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Horses For Sale

Grindstone Yearlings, Grindstone Weanlings,
Mares In-Foal to Grindstone, & Broodmare or Pleasure Prospects

We are pleased to offer you -- what are most certainly -- the finest horses we have ever raised! See below for a complete up to date list with prices.

Our acquisition of Grindstone in 2009 marked the beginning of a new and most exciting chapter in our breeding program. To have the opportunity to breed to a Kentucky Derby winner, that has also been a highly sucessful sire, has been a dream come true.

We are also proud to have acquired an outstanding group of (too many) mares to maximize our Grindstone opportunities. We selected our mares with a focus on racing abilty, soundness, and classic pedigrees. Our current yearlings and weanlings are evidence that we have made some great selections. They are nice sized, extremely well-conformed and athletic. In addition the Grindstones have proven to be good-natured and remarkably intelligent. (Grindstone is absolutely the smartest horse we have ever had.)

We truly regret that we must sell any of our little Grindstones -- but we have way too many to race ourselves. We have no plans to sell all of the ones we are offering, as we will eventually keep five or six of the yearlings and weanlings to race ourselves. Please rest assured that there is not a single horse in our for sale group that I would not wish to keep for our own racing program. Among the yealings we did have few that didn't measure up to the rest of the group and we have already found new homes for them.

The yearlings are all well-broke and have galloped on our training track. They are all ready to go right to the big track for training. We were quite fortunate to have acquired the services of 'the' Tommy Roberts to assist and supervise the breaking of them. I am sure that you will agree that Tommy and rider Dakota did a truly magnificent job. I sincerely believe Tommy is among the best horsemen and TB trainers ever!

We do not know of any soundness issues in any of these babies. However, once you have decided to buy a yearling or weanling we will take digital xrays of it's knees and ankles for you at no charge. In addition we will perform routine endoscopy. If you, your trainer, or your veterinarian see anything you don't like, the purchase may be cancelled. We are fully committed to your total satisfaction.

Thank you for looking these horses over -- there just might be your big winner among them.

Oakhurst Thoroughbreds
* * * * * Terrific Horses FOR SALE * * * * *
Fall 2013

Click on the Dam's Name for the
Dam's Catalog Style Pedigree
which includes her race and produce records!

* * * * * * * YEARLINGS * * * * * * *
All are Well-Broke and Ready for the Track!


Grindstone / Forty Romances, by Forty Niner $25,000

Grindstone / Hold the Game, by Game Plan SOLD

Grindstone / Lady of Winter, by Benchmark SOLD

Grindstone / Milady de Winter, by Wildcat Heir $6,000

Grindstone / One Fast Cowgirl, by Baquero $6,500


Grindstone / Anima Mundi, by Namaqualand $10,000

Grindstone / Designer Forest, by Forestry $4,500

Grindstone / Free Bee, by Monarchos $5,500

Grindstone / Miss Connie Sue(earned $220,000), by Dove Hunt $8,000

Grindstone / Miss Lydia, by Distorted Humor $2,500


Grindstone / Angel One, by Bertrando $8,000

Grindstone / Anima Mundi, by Namaqualand SOLD

Grindstone / Icicle Angel, by La Sabotuer SOLD

Grindstone / Seismic Speed, by Gone West $12,500

Grindstone / Truly A Cat, by True Confidence $8,000


Grindstone / Bertrando's Lady, by Bertrando $2,500

Grindstone / Burgundy Hill, by Cahill Road $4,000

Grindstone / Designer Forest, by Forestry $3,500

Grindstone / Easy Elegance, by General Meeting $10,000

Grindstone / Free Bee, by Monarchos $4,500

Grindstone / Hold the Game, by Game Plan $5,000

Grindstone / Milady De Winter, by Wildcat Heir
(A Gorgeous Filly!) $17,500

Grindstone / Miss Connie Sue, by Dove Hunt $5,000

Grindstone / Miss Lydia, by Distorted Humor $3,500

Grindstone / Steam Iron, by Storm Creek $15,000

BROODMARES In-Foal to Grindstone
To get a catalog pedigee simply click on the mare's name!

