On Friday evening at the Sovereign Awards, RIA ANTONIA (Rockport Harbor/Beer Baroness) bred by Lynn Schiff's Clover Hill Farm won the 2013 Champion 2 Year Old Filly award. Mill Ridge Sales sold the filly for Lynn Schiff in 2012 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale.
Also, on Friday at Oaklawn Park, STANWYCK (Empire Maker/Set Them Free) O/B Jerry & Ann Moss finished 3rd in the G1 Apple Blossom.
At Keeneland on Saturday, Canadian Champion 2 yr. old OCCASIONAL VIEW (Silver Deputy/Celebrate) B-George Strawbridge Jr. won the Commonwealth S - G111.
Last Saturday -
CALIFORNIA CHROME won the Santa Anita Derby (G1), next race The Kentucky Derby on May 3.
RIA ANTONIA finished 2nd in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) beaten by 2 lengths, she is a Kentucky Oaks contender.
The racing season is in full swing and on Saturday at Santa Anita Park we have friends/clients that will be participating.
Santa Anita Oaks (G1) - RIA ANTONIA (Rockport Harbor/Beer Baroness) - Breeder: Lynn Schiff
Santa Anita Derby (G1) - CALIFORNIA CHROME (Lucky Pulpit/Love the Chase) - Owner/Breeder: Steven Coburn & Perry Martin, SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS (Rock Hard Ten/Miss Chapin) - Owner/Breeder: John & Jerry Amerman.
Our friend/client, Jim Miller won the Bourbonette Oaks on Saturday with his filly AURELIA'S BELLE. Nicoma Bloodstock purchased this filly on behalf of Jim Miller at the 2012 Keeneland Sept. Sale for $170,000. According to AURELIA'S BELLE's trainer, Wayne Catalano, her next stop is the Kentucky Oaks.
Our friend/client, George Strawbridge, Jr. bred a couple of fillies that raced well this past Saturday. They both finished 2nd in G2 races. KITTEN'S POINT (Kitten’s Joy/Rendezvous Point) was just nosed out in the G2 HONEY BEE @ Gulfstream Park & MAGIC UNION (Dixie Union/Magic Peak), stayed close to the winner Close Hatches, in the G11 AZERI @ Oaklawn Park. Nicoma Bloodstock assisted Mr. Strawbridge with the matings of these outstanding fillies.
Mill Ridge Farm is very pleased to inform that KEEP UP has adapted to his new role of stallion with his first two mares examined in foal...... very fertile and popular.
SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS returns to racing on Saturday (March 8) @ Santa Anita in the G11 San Felipe S. The 2011 colt out of the mare Miss Chapin was raised at Mill Ridge Farm on behalf of our friends/clients, John & Jerry Amerman. SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS won a Maiden Special @ DelMar last August.
‘TDN Rising Star’ Diamond Bachelor (War Front/Seasoned) (B-Jamm Ltd) gets a second try on the dirt when he makes his 2014 debut Saturday in Santa Anita’s GII Robert B. Lewis S. The handsome colt, who stamped himself as a turf star early in his juvenile campaign, was last seen finishing ninth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Nov. 2. Typically a frontrunner who displays a lot of gate speed, he stumbled out of the 12-hole in that dirt debut and had a troubled trip from that point on.
Mill Ridge Sales, agent has consigned the following horses in the Winter Mixed Sale (Feb. 9-10).
Hip #29 - Amie's Dini - Racing/Broodmare Prospect
Hip # 54 - Beautiful Miss - Racing/Broodmare Prospect
Hip #128 - Daylatedollarshort - Broodmare - Barren
Hip #212 - Gustavia - Racing Prospect
Hip #384 - Returning Home - Broodmare Prospect
Hip #394 - Royal Pleasure - IF to Hat Trick
Hip #535 - Genuine Flare - Racing/Stallion Prospect
Hip #536 - Rous - Racing/Stallion Prospect
Hip #537 - Coldstream - Racing Prospect
Mill Ridge had a very strong January Sale finishing as the 2nd Leading Consignor by Gross.
Mill Ridge also sold a Top-Priced Broodmare - RIETONDALE (Dynformer/Aletta Maria) for $300,000 to Glenn Hill Farm.
Keeneland January Top Consignors by Gross Sales
Name Offered Sold RNA Gross Average Median High