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Instant Action Spotlight: Valuation

December 01, 2010 · By · Share

Action.  Anyone in this game wants action.  It is our lifeblood.  It is also rare when you have the opportunity to become a Partner in a West Point Thoroughbreds horse the week before they are scheduled to debut.

That is why we are pleased to present this instant action spotlight, Valuation.

In 2009, we expanded our buying program to Ireland.  We found a yearling by Irish champion two-year-old Ad Valorem that we fell in love with.  Now a two-year-old, his name is ValuationHe had all the pieces.  A precocious sire that is the son of top stallion Danzig.  A protypical turf pedigree.  What wasn't to like?

Nothing.  Unless you want to count lack of familiarity in the United States marketplace with Ad Valorem.  The unfamiliarity made Valuation the "forgotten story" in the class.  Now, the next chapter of this story is ready to be written.  It's the chapter named: Runner!

Valuation is scheduled to debut next Sunday, December 12th at Hollywood Park.  Check him out, and we think you'll see why it's fitting that Valuation will run in California.  He might just be the "Hollywood fairy tale" of our two-year-old class.

Valuation Biography:

  • A two-year-old Irish-bred gelding by Darley Australia sire Ad Valorem.  Click here for Ad Valorem's Stallion Page.
  • Valuation is from Ad Valorem's first crop.  Ad Valorem has already sired fifteen different two-year-old winners including two stakes horses and three multiple winners.
  • Valuation has some of the best turf breeding in the world.  Female side of his family includes turf superstar stallions Irish River and Sadler's Wells.
  • An A+ on TrueNicks with a classic dosage of 2.00
  • Click here to check out his pedigree.


Valuation on Video:
Check out Valuation's latest two videos.  You can see how a little bit of time and patience has really paid off physically for Valuation.

 

 

Show Me the Numbers:

Check out Valuation's last seven breezes at Hollywood Park.  Look at the pattern.  The more we've asked of Valuation the better he's gotten.
Date
Distance
Time
Type
11/26 5F 1:00.60
H
11/19
5F
1:01.00
H
11/13
5F
1:01.20
H
11/7
4F
48.20
H
10/30 4F
48.60
H
10/23
3F
37.00
H
10/16 3F 37.40
H
 
What They're Saying About Valuation:
Craig DollaseTrainer Craig Dollase, "I haven't had a lot of owners go to Europe to buy me horses.  When Terry makes a trip like that you know he's serious.  When we got Valuation out here in California, the first thing I noticed was that this horse had the type of body that could be very striking as he grew into it.  We got him into our training program this spring, but he was still a little immature.  We gave him some time over the summer and decided to focus more toward an end of year debut.  Since we got him back he's done everything we asked of him.  With his pedigree, I cannot wait to see him on the turf.  It might take him a race or two to figure things out, but he looks like he'll go all day and is only scratching the surface of his talent."
 
Terry FinleyWest Point Thoroughbreds President Terry Finley, "We bought this gelding as a yearling in Ireland.  We projected him as a horse that would excel around two-turns on the turf.  He was a little immature when we first brought him to the United States.  We decided to give him a little time over the summer to get through some of that immaturity, and he's come back with the kind of intensity you look for in a good horse.  I am really kind of surprised that there is still a small piece of him available.  Valuation has a chance to be a force on the turf.  All the prep work has been done.  Now he's ready to run.  This is what we all have been waiting for.  We get to see if what we saw as a yearling in Ireland comes to fruition."
 

Valuation is ready to roll.  Are you? Give us a call at 760-757-2737 to discuss how you can become a part of the Valuation syndication.

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