FULL AND CLOSED
The book on Rocknroll Hanover is full and closed and we
thank everyone for the expressed interest in the Western
Ideal-Rich N Elegant champion.
Once again there were precious few bookings actually available
to outside breeders as the horse is fully syndicated and
shareholders exercised all their entitlements. In addition
the horse is contractually limited which meant a substantial
number of exceptional broodmare prospects just could not
be accommodated. To which we deeply regret.
Booking contracts to Perretti stallions (other than Rocknroll
Hanover) will soon be available for download from this website
by clicking in the appropriate spot on the home page.
Lucks Mistress and Stonebridge Prima, two rather distinguished
Camluck ladies are done racing and will be sent to the court
of Rocknroll Hanover later this year.
Lucks Mistress with a mark of 1:51.3 at three and just
shy of $500,000 on her card is a sister to the 1:49.4 star
Camystic ($779,728) from Mystic Mistress a daughter of the
well known Pam Ryan from whom trace Caprock, Easy Goer and
a host of others.
Stonebridge Prima with a 3-year-old mark of 1:52 is a sister
to such Canadian notables as Stonebridge First, Stonebridge
Premio and Stonebridge Prize each with over $500,000 in
earnings from Fran Seelster a daughter of the famed Fashion
Trick which makes her a half sister to the great racehorse
and sire Falcon Seelster. Nice story on Stonebridge Prima
by Dave Liker in last week’s Horseman And Fair World.
Other recent Perretti Farms owned retirees from outstanding
matrons headed for Rocknroll Hanover this year include Plan
On It a daughter of Bettor’s Delight from Best Laid
Plans and Merculese the Artsplace daughter of Mercy Mercy
Although it’s a tad early to be thinking of yearling
videos one could be tempted to bring the cameras when checking
the first crop of Windsong’s Legacy in their respective
Seems these just turned yearlings are already ALL TROT
and rather impressively at that.
Given the trotting prowess of the Triple Crown winning sire,
it’s not exactly a shocking revelation.
CHRIS LIKES HIS McARDLES
Chris Ryder offered some encouraging words on his first
crop McArdles- not all of them cost the proverbial arm and
a leg. Like the ole man, they’re willing and have
Reports keep pouring in about the precocity of those Red
River Hanover first croppers as there seems to be as much
uniformity about them on the racetracks much as there was
in the selling aisle.
Be interesting to see the upcoming stakes nominations.
When we purchased Captain Holly from the January Meadowlands
sale, we were unaware that she had actually appeared in
a qualifier just several days prior. Captain Holly is by
Cambest from Wendy Ann Hanover and thus a full sister to
the celebrated Best Laid Plans. So new trainer Greg Peck
took her back to The Meadowlands where despite arctic conditions
she won in 1:57.1 and earned the right to race a little
more prior to visiting Mr. Rocknroll Hanover.
Speaking of sales in general, how come PAST PERFORMANCE
booklets issued by sales companies identify the breeder
but omit the line directly underneath the pedigree line
that would ordinarily list the OWNER.
Its not like there’s anything clandestine involved
as that information is readily available. Those that need
to know who they’re buying from can always check the
USTA computer or the eligibility copy posted on the stall
door although it is time consuming when there’s a
large number involved.