Street Boss Filly Brings in Big Bucks at Barretts

Street Boss Filly Brings in Big Bucks at Barretts
Photo: Andrew Champagne

While it wasn’t quite the spending spree exhibited in March, the Barretts May sale did boast several 2-year-olds with classy pedigrees selling for large chunks of change.

91 horses were sold Monday in Pomona, and the sale-topper, a filly (above) by Street Boss, fetched a cool $260,000. Sold as Hip No. 90, the filly, named Long Hot Summer, is out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Hotlantic, and she was the only thoroughbred to hammer for more than $150,000.

Two 2-year-olds sold for that precise amount. Hip No. 31, a son of Lucky Pulpit named Lucky Logan (above), was the sale-topper for more than an hour, while Hip No. 38, a filly (below) by Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, also brought a pretty penny. Meanwhile, Hip No. 82, a son of Tribal Rule, finished fourth in those standings by bringing in $145,000, and Hip No. 114, a Magna Graduate colt named Pet Project, hammered for $125,000.

In total, eight thoroughbreds sold for six-figure sums, down from 16 such sales at the 2013 May auction (headlined by the $320,000 sale of eventual stakes winner Can The Man). However, ten others brought in between $70,000 and $100,000, up from eight a year ago. 
The next sale in Pomona will be the Barretts October Yearling Sale, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th. Barretts will also run the Paddock Sale at Del Mar on Sunday, July 20th.

Meet Andrew Champagne


A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at [email protected].

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