Yearling Goodness

We just got a few pictures back of the yearlings. Remember, my terrible children that we took to sales prep with Lita Mattke in Ocala? Well, they are a few weeks away from the OBS August Sale of Yearlings now. And they look fantastic! Take a look…

Straight Man-Gallapiatsprincess

My favorite child, the chestnut colt by Straight Man and out of my diva mare Gallapiatsprincess. Got Quarter Horse butt?

Straight Man - Gallapiatsprincess

His blonde mane has gotten even lighter. Such a flashy boy. Notice the picture is entitled "fatboy." Hahaha!

If the colt is big and punchy, with a sprinter’s behind and forearms to match, the filly is proving that she will be tall and elegant. Remember, her dam, Ontherightwicket, was a stakes winner. And her sire, Western Pride, won everything in sight – a millionaire!

Western Pride-Ontherightwicket

And Daddy's girl - the filly by Western Pride-Ontherightwicket - she is so tall. I am sure she is taller than some of the horses I ride in the morning!

Western Pride-Ontherightwicket

And of course because we are horse people, we all love a good butt shot. Still wowed by her size.

Couldn’t be more excited to see these babies go to the sales ring. I just wish we could be there. They’ll be in good hands, though, leaving Lita Mattke’s excellent care for the consignment of Beth Bayer.



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6 responses to “Yearling Goodness

  1. Barb

    They’re beautiful, Natalie. They look all grown up now.

  2. Nicholas

    When I started typing this comment, I liked the filly. Then I pulled up her catalog page, now I really like her. Click, then search for Ontherightwicket. Wicket has an has 83% runners from foals, including 66% winners overall.

    Broodmare sire is Cryptoclearance. Alan Porter cited him as an “undervalued broodmare sire.”. Glenn Craven had very nice things to say Crypto here. Glenn notes good production from his daughters.

    People who actually have money to buy yearlings (a group which, for better or worse, does not include me), take note.

    • Natalie Keller Reinert

      It’s nice to see others pick up on the same things we have. Wicket really is a classy and talented mare, and has produced fantastic foals. Her allowance-winner daughter Sticky Wicket is running without a tag in an Allowance Opt. Claiming tomorrow. She was featured in an earlier blog post when we went to see her run at Tampa Bay Downs.

      We’re also huge fans of Cryptoclearance as a broodmare sire – check out the links in the comment and you’ll see why.

      Thanks for the observations!

  3. Dang those are some nice looking babies!

    I was reading a website on conformation once that said you could predict whether a horse would be a sprinter or distance runner by the stifle. High stifles meant sprinter and low stifles meant distance. Have you ever seen that? I ask because your colt has much higher stifles than the filly.

    • Natalie Keller Reinert

      I’ve never seen that particular prediction. But you can look at their over all body-type and see it. The colt is a punchy round-bodied type – he is bred to go six furlongs. The filly is much taller and lankier and will go a mile or farther.

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