California-Sired Weanling Offered At Auction To Benefit Paralyzed Jockey Anne Von Rosen

The slate of offerings at the August Internet Auction includes a weanling California-sired racing or sport horse prospect whose proceeds will benefit former jockey Anne Von Rosen, who was paralyzed in a 2014 spill at Turf Paradise.

The weanling colt, born Feb. 11 and named Talk of the Town, is by Uptown Rythem, a winning son of Speightstown who won a pair of six-furlong races at Santa Anita Park. His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2020. Because the colt is California-sired, he is eligible for Golden State Stakes Series, as well as all other races with enhanced purses restricted to California-sired horses.

Bred in Arizona by Dr. Dorothee Kieckhefer, Talk of the Town is the first foal out of the winning Henrythenavigator mare Lookinfor Mr Right. The dam is a half-sister to Grade 3 winners Tammy the Torpedo and Seek and Destroy, while his extended family includes Grade 1 winner Carriage Trail and Grade 3 winners Criminologist, Inspector Lynley, and Five Star General.

The colt is currently located at Columbiana Farm in Paris, Ky., and the sale listing notes that, “he has been well socialized. Also, he’s been handled daily and taught to lead, get his feet trimmed, receive vaccinations, etc.”

A native of Germany, Von Rosen hung her tack at tracks around the country after beginning her riding career in 2001, but she was most often a regular at Turf Paradise and Canterbury Park. She won 666 of 4,939 Thoroughbred starts over her 14-year career, and her mounts earned $5,725,969, with stakes wins in Arizona, Minnesota, Idaho, and North Dakota.

Von Rosen’s career came to an abrupt end following a March 2014 Quarter Horse race at Turf Paradise when her mount collapsed shortly after crossing the finish line and left her pinned underneath. She suffered a severed spinal cord from the incident, and procedures in the immediate aftermath saved her life, but left her paralyzed.

Despite the prognosis, Von Rosen said after the injury that she was determined to walk again, and she remains driven to do so. Money raised from the weanling’s sale will go toward Von Rosen’s ongoing rehabilitation costs.

Bidding on the colt ends Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Eastern, with extended bidding going beyond that time in the event of last-minute bids. is operated by Tim and Cathy Jennings, who also run

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