The Romans breeding operation couldn't be more pleased as one of their first-crop foals (2012), born and raised on their farm, has hit it big with three resounding wins in four starts, the most recent being the Hyacinth Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse on February 22.
The Tapit colt, Golden Barows, the first out of stakes winner Mother Russia (Carolyn Vogel/Crossed Sabres Farm), broke his maiden in November by 10 lengths, setting a track record, and moved on to two more consecutive wins including the recent Hyacinth.
General manager Teresa Little couldn't be happier. "It says alot about our amazing staff and ability to work well with our owners to have had such success so early in our breeding program!"
At the Fasig Tipton March 2014 Florida sale, he was purchased for $450,000 by Katsumi Yoshida. Since then, under owner Hirotsugu Inokuma, his earnings over 4 months have topped $280,000.
But success didn't begin there. The teamwork of Vogel and Little was hard at work laying the foundation for this legacy long before. The mare was purchased in 2011 along with four other mares at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale. Little adds, "Mother Russia was a proven stakes winner on the track, and now as a broodmare. We look forward to seeing how her future foals will do."
Little and Vogel are planning on entering the 2yo sales ring with Mother Russia's 2013 colt by Kitten's Joy at Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale on March 4th, Hip #53.
Mother Russia is currently in foal to Ghostzapper and due any day. Little and Vogel plan on breeding the mare next to Giant's Causeway.
Hyacinth Stakes, Tokyo Racecourse
February 22, 2015
Golden Barows (8 post)