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Banner Day for Stonehaven

September 24, 2018

 

Chiquita and Jeff Reddoch’s Stonehaven Steadings capped a banner day in the sales ring with the $450,000 sale of a colt by Street Sense to Phoenix Thoroughbreds Sunday at Keeneland. The yearling (hip 1775) is the first foal out of stakes-placed Easy Living (Big Brown), a mare the farm purchased for just $60,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November sale.   “She was a big beautiful Big Brown mare,” said Leah O’Meara, who manages the farm’s relations and investment opportunities. “She was stakes placed with over $150,000 in earnings, so she was a good racehorse, in our opinion, and better than some of the stock we’d bought before. [Farm manager] Colby Marks and I looked at her at the barn and we both liked her. We went for her and the rest is history.”   O’Meara continued, “We went to Street Sense with her and her first foal came out beautiful.”   Easy Living, a half-sister to graded stakes placed Jaramar Rain
(Thunder Gulch) and stakes winner Harbor Mist, produced a filly by Quality Road this year and was bred back to American Pharoah.   Stonehaven Steadings, which has a broodmare band of 24 head, sent six horses through the ring Sunday at Keeneland, selling five for a gross of $1,505,000 and an average of $301,000. In addition to hip 1775, the farm also sold (hip 1700), a son of Speightstown for $360,000; and hip 1639, a filly by Uncle Mo for $310,000.     “It’s been an amazing day,” O’Meara said. “It’s been out of this world for our team. Everyone has worked so hard. Colby and [bloodstock director] Aidan [O’Meara] have raised these horses and everyone back at the farm and here at the sale has worked so hard to make this happen. And we’re so thankful for that.”

 

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