Accomplishments

Pinhooking

GRAND RAPPORT

(2007 g. by GRAND REWARD out of DANCE MOCCASIN) was a $75,000 purchase out of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton July Select Yearlings sale by the BT Pinhook Venture. GRAND RAPPORT was sold privately as a two-year old after the 2009 OBS March Select Sale to leading owner Earl Mack. The bay colt was switched to the grass mid-way through his three year old campaign and excelled. GRAND RAPPORT won the 2010 Kent [G3] at Delaware Park and finished second in the National Museum Hall of Fame S. [G2] at Saratoga. He earned $554,305 in his career.

BELLA MEDAGLIA

(2007 f. by MEDAGLIA D’ORO out of TEN’S TESTAMONY) was purchased by the BT Pinhook Venture for $100,000 as a yearling and resold through Eddie Woods’s consignment for $200,000 as a juvenile. BELLA MEDAGLIA won the Treasure Chest S. at Delta Downs twice for her connections Coteau Grove Farms, earning a 97 BRIS figure for the win. She was first or second in 10 of 16 starts and earned over $350,000 lifetime. She has been retired as a broodmare.

DAVE IN DIXIE

(2007 c. by DIXIE UNION out of RISK) was purchased out of the 2008 Fasig Tipton July yearling sale for $140,000 by BT and resold in the Keeneland April 2009 two-year old sale for $310,000. The three-year-old showed he was a colt with a world of upside when he romped by 3 1/4 lengths in his six-furlong debut at Del Mar. DAVE IN DIXIE went on to be [G2] placed in the Robert B. Lewis S. at Santa Anita in 2010.

DANON GO GO

(2005 h. by ALDEBARAN out of POTRINNER (ARG)) is a half-sibling to the top grass filly Melhor Ainda, he was offered by BT’s Pinhook Venture at the 2007 Keeneland April Sale and purchased by Katsumi Yoshida for $400,000. From the first crop of Aldebaran–whose stallion rights were brokered by BT–DANON GO GO won Japan’s Chunichi Sports Sho Falcon S. in 2008 and banked over $800,000.

BELGRAVIA

(2004 c. by MR. GREELEY out of PEAKS MILL) was originally purchased for $180,000 at the Keeneland September 2005 yearling sale by the D&B Pinhook Venture and sold to Demi O’Byrne for $2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Calder Juvenile Sale. Belgravia went on to win the Hollywood Prevue S. [G3], and won two of five career starts with earnings of $127,115. BELGRAVIA entered stud in 2009 at Hartley/De Renzo in Ocala.

LONE STAR SKY

(2000 c. by CONQUISTADOR CIELO out of MINISTRADA) purchased by D&B Pinhook Ventures for $50,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Yearling Sale. He was sold for $190,000 at the OBS Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Calder. Because of a veterinarian dispute, the Sellers allowed the Purchaser to return the colt. D&B Ventures in turn sold LONE STAR SKY privately to their client Walter “Buddy” New. The colt broke his maiden impressively at Arlington and then set a Stakes record in the Bashford Manor [G3] at Churchill Downs. He hooked up with one of the fastest two-year-olds of 2002 at Saratoga in ZAVATA, and ran a good second in the Saratoga Special [G2], before handily winning the $200,000 Cradle Stakes at River Downs. Florida Horse Breeders and Owners Association named Lone Star Sky Florida-Bred Champion Two-Year-Old Colt of 2002. He ended his career with earnings of $504,995, and a career record of 14-3-4-1.

FUTURAL

(1996 c. by TWIGAZURI out of FUTURE STORM) was purchased by D & B Pinhook Venture for $55,000 and was sold to Craig Dollase at the 1998 Fasig-Tipton Calder Select Two-Year-Old in Training Sale for the bargain price of $75,000. This colt earned $816,107, winning both the Mervyn LeRoy H. [G2], and the San Bernardino H. [G2] in 2001. A great career could have turned into an exceptional one when FUTURAL came home first in the 2001 renewal of the Hollywood Gold Cup [G1]. An erratic ride erased the 1½ length win and FUTURAL was placed third.

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