Welcome to my world, I’m Lyra Miller proprietor of The Guesthouse at Rosecrest Farm and Lil’s Coffee House and all round helpmate for Rosecrest Farm. I love my world and sharing it with friends via The Guesthouse and Lil’s. They in turn have encouraged me to share it more widely via a blog, so here we are!

 


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  She was withdrawn.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  She was withdrawn.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. ... read more
Foaling two-by-two

Foaling two-by-two

This is the year for babies to come two at a time. We’ve had two babies in one night before, but we’re not a huge foaling operation so it doesn’t happen all that often for us. This year, we’ve now had that happen THREE times! That might not sound like a lot until you realize that represents six babies out of the nine born so far in 2018. Hot Attraction started the action on February 27.  She was three weeks past her due date, so we had even had the vet check her several times just to make sure all was good with the baby.  She was good, baby was good and sooooo considerate that she delivered before dinner!  Yes, I said “before dinner” at 7:00 PM. This colt by Carpe Diem has an unusual blaze – sort of a broken blaze / blaze in two parts.  It reminds me of a successful horse I’m used to seeing in the last few years, but I’m drawing a blank on the name.  Can anyone help me??? With Chris having everything under control with Mama and baby, Chuck and I went back to the house.  I reheated our dinner and we ate while catching up on the other happenings of the day.  The phone rang and Chris said he thought Suzy Malibu was showing some signs of wanting to deliver. Soooooo back to the barn we went.  Suzy Malibu was a maiden mare (meaning this was the first time for her to have a baby) so we had no historic reference on what she was going to show us before delivering.  At... read more
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... read more
#Goldenwatch

#Goldenwatch

In some ways, it seems like yesterday he left the track. At times, it seemed this week has taken forever to get here. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday the very first foals by our favorite son, two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile Dirt winner GOLDENCENTS will have their “Under Tack Shows” in Ocala, FL. Then they’ll step in the sales ring a week from today and tomorrow. And, thus, their racetrack careers begin! Goldencents has been blessed with a great and kind personality and great people around him.  CLICK HERE to read and enjoy Julie June Stewart’s account of his racetrack farewell. The result is a huge following of people cheering for him to succeed as a stallion, as he did on the racetrack.  Sooooo we are going to endeavor to make it easy for Goldencents’ fans to follow his babies on the racetrack this year – starting with his first eight foals to be offered at the March Sale of Two-year-olds in Training at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company in Ocala, FL. Team Rosecrest / Wilshire Farm is going to use the Rosecrest Farm Blog and the Wilshire Farm Facebook page to keep you up-to-date using the hashtag #Goldenwatch.  We’ll start off with note of when his 2-Year-olds in Training are selling, and would ADORE any updates and/or photos that you hear and pass along to us.  The very best way is via a post to the Wilshire Farm Facebook page. Spendthrift Farm makes it easy to follow their stallions offspring’s entries, but we’re going to make it even easier by also posting the entries and results for Goldencents’ babies this... read more
The New Year Cometh

The New Year Cometh

The horses rang in the frigid New Year while celebrating their birthday. As most of you know, Thoroughbreds turn a year older on January 1st. As with people, the ones that get most excited are the youngsters. Weanlings become yearlings and see their first big change when they are separated by gender.  The yearlings become 2-year-olds and they have been seeing the biggest changes – which started about three months ago, when they were saddle broke and started learning how to be a racehorse. It’s exciting to see their progress under tack and get those reports on how their attitudes are adjusting to their job (who likes it and who doesn’t).  And now that they’re two, they can start racing soon. We hope to dub 2018 as the Golden Year, because Goldencents’ first crop of foals are 2-year-olds now, and will start racing.  As you know from pictures we’ve posted, they are beautiful.  They seem to have all the makings of racehorses, and we certainly hope that is the case. We’ll update you more very soon on the horses at the track, but will use this post to introduce you to the Foaling Mares because babies are going to start arriving before you know it!  We have eight mares due to foal in February and three more due in March. They are, in order of last cover date: Penumbra – a Malibu Moon mare out of a half-sister to millionaire GYGISTAR who was purchased from the Keeneland November Sale in foal to Broken Vow. First Shift – a War Front mare out of G3 stakes winner WATCH, who is a full sister... read more

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