Mucho Macho Man Foals Making Strong First Impressions
The first foals by Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Mucho Macho Man are drawing rave......
The first foals by Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Mucho Macho Man are drawing rave reviews from some of North America's best horsemen.
His first foal arrived on January 24th at Sequel Stallions in New York and immediately made an impression on her handlers.
“This foal is what we are all hoping for from a first-season sire in the commercial market - she is correct, has got leg, a lot of chrome and is very attractive”, said Sequel Stallions manager, Wally Burleson.
Bred by Mary Ellen Coenen, the chestnut filly is out of a young Stormy Atlantic mare, Ms Hallie, who is out of a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning millionaire In Summation.
The following week, a filly out of the Lawyer Ron mare Trojenna was born at Diamond A Farms in Kentucky and made a similar impression on farm manager Ted 'Mac' Carr:
"She is a big strong foal with a big chest and big bone. A really good foal - and from a maiden mare!"
The impressive filly was bred by Jan & Jerry Hawthorne's Double JH Stable.
A multiple Graded stakes-placed juvenile, Mucho Macho Man was a Graded Stakes winner at 3, 4 and 5 en route to earning over $5.6 million. He was a close runner-up to Fort Larned in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic before his thrilling victory in the 2013 renewal in a driving finish over champions Will Take Charge and Declaration Of War.
Adena Springs Offering 5 at FT-Florida Sale; 2015 Grads Have Excelled
Adena Springs is offering a select five horse consignment at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida......
Adena Springs is offering a select five horse consignment at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida Two-Year-Old in Training sale:
Hip #10 - a filly by Bernardini out of the champion Milwaukee Brew daughter Ginger Brew.
Hip #14 - a filly by Macho Uno, sire of four millionaires, out of the stakes-placed Pleasant Tap mare Guanahani.
Hip #24 - a colt by Discreet Cat out of the three-time Grade 1 winner Intangaroo.
Hip #91 - a filly by Ghostzapper out of the mare Storm Strip, a granddaughter of the great producer Weekend Surprise (A. P. Indy, Summer Squall et al). Storm Strip is by the Roberto grandson Comic Strip and Ghostzapper has sired a pair of Grade 1 winners out of Roberto-line mares.
Hip #144 - a filly by Ghostzapper out of the Bertolini mare Chokurei (Ire), a blacktype runner on two continents. The consistently brilliant Ghostzapper is the world leader by 'ABC Index' and is one of only two North American stallions with at least 15 stakes winners the past four seasons.
A quartet of blacktype runners have emerged so far from the 2015 Adena Springs Florida Sale draft, lead by Shakhimat, whose 9 ¾ length triumph in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity put him in the running for a two-year-old male Sovereign Award. Among the others is Born to Be Winner, who placed in the Grade 3 Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream Park in late January.
Shakimat and his fellow blacktype earners Scholar Athlete and Esposito (by Ghostzapper) have been nominated to the Triple Crown along with another Adena-bred FT-Florida grad, the Bob Baffert-trained Great Dane. A $200,000 colt by Awesome Again, Great Dane is working steadily for his racing debut.
All told, 13.3% of the Florida Sale juveniles sold by Adena Springs have already earned back their purchase price compared with just 4.6% of those sold by other consignors (through January 16).