NY-breds continue to sell well at Keeneland

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

New York-breds continued to bring top dollar at Keeneland through Book 4 sessions. Keeneland Photo.

By Tom Law

Led by a Constitution colt that sold for $335,000 and four others that brought six figures through the close of Book 4 Monday, New York-breds continued to draw significant interest and dollars toward and past the midpoint of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.

Joseph Burke purchased the colt by Constitution, selling as Hip 1235 out of Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm consignment, early in Friday’s fifth session to start Book 3. From the immediate family of multiple Group/Grade 1 winner and leading sire Candy Ride, the colt is the fourth foal out of the stakes-winning Teuflesberg mare Wizardry.

Bred by Twin Creeks Farm, the colt was offered as a weanling and sold for $82,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale. He was listed as sold to Cavalier Bloodstock at the Fasig-Tipton sale.

Jeff Weiss’ Rosedown Racing landed another top-dollar New York-bred late in Saturday’s sixth session to close Book 3, going to $200,000 to secure a filly by Grade 1 winner Practical Joke.

Selling as Hip 1913 out of the Sequel New York consignment, the filly is out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Queen of The Night. Bred by Sequel Stallions New York LLC and NYP Bloodstock, the filly is the eighth foal out of the half sister to European champion Falbrav.

Donato Lanni, the sale’s most prolific buyer through Monday with 30 purchases for more than $12.5 million, found a New York-bred he liked in Hip 1300 and paid $165,000 for the Candy Ride colt.

Lanni signed for the colt on behalf of SF Racing, Starlight Stables and Madaket Stables. Bred by Pine Ridge Stables and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the colt is out of the Any Given Saturday mare Choice Pearl, a half sister to Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor from the family of Constitution, Emcee and Marzo.

The eighth session Monday, which closed Book 4, saw Sterling Sheehan added another six-figure New York-bred to the results sheet. Sheehan went to $100,000 to secure Hip 2763, a colt by Flatter out of the winning More Than Ready mare She’s Ready Made. Consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, agent, the colt was bred by Newtownanner Stud.



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