This year’s OBS March two year old sale is one that will long be remembered for three outstanding prospects we were able to purchase at value prices. We did our homework and came home with a colt and two fillies we are thrilled to have in our barn. “It was a special sale and we were very fortunate to be able to purchase these horses,” stated Kenwood Racing founder and racing manager H. Robb Levinsky. “Our Taste of Thoroughbred Ownership® program is a unique, owner-friendly structure and people really responded to it with these three new groups”.
Group #35 features a filly by the top sire Kitten’s Joy. Her two full sisters have enjoyed much success; one has earned over $130,000 to date and the other is a stakes winner of over $230,000. While pedigree isn’t a guarantee, when you have a breeding that has worked this well not once but twice, it’s reasonable to be very optimistic about her prospects.
Group #36 offers a powerful, athletic colt from the first crop of Flat Out, a multiple grade 1 winning sire who earned over $3,600,000 in his career. He’s out of a young, stakes winning mare from a female family filled with stakes horses. Of the 6 colts at the sale that made our final bid list, he was our top choice. Big, strong colts who move well on the track are generally very hard to buy because everyone is looking for horses with classic distance potential. We were fortunate to get him at a price we could afford.
Group #37, a filly by premier sire Scat Daddy, was purchased privately at the end of the sale from a one-horse consignment. We were incredibly fortunate here; all the other Scat Daddy’s at this sale sold for $100,000 plus. Many people will recall a few years ago we purchased a Scat Daddy filly post-sale, coincidently for the exact same price. Her name was Jersey Jules and she won multiple allowance races and $100,000 in purses for us.
A record number of new co-owners joined a large number of people who have been a part of previous groups. “We flew past the 10 shares we usually offer and ended up with 12-15 co-owners in these three groups. Kenwood invests our own money and is the largest shareholder in every horse we purchase” explained Kenwood president Jack Czajkowski. “That’s one of the things that distinguishes us from syndicates, we eat our own cooking. We’re really gratified to have so many new co-owners join our program with these groups. A number of them were referred by current co-owners, which obviously is high praise indeed ”.
For groups 35, 36 & 37, Kenwood would like to thank the following co-owners for their support (most of whom purchased shares in multiple groups);
Tony & Michele Guacci
Jim & Jessica Charatan
Alice & Doug Stanley
Dan & Ginny Ruggiero
Howie & Dana Gregg
Michael & Michelle Christadore
Lorraine & Mike Mann
Jay & Ian Garsman
Charlie & Dolores Bush
Steve & Lisa Denholtz
Flat Out colt in the auction ring at OBS March