03/02/2012 1:41PM

Many familiar faces among California-breds at Barretts March sale


The California-breds offered at Monday’s Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training may look familiar to prospective buyers.

Of the 21 California-breds in Monday’s catalog, 13 went through the ring at the Barretts October Yearling sale last fall and are being pinhooked to the 2-year-olds in-training sale. That group includes colts by Candy Ride and Tribal Rule who were among the most expensive hips sold at the yearling sale.

The Candy Ride colt, out of the stakes winner Magnificent Val, sold for $65,000 to trainer Carl O’Callaghan, agent for Patrick Sheehy’s Super Horse, Inc. Named Racing King, the Candy Ride colt is consigned to Monday’s sale by Andy Havens Bloodstock, agent.

The Tribal Rule colt, out of Work the Room, was purchased as a yearling for $62,000 by Dan Northrup’s Sunset Stable. The Tribal Rule colt is one of five 2-year-olds bought as yearlings last fall that are being offered on Monday from the Callaway Thoroughbreds consignment. The group includes an Unusual Heat colt bought for $59,000, another Tribal Rule colt bought for $25,000, a colt by Kitaphla bought for $23,000, and a Bedford Falls filly bought for $8,000.

Tribal Rule, who ranked second among California sires in 2011 progeny earnings, is represented by three colts in Monday’s sale. Aside from the Callaway horses, there is a colt purchased for $37,000 by SGV Thoroughbreds at the 2011 Barretts yearling sale.

Unusual Heat was the leading stallion by progeny earnings in 2011 and has a colt and a filly in the sale. The colt is part of the Callaway Thoroughbred consignment. The filly, consigned by Sam Hendricks, agent, is out of Sookloozy, by Avenue of Flags. In 2006, a 2-year-old Red Bullet colt out of Sookloozy sold for $2.5 million at the Barretts March 2-year-olds in-training sale.

There is a colt and a filly in the sale by Awesome Gambler, California’s leading freshman sire in 2011. The colt, out of High Warning, is a half-brother to Faisca, the winner of the 2010 Phil Shepherd Stakes at Fairplex Park. The filly is out of On London Time, who placed in three stakes.