2025 Gunite - Itgetsgreaterlater Individual Foal

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Why We Bought This Horse

  • Itgetsgreaterlater was covered on February 19, 2024, by Gunite and checked in and confirmed in foal on March 5, 2024.   Our anticipation is that this foal will be Kentucky-bred.
  • This is a 2024 Individual Foal Offering and is subject to the WVS Individual Foal Program Addendum to the Wasabi Ventures Stables Thoroughbred Management Agreement.   
  •   Highlights of the program:
    • Fixed Price on the Offering - No Ongoing Bills
    • Limited Exposure - Like WVS Racing Programs, there is no chance for Future Expenses. If the Foal offering loses money, WVS absorbs those costs
    • Finite Time - The Foal Offering will be liquidated at the time of his/her weaning from the mare, so you know when an offering ends.  Because you are not buying the mare, you have a finite time period of commitment (e.g. 6 to 18 months)
    • Reduced Risk - WVS will only open a Foal Offering once a mare has checked in foal to the chosen stallion
    • Perpetual Breeders Bonuses - Even after the foal is sold, a Club member can continue to earn breeding bonuses for the racing life of the horse.
    • You can watch a video about this program by visiting here. 

The BASE PRICE of this foal is $67,266

  • Mare Lease $6,666
  • Stallion Fee - $35,000
  • Vanning Expense - $2,000
  • Boarding Fee Estimate - $20,000
  • Vet Estimate - $3,000
  • Registration Fees (Jockey Club and State Fees) - $600.   

The new Wasabi broodmare Itgetsgreaterlater gets her latest shot in the breeding shed with the gorgeous, multiple G1-winning Gunite as part of his first book at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in 2024.

Gunite was a precocious, fast, and high-class racehorse for Ron Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen from 2YO through 4YO, and Asmussen has described himself as "a walking infomercial for Gunite".  His accomplishments are indeed impressive, as is his pedigree given that he's a son of the historically successful young stallion Gun Runner from a solid Winchell female family.  He also possesses one of the best physicals of this year's intake of freshman stallions -- though he gave the impression while racing of being a compact, Quarter Horse-y type, in the flesh he is actually a long, leggy, elegant horse with loads of scope.  As such, we believe that he offers excellent value at his first-year fee of $35,000, and think he has a big shot to make it as a stallion.  And since Itgetsgreaterlater is pregnant for her first foal to a proven (and still ascendant) stallion in Practical Joke, she is one that we're eminently comfortable sending to a first-year horse for her second shot.


We like Gunite for Itgetsgreaterlater because she is a daughter of Justify, and Gun Runner has sired the G2W and multiple G1-placed Pappacap out of a mare by Scat Daddy (sire of Justify) in his first crop, while two other sons of Candy Ride (sire of Gun Runner) have produced SWs out of mares by Johannesburg (sire of Scat Daddy) from limited attempts.  And the broader cross of Gun Runner with Storm Cat-line mares has been successful, too:  Gunite himself is out of a mare by the Giant's Causeway son Cowboy Cal, while Champion Echo Zulu is out of a mare by Storm Cat's grandson Menifee, G2W Vahva is out of a mare by Storm Cat's grandson Harlan's Holiday, Preakness winner Early Voting has a second dam by Storm Cat himself, and multiple G2W Wicked Halo has a second dam by Harlan's Holiday.


Additionally, Gun Runner has had plenty of success with mares by Tapit, who is the sire of Itgetsgreaterlater's own dam Sotto Voce (a $2.7 million yearling buy as a full-sister to G1W and stallion Cupid).  Tapit is a son of Pulpit, and Itgetsgreaterlater is actually inbred to Pulpit 4x3, while Gunite's own second dam is by Pulpit -- meaning the foal from this pairing will have Pulpit 4x5x4.  Inbreeding to Pulpit has been sparingly tried so far (only one foal inbred to him 4x4 has raced), but given his brilliance and the strength of his pedigree, we think it could wind up being a powerful pattern.

Physically, Itgetsgreaterlater is a tad average-sized, and she ought to really benefit from the infusion of leg and length that Gunite will bring to this equation -- and will hopefully produce a big, pretty, commercial foal in 2025 that lights it up on the track down the road!

2025 Gunite - Itgetsgreaterlater Individual Foal

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