Waldorf-bred colt sells for $310,000 at Keeneland January

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Hip 472, a colt by Uncle Mo out of the Smart Strike mare Canadian River, sold for $310,000 Wednesday at the Keeneland January sale. Keeneland Photo.

By Tom Law

A colt by Uncle Mo bred in New York by Dr. Jerry Bilinski and foaled at his Waldorf Farm in North Chatham elicited a bid of $310,000 Wednesday to lead all New York-breds through the first three of four sessions of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington.

Sand Hill Bloodstock purchased the short yearling colt, who is the second foal out of the unraced Smart Strike mare Canadian River and sold as Hip 472.  The colt was consigned by Stuart Morris, agent for Waldorf Farm.

Bilinski purchased Canadian River, a half-sister to Group 2 winner Montgomery’s Arch and stakes winner Welcome Inn, in foal to West Coast for $27,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The subsequent foal, a Kentucky-bred colt born in late January 2020, sold for $6,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.

The Uncle Mo colt was one of five short yearlings to sell for six figures. Through the first three sessions, 31 of the 39 short yearlings offered have sold for a total of $1,946,000, an average price of $62,774 and median of $35,000.

Hip 235, Munnings’ Finest, sold in foal to Authentic for $300,000 during the opening session of the Keeneland January sale. Keeneland Photo.

Munnings’ Finest, a 6-year-old unraced daughter of Munnings, commanded a final bid of $300,000 to be the top-selling New York-bred broodmare or broodmare prospect through the first three sessions. Consigned by Sequel New York, agent, and sold as Hip 235, Munnings’ Finest was purchased by Andrew Cary’s Cary Bloodstock, agent for Coteau Grove Farms.

Munnings’ Finest a $200,000 purchase out of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale, was sold in foal to 2020 Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old male and Kentucky Derby winner Authentic.

Munnings’ Finest is the dam of an unnamed City of Light filly, bred by Sequel Thoroughbreds, Valerie Dailey and Louis Trudel. Dailey purchased Munnings’ Finest, carrying the City of Light filly, for $165,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November sale. Munnings’ Finest was bred by The Peter J. Callahan Revocable Trust Dated 2/28/02 and foaled at Stone Bridge Farm in Gansevoort.

The January sale, which started a day late because of snowstorms in the Lexington area late last week, concludes with the fourth session at 10 a.m. Friday.

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