Archive for September, 2009

2009 Brazos Bash 4yo Open

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
221.0
s
BOON TOO SUEN R: KOBIE WOOD O: GARY ROSENBACH
(PEPTOBOONSMAL x MERADAS LITTLE SUE, by FRECKLES MERADA)
Earned: $19,000
221.0
g
ITAWTATHENAPUDDYCAT R: MATT MILLER O: MATT & MEGAN MILLER
(ATHENA PUDDY CAT x SR MISS PEPPORY, by DOC’S HICKORY)
Earned: $19,000

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2009 Brazos Bash 3yo Open

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
220.0
m
ICED OUT R: PHIL RAPP O: WACO BEND RANCH
(SMOOTH AS A CAT x ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, by SMART LITTLE LENA)
Earned: $17,552

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2009 Brazos Bash 5/6yo Open

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
221.5
m
WISE LITTLE MISS R: JASON CLARK O: GARY OLIVER
(WISE PLAY x MISS HICKORY HILL, by DOC’S HICKORY)
Earned: $20,000

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2009 Brazos Bash 3yo Open Ltd

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
419.0
s
HALOS REY R: DUSTIN MITCHELL O: JERRY & VICKIE DURANT
(DUAL REY x HAIDAS HALO, by HAIDAS LITTLE PEP)
Earned: $2,328

2009 Brazos Bash 5/6yo Open Ltd

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
432.0
g
SWISS PEPTO JD R: DUSTIN MITCHELL O: JERRY & VICKIE DURANT
(PEPTOS STYLISH OAK x LITTLE MISS SWISS, by HAIDAS LITTLE PEP)
Earned: $1,397
432.0
m
NITROUS CUTTER R: BILL MILLER O: MARK NEVILLE
(NITRO DUAL DOC x CUTTER ANGEL DOC, by PEPS ANGEL DOC)
Earned: $1,397

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Competition Iced Out at Brazos Bash

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Iced Out froze out the competition with a 220-point win in the Brazos Bash Futurity on September 29. Ridden by all-time leading money earner Phil Rapp for Waco Bend Ranch, the 3-year-old red roan mare earned $17,553 for the win. Chief Hawkeye, with Clint Allen for Jack and Susan Waggoner, placed as reserve champion with 219 points.

Sired by Smooth As A Cat, Iced Out is out of Absolutely Stunning, high seller at $175,000 during the 2007 NCHA Futurity Sales. Absolutely Stunning, by Smart Little Lena, earned over $100,000 under Roger Wagner for Karen Freeman (her breeder) and Tommy Manion. Her dam, Autumn Boon, is a three-quarter sister to Im Countin Checks ($509,642), as well as a full sister to 11 other money earners, out of all-time leading broodmare Royal Blue Boon, including Boon A Little ($118,405) and Wild Thing DNA ($94,561).

Waco Bend Ranch, owned by the Louis Baldwin family of Fort Worth, purchased Iced Out from Freeman and Manion for $175,000 as a yearling, during the 2007 NCHA Futurity Sales. Rapp also rode the mare as a finalist in the recent El Rancho Futurity.

Wise Little Miss and Jason Clark claimed the championship of the Brazos Bash Classic with 221.5 points for Toni and Gary Oliver. The $20,000 win boosted the 6-year-old Wise Play daughter’s lifetime NCHA earnings over $60,000. Her largest previous check came as champion of the 2007 Chisholm Trail Roundup.

Cats Little Tank, with Paul Hansma for Dub and Christy Leeth, was reserve champion with 220 points. The 5-year-old High Brow Cat son most recently won the Music City Classic under Hansma, and was open champion of the Bonanza Classic. Last year, he placed third in the Brazos Bash 4-year-old non-pro division with Christy Leeth.

Brazos Bash Futurity winner Rapp also picked up $19,500 as a finalist on three mounts in the Classic, including Sportin Aristocrat for the Waggoners; Toni The Tigress for Arcese Quarter Horses; and on his own Redneck Yachtclub.

Click here for complete results with pedigrees.

Colt from Storm Cat’s last crop tops Keeneland Sale

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Storm’n Indian, purchased for $2.05 million by John Ferguson for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, was the highest-selling lot during the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which concluded on Monday, September 28. From the last full crop of leading sire Storm Cat, the colt is the first foal out of champion mare Fleet Indian, and one of four yearlings to command $1 million or more during the sale.

Ferguson, on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed, was the sale’s leading buyer, purchasing 34 yearlings for $13,980,000. For the sixth consecutive year, Taylor Made, agent for the colt’s seller, Summer Wind Farm, ranked as the leading September sale consignor, selling 324 yearlings for $26,488,600.

The 14-day sale added up to $191,859,200, with the average price of $60,734 down 33.25 percent from $90,984 in 2008. A total of 3,159 yearlings were sold compared to 3,605 a year ago.

“The last two weeks have been very challenging for everyone,” said director of sales Geoffrey Russell. “Consignors are selling in the middle of a readjustment compounded by the global financial crisis and buyers are limited in their expenditures due to lack of available credit.

“The good news is that even though buyers were highly selective, bidding during the sale remained competitive and quality yearlings were difficult to buy.”

Russell also noted signs of improvement, including positive economic indicators in financial markets around the world for 2010.

International buyers such as Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, have been a driving force in yearling markets for over a decade. In 1997, when Keeneland yearling prices began their rapid ascent, the average price on 2,844 head was $54,384.

“Keeneland’s long-term international efforts in legacy and emerging markets provided a consistent return from start to finish,” said Russell. “We take great satisfaction that based on their success with Keeneland graduates, buyers from emerging markets are participating earlier in the sale. They know that the Kentucky Thoroughbred is the most competitive product in the world.”