Watch Your Step






Why We Bought This Horse

NOTE:  This is not a claim.  We purchased this Florida-bred colt at the OBS 2YO sale in June 2018.   He was Hip #575.  

UPDATE on 7/6/18:  He is doing great on the farm in Ocala and on 7/12/18 he is heading to Gulfstream and Ronnie Spatz to get ready for some races!

UPDATE on 7/23/18: Doing great and worked 3/8ths in :37 this morning at Gulfstream Park.

UPDATE on 7/25/18: The Jockey Club approved his new name, Watch Your Step.

UPDATE on 8/20/18: Per our 2 YO program we have added $6,000 in pre-paid training to the pricing.

UPDATE on 10/5/18: Debut time with his first race at Gulfstream Park.

Why Did We Buy Him:

 -- This Florida-bred Rattlesnake Bridge out of a Delaware Township mare had a lovely conformation.  The horse walked correctly and cleanly and vetted cleanly too.  From our blood stock agent, Adam Parker of T Square Stud, the colt had a high grade at the under tack preview and passed physical inspection.  Adam was able to get the winning bid at $15,000.

-- If you watch the video attached above you will see a horse that moves with a long stride and drops his head as he strides out.

-- The horse will be moving to Gulfstream Park and be in the hands of veteran trainer Ronnie Spatz as he begins his training for a debut.  The horse is first going to be gelded and will spend 14 days at T Square Stud in Ocala, Florida before catching a ride down to Gulfstream Park. 

NOTE on PRICING: As it was not a claim and because the horse will have some months of training before it begins racing, we are including 2 months of estimated training bills ($6,000) to offset the initial cost.  These costs will of course be settled when this horse concludes his racing career with us.  The price also includes the $1,000 in auction vetting plus Florida sales tax.  The accounting is that we spent $15,000 on the horse + $900 in Florida Sales Tax + $1,000 in auction expense + $6,000 in training expenses (you get this credited to the your account on settlement).

NOTE on NAMING: We are going to run a naming process on the horse. Anyone that becomes a part of this 2 YO will have a vote in the naming of him.   For each .5% you own, you get one vote on the name selection from the three final name choices.

OUR NAMING PROCESS IS CLOSED.


Tidbits from the Pedigree

 

Bloodstock Agent Report from Housantonic Bloodstock:

After breaking his maiden impressively first time out over 6 furlongs, Rattlesnake Bridge ran a clear 2nd to reigning Champion (and now leading sire) Uncle Mo in just his second start.  He scored a gutsy victory in the Long Branch Stakes going a mile-and-a-sixteenth as a 3-year-old, then was 2nd in the Grade 1 Travers and 3rd in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby before contesting the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic.  Off for over a year after that, he returned with an allowance victory at a mile before running 3rd in the Grade 3 Westchester Stakes as a 5-year-old.  Rattlesnake Bridge a son of North America's highest-priced stallion, and promising sire-of-sires, Tapit.

This colt's dam, Dare I Dream, has already thrown four winners, including the stakes-placed winner Distinction Bird.  Dare I Dream is a half-sister to stakes winner and stakes producer Devil's Tail, plus five other winners from all her dam's foals to race, and her dam is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Blue Daisy, and to the Group 1-placed runner and stakes producer Flyaway Bride, the granddam of millionaire stakes winners Deep Summer and Are Blanca.  Dare I Dream is by the tough sprinter Delaware Township, who won 11 of 21 starts, including the Grade 1 De Francis Dash and the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga.

Further back there is some turf and distance breeding on this page, but close-up it's all about sprinting speed.


WVS Stats:

Starts Wins Places Shows Wins % In The Money %
8 0 1 1 0% 25%

Last 3 Races:

Mar 09, 2019
Gulfstream Park, FL
Finish: 7
Feb 20, 2019
Gulfstream Park, FL
Finish: 5
Jan 12, 2019
Gulfstream Park, FL
Finish: 7

Next Race:

TBD


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