01/30/2004 12:00AM

Thoroughbred Corp. to offer 54 at Barretts


ARCADIA, Calif. - Barretts has released the catalog for the March sale of 2-year-olds in training, which this year will also feature a 54-horse consignment of racing stock from the dispersal of The Thoroughbred Corp.

The one-day sale March 2 in Pomona will begin with the dispersal horses at 2 p.m. and follows with 174 2-year-olds in training.

Since the death of The Thoroughbred Corp. owner Prince Ahmed bin Salman in 2002, The Thoroughbred Corp. has slowly been selling its holdings.

The 54 horses comprise 48 horses of racing age, five juveniles, and a yearling.

The horses of racing age include Atlantic Ocean, a four-time stakes winner; Allover, an impressive allowance race winner; Fantastic Spain, a sharp maiden winner last June; and Orville n Wilbur's, a 9-year-old who has not started in nearly three years.

Atlantic Ocean, 4, has won 5 of 18 starts and $678,210. She won four stakes at 2 and 3, including the Grade 3 Miesque Stakes on turf at Hollywood Park in 2002 and the Santa Ysabel Stakes on dirt at Santa Anita last year.

Allover has won 2 of 4 starts since being sent to the U.S. last year. He has not started since winning an allowance race at Del Mar last summer.

Fantastic Spain is a half-brother to Spain, a winner of seven stakes and $3,540,542.

The yearling that The Thoroughbred Corp. is putting up for sale is an interesting prospect. An April colt, he is from the first crop of Point Given, the 2001 Horse of the Year, and is out of Capital Request, a multiple stakes winner.

Barretts had a disappointing 2-year-olds in training sale last year. Even though the sale established a record for the highest price for a juvenile - $2.7 million for Diamond Fury - the overall results were down from 2002. The average fell 5 percent, to $142,186, and the median fell 33 percent, to $60,000.

In Excess colt tops sale

At the Barretts mixed sale, held Monday and Tuesday in Pomona, prices were strong for the first day but fell sharply Tuesday. Overall, the 517 horses sold for an average of $7,848, a drop of 7 percent from last year. The median fell 14 percent to $3,500.

The most expensive California-bred in the sale was a 2-year-old In Excess colt who sold for $70,000 to Shannon Mullins. He was consigned by Mary Knight, agent.

The dispersal of Lakeview Thoroughbred Farm saw 61 horses sell for $267,600, an average of $4,387. Most of the Lakeview horses were broodmares. The highest selling lot was a yearling filly by Bartok, purchased by Eric Kruljac for $45,000.

Two will stand stud in California

America's Storm, an expensive yearling purchase in 2000, and Capsized, a two-time stakes winner, will stand the upcoming breeding season in California.

America's Storm, 5, will stand at Applebite Farm in French Camp for $4,000. Purchased for $3.6 million at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale, he raced in New York and the Midwest and earned $106,230. By Storm Cat, America's Storm is out of Lily Capote.

Capsized, a Saratoga stakes winner who raced on turf and dirt, will stand the upcoming breeding season at Special T Farm in Temecula. He was recently acquired by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds.

Capsized raced from 2 to 6, winning 7 of 24 starts and $489,593. His stakes wins included the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga and the Steinlen Handicap at Arlington Park.

By Summer Squall, Capsized raced at Santa Anita in 1999, finishing third in the San Rafael Stakes over a mile. He also placed in stakes in Florida and New York.

No stud fee was announced.

This will be Capsized's first season at stud. He was scheduled to arrive Saturday, according to Rick Taylor of Special T.