Bourbon County in Kentucky Derby 2018

Bourbon County in Kentucky Derby 2018

Five years ago tonight (Thursday of Derby Week), we were celebrating FIVE Bourbon County Homegrown entries in that year’s Kentucky Derby.  Included in that number was our GOLDENCENTS and the eventual winner was (drumroll, please)….  Claiborne-born and raised (and now stallion) ORB. This year, there are three Kentucky Derby horses foaled in Bourbon County:  Enticed, Magnum Moon, and Promises Fulfilled. Lyra’s up to her eyeballs with guests at the B&B, catering and lots of guests at Lil’s and all the foaling season goings on at the farm.  So I’m updating you on our Bourbon County connections. MAGNUM MOON was born right next door to Rosecrest and Wilshire Farms at Claiborne Farm, so we’ll start with him.  In many years, the undefeated colt would be the favorite for the race.  He won the Rebel S.-G2 and the Arkansas Derby-G1 (by four lengths!) on the Oaklawn Park path to the Derby.  There is a LOT to like about Magnum Moon’s story if you like deep Bourbon County roots, and you can read that story if you CLICK HERE  . ENTICED is the next nearest foaled….at Darley’s Stonerside Farm.  He won the Kentucky Jockey Club S-G2 at Churchill last year and the Gotham S.-G3 this year and most recently was second in the big Derby prep, the Wood Memorial.  You can read his story if you CLICK HERE  . PROMISES FULFILLED was born in northwestern Bourbon County, on Russell Cave Road, at Crowning Point Farm.  He was consigned as a yearling by Select Sales, when Carrie Brogden (of Bourbon County’s Machmer Hall farm) helped him find his trainer Dale Romans.  The winner of the classic Florida prep...
Strong Demand for Goldencents at April Sale

Strong Demand for Goldencents at April Sale

The Goldencents April results are in…and they are excellent!  Thirteen Goldencents youngsters sold for an average of $98,000 and a median of $75,000 at the OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.  His average is basically even with the Sale Average of $98,203 and the Goldencents median is almost a third higher than the Sale Median ! For those who are wondering about the “not sold” and “withdrawn” numbers, Goldencents’ sold rate was 65% and the sale’s sold rate was 58%.  So, if anything, more Goldencents babies “stuck” (were sold) than the sale average….  Yayyyyyyyy!!! Tuesday, April 24 OBS Hip 6, [click on OBS Hip to view catalog page] a colt out of Jealous Woman. His momma is a stakes winner of almost a half million dollars!Click here  to view his eighth mile work in 10.3 seconds.  SOLD for $150,000 to J Stevens Bloodstock, Agent. OBS Hip 26, [click on OBS Hip to view catalog page] a colt out of Angels Trace. His momma is a stakes-placed mare from a speedy family.  Click here  to view his speedy eighth mile work in 10.1 seconds.  SOLD for $100,000 to SGV, Agent for Bona Venture Stables LLC. OBS Hip 36, [click on OBS Hip to view catalog page] a filly out of Apple Pie Baby. She’s a flashy filly out of a 100% producer. Click here  to view her eighth mile work in 10.3 seconds.  SOLD for $55,000 to Over The Moon LLC, Agent Michael Mellen. OBS Hip 91, [click on OBS Hip to vew catalog page] a colt out of Bellezza Rosso.  He’s a three-quarter brother to TRAVIEZA, promising 3yo winner of a maiden...
Strong Demand for Goldencents at April Sale

