Hip 1107, a Road Sense colt, introduced $925,000 on the Fasig-Tipton October Sale.
A vigorous renewal of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale continued Wednesday in Lexington, Kentucky, led by the record-setting sale of Sam-Son-bred Road Sense colt from the household of Corridor of Famer Dance Well.
A colt by Road Sense lit up the board shortly after 6 p.m. when offered for a sale report $925,000 to West Bloodstock, agent for Repole Steady and St. Elias Steady (video).
The worth matched that paid for a Storm Cat filly on the 1999 version of the sale and set a brand new highwater mark for a colt within the sale’s historical past.
Supplied as Hip 1107 by Sam-Son Farm, the bay colt is out of the profitable A.P. Indy mare Dance With Doves, whose 4 winners to this point together with Grade 2 winner Dance Once more (Superior Once more) and graded stakes positioned Swoop and Strike (Sensible Strike). The colt’s second dam is champion 3-year-old filly Dancethruthedawn, a Grade 1 winner in the US and winner of the distinguished Queen’s Plate Stakes in Canada.
His third dam is 2003 Corridor of Fame inductee Dance Well, whose checklist of accomplishments embody: Sovereign Horse of the 12 months, Sovereign champion 3-year-old filly, Eclipse Champion 3-year-old filly, Sovereign champion 2-year-old filly, Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner, and Canadian Broodmare of the 12 months. This distinctive household consists of two-time main sire Sensible Strike, champion Say the Phrase, and Grade 1 winners Moreno and Stuffed with Surprise. Hip 1107 was bred in Ontario by Sam-Son Farm.
“Actually, the gross sales topper’s a bit of bittersweet,” stated Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. “(Sam-Son has) had an exquisite program. They’ve (introduced) fantastic horses to us right here in October. Tom Zweisler and Dave Whitford are true professionals in each sense of the phrase… It was an amazing tribute to them and to the Samuel household to set the report right here in October.”
Rounding out the highest 5 costs of the third session had been:
- Hip 870, a colt by present main first-crop sire Gun Runner out of Archstone (Arch), which offered for $750,000 to St. Elias Stables, from the consignment of Eaton Gross sales, agent (video). The chestnut colt is a half-brother to a number of Grade 2 winner Proctor’s Ledge (Ghostzapper). Hip 870 was bred in Kentucky by Patricia L. Moseley.
- Hip 893, a colt from the primary crop of Triple Crown hero Justify out of Again to Love (Road Cry-IRE), which offered for $450,000 to John Fahey, agent, from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent. The bay colt is out of a half-sister to the graded stakes winner Mandatory Evil and to the dam of group stakes winner Sergei Prokofiev, and hails from the rapid household of a number of Grade 1 winner Over All. Hip 893 was bred in Ontario by Peter A. Berglar Racing Pursuits LLC and Anderson Farms.
- Hip 890, a colt by three-time main sire Tapit out of six-time stakes winner Superior Flower (Flower Alley), which offered for $300,000 to BSW/Crow Colts Group from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. The chestnut colt is a half-brother to Zia’s Music (Kitten’s Pleasure), a winner at three this 12 months, and to promising juvenile Cyberknife (Gun Runner). The rapid household consists of champion and Dubai World Cup victor Effectively Armed and Grade 1 winner American Patriot. Hip 890 was bred in Kentucky by Kenneth L. Ramsey, Sarah Ok. Ramsey, and Tapit Syndicate.
- Hip 1063, a colt from the primary crop of a number of Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro out of Colby Desserts (Scat Daddy), which offered for $300,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for Michael Lund Petersen, from the consignment of Timber City, agent. The bay colt is out of a half-sister to stakes winner and stakes winner-producer Fortunate Copy, and hails from the rapid household of Grade/Group 1 winners Golden Pheasant and Henley’s Pleasure. Hip 1063 was bred in Kentucky by Timber City Steady and Wooden Duck Steady.
“It is good to see folks stroll round smiling, even the patrons,” added Browning. “It feels actually good to be concerned in a market that is energetic and wholesome… It has been an amazing three days and we hope to complete off robust tomorrow.”
Throughout Wednesday’s session, 302 yearlings modified fingers for a gross of $14,534,500, setting a single-session report for the third day in a row. The day’s common was $48,127 and the median was $22,000. Thirty-six horses offered for $100,000 or extra.
Over the course of the primary three classes, 856 horses have offered for $39,511,600, surpassing final 12 months’s three-session gross of $25,452,800 paid for 726 horses by 55.2 %. The operating common is $46,158, up 31.7 % from $35,059 at a comparable second in 2020. The operating median rose 40 % to $21,000 from $15,000 after final 12 months’s third session. The RNA price by three classes stands at 16.6 %.
The ultimate session of this 12 months’s Kentucky October Yearlings sale begins Thursday at 10 a.m. Outcomes can be found on-line.
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