Louisiana Bred yearlings earned top money in the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s winter mixed sale Jan. 28.
An accredited Louisiana bred yearling filly from the first crop of multiple grade I winner The Factor topped the opening session with a final bid of $190,000 from George Bolton and Peter Leidel. The gray or roan filly bred by Summerhill Farms LLC and Terry Gabriel, is a half sister to accredited Louisiana bred graded placed stakes winner Southern Dude out of the winning Cobra King mare Viva Vega, a full sister to stakes winner Follow Me Home.
Kim Harrison of Top Speed Farm, agent, consigned the session topper, who sold as hip No. 105. “She’s a beautiful filly,” said John Moynihan, who signed the ticket on the Louisiana-bred filly. “We thought as nice as she is it would be too expensive to buy her later on. George and Peter are very excited to have her.”
Bolton campaigned The Factor in partnership with Fog City Stable. The fast son of War Front won the 2011 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and the 2012 Pat O’Brien Stakes (gr. I), as well as the 2011 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) for trainer Bob Baffert en route to career earnings of $922,180.
Bidding for another accredited Louisiana bred yearling filly went to $90,000 for the second-highest price horse of the session. EQB Inc., agent for Zayat Stables, signed the ticket for the filly by WinStar stallion Pioneerof the Nile out of the Doneraile Court mare Cinnamon Kisses. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), the Louisiana-bred filly hails from the female family of grade I winners and millionaires Stellar Jayne and Starrer. She was bred by Gulf Haven Farms, LLC.
“I thought she was lovely,” said EQB’s Patrice Miller, who signed the ticket. “She has page, she’s big, and she jumped through all of our hoops. I think she was one of the best in the sale.”
Although he is from Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Glen Warren is a Louisiana Breeder. He concentrates his breeding efforts in Louisiana because of the state�s breeders� awards program. After thirty years as a breeder, the longtime TOBA member has been named January 2015 Breeder of the Month. Congratulations to Dr. Warren!
To read the TOBA newsletter article on Dr. Warren, click here.
The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2013 must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $100 late fee.
Read more on BloodHorse.com here.
(New Orleans, La.) � Louisiana Premier Night will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.
The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
- Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Spring 2015.
- Must be in good standing with the college or university.
- Must be present to win.
Registration: 4:30 p.m. � 5:30 p.m. at the designated booth
Races begin: 5:30 p.m.
Drawing time: Approx. 7:20 p.m.
The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student�s account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.
For more information, please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit louisianabred.com.
Ramon J. Muniz on Saturday January 10, 2015, age 65 years. Brother Robert Muniz, Sr. and the late Mervin Muniz. Son of the late Mervin H. Muniz, Sr. and Frances DiGiovanni Muniz. Uncle of Robert Muniz, Jr., Nicholas Muniz, Cristina Muniz, and Alexis Jimenez. A native of Metairie, La. for the past 41 years. Elected member of Republican Executive Committee. Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court, Republican Party of Jefferson Parish, and employees of the Fairground, Corp. are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM. Private Interment will be held at a later date. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries