10/05/2010 3:30PM

Gulf Coast Farms to disperse


Jerry Bailey and Lance Robinson’s Gulf Coast Farms, best known as the breeder of champion and classic winner Lookin At Lucky, will disperse its bloodstock due to declining business in mare-leasing programs.

Bailey and Robinson announced Tuesday that they will begin their dispersal at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which runs Nov. 8-20 in Kentucky. Taylor Made Sales will handle the consignment.

“Mare leasing programs are just not a viable option in this economy,” Bailey said. “This doesn’t mean, however, that anything else will change. Our operation in Florida will continue to conduct business as usual, we will continue to train horses at our training center, and we will still be very much involved in the Thoroughbred business.”

Gulf Coast’s November consignment includes 90 horses: 49 broodmares, 35 weanlings, and five racing or broodmare prospects. Keeneland has cataloged the horses in two groups. The first, cataloged as Hip Nos. 5001-5032, will be stabled in Barn 9 and sell on Monday night, Nov. 8. The second group, Hip Nos. 5033-5077, will be stabled in Barns 48 and 49 and will sell Thursday night, Nov. 11.

In addition to Lookin at Lucky, Gulf Coast also has bred, raced, or purchased such Grade 1 winners as Thunder Gulch, Henny Hughes, Yes It’s True, and Honour and Glory, among other graded performers.