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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008, 03:49:36 AM »

Battle Hill made 4 purchases at the 2012 Select Auction...

1st was an unnamed weanling filly who we have named Blind Date... Sired by GCh. Highland Laird (S) and out of recently retired Fire de Flame (G)... I turned down Fire de Flame in foal with this filly as a CW prize and took her yearling son Magic Dealer by Must Be Magic instead. She is 3/4 to MSW Ch. Turn n'Burn (owned by Battle Hill), SP Ch. Flawless Victory, 1/2 to MSW Secret Flame, SW Firebrand, SP Ch. Worthy Too and Ch. Sonny's Blues (owned by Battle Hill)... This filly has a solid pedigree and is part of Army Laird... We can't wait til she grows up and hits the track...

2nd was Reine-de-Course mare Take Account (S)... with created lines she has had 10 foals 6/7 winners and 2 MSW... She is in foal to Ch. Irish River for 1/8/13... I was so excited to find out I had gotten this mare... and we are looking forward to her foal next year...

3rd was an unnamed yearling colt we have named Backdraft Sired by our stallion Ch. Turn n'Burn (who we purchased last year at the 2011 select sale) and out of Ch Manhattan Skyline (G) she has only 2 foals to race so far and both are winners and 1 is SP... this is another youngster with solid bloodlines... and I needed one of Ch. Turn n'Burns foals to promote...

Our 4th and final purchase was Easy Trick Sired by Easy Goer (S) and out of Top Trick (B)... Raced lightly as a 4 yo she is a SW... she hasn't raced since 11/11... so we are going to finish her out this year and send her to the broodband in the spring...

All in all very pleased with our purchases this year...
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2008, 06:10:46 AM »

Picked up 2 yearling colts this year...

Crazy Like A Fox (Gallant Fox x Lady Luck)

Half to MSWs Luck Is A Rogue and Given Trouble. I haven't had a chance to try a Gallant Fox foal so I was happy to get him.

Pandemic (Highland Mystery x Fantasies O' War)

Originally named Handful of Trouble, but for some reason this name kept sticking in my mind. Somehow this colt caught my eye when I first saw him, to the point where I woke up one morning thinking 'Oh darn, I should've placed a bid on him...' When I saw he was still up for grabs, I therefore pounced. I think I just like a chance to have a colt with both Highland and Man O' War's an interesting combination to me. And, he's 1/2 to Iron Man.

Anyways -- that's it for me, this year. :)
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2008, 01:45:30 PM »

Picked up one more late addition:-

Ch. Card Trick, a nice looking 5YO son of Cozzene. He has pretty decent form with four wins (including two Stakes wins) and five seconds out of 16 starts, finishing out of the money only once. He cost more than we would have liked to spend but, if he runs anywhere near his previous form, he should make this back fairly quickly.

That makes it five purchases at this auction, so now we are forced to sit on our hands and watch the rest of it. That should make our Bank Manager happy :)!!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2008, 04:40:37 PM »

Nan, good luck with Pandemic.  His original name sprung from the fact that he was born fully grown.  His dam was none too pleased with that, and it was trouble for Shanthi.  I think Pandemic suits him better, though.  =)
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