Summertime

Summertime

The babies are growing, the yearlings are maturing and the mamas’ bellies are starting to show they are pregnant again.  In case you were wondering… YES it is hot here, too!!! The babies don’t care.  They play tag and see who can pull the hardest on the other’s halter.  The guests at the B&B really enjoy watching the evening antics after dinner. Orientatious 18 may be the youngest (born May 8), but WOW what attitude he has!  He likes letting the older ones know that he is a force to be reckoned with.  Penumbra 18, the oldest of our 2018 crop, is quite the independent filly.  She’s already been weaned, along with Golden History 18, and will hold her own at feeding time against the mares.  She’s an impressive filly by Colonel John. The yearlings have changed their schedule too — from just hanging out in the pasture all day to what we call Sales Prep.  That means they come in to the Yearling Barn at 7 AM and go back outside by 6 PM.  While they are in the barn, their schedule varies a little bit but includes being bathed, groomed, walked and learning how to use the Automated Walker properly. Some of our guests ask why we do all this, and the answer is “for many reasons”.  Keeping them in during the day keeps them out of the sun, which gets rid of their sun bleached coats.  This, with the grooming, puts a beautiful shine to their coats. The walking gets them used to the way they will be walked at the sale.  The youngsters need to...
Crazy Busy Spring….

Crazy Busy Spring….

Well, it’s been too long ago that I’ve shared life at Rosecrest Farm.  We have been very busy foaling, breeding, receiving fillies off the track to acclimate and breed and going to the races to see our homebreds run.  I’ll start with the last four foals born this year. Flaming Slew was one of those very thoughtful mares who delivered at 7:55 PM.  She started giving us signs two days before foaling, but then about 5 PM she let us know it was definitely happening soon.  She easily delivered a 128 lb. filly by Constitution (G1 winner by Tapit). This big girl started out a little shy, but now is so friendly I think she’d be happy if you just stayed in her stall and rubbed on her all day long. On April 11, Malibu Gem delivered, only one day after her projected foaling date, a 123 lb. colt by Not This Time (by Giant’s Causeway) at 10:55 PM.  We may have to call him Daddy Longlegs because he has verrrrrrry long legs.  His legs are so long that it took him quite awhile to get them all working together. You may remember from previous years that Malibu Gem likes to deliver when she thinks no one is watching.  This year, however, she actually gave us a little warning… not much but enough that we knew she had to be watched — although in a way she couldn’t see you.  She’s a sneaky girl and this year was a little possessive as a Mom. Three days later, Bellezza Rosso delivered a sweet 105 lb. filly by Goldencents.  Bellezza did give...
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. ...