04/01/2016 2:30PM

Last of Unbridled's Songs get cool reception


A pair of juveniles from the final crop of Unbridled’s Song – who died suddenly in the summer of 2013 – went through the ring at the Barretts select sale, with less-than-stellar results. One colt sold for $60,000 to Gary Broad; another failed to meet his reserve with a high bid of $350,000.

Still, the connections of these two should take heart, as their late sire had his own infamous experience in the Barretts sale ring.

Unbridled’s Song was a $200,000 purchase at the 1994 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale by Ernie Paragallo’s Paraneck Stable. He was then sold as a 2-year-old for $1.4 million at the Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training to Hiroshi Fujita. However, Fujita subsequently refused the sale after stating that his veterinarian found evidence of ankle bone chips in the colt.

Paragallo bought Unbridled’s Song back, and he went on to become a Grade 1 winner and prominent sire. His progeny are led by U.S. champion Midshipman, Canadian champion Embur’s Song, and Breeders’ Cup Distaff/Ladies’ Classic winners Unrivaled Belle and Unbridled Elaine.