by Dave Briggs
Rob Tribbett said All American’s Lexington consignment is all about quality over quantity.
“We really make a point for the horses that we bring to this sale to make sure that they have both the pedigree and the physical performance to stand up to the quality of the sale, because we try to sell our horses on the first two nights of the sale, outside of our Ohio horse,” Tribbett said.
“We’re very strategic about what we bring to the sale, so we’re selling four Captaintreacherous over the first two nights and the others are all by other top-notch stallions. We have a Muscle Hill sister to JL Cruze (hip 100, Top Class), a Chapter Seven and a Father Patrick as well.”
All American will sell seven of its 12 Lexington yearlings in the first two nights and the remaining five, which are all Ohio-breds, in the fifth session for horses bred in the Midwest.
“I think the Ohio day is a great idea. For us, we like having them all on one day. Obviously, Downbytheseaside specifically has been off to a great start,” Tribbett said. “We’re shareholders in Downbytheseaside and have been since the beginning. When we’re shareholders in a stallion, then we support them throughout their breeding career, even before the horses race. I’m very happy with the group.
“We have one, number 808, Act Fast. I don’t know what everyone else has on that Saturday, but I would be very surprised if he’s not one of the very top horses in that day of the sale. He’s out of a great family. The third dam is Armbro Nashville, one of our foundation mares. So, that’s his great-granddam now. Between the first two dams they’ve had 18 foals and 16 winners. It’s just a great family and he’s just a really, really good individual. Even before Seaside was doing what he’s done as a stallion, I knew this was a really nice horse. He could easily be a day one horse at the sale. He’s on day five just because we put all our Ohio-bred there.”
“We have one colt that’s 240, Captain Planet,” Tribbett said. “He is a Captain colt, but he’s really pretty for a Captain. He’s inbred a little bit to Artsplace from just a really great Brittany Farms family. He’s one of my favorites. He’s really fast and there’s just so many good horse that come out of that pedigree. And he’s Kentucky-eligible and this is the first year we’ve had Kentucky-eligibles, too.”