07/05/2017 11:03AM

Mares and foals to be auctioned at Hazel Park


A pair of pregnant mares and their foals of 2017 will be auctioned Friday night in the paddock at Hazel Park as a fundraiser for the Michigan Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

The live-bid auction will take place after the seventh race, which has a 9:38 p.m. Eastern post time, and the horses will be present in the paddock during the bidding. The mares will be offered with their foals as a single lot, and they will be sold without reserve.

Lisa Campbell, one of the state’s perennial leading owners and breeders, offers the horses, which are based at her Grass Lake, Mich., farm.

Ma Come Pretendi is a 16-year-old Pentelicus mare out of the winning Cox’s Ridge mare Wa Ka Ridge. She is the dam of four winners from five foals to race, led by Fire Ma, an earner of $122,458, and What Outa Who, who previously held the track record at Mahoning Valley Race Course for five furlongs.

The mare won 9 of 37 starts, all at a sprint distance, for $72,999. She is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Green Vegas and hails from the family of Grade 2-placed Distinct Honor.

Ma Come Pretendi will be offered with her Elusive Hour filly, born Feb. 11, and she is in foal to Campbell’s stallion Gun Power on a March 27 cover.

I Run For Dan is a 12-year-old Formal Dinner mare out of the winning Graustark mare The Stark Truth. Her one winner from three runners is Run Dan Run, who finished third in last year’s 3-year-old males division of the Michigan Sire Stakes.

Grade 3 winner Lies of Omission is a half-sibling to I Run For Dan, as are stakes producers Twisted Truth, Outrageous Lie, and Right Time Matty. Lottery Winner, a Grade 2 winner, can be found further down the page.

I Run for Dan won twice in 26 starts, both one-turn victories, and earned $31,592.

The mare will be offered with her Gun Power colt, born Feb. 17, and she is once again in foal to that stallion on a March 20 cover.

All four live and unborn foals will be eligible for the Michigan Sire Stakes.

The auction will be conducted by Hillsdale-based auctioneer and breeder Guy Russell. Payment is due at the end of the auction by cash or check, and winning bidders must provide their own horse transportation.