This is hip#256 from the Mid-Atlantic Fasig Tipton yearling sale and part of the 2019-2020 Wasabi Ventures Stables Yearling Supplement.
The target is to race this yearling in the Wasabi Ventures Stables racing program.
This Maryland-bred, New York-sired, and soon to be Virginia-certified Bellamy Road filly has a lovely conformation (see notes below on conformation).
The horse vetted cleanly at the auction and has already moved to Middleburg Training Center for training in Virginia.
Notes on conformation at the sale from Director of Racing Operations, Adam Parker:
This Bellamy Road filly is big and scopey, with a well balanced frame. She displays an athletic walk, with a wonderful swinging hip allowing for a generous overstep. This filly’s level of preparedness left her a step below cosmetically. She will blossom in the coming months and, as she comes to maturity, transition into a lovely two year old. She was a true “sleeper” at this sale and the best of bargains at the purchase point.
NOTE on PRICING:
Per our program, the horse was purchased for $12,000 and gets the apportioned part of the sales expenses ($2,750) to reach the offering price of $14,750.
Per program rules, there will be four quarterly charges that are done automatically to a purchasers credit card. Each charge will be for a pre-payment of training fees and will be at the rate of $60/quarter per 1%. These charges actually count in our accounting system as a credit on the side of revenue and will offset any costs on the exit of the horse.
Like our racing program, there will be no on-going expenses and no chance of any other losses beyond these initial charges.
Note on NAMING:
This filly will be named in her 2 YO year. Anyone that is a Club member owner of her will be part of the voting process on her name.
Hip 256 is a lovely filly by Bellamy Road, out of the Roaring Fever mare, Overlook. Bellamy Road is best known for his jaw-dropping win in the G1 Wood Memorial, where he obliterated the field by 17.5 lengths and earned a massive 120 Beyer speed figure. He is responsible for siring Diversify, a multiple G1 winner of over $1.9M in purses. His other Grade 1 progeny include Toby's Corner and Constellation.
Overlook is a winning mare by Roaring Fever, who earned a very respectable $182,434 in purses during her career. She won 8 times in 48 career starts and hit the board a total of 21 times. She campaigned and won on both dirt and turf between 5.5F and a mile and 70 yards.
Overlook broke her maiden by over 5 lengths at the maiden special weight level at Monmouth Park.Overlook is the dam of just one other foal, Crowheart Butte, who is a 3yo gelding by Stroll. Crowheart Butte broke his maiden in his first start on turf just this past weekend, on 10/5, at the maiden special weight level at Parx. To date, he has earned $29,950 in just 3 career starts.
Hip 256's second dam, Skout About, by Mr. Leader, won 8 times in 33 career starts to earn over $122,000. Skout About is the dam of 5 winners from 5 foals to race. Her least successful foal still earned over $62,000 in purses in 25 starts, which is quite impressive. Each of her other progeny earned at least $111,000 and started no fewer than 18 times on the track, demonstrating incredible durability and consistency in her produce, no matter their sires. In all, her progeny earned a total of $704,811 on the racetrack and made a total of 178 starts, for an average of 35.6 starts and close to $141,000 in winnings.
Skout About's most successful foal to race was Uncle Otto, a full brother to Overlook who amassed over $226,000 in purses and won the non-blacktype, First State Dash Stakes (which was restricted to Delaware-bred and certified horses). He was twice stakes placed in the Spend a Buck Stakes and the Charles Hesse III Handicap at Monmouth Park. He earned a career high 106 Equibase speed figure and won between 4.5F and a mile and 70 yards on dirt.