Mixed Sales Season Continues in Ocala

A total of 649 horses of all ages, including a supplemental catalog of about 50 horses, is set to go under the hammer at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale, which kicks off a two-day run in Central Florida this morning at 11 a.m. ET with a preferred session (hips 1-206, including supplements) and continues with the horses-of-racing-age section (hips 251-365, including supplements). The sale concludes with Wednesday's open session (hips 401-638, supplements included), also beginning at 11 a.m. In the aftermath of a record-setting entree to the...

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Bucchero Filly Tops Indiana Mixed Sale

An Indiana-bred filly from the first crop of the Florida-based MGSW Bucchero (Kantharos) was hammered down for $48,000 to Roger Speiss, Randy Klopp and Liz McCready Klopp to top the Indiana Thoroughbred Owner's and Breeder's Association's 2021 Fall Mixed Sale held Oct. 16 at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, IN. The price is believed to be a record for a yearling at the sale. Cataloged as hip 40, the April foal--already named Honey Red--is the fourth from Spousal Privilege (Successful Appeal), who has already produced the Indiana-bred stakes-winning duo of Black...

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Florida-Based Bucchero Third-Leading Second-Crop Covering Sire

While Mendelssohn and Justify covered well over 200 mares during their respective second seasons in the breeding shed in Kentucky this past winter, Florida-based Bucchero (Kantharos) claimed the bronze medal, having been bred to 161 mares, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club late last week. Bucchero was the first son of Kantharos to enter stallion duty and was bred to 130 mares during his first year at stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in 2019. His two-year total of 291 mares makes him the most...

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Momos Has Ironhorse Thinking Big–And That's No Joke

In Greek mythology, Momos is "the personification of satire and mockery." In horse racing, Momos is a very talented and very fast son of Distorted Humor and Inspeight of Us (Speightstown) who delivered the first 'wow' performance in the first 2-year-old maiden of the Saratoga meet July 18 (video), earning 'TDN Rising Star' status. "I think everybody that buys a horse that wants to win that first maiden special at Saratoga realizes that you're going to be running against some of the best horses that have been specifically targeted for...

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Mixed Sales Season Shifts to Ocala

A total of 646 horses of all ages have been cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale, which kicks off a two-day run in Central Florida Tuesday morning. The sale begins at 11 a.m. ET with a consignor preferred session (hip 1-186) to be immediately followed by the horses of racing age section (hip 201-351). The balance of the horses (hip 401-710) will be offered during the sale's open session Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. "We've had a chance to go around and look at the horses...

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Boland Tries the Consigning Game

As the daughter of a Hall of Fame jockey, Sherri Boland has been involved in just about every facet of the racing game, but the Ocala horsewoman will be offering her first-ever consignment during the the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale Tuesday. "I've been in the business my whole life," Boland said. "I've trained, broke babies. And I thought, you know what, I've done every other aspect of this business, why not me? Why can't I do this?" Boland is consigning under the banner Middleground, named after the...

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Stallions' First Foals: Bucchero

• Bucchero (Kantharos), a two-time winner of the GII Woodford S. who covered a book of 130 mares in his first year at stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, sired his first foal when Goldenlegacy'shope (Warrior's Reward) produced a filly at Golden Legacy Stables in Ocala Jan. 14. • "She was born very alert, good bone, very correct, good balance and beautiful," said Golden Legacy's Blaz Perez. • The first son to stud of Kantharos, Bucchero remains at $5,000 for the 2020 breeding season. The "Loyalty Lock-In Program--Breed...

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Bucchero 'Loyalty Lock-In' Program Unveiled

During the annual stallion show at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, Saturday, Jan. 11, Harlan Malter, whose Ironhorse Racing Stable campaigned two-time GII Woodford S. winner Bucchero (Kantharos--Meetmeonline, by General Meeting) and who serves as the managing partner of Bucchero Stallion LLC, announced a bonus program designed to reward breeders who patronize the sire during his first few seasons at stud. The "Bucchero Loyalty Lock-In: Breed Twice, Lock In the Price" incentive enables breeders who breed a mare to the splashy chestnut in 2020 and 2021--same mare or different...

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