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Blind Luck, ridden by jockey Rafael Bejarano, crosses the finish line ahead of Evening Jewel, ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux, to win the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Blind Luck: the inexpensive purchase proved too much for her Oaks rivals

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First crop Kentucky Oaks boost for Pollard's Vision

PROOF that you don’t need a fortune to secure a high-class racehorse came with the Kentucky Oaks victory of Blind Luck, an $11,000 purchase from the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Sale.

Bred by Fairlawn Farm, Blind Luck, was led out unsold at last year’s OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds having reached a bid of only $10,000.

She is a notable first-crop success for Pollard’s Vision, a son of the Mr Prospector horse Carson’s City, who stands at Wintergreen Farm and is renowned for being blind in his right eye. Although unsuccessful at Grade 1 level, Pollard’s Vision was a multiple Grade 2 and 3 winner who earned $1.2 million and retired to stud in 2006 at a fee of $10,000.

Blind Luck’s dam Lucky One, by Broad Brush’s son Best Of Luck, won only once from 15 starts, although her  half-brother Ethan Man was a Grade 3 winner. The family traces to Suntop, the champion three-year-old filly in Ireland in 1943.

 

 

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