1/22/19 - Well here at Sierra Farm 2018 was a year full of incredible highs and incredible lows. As most people know by now we lost Ed in September. Ed was more than just an owner of a horse farm, it truly was his passion and what he loved doing was raising good horses with his wife Sharon. He achieved his ultimate goal in this game by breeding and owning his 1st graded stake winner when Nessy won the Grade 3 San Juan Capistrano in April at his beloved Santa Anita Park. It truly brought tremendous joy to him and Sharon. Additionally in 2018 Sierra Farm sold its first million dollar horse when an American Pharoah colt out of Bsharpsonata fetched $1.4 million from Larry Best's OXO Equine on the 3rd day of book 1 at the Keeneland September sale. It truly was a remarkable year and Ed was very proud to have achieved his dreams. We miss Ed dearly and know that he is looking down on us.
He would of been a happy man when we had our first winner of 2019 when Fine Tune (an Elusive Quality gelding out of Golden Flair) broke his maiden down in Tampa Bay Downs on 1/16/19. On Saturday 1/26/19 on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at Gulfstream Park in Miami we have Nessy back running in the 1 1/2 mile Grade 3 W.L McKnight. Also on the same undercard Everyonelovesjimmy runs in the 7 1/2f South Beach stake in her first try over grass and off a bit of a layoff.
Here on the farm we had our first foal of the year when our young Candy Ride mare Cincy had an American Freedom filly on 1/15/19. We have 24 mares due to foal here on the farm so fingers crossed.