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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Winter Mixed Sale:

Another lovely sales catalog arrived recently in the mail, and after pouring over it, I thought I would mention some notable yearlings being offered at Ocala on day 1 (January 16):

Hip No. 23—Lido Lady, by Lido Palace out of Rocky Mountain mare Berchta; she’s a half-sister to G3 Delta Jackpot winner Birdbirdistheword.

Hip No. 26—North Ireland, by North Light out of Irish River mare Blazing Hot; he is a half-brother to Holy Lightning (dam of G2 Super Derby winner Going Ballastic).

Hip No. 134—Bay Filly, by Medallist out of Cure the Blues mare Magic Blue; her dam is a half-sister to graded stakes-placed Pentelicus, and to Gana Facil (dam of champion Unbridled and his full-brother, G1 Wood Memorial winner Cahill Road).

Hip No. 150—Bay Colt, by D’Wildcat out of Pentelicus mare Native Expressions; his dam is a half-sister to Sweetsouthernsaint.

Hip No. 155—Dark Bay or Brown Filly, by More Than Ready out of Red Ransom mare Off Guard; her dam is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes-placed Second of June, and to AP Indy mare Weekend in Indy, dam of multiple graded stakes-placed Bohemian Lady and G1 Haskell winner Any Given Saturday.

Hip No. 159—Bay Colt, by Bernstein out of Line in the Sand mare Olympic Gal; his dam is a half-sister to Cozzene mare Cozzy Flyer whose most famous offspring is G1 Princess Rooney winner River’s Prayer (sold to Jess Jackson for $1.5 million at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale).

Hip No. 177—Gray or Roan Filly, by Exchange Rate out of Marquetry mare Princesa’s Passion; she’s a half-sister to recent G2 McKnight Handicap winner Presious Passion.

Hip No. 229—Bay Colt, by Macho Uno out of Great Above mare Vaca Sagrada; he is a half-brother to recent Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Sok Sok.

Hip No. 246—Chestnut Colt, by Lido Palace out of Cox’s Ridge mare Winter Crown; his dam is a half-sister to multiple G1 winner Bien Bien, and a half-sister to Winter’s Gone (dam of G2 Godolphin Mile winner Spring at Last, G1 Las Virgenes winner Sharp Lisa, and G2 Lake Placid winner Sharp Susan).

Notable broodmares being offered on that Wednesday include:

Hip No. 125—New York Jessica, by Phone Trick out of Silver Buck mare Little Bold Belle; she’s a half-sister to G1 Beldame winner Unbridled Belle, and is pregnant to Yes It’s True.

Hip No. 192—Romantic Note, by Pentelicus out of On to Glory mare Romantic Summer; she’s a half-sister to multiple graded-stakes winners Diamond Stripes, Summer Note and Summer Book. Pregnant to Three Wonders.