Four NY-breds bring six-figure prices at Keeneland

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

New York-breds continued to be in demand Tuesday at Keeneland January. Keeneland photo.

By Tom Law

Bidding remained strong for New York-breds Tuesday during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale with four selling for six-figure prices, including a half sister to state-bred champion and Grade 1 winner Palace.

Thorndale Farm in Millbrook, N.Y., bought the session’s top-priced New York-bred, going to $155,000 to buy Edith Court in foal to champion and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Selling as Hip 609 by James M. Herbener Jr., agent, Edith Court is a 7-year-old daughter of Pomeroy out of the End Sweep mare Receivership bred by the Peter J. Callahan Revocable Trust.

Receivership is the dam of 2014 Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Forego winner Palace, who was named champion New York-bred male sprinter that season during his career that included 12 wins and more than $1.5 million in earnings.

Edith Court is the dam of an unnamed 2-year-old filly by Empire Maker who sold for $200,000 at last year’s Keeneland January sale and a yearling filly by City of Light that sold Tuesday for $170,000.

Crawford Farm landed the session’s second most expensive New York-bred, going to $150,000 to buy racing or broodmare prospect Kept True. A homebred for Jeffrey Treadway’s Treadway Racing Stable, the 5-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Yes It’s True went through the ring with a record of 5-2-2 from 14 starts and $323,659 in earnings. Kept True won last year’s Broadway Stakes at Aqueduct and placed in three other stakes during her career with trainer Leah Gyarmati.

Kept True, who is out of the stakes-placed Henny Hughes mare Well Kept, sold as Hip 681 and was consigned by Hidden Brook, agent. She last raced Sept. 5, finishing fifth in an allowance-optional sprinting on the grass at Belmont Park.

Two short yearlings rounded out the day for the Empire State by selling for $100,000 apiece.

Hip 696, a full brother to Grade 3 winner Leavem in Malibu and Grade 1-placed Danzig Moon, went first to Wallace Ave Bloodstock.

Bred by Dr. Jerry Bilinski, foaled at his Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and consigned by Stuart Morris, agent, the colt is by Malibu Moon out of the Danzig mare Leaveminthedust. She’s produced six other winners, including 2020 3-year-old winner and former $400,000 yearling Abilene Trail. Bilinski purchased Leaveminthedust carrying the Malibu Moon colt in utero for $55,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hidden Brook also consigned the other $100,000 short yearling, a colt foaled at Old Saratoga Equine Services in Schuylerville from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Army Mule purchased by Brady Bloodstock. Bred by Mashnee Stables LLC, the colt is the first foal out of the Arch mare Miss Nancy.

Miss Nancy retired after the 2018 season with a record of 3-1-4 from 15 starts and earnings of $202,795. McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent, purchased Miss Nancy, carrying the Army Mule colt in utero, for $17,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale. Miss Nancy also sold Tuesday, in foal to former New York-based second-crop sire Laoban, for $90,000 to Atlantic Bloodstock.

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