My favorite TB mare Shezagreatgal (Albert The Great) is back in foal to Saketini (Bernardini) for 2021. Sheza has had 3 amazing Saketini foals, and I thought about crossing her with a WB stallion this year, but as nice as her 2021 colt is…I just had to make another one. She caught on her foal heat (despite retaining placenta for 8hrs), so she will be due in January 2022. Such a nice mare…pretty to look at, easy to breed, lovely to handle, earned 100k and super mover.
Entice (Cherokee Run) is booked to Enticed (Medaglia D’Oro) at Darley. I love this son of MDO, he has great balance and his first crop hits the ground this year. Entice is similar in type, big framed mare, a bit long so maybe he can shorten her a little. Her 2021 St Patrick’s Day colt is a stunner, and huge, so we should get something like that next year. Enticed has a lot of support from Darley, so he should have some nice foals out there that sell well.
Bella Veloche (Sightseeing) had a nice, if small, filly by Saketini. She was a maiden, though, and I’m told she was a small foal herself (and grew up to 16.2). I am considering breeding her for a WB cross, but then again when Saketini is in my backyard for free it’s hard to justify the added expense of AI and possible multiple doses needed.
Bodacious Barb (Agnes Gold JPN) is due in late April with her St Patrick’s Day foal. She will probably go to Astern (AUS), also by MDO at Darley. Astern’s first foals are 2yos; his Australian crop just hit the track and seem to be doing well. He had a couple VERY nice 2yos at OBS sale last week, one brought $90k and the other $120k. Barb is G3 placed on turf, earned 130k, so Astern could be a good match to make a dirt or turf runner.
New mare, Jazils Dream (Jazil) is also due in late April to St Patrick’s Day. She’s a nice mare, earned 100k in 10 starts, but not very commercial pedigree. She will be bred to Saketini for 2022.
Could Be For Real (West Acre) is going to be a recip mare for my vet. No more devil colts from her!
Mom’s Image (Stormy Atlantic) slipped her pregnancy last year at 35 days and was unable to get back in foal. She will be bred back to Saketini this year, fingers crossed we have better luck.