Diamonds in the Rough - 2013 Update

Diamonds in the Rough -  2013  Update
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

Before the start of the Keeneland Yearling Sale of 2013, I reviewed 14 colts and fillies with nice pedigrees whose cost shouldn't break the bank in the Diamonds in the Rough article. With this year's ultimate yearling sale concluded, let's take a look at how they did in the ring.
Just to show how tough it can be to sell or purchase a yearling, of the 14, two were RNA (Reserve Not Attained), and half of the selections didn't make it to the sales ring. Perhaps they'll show up in later sales or at the two year old auctions.
Yearlings can be difficult to follow until they re-surface either at a two year old in training sale or on the racetrack. If you have connections to any of these babies, I'd appreciate it if you could email me occasionally informing me of their progress.
SOLD:
Hip #1255 Colt (Lookin At Lucky – Chief Secretary, by Deputy Minister)
Sale price: $40K
Consignor: Lane's End, Agent for Kinsman Farm
Buyer: Bach Stables, LLC
Chimichurri fillyHip #2470 Filly (Eskendereya – Chimichurri, by Elusive Quality)
Sale price: $60K
Consignor: Warrendale Sales, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC
Buyer: Chase Stables
 
 
 
 
Hip #2531 Colt (Harlan's Holiday – Floating Island, by A.P. Indy)
Sale price: $16K
Consignor: Hill n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent
Buyer: E. C. Silvers, Agent
 
Miss Hellie coltHip #2638 Colt (Arch – Miss Hellie, by A.P. Indy)
Sale price: $67K
Consignor: Gainsway, Agent XXIV
Buyer: Barsuk Racing
 
 
 
 
 
Koko pop coltHip #2970 Colt (Curlin – Koko Pop, by A.P. Indy)
Sale price: $47K
Consignor: Warrendale Sales, Agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC
Buyer: M.A.B. Agency
 
 
 
 
 Hip #3336 Filly (Langfuhr – Hula Skirt, by Dixie Union)
Sale price: $22K
Consignor: Lane's End, Agent
Buyer: Bob Cappelletti, Agent
 
RNA:
 
Valuable Partner fillyHip #1176 Filly (Discreet Cat – Valuable Partner, by Mr. Prospector) named Stay Beautiful.
Sale price: RNA ($50K)
Consignor: Taylor Made
Sold to a private buyer for $45K
 
 
 
 
 
Saintcerely fillyHip #3077 Filly (Old Fashioned – Saintcerely, by Saint Ballado)
Sale price: RNA ($29K)
Consignor: Catalyst Bloodstock, LLC, Agent V
Sold to a private buyer for $20K
 
 
 
 
OUT:
 
Hip #3736 Filly (English Channel - Rhineland, by Mr. Prospector)
Consignor: Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, Inc. (J. Stuart).
Owned by Calumet Farms, this filly was held out of the Keeneland sale and entered in the Fasig Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale, October 21- 23.
Hip #3855 Colt (Candy Ride – Cajun Flash, by Bertrando)
Consignor: Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, Inc. (J. Stuart).
Owned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, this colt will instead go into the Fasig Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale, October 21- 23.
Hip #3407 Colt (Smart Strike – Parris Hill, by A.P. Indy)
Consignor: Denali Stud
Hip #3439 Colt (Super Saver – Renda, by Medaglia D'Oro)
Consignor: Woods Edge Farm (Perter O'Callaghan)
Hip #3453 Filly (Distorted Humor – Saskawea, by Stormy Atlantic)
Consignor: Baccari Bloodstock
Hip #3809 Filly (Colonel John - Wind River, by Storm Cat)
Consignor: James B. Keogh (Grovendale)



Meet Laurie Ross


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Through hands-on work at barns, I learned valuable lessons about Thoroughbred conformation, gait, and temperament and later worked withThoroughbred rescue/re-train organizations. I have committed my passion for horses to the intensive study of pedigree and breeding theory for the last 20 years. 


I support clients with all aspects of pedigree/breeding analysis, research, sales, catalogue review, and recommendations on claims or private sales. Clients include national leading owners, racing/breeding syndicates, the little guy with one mare, and everyone in between. 10-20% of all proceeds are donated to Thoroughbred rescue & retraining groups. Check out my website, Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds, and the IMTBreds blog.

I welcome your questions regarding pedigree, handicapping, and breeding. If you would like me to cover a specific topic, please contact me. 

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