VinMar Farm dispersal set for Keeneland sales

VinMar Farm dispersal set for Keeneland sales By Bloodstock World Staff 11:04AM 31 AUG 2016

MARC C. Ferrell's VinMar Farm will offer a complete dispersal of its thoroughbred holdings at Keeneland this year, starting with the upcoming September Yearling Sale.

The dispersal numbers 19 horses that comprise of six yearlings, eight broodmares and five weanlings. The horses will be offered through Archie St. George's St. George Sales without reserve.

Yearlings catalogued to the September Sale include those by leading young sires such as Quality Road and Super Saver alongside the first-crop progeny of Shanghai Bobby and Violence. The Keeneland November Sale will feature weanlings by Uncle Mo, Tale Of The Cat and Lookin At Lucky alongside mares in foal to proven stallions such as Awesome Again, Mizzen Mast and Quality Road.

"You will find our offerings to be attractive to all levels of the industry," said Marc C. Ferrell, owner of VinMar Farm, based near Versailles in Kentucky.

"My family has enjoyed our entire experience as successful Thoroughbred owners and breeders and have made so many great friends along the way. The time has come for us to take a step back and focus on the development and growth of my new company and the raising of our seven children. I am confident we will return in the future at some capacity as thoroughbreds have been part of my blood since I was very young."

Ferrell enjoyed racing from a young age at Santa Anita Park in California and began working for Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg in 1987, the year Alysheba won the Kentucky Derby.

He has campaigned a number of high-profile horses in recent years such as this year's Grade 2 Californian Stakes winner Second Summer (in partnership with Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing LLC and Slam Dunk Racing), Madame Cactus, winner of the 2013 Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes, 2010 Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes winner Goldsville and 2012 Grade 3 Discovery Stakes winner Called To Serve.

"Marc Ferrell and VinMar Farm are associated with good horses, and it's been a pleasure to work with them," said Archie St. George. "It's sad to see the dispersal, but we are happy to be asked to represent their consignment."

Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations, added: "Marc Ferrell has been a lifelong fan of racing and enjoyed success as an owner. We are pleased to assist him in marketing his dispersal during our September and November sales."

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