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 four other Champions are among those. Hidden Brook purchases have earned over $23 million in purse money alone for their owners and have accrued many times that amount in residual breeding value.

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

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