03/02/2011 12:21PM

Uncle Brent moves to Whiting's barn following sale


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Uncle Brent, a 3-year-old who ran the fastest six furlongs of the Oaklawn Park meet last Saturday, has been sold and is now in the care of trainer Lynn Whiting, said Eric Reed, who trained Uncle Brent for the partnership of West wind Farms and his assistant, Brent Taylor.

Reed said that Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella purchased the horse privately. Uncle Brent moved to Writing’s stable at Oaklawn on Wednesday.

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“It’s bittersweet,” said Reed, who noted Taylor was instrumental in the horse’s development. “But we still get to watch him. He’s in a great barn, with a great trainer and with a man who will give him the best of everything.”

Whiting said next-race plans for the horse are to be determined, but he ruled out a start in the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn on March 19.

Uncle Brent covered six furlongs in 1:09.41 in a maiden special weight sprint that served as his debut last Saturday. For the effort, he earned a Beyer Figure of 89.