said he had raced several horses against Debit My Account and found her to be a tough competitor. The mare, by Classic Account, won five stakes races at Turfway Park between 1996 and 1998, and finished third in the 1996 Falls City Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. She earned $448,642."He's also by a sire who, unfortunately, there won't be too many more by," O'Callaghan said. Unbridled was euthanized last week because of complications associated with abdominal surgery.
The colt was sold by Rick and Pam Littrell's Viking Stud. Rick Littrell owned the colt in partnership with H. Jack Hendricks and Roger Justice. Hendricks and Justice became partners in Debit My Account in March 1997 and raced her with Charles Bales. Littrell replaced Bales in the partnership in the summer of 1998 and the three men still own the mare.The Unbridled colt was run through the first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale and bought back for $400,000. The partnership considered selling him as a 2-year-old or possibly racing him, but decided he would be a standout at the Fasig-Tipton sale."I think he might have been a little over his head that first day," Littrell said about the Keeneland sale. "We're very pleased with his price today, and we're convinced he is in the right hands. Niall is a great trainer and what he does will only make the mare more valuable."