Angel One - Bertrando/ Midnight Angel by Housebuster (last cover 3-13-13) $8,000

Artemida - Tiznow / Dance Fee by Menifee (last cover 4-3-13) $25,000

Bertrando's Lady - Bertrando / Storybook Fair, by Avenue of Flags (6-5-13) SOLD

Burgundy Hill - Cahill Road / Burgundy Jones, by Knight's Choice (last cover 5-3-13) SOLD

Designer Forest - Forestry / Designatoree, by Alysheba (not pregnant) SOLD

Lady of Winter - Benchmark / Winter House, by Deputy Minister (4-20-13) SOLD

Hold the Game - Game Plan / Hold Your Capitol, by Capital Idea (6-11-13) SOLD

Icicle Angel - La Sabotuer, Escapade On Ice, by Icecapade (last cover 5-10-13) $2,000

Seismic Speed -Gone West / Shake Off, by A.P. Indy (last cover 3-13-13) $30,000


(click on dam's name for catalog pedigree)

Aphieme -- 3-yr-old -- by Slew's Saga, out of Chancy Chancy, by Stately Wager $2,500

Bridled Style -- 3-yr-old -- by Grindstone, out of Designer Forest, by Forestry $3,500

Elegant Slippers -- 3-yr-old -- by Chhaya Dance, out of Easy Elegance, by General Meeting $4,500


FREE True Nicks Reports Now Available

FREE True Nicks Reports are Now Available for all Oakhurst Stallions. We are pleased to announce that we have enrolled all our stallions with True Nicks. Thus you can now run free nicking reports for all your mares to GRINDSTONE, BAQUERO, and our exciting new stallion UNDERSTATEMENT.

We chose True Nicks over the other nicking programs because: 1. True Nicks utilizes the largest thoroughbred data base from The Jockey Club's, 2. True Nicks is closely affiliated with industry leader 'The BloodHorse Magazine', and 3. We like the comprehensive information that comes with each True Nicks report.

In recent years nicking has become extremely fashionable. One of the first questions that many mare owners ask us is "How does my mare nick with your stallion?" Well, now you can find that answer quite easily.

Nicking is FUN, especially when your mating receives a high grade, but I strongly encourage you to use nicking as just one tool in your breeding decisions. Most important you should always carefully consider the individuals you are mating -- because their conformation, their body type, their performance and produce records are much more likely to determine what quality of foal you will end up with than does a simple nicking grade.

I have always argued that the biggest flaw in nicking is that the grades are created based on only a very small number of individuals in the pedigree. True Nicks and eNicks both make their grades based exclusively on one individual in the stallion's sire line over one individual in the mare's sire line. True Nicks requires that at least 15 individuals have been produced from the specific sire-line/broodmare sire-line cross before assigning a rating and in order to do so may have to go back a few generations to find them. As a result the rating grade might be based on your prospective foals paternal great-grand-sire over its maternal great-great-grand-sire in order to be statistically significant. Such a nicking grade is based on just 18.75% of the pedigree while completely ignoring the other 81.25% of the pedigree. True Nicks tells you what sire in the sire line and what sire in the broodmare sire line the cross is rated on. The closer in the pedigree these are the more reliable/useful a certain nicking rating might be.

Also the nicking programs totally ignore the contributions to the pedigree made by all the females. Yet, leading breeders will always tell you that the female side of the pedigree is by far more important than the sire's side. This is because the mare contributes the all important X-chromosome, purported to be responsible for heart size, and the mitochondrial DNA which ultimately energizes the cells.

One shortcoming of nicking is illustrated in the following example. When mating Grindstone to a daughter of Swiss Yodeler, 'Misyodl', True Nicks rates the mating as a D. Not very good. The rating was made based on the prospective foal's paternal grandfather, Unbridled, over its maternal great-great grand-sire Damascus. Looking carefully we see that 'Misyodl' is out of a Slewpy mare. Now if we were to simply put Slewpy as the paternal instead of maternal grand-sire (such a mare is 'Wings of Slew', by Gray Slewpy out of a Desert Wine, by Damascus, mare) the True Nicks rating is an A++. So maybe there is still merit in mating Grindstone to Misyodl.

Another thing we noticed with our switch to True Nicks from eNicks was that while most of the grades were similar some were drastically and disappointingly different. Such as our Storm Cat line mares mated to Grindstone are A+++ with eNicks but only Cs with True Nicks. This is because eNicks places emphasis on the stakes-winners a given cross has produced rather than the percentage of stakes-winners from all the foals a given cross has produced. Unbridled and his sons have achieved some spectacular success, as acknowledged by eNicks, when crossed of Storm Cat line mares so we still like this cross in spite of it's True Nicks lower grade.

