From the Family of Commanding Curve
From the family of West Point’s Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve comes a colt from the first crop of champion West Coast, and the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale was just as familiar as the pedigree.
In 2012, Commanding Curve brought $60,000 as a yearling at Fasig-Tipton October, selling to one of Eddie Woods’ other clients. With Eddie’s endorsement, West Point bought Commanding Curve for $75,000 at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training. He went on to light up the tote board at 37-to-1 in the Kentucky Derby, charging through the stretch to finish second by less than 2 lengths to California Chrome.
The West Coast colt impressed trainer Greg Foley, who steered O Besos toward the most recent Kentucky Derby for West Point and partners. Similarly overlooked at 40-to-1 odds, O Besos ran a dynamite race in the Kentucky Derby, checking in fifth.
West Coast didn’t have enough qualifying points to make the 2017 Kentucky Derby but he still walked away with the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male by rolling through the Travers Stakes (G1) and Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
The colt’s female family has only improved since Commanding Curve’s racing days, with his half sister Mother Mother also making her mark by winning a couple of stakes and finishing second in a Grade 1 at 2 and third in a Grade 1 at 3 (behind Hard Not to Love).
Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2023.