Barry Lee. Image courtesy Real Rider Cup Facebook page
Barry Lee, a 6-year-old son of Violence foaled by Machmer Hall, has made his way back to the Bluegrass, this time as a competition mount. Purchased by Sagamore Farm for $380,000 when he was two, Barry won his debut under the Sagamore banner, was claimed twice and was slated to run at Fonner Park (NE) in early 2021 for a $2,500 claiming tag.
Jordan Sigmon had been keeping an eye on horses running in the claiming ranks when she came across Barry. She figured he must be a quality horse if he had sold for so much as a 2-year-old. In hopes that she could buy him before he started again, she called his owner and offered $3,200 – money she had been saving to buy a Thoroughbred weanling.
The gelding shipped to Sigmon’s barn in Kentucky, where he had some down time to get used to the laidback lifestyle retired racehorses enjoy.
Sigmon is competing Barry Lee in the virtual Real Rider Cup, a charity jumping competition featuring retired racehorses. Sigmon noted that Barry Lee had less than 20 rides before the competition. Sigmon reached out to Sagamore Farm to see if they would sponsor Barry in the competition. The farm immediately signed on, donated to the fundraiser and sent Sigmon farm silks to wear while competing.
Learn more about the Real Rider Cup here.
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