So HAVE FUN, with our True Nicks, but never use nicking as your only decision criteria. However, we're hopeful that once you try all our stallions you'll find a nick you like!

To start using True Nicks simply go to the bottom of our stallion pages and click on the TrueNicks logo. From there you can also download a new brochure for each stallion just above the TrueNicks logo.

UNDERSTATEMENT will stand at Oakhurst Thoroughbreds for the 2013 breeding season. UNDERSTATEMENT is by Distorted Humor (stud fee $100,000) out of Emotional Outburst dam of Roar Emotion multiple graded stakes winner of $635,912!

People like to judge a horse by the company they've kept so here are some fun facts to know about UNDERSTATEMENT! He finished in front of great horses like Tale of Ekati (multiple graded stakes winner of $1,182,992), Gone Astray (multiple graded stakes winner of $1,125.162), Ah Day (graded stakes winner of $918,874), Mambo Meister (multiple graded stakes winner of $703,725), Icabad Crane (multiple stakes winner of $580,895, 3rd in Preakness), More Than A Reason (graded stakes winner of $576,258), Atoned (graded stakes winner of $559,786), Nite Light (graded stakes winner of $546,960), Bunker Hill (multiple stakes winner of $425,609), Racketeer (multiple graded stakes-placed winner of $412,190), Senoirs Pride (multiple stakes winner of $324,295)!!

UNDERSTATEMENT comes from the same female family as Calumet Farm's legendary stallion Bull Lea. Bull Lea was North America's leading sire five times, and North America's leading broomare sire four times. His best runner was probably Triple Crown winner Citation.

A good friend has done his research! He found that UNDERSTATEMENT'S second dam had graded stakes winner Mayakovsky. As a sire he cracked the top 20 in New York a few times, and in those years had progeny earnings in the $700,000 to $800,000 range. He believes his top earner was Mother Russia, a multiple winner of Ney York-bred stakes, and graded stakes-placed earner of $528,996.

UNDERSTATEMENT was a gorgeous yearling! Selling for $1,050,000 at a Keeneland September yearling sale, UNDERSTATEMENT was noticed for his good looks, athletic characteristics, and good nature.

UNDERSTATEMENT is one of the most exciting prospects to the Northwest this season! Call or email today for your contract! 971-533-6421 or

SAVE THE DATE! OREGONBRED CHAMPIONSHIP DAY November 18, 2012 Portland Meadows. Time of Event begins 12:00 pm. Live racing first post is at 1:00 pm

Oakhurst will have several competitors running in the 2012 Oregon Bred Championship Races on Sunday October 18, 2012! It is one of the days we look forward to every year. This year you will see some of the best Oregon Bred horses competiting for prizes beginning at 1:00 pm!

Oregon Championship Day is presented by Spirit Mountain Casino and a special race day celebrating the best in Oregon horse racing.

Live racing starts at 1:00 PM and there will be many of activities for the family.

A list of events for the day:

Oregon Craft Beer Festival featuring over 15 different and unique Oregon Beers
Horseplay kid zone
Special Oregon-themed Turf Club Buffet (reservations a must)
Cornhold Toss Jocky Autograph Session Noon to 12:30 pm.

Sweepstakes for free Trail Blazer Tickets 400 pairs of tickets are up for grabs for the following available games:
12/10/12 vs Toronto
1/7/13 vs Orland
1/16/13 vs Clevland.

Sweepstake winners are not able to select game of their choice Random selection.

Call Portland Meadows for more details 503-285-9144!!!!


Three year old colt CURREN BLACK HILL (JPN) by a son of Sunday Silence out of Charleston Harbor by GRINDSTONE won the the New Zealand Trophy (Jpn-G2) April 7. This brings Curren Black Hill's earnings to $852,792. He has now won 3 races in a row. This is exciting news so we wanted to share!

If you haven't booked yet this year give us a call! Grindstone foals are simply fabulous. They are smart, bold, and grand looking individuals. Our field is full of them and we'd love to show them to you! Come get on board with us today with GRINDSTONE!

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