This Tuesday afternoon, Ocean Reef Racing was active at the Fasig Tipton Sales in Lexington, KY, purchasing two horses who will be targeted towards Royal Ascot and potentially training with Wesley Ward. There are now several WIN & YOUR IN races for Ascot in Gulfstream Park in Florida in the spring, so we will weigh focusing these horses at Keeneland and Gulfstream for next spring’s racing.
Justify – Mia Karina (Jazil)
We purchased our JUSTIFY- MIA KARINA by JAZIL filly at the Fasig Tipton July Sale at Hip #115 for $230,000. This is the first major Yearling Sale of the Year, and we bought one of the first horses with proven pedigree on both sides of her page. JUSITFY’s triple crown win and Breeders Cup Classic speaks for itself, and his progeny has done fairly well thus far across the world.
The more impressive side of the of the Pedigree is that MIA KARINA by JAZIL, grandmother was 14 wins in 23 starts. Charlie O’Connor and team were on site today and really liked the way she moved. Watch the horse move below and see the pedigree page as well!
Practical Joke – Mother of Swords (War Front)
We also turned around quickly and purchased our PRACTICAL JOKE – MOTHER OF SWORDS filly as Hip #116 at Fasig Tipton July Sale. This horse will be trained with the goal of going to Royal Ascot. Watch her video below and see our future winner!