Keeneland January to Include Dispersal of Pompa Stock


Paul Pompa, Jr. after Connect's Cigar Mile win | Sarah Andrew

Keeneland will offer 39 horses in the Complete Dispersal of the late Paul P. Pompa Jr.–including Turned Aside (American Pharoah), winner of Saturday's Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship S., and additional 2020 Grade III winners Country Grammer (Tonalist) and Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom)–during the 2021 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 11-14. Lane's End will serve as agent for the consignment, which consists of broodmares, foals of 2020, horses of racing age and broodmare or stallion prospects. The January Sale catalog is scheduled to be online at on Dec. 8.

“Mr. Pompa's industry involvement was admirable on every level,” Lane's End Sales Director Allaire Ryan said. “He was dedicated to and ever enthusiastic about his investments as a breeder, owner and fan. He created strong relationships around a lifelong passion and never wavered from his philosophy to do right by his stock and enjoy the sport. The success of his breeding and racing operations is a direct result of his daily involvement with trainers, farm staff, agents and caretakers alike. We have valued the opportunity to care for his horses at Lane's End and will be proud to stand behind his offerings at the January Sale.”

Eight mares in the Pompa Dispersal are in foal to Connect, a Grade I-winning son of Curlin who raced for Pompa and stands at Lane's End.

Among the horses cataloged in the dispersal are these broodmares and foals of 2020:

  • Mary's Follies, a Grade II winner by More Than Ready who is the dam of multiple graded stakes winners Night Prowler and Regal Glory as well as 2020 Japanese multiple Group 3 winner Cafe Pharoah.
  • A colt by Connect-Mary's Follies foaled in 2020.
  • Sustained, a Grade III-placed daughter of War Front who is the dam of Turned Aside and is in foal to Connect.

These fillies of racing age:

  • Off Topic, a Grade I-placed 4-year-old filly by Street Sense.
  • Regal Glory, a Grade II-winning 4-year-old and 'TDN Rising Star' who has earned $773,884. Winner of the GIII Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf S. in her most recent race, Regal Glory also won the GII Lake Placid S. and GIII Lake George S. at Saratoga along with the Penn Oaks and Stewart Manor S.

These colts of racing age:

  • Country Grammer, a 3-year-old son who won this year's GIII Peter Pan S.
  • Spirit Maker, a 2-year-old colt by Empire Maker who won his career debut Saturday at Aqueduct by 1 3/4 lengths.
  • Turned Aside, a 3-year-old colt who won the GIII Quick Call S. at Saratoga in July and captured Saturday's Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship by 1 1/4 lengths. He has four wins in nine starts with earnings of $241,967.

“We have great respect for Paul–as a horseman, businessman and person–and were so saddened by his passing. Keeneland is honored to be given the responsibility of presenting the Pompa Dispersal,” Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said.

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