Strong Demand for Goldencents at April Sale

The Goldencents April results are in…and they are excellent!  Thirteen Goldencents youngsters sold for an average of $98,000 and a median of $75,000 at the OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.  His average is basically even with the Sale Average of $98,203 and the Goldencents median is almost a third higher than the Sale Median ! For those who are wondering about the “not sold” and “withdrawn” numbers, Goldencents’ sold rate was 65% and the sale’s sold rate was 58%.  So, if anything, more Goldencents babies “stuck” (were sold) than the sale average….  Yayyyyyyyy!!! Tuesday, April 24 OBS Hip 6, [click on OBS Hip to view catalog page] a colt out of Jealous Woman. His momma is a stakes winner of almost a half million dollars!Click here  to view his eighth mile work in 10.3 seconds.  SOLD for $150,000 to J Stevens Bloodstock, Agent. OBS Hip 26, [click on OBS Hip to view catalog page] a colt out of Angels Trace. His momma is a stakes-placed mare from a speedy family.  Click here  to view his speedy eighth mile work in 10.1 seconds.  SOLD for $100,000 to SGV, Agent for Bona Venture Stables LLC. OBS Hip 36, [click on OBS Hip to view catalog page] a filly out of Apple Pie Baby. She’s a flashy filly out of a 100% producer. Click here  to view her eighth mile work in 10.3 seconds.  SOLD for $55,000 to Over The Moon LLC, Agent Michael Mellen. OBS Hip 91, [click on OBS Hip to vew catalog page] a colt out of Bellezza Rosso.  He’s a three-quarter brother to TRAVIEZA, promising 3yo winner of a maiden...
Five more Goldencents 2YOs cataloged at Barretts

Five more Goldencents 2YOs cataloged at Barretts

‏The Barretts Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Del Mar in California featured five more GOLDENCENTS 2-year-olds in Training selling on April 4. In Hip number order, we have: Hip # 29.  Barrets 29 (click on link to view her pedigree page) Filly out of Jamaican Smoke.  First foal out of a Keeneland G1 stakes-placed mare.  Worked an eighth in 10 and 2/5.   Click here  to watch her work yesterday morning.  She RNA’d (did not sell). Hip # 43.  Barretts 43 (click on link to view his pedigree page) Colt out of Maggie McGowan.  Half-brother to G1 stakes winner DENMAN’S CALL.  Worked an eighth in 10 and 3/5.  Click Here  to watch his work.  He RNA’s (did not sell).  Hip # 88.  Barretts 88  (click on link to view his pedigree page)  Colt out of Forever Vow.  The third dam is EXPRESSIVE DANCE, a phenomenal producer.  Worked an eighth in 10 and 2/5.  Click Here  to watch his work.  He sold for $40,00 to Craig Lewis, Agen for Six S Racing. Hip # 168.  Barretts 168  (click on link to view her pedigree page)  Filly out of Certain Quality. The third dam is another Blue Hen mare KITTIHAWK MISS.  Worked an eighth in 10 and 4/5 Click Here  to watch her work.  She was withdrawn. Hip # 170.  Barretts 170  (click on link to view her pedigree page)  Filly out of Dance Darling.  Half-sister to two current stakes horses and dam of a stakes winner.  Worked a quarter in 21 and 3/5.  Click here  to watch her work.  She was withdrawn. This was a sale that consolidated what in previous years had been two juvenile sales, so comparisons are difficult. ...
Goldencents’ first 2yos making news

Goldencents’ first 2yos making news

Thursday morning was the big day for the OBS works to start.  And the morning started out with a great article in the Blood-Horse Daily,  “Goldencents Progeny Surprise with Precociousness”.  Click here  and go to page 13 of the PDF to read.   Hips No.  1 – 286 sell Tuesday, March 13 starting at  10:30 a.m. Breezing Thursday is the first baby, Hip # 89, a colt out of Tiz the Mambo.  Lots of turf sire power in this pedigree!  (Click on Hip # link to view catalog page)… Hip 89  Click here to view video of his quarter mile work in 22.0 seconds.  Purchased by James McIngvale for $40,000. Hip # 216, colt out of Caribbean Lady. Out of a half-sis to G2 stakes winner HALORY LEIGH (Click on Hip # link to view catalog page)… Hip 216  Click here to view video   of his work in 10.2 seconds.  Purchased by Klaravich Stable for $290,000. Hip # 259, filly out of Dance Darling. Claiborne sires first two dams, from a terrific Canadian family.  Hip 259  Click here to view video   of her work in 10.0 seconds. RNA  (Reserve Not Attained. Means that bidding did not meet her reserve / minimum price set by her consignor.) Hips No.  287 – 573 sell Wednesday, March 14  starting at 10:30 a.m. Hip # 306, filly out of Fallseed. Half-sister to two 2017 stakes horses.  Hip 306  Click here to view video   of her work in 10.3 seconds.  RNA  (Reserve Not Attained. Means that bidding did not meet her reserve / minimum price set by her consignor.) Hip # 339, colt out of Golden Vow. Champions and sires all over the pedigree. Hip 339  [UPDATE…this...