Successful Hidden Brook Partnership Pinhook at Keeneland September

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Hidden Brook pinhooking venture strike gold again during Session 6 of the Keeneland September Yearling sale when Hip #1648 for $300,000. 

Hidden Brook’s Sergio de Sousa admitted they paid more than expected when they acquired the filly by Broken Vow for $110,000 on behalf of a pinhooking syndicate at Keeneland last November, but it all came right Sunday when the yearling attracted a final bid of $300,000 from Tom McCrocklin.

“We perhaps paid a little bit more than we would have liked to for her, but she was a lovely filly,” de Sousa said. “She grew up the right way and she rewarded us today.”

The filly is out of Whirl a (Curlin) full-sister to graded stakes winner Pacific Wind and a half to multiple graded stakes winner Strike a Deal.

Asked what encouraged the group to stretch for the filly last November, de Sousa said, “We always liked the sire. We’ve always supported Broken Vow. He’s a great sire, a solid sire. She is a strong filly and kept growing and progressed and showed well. The right two or three people hooked up on her.” 

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