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WOODS EDGE GRADUATE WINS GRADED STAKES AT GULFSTREAM

3/29/2014
Repole Stable’s MICROMANAGE, earned his first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes-G3 at Gulfstream Park.  Sold to Mike Repole by Woods Edge Farm as a yearling in 2011 for $170,000, MICROMANAGE was equipped with blinkers for the first time. The 4-year-old colt broke from the outside post, tracked the leaders until jockey Castellano gave him his cue approaching the stretch and with an immediate response surged clear to post a 4 1/4-length triumph.

MICROMANAGE had won the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth last July before finishing third behind stablemate Verrazano in the Haskell Invitational-G1. The son of Medaglia d’Oro completed his 3YO campaign with a runner-up effort on Dec. 27 in the Traskwood Stakes at Aqueduct. MICROMANAGE has now won four of 14 career starts and has bankrolled $436,881

WOODS EDGE SELLS THE SALES TOPPER AND TWO ADDITIONAL 7-FIGURE YEARLINGS AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER 2013

9/30/2013
Consigned as Hip 712 by Woods Edge Farm as agent, the dark bay colt by War Front was purchased by Coolmore Stud interests for $2.5 million, becoming the highest-priced yearling at the 2013 Keeneland September yearling sale.  Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III and John B. Fielding, is out of multiple stakes-placed Blading Gold Ring (During), a half-sister to Grade I stakes-placed Emerald Gold (War Front) and from the family of Willa on the Move, Will’s Way and Lady Reiko (Ire).

The $2.5-million sale was a major pinhooking score for Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm.  O’Callaghan, signing the ticket as Brittlynn Stables, purchased the colt for just $180,000 as a weanling at the 2012 Keeneland November
sale.

"When you've got Coolmore and the Arab outfits, whether it be Sheikh Hamdan or Sheikh Mohammed or the Qatari outfits, really eager to buy your horse, you know anything is possible," O'Callaghan said. "Our reserve was, like $350,000 or something. We knew he'd make a lot of money, but we always reserve them sensibly, because we have to sell them."

Hertrich had purchased the colt's dam, stakes-placed Blading Gold Ring (by During, while she was carrying the expensive colt for $165,000 from the Elm Tree Farm consignment to the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The War Front colt was the second seven-figure sale of the auction for Woods Edge. During the sale’s third session on Wednesday, Magnier went to $1.4 million for hip496, a son of Galileo (Ire) out of Starlight Dreams.

Woods Edge struck again late in the day to score with a third million dollar-plus yearling when a Tapit  filly from its consignment sold for $1 million to Shadwell Estate. Out of the Tabasco Cat mare Evrobi, the filly is a full sister to grade I-winning filly Tell a Kelly.

EMPIRE MAKER COLT SELLS FOR $1.1 MILLION AT KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

9/15/2012
The first seven-figure horse sold at auction for Woods Edge Farm was an outstanding colt by Empire Maker out of Lu Ravi, by A.P. Indy.  Sold as Hip 956, the colt topped Thursday's session and was purchased by Big Red Farm/Shigeyuki Okada.  Bred in Kentucky by Nagako Fujita of Japan, the yearling colt was foaled and raised at Woods Edge Farm.

Read article by Lucas Marquardt, courtesy of TDN:
Seven-Figure Success for Woods Edge
Woods Edge Farm's Peter O'Callaghan was all smiles yesterday after selling his first seven-figure horse at auction. The milestone was courtesy of the sessiontopping Empire Maker colt out of dual Grade II winner Lu Ravi (A.P. Indy) who was hammered down to Big Red Farm/Shigeyuki Okada for $1.1 million. "It's nice to do it for once; I'm not sure I'll ever do it again," O'Callaghan laughed from the rear walking ring. "Thanks very much to Elliott Walden, who was the underbidder, I'm pretty sure."  The colt, who will join his expatriated sire in Japan, is a three-parts brother to MSW & MGSP Ravi's Song (Unbridled's Song) and is a grandson of GSW At the Half (Seeking the Gold). It's the immediate family of champion Halfbridled (Unbridled). He sold as hip 956. "It's Wayne Lyster's family; he had [Lu Ravi] for a long time, and a lot of credit goes to him," said O'Callaghan. "We're bearing the fruit from a lot of his work."

