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Top seller at Los Alamitos Sale, Masters Call, syndicated

October 11, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

(photo by Los Alamitos Race Course)
Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA - Masters Call, the $485,000 sale topper at the Oct. 7-8 Los Alamitos Equine Sale, has been syndicated, announced Ed Allred, the all-time leading Quarter Horse Breeder and six-time AQHA Champion owner.

Allred, who signed the sale ticket for the sorrel colt, has sold 25 percent of Masters Call to prominent owner and breeder R.D. Hubbard. Allred, a nine-time AQHA Champion Breeder, has retained 25 percent ownership of the horse while the remaining 50 percent has been sold in 10 equal shares.

The new syndicate members are; Sharon Brandsness, BR Livestock, Chuck & Terryll Griffeth, Ron Hartley, Zory Kuzyk, Lisa McMahon, Don Moler, Mark Parsons & Mark Parsons Jr. Harvey & Brenda Pickens, and Alessio, Brown & Davies Llc.

"I am very excited about this group," Allred said. "We have some excellent people involved."

Sired by leading Thoroughbred stallion Hennessy and out of the 1992 Grade 1 Golden State Futurity winning broodmare Check Her Twice, Masters Call is a full-brother to leading freshman sire Check Him Out. The latter won the Grade 1 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity in 2001 and the Grade 1 Golden State Derby and Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Derby in 2002.

Hubbard is the majority owner of Ruidoso Downs and Zia Park and one of the leading owners and breeders of Quarter Horses. He currently campaigns top gelding Planet Holland and is a two-time Champion of Champions winner with Denim N Diamonds in 1981 and The Down Side in 2003.

Brandsness campaigned the Grade 1 winning mare Royal Dip and is the breeder of Grade 3 winner Soul of Silence. Brad Hart's BR Livestock of Utah is a leading Quarter Horse racing operation in the Intermountain region. Hart has won stakes races at Los Alamitos with the likes of Sensual Lady and Vandi Chick. Chuck & Terryll Griffeth co-bred The Down Side and currently campaign stakes winner Shining Down. Ron Hartley was presented the Vessels Memorial Award at the 2006 PCQHRA Awards Banquet for his countless contributions as an owner, breeder of Quarter
Horse racing and as an outstanding racing official.

Zory Kuzyk owns Masters Call's dam, Check Her Twice, and is the co-breeder of Masters Call. She is also the co-owner and co-breeder of Masters Call's superstar older brother, Check Him Out.

"I believe that Masters Call is one of the most gorgeous yearlings I've ever seen," said Kuzyk, who along with D. Wayne Lukas consigned Masters Call to the Los Alamitos Equine Sale.

"As Masters Call was growing up, I was concerned that maybe he would take much longer to mature. I feel at this time that he has grown into the most perfect looking Quarter Horse. He has all the right muscles, a powerful body and a gorgeous neck. He has everything that you're looking for in a Quarter Horse. On his pedigree side, he has obvious potential showing that he can easily run 440. We hope that he will develop like his brother Check Him Out, who has shown the ability to sire horses with quickness, longevity, heart and desire to catch rivals at the wire."

Lisa McMahon currently campaigns red-hot aged mare Blazin Fire, the winner of the Grade 3 John Deere California Distaff Challenge and runner-up in the Grade 1 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap. Don Moler bred and was the co-owner of 2005 World Champion DM Shicago.

Harvey & Brenda Pickens campaigned the outstanding All American Jewel, who won the (RG2) Silver Dollar Futurity and (RG2) Bitterroot Futurity in 2000, the Grade 3 Vandy's Flash Handicap in 2001 and was runner-up to Make It Anywhere in the '01 PCHRA Breeders Derby. Mark Parsons and his son, Mark Parsons Jr., are a growing force in Quarter Horse racing as the owners of the talented filly Choosy, who has qualified to the Grade 1 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and (RG1) Governor's Cup Futurity.

Alessio, Brown & Davies LLC consists of PCQHRA President Bud Alessio, San Diego-based attorney John Davies and C. Terry Brown, the CEO of Atlas Hotels Inc, which operates the Town & Country Resort Hotel in San Diego's Mission Valley area. Davies, who has on the University of California Board of Regents for 11 years, and Alessio formerly raced their horses under the banner of First Estate Racing.

Dash For Kay, winner of the Blushing By Handicap and a Los Alamitos Million Futurity finalist, was one of their most notable horses. Brown has enjoyed horses and pleasure riding his whole life and currently owns a 2,600-acre ranch in San Diego.

Allred and Hubbard will split the cost for all bills and all future stakes payments on the horse until he goes to stud. Until then, Masters Call will race exclusively at Los Alamitos.

"The 10 syndicate members will not have to pay a single bill on this horse while he runs," Allred said.

"Everyone is very excited about Masters Call and now they're looking forward to seeing him develop as a racehorse," said Allred's stallion manager Fred Scane.