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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Stud Farm Association s Year-
ling Sales takes place on Sunday at
Santa Rosa Park in Arima.
The sales promise to be well patro-
nised with a number of existing and
potential owners likely to be looking for
the next Derby winner. Over the last
two years, the Trinidad bred horses have
shown that they can match strides with
their Jamaican counterparts which, given
the even greater opportunities for native
bred horses in restricted races, is likely
to generate even more interest than pre-
In 2015 alone, we just have to look at
the performances of Charismatic Groom,
Morning Calm, Bergeron Boy, Man to
Come and Swept Away---all available to
buyers at the 2014 Yearling Sales. The
Trinidad bred horses have also displayed
much potential for continued improve-
Some 108 horses are listed to come
under the hammer but with the expected
usual amount of withdrawals, we are
likely to see something in the region of
75 of those listed on parade. All of the
top farms will be represented, such as
the Poon Tip Stud Farm, Hummingbird
Stables, JMH Enterprises, Scott Stud,
Paradise Farms, Leeclare Stud, La Con-
cepcion, Hillview Ranch and Floraville
Most of the perennial top stallions in
this country will also be represented
with the likes of Big Country, Gold Mar-
ket, Charismatic Cat, Settle Up, Maraa-
hel, and LouisevilleLuminary which are
already established leading the way
though there are also progeny from
promising young sires such as Bristling,
Cactus Amour, Safraction and Dark
Cloud Dancer listed to appear on Sunday.
As usual, we will try to highlight the
yearlings which either due to breeding
or the performance of their siblings on
the track might attract the most inter-
est.Pride of place amongst the colts could
go to the Poon Tip Stud s dark bay son
of Gold Market/Blushing Bride (#72).
This colt comes from a prolific family
and is a half brother Derby and Breeder
Stakes runner-up, Charismatic Groom.
He could be the sales topper, once his
confirmation lives up to his pedigree.
The other very well bred colt in the cat-
alog is Hummingbird Stables full brother
to 2014 Derby third, Glorious Country.
This is a chestnut colt by Big Coun-
try/Pride n Glory (#24). Hummingbird
Stables consigns another very attractively
bred colt in the half brother to Derek
Cozier Memorial winner, Swept Away.
This bay colt is by the Pulpit stallion
Louiseville Luminary out of the speedy
mare Aticka(#65). He is probably not a
distance runner but there are loads of
quality races up to 1350 metres in which
this colt can make his name.
JMH Enterprises offers a very intrigu-
ingly bred colt by their Storm Cat stal-
lion, Dark Cloud Dancer out of the top
class mare, Golden Encounter (#100).
This mare is the dam of Personal
Encounter, who needs no introduction
to turfites. He could be anything.
Leeclare Stud has two interesting colts,
both sons of LouisevilleLuminary. The
first is a son of Firestorm(#94) and
therefore a half brother to the top class,
Galveston, while the second is a son of
Squeezed Moment(#46), who has been
a prolific mare in this part with every
offspring having won.
She numbers The Big Squeeze, Perfect
Moment and Faith among her progeny.
The Poon Tip Stud has a number of
other strings to their bow in a big colt
by Gold Market/Riviera (#31), a full
brother to Pot of Gold and half to Grand
Riviere; the chestnut colt by Gold Mar-
ket/Burning Red (#77), a full brother to
Heat of the Moment and the brown colt
by Gold Market/Sky Rider (#44), a half
brother to the prolific Purple Touch.
Other colts that might attract some
interest are Floraville Stud s son of Settle
Up out of the top class mare Miss Lover
Lover (#14), a half brother to Be My
Lover; Hillview Farm s chestnut colt by
Big Country out of the Fusaichi Pegasus
mare, Saint Pegasus (#35) -- this is a
first foal of a very well bred mare who
came to this Trinidad for breeding pur-
poses; Hillview Farm also offers a nice
colt out of Big Country and their good
racemare Sikhara (#40); Paradise Farms
has a colt that came into Trinidad in
utero by Regal Ransom/Cinema Show
(#81) -- the dam was successful in Cana-
da and is out of Breeder s Cup winner,
Among the fillies, the first one that
catches the eye is Paradise Farms full
sister to Bergeron Boy, a bay filly by
Settle Up/Angelsaver (#63).
They could not give away her brother
at last year s sale, a similar fortune will
not befall his sister once her confirmation
is decent. Hummingbird Stables con-
signs a half sister to the ill fated Dreaming
of Dubai in a bay filly by Charismatic
Cat/Dreaming Prayers (#87). Dreaming
of Dubai won her only start to date in
the style of a top class filly but unfor-
tunately has not graced the track since.
Her sister could be just as talented but
hopefully not as fragile.
JMH Enterprises offers a filly who
came to Trinidad in utero in a chestnut
filly by Tiago/Celidonia (#79). This filly
has winners on both sides of her family
though her damsire is the English Derby
winner, North Light. On breeding, there
is a lot to like about the Poon Tip Stud s
bay filly by Big Country/Treasure Each
The dam won the Champagne Stakes
in this country and as a daughter of one
of the best sires in the US at the
moment, War Front, the female line
could be priceless. Poon Tip Stud also
offers a very attractively bred filly by
Andre E Baptiste
Charismatic Cat/Let s Go Honey
(#8), a half sister to their Market
Rally, who has won in excess of
$600,000 in three years of racing
in Trinidad. Another filly that looks
the part on breeding is their bay
filly by Gold Market/Exquisite
Touch (#92). The dam was very
successful in Trinidad and this is
her second foal (first foal is an
unraced two year old).
There are many other colts and
fillies that could attract buyers at
all ends of the pricing scale.
Amount paid for a yearling is no
guide to the likely success and most
buyers have their own ideas of qual-
ity confirmation and bloodlines.
This is what makes the sport so
very exciting. It is not impossible
that one can acquire a champion
for as little as $10,000. Everyone
should come out to the track on
Sunday, even if you don t buy any-
thing, the camaraderie and show
are both worth experiencing.
See and be there!
Search is on for a new champion
Champion War Maker...won the T&T Derby but had to be euthanised
after being injured.
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