The colt was bred by Japan's Nagako Fujita, who owns two horses in America, according to O'Callaghan: Lu Ravi and her daughter Ravi's Song, who is still in training with Carl Bowman. Last year, O'Callaghan and Fujita teamed to sell an
Indian Charlie filly out of Lu Ravi for $775,000 at September. The filly, named Natural Rush, was purchased by Besilu Stables. She hasn't started. Lu Ravi produced a Candy Ride (Arg) colt this spring. "She has always been an outstanding mare, and we've gotten some lovely foals out of her the last couple of years,
but [yesterday's Empire Maker colt] is much the best she's ever had," said O'Callaghan. "He's the real deal. Every breeder strives to produce a horse like him." He added, "We foaled and raised him, and it's great
 for everybody at the farm."
Despite the colt's quality, O'Callaghan said his first seven-figure transaction was somewhat unexpected.  "You're always surprised when you sell a horse for that much," he admitted. "Our reserve was $200,000, though we expected him to sell well past that. It's been hard going the last couple of days, but it's great to have a horse like him that makes it look easy."

-Lucas Marquardt

WOODS EDGE GRADUATE AND A HALF TO HIP 608 WINS 1ST TIME OUT

9/1/2012
Micromange, a 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Catnip, won his debut by five lengths at Saratoga on Sept. 1.  Sold by Woods Edge Farm as a yearling last year for $170,000, Micromanage stalked the pace then drew clear to take the 7-furlong maiden race.

Owned by Repole Stable and trained by Todd Pletcher, Micromanage was bred by Fiona Craig and Dermont Cantillon.  Woods Edge Farm is selling his half-brother, Hip 608 a colt by leading sire Mr. Greeley, at Keeneland on Wednesday September 12. 

RAISED AND GRAZED AT WOODS EDGE FARM - THE B'S AND E'S WINS WIRE TO WIRE AT BELMONT (RACE 3)

7/15/2012
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/race-results?StartDate=07%2F15%2F2012&EndDate=07%2F15%2F2012&type=AllRacing&trackLookupId=187&statesBred=&searchStateBredPlacers=false

WOODS EDGE SALES GRAD STREET LIFE BECOMES “TDN RISING STAR”

2/11/2012
A $130,000 purchase out of the Woods Edge Farm’s 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sales consignment, STREET LIFE became the latest “TDN Rising Star”. The 3-year-old Street Sense colt out of the Grindstone mare, Stone Hope, won his second lifetime start, a one mile & 70 yards Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct on February 11. Out of contention for the first six furlongs, STREET LIFE had to alter course a couple times in the stretch, but once clear, powered home to win with authority by 2 1/2 lengths. Owned by Hidden Brook Farm & Dan Zucker, the colt was bred in Kentucky by Mueller Thoroughbred Stable Ltd and is trained by Chad C. Brown.

STRONG SALES IN BOOK 1 OF KEENELAND SEPTEMBER

9/13/2011

WOODS EDGE certainly saw fantastic results during the Select portion of the Keeneland September Sale on both September 11 and 12. The highest priced filly from the first day of the sale was Hip 83, a yearling filly by Indian Charlie out of the multiple graded stakes winning mare Lu Ravi, who sold for a very strong $775,000 to Besilu Stables. Also sold on day one was Hip 3, a Tapit colt out of graded stakes winner Rite Moment who sold for $280,000 to Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd.
 
On the second day of the select session the single yearling offered by WOODS EDGE was Hip 195, a Bernardini filly out of Miss Audrey. The beautiful yearling reached a high price of $500,000, sold to Stonestreet Stables and George B. Bolton, owners of Horse of the Year Curlin.
WOODS EDGE FARM as consignor averaged $518,333 from three yearlings offered during book one - the second highest average of all consignors for the two days.

View our 2011 Keeneland September Consignment

9/2/2011
http://ww2.equineline.com/consignorupdates/consignorsale.asp?saleid=kseptyr11&consignorID=26

SALES PREP AT WOODS EDGE - PHOTOS

6/27/2010
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ESKENDEREYA PRIME CONTENDER FOR KENTUCKY DERBY AFTER WIN IN WOOD MEMORIAL

4/4/2010
Bloodhorse article: Eskendereya Romps in Wood Memorial

FOALED, RAISED AND SOLD BY WOODS EDGE FARM, ESKENDEREYA WINS FOUTAIN OF YOUTH S. BY 8 1/2 LENGTHS

2/21/2010
Bloodhorse Article: Eskendereya Spurts Away in Fountain of Youth

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