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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. 

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.

WOODS EDGE SECOND LEADING CONSIGNOR AT FT FALL YEARLINGS

10/27/2011
WOODS EDGE FARM led all consignors on day two of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale when they sold all five horses offered and their day sales grossed $586,000. Highlights of the day included selling THREE of the top SEVEN yearlings of the day. These were:
$210,000 Unbridled’s Song filly (hip 435) - the second highest priced filly of the day and third highest price filly of the sale
$180,000 Macho Uno colt (hip 367) - the third highest priced colt of the day
$140,000 Midnight Lute colt (hip 342) - the fifth highest priced colt of the day

Overall for the sale, WOODS EDGE FARM was the second leading consignor with total sales of $705,000 and sold all eight horses that were offered, highlighted by the third highest priced filly of the sale.

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

KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLINGS

8/26/2010
Click here to view our Keeneland September 2010 yearling consignment

F-T SARATOGA SELECTED YEARLINGS

7/13/2010
Click here to view our Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings consignment

SALES PREP AT WOODS EDGE - PHOTOS

6/27/2010
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HALF SISTER TO 09 LADY CHIP, LATIKA DOMINATES IN FIRST START

6/14/2010
June 14, 2010 Race 6 at Colonial Downs, Latika (2008 Dark Bay or Brown Filly, Wiseman's Ferry - Lady Chip, Dixie Union) wins by 7 3/4 lengths in her first time out. 

Click here to see the full results.

F-T JULY SELECTED YEARLINGS

6/9/2010
Click here to view our Kentucky Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearlings consignment

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