West Point Thoroughbreds Buys 5 at OBS April Sale
West Point Thoroughbreds added five juveniles to the roster on at the April 22-25 OBS April 2-Year-Old in Training Sale in Ocala, Florida. Our new horses are by the sires Flatter, Patriot Act, Golden Missile, High Cotton, and Master Command.
Hip 5, a striking dark bay or brown colt by the A.P. Indy stallion Flatter, had the fastest quarter mile work (20.4 seconds) of the first under tack show. This colt is out of the winning mare Adena’s Girl, dam of seven winners.
“His breeze was very impressive,” says Terry Finley. “He worked a quarter mile in 20.4 and couldn’t blow out a match afterwards. He certainly looks fast and precocious.”
Flatter colt’s (hip 5) breeze:
“These are two very solid prospects,” says Terry Finley. “Both horses had above average stride lengths and heart scores. The colt is covered in dapples from head to toe and is a very balanced individual. The Golden Missile filly had a dynamite breeze prior to the sale. She’s correct and athletic, and a very pretty, kind filly.”
Both New York breds will be trained by Tom Albertrani.
Patriot Act colt’s (hip 56) breeze:
Golden Missile filly’s (hip 201) breeze:
He shines like a copper penny. On the second day of the sale, WPT purchased hip 548, a son of High Cotton out of the Aloha Prospector mare Kekik.
This is a colt we absolutely had to have. "He is a beautiful horse," said Terry Finley "We've seen horses by High Cotton run well all over the country. These are the kinds you look for. His breeze was unbelievable and he’s a strong, extremely well balanced colt.”
Click here for a Thoroughbred Daily News article about this colt.
High Cotton colt’s (hip 548) breeze:
The final new 2-year-old added to the stable is hip 707, a handsome colt by Master Command out of the winning Lion Hearted mare Mother.
“One thing I really like to see at a two-year-old sale is a horse who drops his head and gets into a good rhythm,” says Terry. “If you watch the breeze really levels out, uses his neck, and is a low, smooth mover. He’s a big, strong, two turn type horse.”
Master Command colt’s (hip 707) breeze: