OBS Calder 2 yo Sale

Forest Camp cemented his position as one of the country’s hottest young commercial sires as his 2 year old colt out of the Holy Bull mare Holy Love was tops among the 138 offerings at the OBS Calder sale.  Attracting a final bid of $650,000 from leading buyer John Ferguson on behalf of the Maktoum family, the strapping colt had been atop everyone’s wish list after breezing an easy eighth in 10 1/5 during the first breeze session.  Throughout the week, top consignor Ciaran Dunne raved on both the colt and his brilliant young sire, “He’s got it all.  He’s a big stretchy horse, brilliantly fast and very sound, and he’s by a horse that looks like he’ll be a really good stallion.”  Darley’s Jimmy Bell echoed the same sentiments”The team went through the sale real closely and the general consensus was that this one is the type that could not only perform today, but tomorrow.”  Following a freshman season that saw him as a top five freshman sire with 17 winners, two graded stakes winners and now five stakes horses from just thirty starters, Forest Camp has established himself as one of the hottest young sires in the stud book!

Congratulations to breeders Clarkland Farm and Mr and Mrs Lyn Burleson, consignor Wavertree Stables and purchaser John Ferguson! 


Airdrie’s Condolences

The strong OBS Calder sale was marred by the tragic passing of hip #56, a Forest Camp filly out of the In Reality mare Dagget.  Rumored as the possible sale topper after she scorched the track with an eighth in 10 flat, the fastest of all workers at the distance, the promising  filly was euthanized after flipping on her way to the auction ring.  Airdrie sends its deepest condolences to all involved with this brilliantly fast young filly.