LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2016) – Marc C. Ferrell’s VinMar Farm announced today that it will offer a complete dispersal of its Thoroughbred holdings at Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale (Sept. 12-25) and November Breeding Stock Sale (Nov. 8).
Archie St. George’s St. George Sales will act as agent for the VinMar Farm dispersal. The 19-horse consignment, which comprises six yearlings, eight broodmares and five weanlings, will be offered without reserve.
Highlighting the dispersal are yearlings by leading sires Quality Road, Super Saver, Violence and Shanghai Bobby and weanlings by top sires Uncle Mo, Tale of the Cat and Lookin At Lucky. Young broodmares in foal to proven stallions Awesome Again, Mizzen Mast and Quality Road also will be part of the dispersal.
“You will find our offerings to be attractive to all levels of the industry,” said Marc C. Ferrell, owner of VinMar Farm. “My family has enjoyed our entire experience as successful Thoroughbred owners and breeders and have made so many great friends along the way. I am confident we will return in the future at some capacity as Thoroughbreds have been part of my blood since I was very young.”
Ferrell grew up going to the races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and began working for Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg in 1987, the year Alysheba won the Kentucky Derby (G1). He developed and operates VinMar Farm near Versailles, Ky., and has campaigned such notable horses as 2013 Lexus Raven Run (G2) winner Madame Cactus, 2016 Californian (G2) winner Second Summer (in partnership), 2010 Excelsior (G3) winner Goldsville, 2012 Discovery (G3) winner Called to Serve, 2009 Oklahoma Derby and Albany Stakes winner Fiddlers Afleet and 2009 Hollywood Park Cinderella Stakes winner Well Deserved.
“Marc Ferrell and VinMar Farm are associated with good horses, and it’s been a pleasure to work with them,” said Archie St. George. “It’s sad to see the dispersal, but we are happy to be asked to represent their consignment.”
“Marc Ferrell has been a lifelong fan of racing and enjoyed success as an owner,” Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell said. “We are pleased to assist him in marketing his dispersal during our September and November sales.”