09.24.2016

Six Figure Success for Point of Entry Yearlings

Headed by a $275,000 Book 1 colt at the Keeneland September sale, a total of nine Point of Entry......

Headed by a $275,000 Book 1 colt at the Keeneland September sale, a total of nine Point of Entry yearlings have commanded six figure prices so far this year.

The $275,000 colt was consigned by Adena Springs and attracted plenty of attention from prospective buyers leading up to sale day. He is out of the graded stakes-winning Bertrando mare Final Fling and was purchased by Stephen Carr.

Among the several other six figure sellers at Keeneland were:

  • a $150,000 filly, consigned by Elm Tree Farm, purchased by Groth Stable
  • a $140,000 colt, consigned by Lane's End Farm, purchased by Wycombe House
  • a $140,000 colt, consigned by Woods Edge Farm, purchased by Nick Zito
  • a $130,000 colt, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, purchased by Patrick Hoppel, agt
  • a $130,000 colt, consigned by Nursery Place, purchased by J. J. Crupi, agt
  • a $100,000 colt, consigned by Equest Thoroughbred, purchased by H. Hatch, agt
  • a $100,000 colt, consigned by KatieRich Farms, purchased by Brad Anderson

The latter was the highest selling yearling of the September 23 Keeneland September session.

The very first first Point of Entry yearling was offered at the Fasig-Tipton July sale and was hammered down for $135,000 to F. Thomas Conway.

Bred by the famed Phipps Stable, Point of Entry raced to five Grade 1 victories and is the most accomplished of the great Dynaformer currently at stud in North America. 

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09.19.2016

Adena Bred & Sold Ghostzapper Son Prevails in $200,000 Presque Isle Mile

Riding a four-race winning streak coming into the September 18 $200,000 Presque Isle Mile, Ghost......

Riding a four-race winning streak coming into the September 18 $200,000 Presque Isle Mile, Ghost Hunter emerged from a pack of tightly bunched horses inside the eighth pole and drew clear late to win his first career stakes by 1 1/2 lengths. 

An Adena Springs bred, raised and sold son of Ghostzapper, Ghost Hunter, is now 7 for 8 over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle downs. His only loss came when he was a troubled fifth in last year’s Mile.

“Last year I got in a lot of trouble. I had no room to go,” said jockey Antonio Gallardo, who has been aboard for three of Ghost Hunter’s five wins during his current streak. “Today I’m in the clear. It was a perfect trip.

“I love this horse,” Gallardo added. “I’ve won nine or 10 races with him.”

Ghost Hunter is owned by Jagger Inc. and is now 15 for 40 lifetime with earnings of $496,270. He originally was purchased from Adena Springs for $75,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton July sale.

-edited from www.drf.com


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