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Barretts March Select: A Video Look at Tomorrow’s Stars

With ten 2-year-olds in training being sold for a quarter million or more, yesterday’s Barretts March Select Sale was considered a success. Both the average price and the sale topping purchase were up considerably from 2012. Not surprisingly, Irish bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne, acting on behalf of Coolmore, was the day’s big buyer, snatching up the two highest priced colts of the sale.
While two-year-olds in training may or may not be your thing, I find it extremely helpful and interesting to see that all of the youngsters in the sale can be seen working out on video. Hopefully you will find watching these youngsters working out, brief as they may be, as interesting as I did. Thanks to Barretts and Youtube, I even picked out a few that I will be keeping an eye on this year, and down the road.

Within the first video, Hip #27 can be viewed. The bay colt by Malibu Moon, out of Fashion Cat was the sale topper at $675,000, and you can take a look at how he moves at the 8:33 mark of the first video. The eighth highest sale of the day was Hip #26, a dark bay colt by Broken Vow, out of Exquisite Beauty. Selling for $270,000, he was purchased by Big Red Farm of Japan, who happen to stand champion, I’ll Have Another. He can be viewed at the 8:09 mark. Finally, Hip #12, a bay filly by Henrythenavigator, out of Delighted Cat, who sold for $310,000, making her the sixth biggest price of the day, can be seen working at 9:17 into the video below.


The second video features the second highest selling two-year-old, Hip #67. The grey colt by Dunkirk, out of Missy Turtle brought $575,000, and can be seen at the 9:17 mark. Also, Hip #42, a dark bay filly by Unbridled's Song, out of Jera, a $260,000 purchase, can be found 2:54 into the next video.


The third video features four of the top ten sellers. Hip #97, a dark bay colt by War Front, out of Seasoned, sold for $570,000, and can be viewed at the 9:47 mark. Also, Hip #86, a bay filly by Tapit, out of Punch Appeal ($320,000) at 5:41, Hip #84, a bay colt by Exchange Rate, out of Perfect Paula ($250,000) at 4:53, and Hip #92, a dark bay colt by Harlan's Holiday, out of Rietondale ($250,000) at 8:12, can also be found in this video.


And finally the fourth video includes the highest priced filly, and fourth highest sale of the day, with Hip #116, by Harlan's Holiday, out of Tasha's Star. She was purchased for $325,000, and can be seen at the 2:48 mark.


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I would like to be able to understand what you post.
998 y did not bet having fun i will show y this weekend he is at my house 'eton blue': who do you like
Thanks for letting me know. I've always had a soft spot for Harlan's Holiday, and love watching his youngsters on the track
Get lookinatlucky869 to show you how to start a thread, bill.
if i bet mtn all my horses would be 2"5 i bet to big no joke santa friday race 3 my cinsation i know you guys didet bet i hope not i was just keeping y on you toes 1 a week every week if you dont bet i will get moor but im serious about my cination im ben giving the horse all week i just bet good races so get with me friday and saturday
if i bet mtn all my horses would be 2"5 i bet to big no joke santa friday race 3 my cinsation i know you guys didet bet i hope not i was just keeping y on you toes 1 a week every week if you dont bet i will get moor but im serious about my cination im ben giving the horse all week i just bet good races so get with me friday and saturday
It doesn't matter where they come from at all. Negativity just for the sake of hearing yourself talk is boring and ridiculous.
When I was a member of the TOBA I got catalogs from all over and the West coast ones, even in the heyday of racing, were second rate.
They won't most likely come from there
Vic, no one was comparing Barretts to Keeneland at all. There are just some people who like to follow the Champions of tomorrow, today.
opps three more
Well I heard of one good one but that's it. NEVER would compare to Keeneland or Saratoga
Amazombie's real good.
oops>> Jeranimo
Jeronimo is another.
Sales results can be found here, SSilence86 http://www.barretts.com/SalesResults/results/rsmar13.asp ... Graduates from this very sale include a long list of good ones. Recently: Awesome Gem, The Factor, Jeranimo, Henny Hughes, Dream of Summer, Amazombie, Brother Derek, I Want Revenge,Dice Flavor, etc...
Vic, Yes, I will tell you one... Hip #121... DICE FLAVOR.
SSilence, Hip #92 was purchased by Nick DeMeric (agent) for 250,000 and #116 by Narvick International for 325,000
tell me have any real good ones graduated from this demonstration of precocious speed?

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