2/20/2010 West Coast: Establishing a Legacy

  • February 22, 2010
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When multiple graded stakes winner Papa Clem became available for stud duty in late January, Pete Parrella and several other prominent California breeders immediately leapt into action. They were determined not to let this one slip away to Kentucky or elsewhere.

Conferencing during the Barretts winter mixed sale, Parrella, Tom Bachman, Madeline Auerbach, Don Valpredo, and Brian Boudreau sought out owner/breeder Bo Hirsch.
They quickly made the deal to stand Papa Clem at Parrella’s Legacy Ranch near Clements, Calif.

It was typical of Parrella’s enthusiasm for California’s racing and breeding industries. The 66-year-old has plenty to do running his Parr Lumber Co. in Chino, Calif., as well as his Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse breeding and training operation at Legacy.

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