Sakura Springs 2024 Auction

In an attempt to keep my stable within manageable numbers, I have finally convinced myself to clean house a bit. There are 23 horses who will be up for bid starting May 31. Yearlings and broodmares in foal have reserves according to the price of the sires.

Horses listed are:

Alley Witness
Yearling (Reserve: $5,000)
NCh. Bear Witness x Alley Girl - ICh. Alley Cat (S)
Bred mostly for turf. Dam was 3-1-3 of 20 races and is half to Chs. Double Checked and Tango Vision.

Ancient Coast
Yearling (Reserve: $10,000)
NCh. Ancient Magic x Costa Marta (S) - Rock of Gibraltar
Bred for turf. Dam was 4-0-1 of 13 races and is 3/4 siblings with Ch. Tiger Stripe. Her first foal, Crisanta, was SP as a 2YO.

Away and Beyond
Yearling (Reserve: $15,000)
NCh. Away The Lads (B) x The Borg (B) - War Chant (S)
Bred for turf. Dam was 4-7-7 of 38 races and is half to Chs. Bolian and Election Day. Her only foal to race, Free Doll (Latino Mix), is multi-winning and multi-placed.

Ch. Awesomette
Broodmare (Reserve: None)
Ch. Mr. Townsend (B) x Dixie Chick (S) - Dixieland Jazz (G)
Race record is 7-5(2)-1 out of 32 races. All 7 wins were on dirt. Her 4YO, Gallant Lord (Lord Nelson), is a multi-winner. 3YO La Fae (Chivalry) is placed. Awesomette is half to NCh. Dixie Double (silver-ranked broodmare), GCh. No Comment, and Chs. Alcohology and Chicken.

Celtic Dream
Yearling (Reserve: $5,000)
NCh. Celtic Star (B) x Dreamfield - Created
Could potentially do dirt or turf. Dreamfield is untested as a broodmare.

Cut ‘n’ Curlz
Yearling (Reserve: $15,000)
NCh. Away The Lads (B) x Ch. Edie Adamz (B) - Cigar (S)
Bred for turf. Dam was 7(1)-6(1)-2 of 22 races and is half to GCh. The Duke.

Drifting Glory
Racehorse (Reserve: None)
GCh. Tottenham Hotspur (G) x Miners Launch (B) - Created
Half to Ch. A Great Team. Dam was unraced, so not sure where her strengths really lie.

Egyptian Flower
Broodmare (Reserve: None)
GCh. Akhetnaten (S) x Wildflower (S) - Created
Half to GChs. Ministers Daughter and Dunatos, as well as Chs. Call of the Wild, Highwayman, and Wild Invader. 100% of her 7 runners are winners, and her 2016 Spock filly, Ch. Escape Pod, is stakes placed.

Yearling (Reserve: $15,000)
WCh. Strike It Rich x Gallant Lassie (B) - NCh. Boldness Chows (S)
Bred mostly for turf. Gallant Lassie was 5-6-5 of 35 races and is Sire/BM Sire to Ch. Frontier Days.

Ch. Inner Light
Broodmare (Reserve: None)
WCh. Crystal Rainbow (S) x My Lady Fair (G) - Highland Rogue (S)
Inner Light was 7(3)-3(1)-6(3) of 29 races, mostly on dirt. She is half to NCh. Unconditional, GCh. Gotta Be Royal, and Ch. Chang’e, and is Sire/BM Sire to Ch. Bejeweled. 75% of her runners are winners.

Broodmare (Reserve: None)
Silver Charm (B) x Lucent (S) - Ch. Mr. Townsend (S)
L’Naan ran best as a 3YO and was 1-3-2 of 16 races, mostly on turf. She is half to Chs. Ledonia and Little Wheel. She is yet unproven as a broodmare.

Last Wish
Yearling (Reserve: $7,500)
ICh. To Die For (B) x Wish For Ribbons - WCh. As You Wish (B)
Bred mostly for dirt. Wish For Ribbons was 6-6-2 of 29 races and has a speed record on 11.5f dirt. Her only runner, 2YO Wistful (Player), is still unplaced.

Life’s Magic
Broodmare (Reserve: $30,000)
GCh. Stagehand (B) x Ms Crystal River (B) - Created
Life’s Magic was 2-4-1 of 16 races and ran best as a 3YO. Her oldest foal, 3YO And That Is Life (AndLikeThatHesGone), is currently placed. Life’s Magic is in foal for 2025 to Brigade.

Lucky and Bold
Yearling (Reserve: $10,000)
NCh. Lucky Streak (S) x Ch. Bold As Brass (B) - Bold Ruler (S)
Bred mostly for dirt. Half to Ch. Cashmere Soda. Dam was 3-6(1)-5(4) of 32 races, including a speed record at 8.5f on turf. Of 8 racers, 75% are winners, with two being stakes placed.

Yearling (Reserve: $10,000)
NCh. Lucky Streak (S) x L’Naan - Silver Charm
Bred for turf. She is the first foal for L’Naan, so have yet to see how that line will do.

Optimal Journey
Racehorse (Reserve: None)
ICh. Dr. Evil (G) x Skin Deep Beauty (S) - Twin Oaks (S)
Bred for both dirt and turf. Half sibling to both GCh. Silent Thunder and Ch. Tokugawa. I think she might still have potential, but I haven’t been able to draw it out of her.

Previous Frost
Racehorse (Reserve: None)
Invasor (S) x Ch. Ain’t I Pretty (B) - Almost Home (S)
Ought to be able to do any surface or distance. Could have potential as a SC? Dam was 4-4-6 of 53 races, with at least one win on dirt, turf, and SC.

Rampant Side
Racehorse (Reserve: None)
NCh. Celtic Star (B) x Somethin’ Smokin (G) - Cigar (S)
Half to ICh. Spock and Chs. Smokin Hot and Ragged Jumper. Currently 2-1-1 of 10 races, strictly on dirt.

Rhine River
Yearling (Reserve: $25,000)
Frankel (S) x Devil’s Handmaiden (B) - Who Says (S)
Bred for turf. Half to Ch. Delphic Expanse and ¾ to Ch. Deep Space Nine. Dam was 2-7-4 of 28 races and has produced 83% winners, including two stakes winners.

Scorch Mark
Yearling (Reserve: $5,000)
WCh. Usain Bolt (B) x ‘Bama Slamma - GCh. Dixie Time
Bred for turf. Dam was 1-1-2 of 15. This is her first foal, so uncertain how he will do on the track.

Star Occasion
Yearling (Reserve: $20,000)
NCh. Formal Occasion (S) x Elven Star (S) - Spectacular Bid (G)
Star Occasion is ¾ siblings with Ch. Skyrim and Sire/BM Sire to Ch. Second Wedding. Bred for dirt at the classic level. Dam has produced 60% winners, including two who are stakes placed. She was 3-2-1 of 22 as a racer, and all wins were at 5 years old, so there is a chance this one could be a late bloomer.

Steep Hope
Racehorse (Reserve: None)
ICh. Dr. Evil (G) x Sunday Kinda Love (B) - Created
Dam was G2 placed as an SC runner, but unraced on dirt/turf. She is FF owned and still has 75% winners. Steep Hope won 2 of 4 races as a 3YO.

Timeless Wishes
Broodmare (Reserve: $10,000)
WCh. As You Wish (S) x Ch. Collinsville Times (S) - Created
In foal to Calle de Oro. Oldest foal is a weanling. Timeless Wishes was 3-2-1 of 18 races, with wins on both dirt and turf, and is half to Chs. Ramblin’ Man and You’reAWizard’arry.