Worldventurer * Photo by Coady Photography
The Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will offer a slightly different format this year with the addition of horses of racing age, and the auction figures to end with a bang as Texas-bred multiple stakes winner Worldventurer is set to go through the ring as the last horse, hip #134.
Bred by Clarence Scharbauer Jr. and owned by Wesley Melcher, Worldventurer is a 3-year-old gelded son of Valor Farm stallion Wimbledon who has a record of 11-4-2-2 with earnings of $207,932. The Bret Calhoun trainee, who was named Texas Champion 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding last year, has won three stakes: the Jim’s Orbit division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, Groovy Stakes and Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity. Worldventurer also hit the board in the $300,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park and Texas Heritage Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park against some promising stars.
“This horse kept very good company and has won back-to-back stakes as a 3-year-old at seven furlongs and a two-turn mile,” Fasig-Tipton Texas Director of Sales Tim Boyce toldThoroughbred Daily News. “He could easily be considered a Derby horse as he has been edged by Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Will Take Charge and upcoming Louisiana Derby (G2) favorite Departing.”
The under tack show for the 2-year-olds in training is set for April 1 at 11 a.m. with the sale set for April 3 at noon on the grounds of Lone Star Park.