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Separate Tac, strong broodmare consignment to be part of Equine Sale

August 23, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA - All-time leading Quarter Horse breeder Ed Allred has consigned 34 of the 104 broodmares that will be part of the 2006 Los Alamitos Equine Sale catalog. To be held on October 7 and 8, the Equine Sale will also feature 350 yearlings and 16 Quarter Horses of racing age or mixed stock.

The feature name among the horses of racing age is Rancho Vista Partners’ 3-year-old filly Separate Tac, who ran second to Strawkins in this year’s Rainbow Derby. Sired by Separatist and out of the broodmare Ought To Be Famous, Separate Tac also ran fifth to Leading Spirit in last year’s Ruidoso Futurity.

In her career, the Henry Brown-bred filly has won four of nine starts while earning $75,000 in the process. Separate Tac is a half-sister to I Ought To Be First, who earned $108,305 in a career that included a third place finish to AB What A Runner in the 2003 Los Alamitos Derby and a victory in the Vandy’s Flash Handicap.

Allred has consigned 34 mares, including the promising Takin On The Cash young broodmares Female Friend and Cash Her Out and proven producers Perfecter, Moms, Big Jan, Toll Express and Going First. The 6–year-old Female Friend won three races and $31,321 at Los Alamitos, while also qualifying to the Governor’s Cup and La Primera del Ano derbies.

Cash Her Out won two races at Los Alamitos while banking $25,594. The 5-year-old mare was fourth in the 2004 La Primera Del Ano Derby and was second in a trial to the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity.

Perfecter is the dam of Perfect First, winner of the Pomona Championship and an earner of nearly $70,000. She also produced Per Pritzi, who ran in the California Breeders Freshman Stakes, Jolter, who banked nearly $20,000 in his racing career, and Pritzi Perfect, a winner of three races and $18,075.

Moms is the dam of Mummy, a multiples stakes place runner at Los Alamitos, while Toll Express is the dam of Grade 1 Kindergarten Futurity finalist Mr Premier LV. Going Magic has produced three winners that have competed at Los Alamitos since January of 2005. They are First By Magic, a three-time winner of $27,392; Nutso, also a winner of three races and $13,250; and Spells, who won once here. Big Jan has produced seven-time winner Granny Janny, a stakes placed runner and winner of $74,167; Big Granny, an allowance winner here, and Brian Dasher, a multiple allowance winner of $38,057.

Top mares that will be available for purchase at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale include Lady Jitters, dam of 2004 Kindergarten Futurity finalist Quick to Jitter and multiple stakes runner Feet Of Flames, and Do Ya Disco, winner of the Trinity Meadows Futurity and more than $140,000.
The Rainbow Rita, dam of stakes winner Rainbows Primetime, and BR Dash Of Fantasy, dam of the stakes placed runner Chicks First Fantasy, has also been consigned.

Hennessy babies to be part of equine sale
D. Wayne Lukas and Laura Pinelli have consigned the Hennessy filly Choosing Sides to the Los Alamitos Equine Sale. The noted Thoroughbred stallion Hennessy is the sire of Check Him Out, the nation’s leading Quarter Horse freshman stallion. Choosing Sides is out of the nine-year old mare Worth A Look, the winner of the 1999 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and 2000 La Primera Del Ano Derby.

Choosing Sides is one of two Hennessy yearlings in the sale. The other is the colt named Masters Call, who is a full-brother to the aforementioned multiple Grade 1 winner Check Him Out. Zory Kuzyk and D. Wayne Lukas consigned Masters Call.

3&Up Quarter Horses to get purse hike at Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos (August) - Effective with the Thursday, August 17 racing program, Quarter Horses ages 3 and upward will benefit from either a 20 percent purse increase or a $1,000 purse hike - which ever figure is higher - on overnight races across the board, said Los Alamitos Racing Secretary Ron Church.

“We know our horsemen are working hard to help Los Alamitos put together as competitive a racing program as possible and we appreciate their hard work,” Church said. “The owners and trainers of Quarter Horses will enjoy this purse increase and perhaps we’ll see a few more older Quarter Horses and 3-year-old sprinters competing here as we enter the second half of the meet.
“We’re looking forward to an exciting fall and winter season of competitive Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos.”

The two levels of allowance races each boosts of at least $2,000, with fields with 10-horses now featuring a $16,700 purse. Overnight handicap races now boast a $17,000 purse.

A 10-horse field of $30,000 claimers will now race for $13,700 - up from $12,200. As another example, a full 10-horse field of $12,500 claimers will now chase an $11,100 purse - up from $9,600.

At the lower rungs of the ladder, purses for $6,250 claimers will increase from $8,000 to $9,200 for a 10-horse field, while purses for $2,500 claimers went up from $6,300 to $7,300, based on a field of 10.

“Los Alamitos is famous for having the richest stakes program for Quarter Horses in the country,” Church added. “We strongly feel that it’s very important to show our appreciation for the every day, hard-knocking runners, such as the older Quarter Horses.”