07/21/2010 2:11PM

Clovelly to disperse stock


Robin Scully’s Clovelly Farms in Lexington, Ky., will disperse its bloodstock this year at Keeneland and Tattersalls, farm manager Jeff Ownby confirmed Wednesday.

Clovelly will sell about 35 broodmares, weanlings, and racehorses at the Keeneland November auction. The farm also will offer a group of about 10 yearlings at the Keeneland September sale.

The November consignment will feature the Nureyev mare Soiree Russe, the dam of Group 3 winner and 2010 Group 1-placed Tazeez. She is now in foal to Lemon Drop Kid. Also among the broodmares heading for auction are the Trempolino mare Tustarta, the dam of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Lickety Lemon and stakes-placed Cry of Freedom, in foal to Tiznow; the Medaglia d’Oro stakes winner Renda, in foal to Speightstwon; the Broad Brush mare Broad Picture, a half-sister to Hystericalady, in foal to Corinthian; the Gone West mare Gone Nuts, in foal to Ghostzapper; the Leomn Drop Kid mare Gout de Terroir, in foal to Henny Hughes; and the Cozzene mare Sirmione, in foal to Pleasantly Perfect.

The farm also will offer other mares in foal to Stormy Atlantic, Forestry, Corinthian, Include, and Pleasantly Perfect. Clovelly will consign one mare, Roar’s daughter Private Whisper, to the Tattersalls December auction in Newmarket, England. An 8-year-old half-sister to Tustarta, she is in foal to Duke of Marmalade.

A farm employee who declined to be identified said that Scully decided “now would be a good time for him” to disperse his Thoroughbred holdings but declined to comment on plans for the farm property.

Scully, a prominent owner in the 1980s and 1990s, has owned the farm since 1959. In Clovelly’s name, he bred Pleasantly Perfect, the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Classic and 2004 Dubai World Cup winner. Pleasantly Perfect’s dam, Regal State, was one several Group 1 winners Clovelly bred and owned. Clovelly also bred Silver Hawk, who placed in the Epsom and Irish Derbies before becoming a successful sire.