Craig dispersal lifts Barretts January Sale
A MAJOR reduction of the bloodstock interests held by the widow of 1992 Derby winner Dr Devious's ownerSidney Craig underpinned Monday's first session of the Barretts January Sale in California.
Jenny Craig, who with her late husband also campaigned American champion older mare Paseana and Pacific Classic hero Candy Ride, has decided to reduce the number of horses she owns from 75 to a select band of around eight broodmares.
Over the two-day sale, 43 horses from the Craig Trust have been catalogued, to be offered by agent Grant Hofmans.
In the first session, 24 Craig Trust horses sold for an average of $15,621 and they included the $40,000 joint session-topper, a yearling filly by Candy Ride out of a daughter of Premio Lydia Tesio heroine Alpride. She was purchased by Walnut Hill Stables.
The other joint-top lot was Holy Script, a two-year-old daughter of Holy Bull out of Listed-placed Marquise Miss, consigned by H & E Ranch and purchased by Dr Mikel C. Harrington as agent.
Earlier in the session the six-year-old Forest Camp mare Forest Melody was led out of the ring unsold at $60,000.
With the help of the Craig Trust horses, the first session gross was larger than the turnover for last year's one-day sale.
All told, 148 horses were sold on Monday for turnover of $1,233,600, an average of $8,335 and a median of $4,500.