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 2021 New York stakes winner Bank Sting and 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.

Alpha Bettor

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

Backseat Rhythm

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

Big Brown

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

Cigar Street

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

Desert Party

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

Happy My Way

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

Knights Templar

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

Pianist

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

Riker

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

Shillelagh Slew

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

Sis City

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

Skywire

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

Tell A Kelly

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

Unchained Melody

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

Watchmon

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

White Rose

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