(Keeneland’s Finish Line Pole / Photo by Gene McLean)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Keeneland will offer 39 horses in the Complete Dispersal of the late Paul P. Pompa Jr. – including Turned Aside, winner of Saturday’s Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship, and additional 2020 Grade 3 winners Country Grammer and Regal Glory – during the 2021 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 11-14. Lane’s End will serve as agent for the consignment, which consists of broodmares, foals of 2020, horses of racing age and broodmare or stallion prospects.
The January Sale catalog is scheduled to be online at Keeneland.com on Dec. 8.
“Mr. Pompa’s industry involvement was admirable on every level,” Lane’s End Sales Director Allaire Ryan said. “He was dedicated to and ever enthusiastic about his investments as a breeder, owner and fan. He created strong relationships around a lifelong passion and never wavered from his philosophy to do right by his stock and enjoy the sport. The success of his breeding and racing operations is a direct result of his daily involvement with trainers, farm staff, agents and caretakers alike. We have valued the opportunity to care for his horses at Lane’s End and will be proud to stand behind his offerings at the January Sale.”
Eight mares in the Pompa Dispersal are in foal to Connect, a Grade 1-winning son of Curlin who raced for Pompa and stands at Lane’s End.
Among the horses cataloged in the dispersal are these broodmares and foals of 2020:
- Mary’s Follies, a Grade 2 winner by More Than Ready who is the dam of multiple graded stakes winners Night Prowler and Regal Glory as well as 2020 Japanese multiple Group 3 winner Cafe Pharoah.
- A colt by Connect-Mary’s Follies foaled in 2020.
- Sustained, a Grade 3-placed daughter of War Front who is the dam of Turned Aside and is in foal to Connect.
These fillies of racing age:
- Off Topic, a Grade 1-placed 4-year-old filly by Street Sense.
- Regal Glory, a Grade 2-winning 4-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom who has earned $773,884. Winner of the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3) in her most recent race, Regal Glory also won the Lake Placid (G2) and Lake George (G3) at Saratoga along with the Penn Oaks and Stewart Manor Stakes.
These colts of racing age:
- Country Grammer, a 3-year-old son of Tonalist who won this year’s Peter Pan (G3).
- Spirit Maker, a 2-year-old colt by Empire Maker who won his career debut Saturday at Aqueduct by 1¾ lengths.
- Turned Aside, a 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah who won the Quick Call (G3) at Saratoga in July and most recently captured the Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship by 1¼ lengths. He has four wins in nine starts with earnings of $241,967.
“We have great respect for Paul – as a horseman, businessman and person – and were so saddened by his passing. Keeneland is honored to be given the responsibility of presenting the Pompa Dispersal,” Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said. “Our relationship with Paul includes his purchase of future Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Big Brown at the 2007 Keeneland April Sale, and we have been thrilled to have several horses from his stable win stakes races here at Keeneland.”
At the 2007 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Pompa paid $190,000 for Big Brown through Hidden Brook, agent, from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. Raced by Pompa in partnership, Big Brown captured his first five races, including the 2008 Florida Derby (G1), Kentucky Derby and Preakness (G1). The son of Boundary closed the season with victories in the Haskell Invitational (G1) and Monmouth Stakes en route to earning the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male.
At Keeneland, Pompa campaigned Night Prowler to win the 2015 Transylvania (G3). In partnership with Stephen Yarbrough and Anthony Grey, he raced Franny Freud to win the 2010 Beaumont (G2).