Hidden Brook Acquisitions

At the 2007 Keeneland April Two Year-Old in Training sale the Hidden Brook team helped owner Paul Pompa, Jr. purchase a colt by Boundary for $190,000. Just over a year later that colt, named Big Brown, powered his way to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, en route to an Eclipse Award and a lucrative stallion career.

Big Brown is one of the over 60 blacktype horses purchased by the uncommonly astute Hidden Brook team. A trio of other Grade 1 winners and five other Champions are among those. Hidden Brook purchases have earned over $18 million in purse money alone for their owners and have accrued many times that amount in residual breeding value.

Among the recent Hidden Brook acquisitions is multiple Grade 2 winner & Sovereign Award champion Skywire.

The Hidden Brook team has purchased Stakes winners as weanlings, yearling and 2-year-olds both privately and at public auction.


Big Brown
Big Brown

Purchased at 2 for Paul Pompa, Jr.
Dual Classic Winner/Eclipse Champion
Earnings: $3,614,500

Backseat Rhythm
Backseat Rhythm

Purchased as a Yearling for Paul Pompa, Jr.
Grade 1 Winner
Earnings: $842,195

Tell A Kelly
Tell A Kelly

Purchased as a Yearling for Ike & Dawn Thrash
Grade 1 Winner
Earnings: $274,610

Sis City
Sis City

Purchased Privately for Goldfarb, Davis, Dubb, Torre
Grade 1 Winner
Earnings: $795,764

Alpha Bettor
Alpha Bettor

Purchased as a 2-Year-Old for Bulldog Racing
MGSW & Sovereign Award Champion
Earnings: $838,275

Shillelagh Slew
Shillelagh Slew

Purchased as a Yearling for Harold Davis & James Thomas
Classic Winner & Sovereign Award Champion
Earnings: $736,401

Knights Templar
Knights Templar

Purchased as a Yearling for Clover IV Stables & Krista Seltzer
Graded Winner & Sovereign Award Champion
Earnings: $277,713

Riker
Riker

Purchased as a 2-Year-Old for Tucci Stables
Graded Winner & Sovereign Award Champion
Earnings: $280,410

Desert Party
Desert Party

Purchased as a Yearling for Paul Pompa Jr,
$2.1 Million Pinhook & Graded Winner
Earnings: $928,467

Pianist
Pianist

Purchased as a Yearling for Hidden Brook Racing Partnership
Graded Winner
Earnings: $508,700

Skywire
Skywire

Purchased as a 2-Year-Old for Lucio Tucci & Gary Barber
Graded Winner & Sovereign Award Champion
Earnings: $394,157

Unchained Melody
Unchained Melody

Purchased as a Yearling for Hidden Brook Racing Partnership
Graded Winner
Earnings: $275,900

Cigar Street
Cigar Street

Purchased as a 2-Year-Old for Jake Ballis & Rashard Lewis
Graded Winner
Earnings: $283,908

Happy My Way
Happy My Way

Purchased as a 2-Year-Old for Mel Paikoff
Graded Winner
Earnings: $559,052

White Rose
White Rose

Purchased as a 2-Year-Old for Jake Ballis & Rashard Lewis
Graded Winner
Earnings: $558,973

Watchmon
Watchmon

Purchased as a Yearling for Paul Pompa, Jr.
Graded Winner
Earnings: $317,247