Nov 3rd, 07
Two New Prospects Purchased
Following the death of Castleton Lyons founder Tony Ryan in early October, his son, Shane Ryan, determined to carry on, picked up a pair of attractive prospects for the operation yesterday. With Stuart Fitzgibbon, Castleton Lyons' general manager, Ryan purchased hip 58, the nine-year-old Quiet American mare POCUS HOCUS. Out of MGSW Cadabra Abra (Al Hattab) and a half-sister to the dam of South African Group 1 winner James Jaguar (SAf)
About 90 minutes later, Castleton Lyons stepped up to the plate again, this time for hip 97, the talented three-year-old grass filly SUPER FREAKY (Smart Strike-- Elrose, by Deputy Minister), a Grade I-placed graded stakes winner of $313,070. "We'll probably put her back in training," Fitzgibbon commented. "As far as a trainer, that hasn't been decided. We'll bring her back to the farm and take a look at her. She's another one that eventually will go to Bernstein." Bred on the same Smart Strike/Deputy Minister cross that produced Curlin and Grade II winner Tenpins, SUPER FREAKY was produced by a half-sister to champion Silver Charm. She was consigned by Bluewater Sales.