Demand holds up for NY-breds at September sale

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Hip 1850, a New York-bred half sister to Grade 1 winner Just One Time, sold for $210,000 during Sunday’s sixth session at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

By Tom Law

The Keeneland September yearling sale rolled past its midpoint – at least in terms of number of sessions – Sunday and demand continued to be strong for New York-breds throughout Book 3.

A pair of New York-breds sold for $200,000 or more during Book 3 – one Saturday and one Sunday.

Hip 1850, a filly by Runhappy and half-sister to Grade 1 winner Just One Time, brought the highest price for a New York-bred in Book 3 on a $210,000 bid from Case Clay, agent.

Bred by Spruce Lane, Mashnee, Blue Spaer, Copper Beach, Lynn, Manlius, Quickel, et al, foaled at Old Saratoga Equine Services in Schuylerville and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the filly is out of the winning Speightstown mare Ida Clark. She’s the dam of Just One Time, winner of this year’s Grade 1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland; and stakes winner and course-record setter Black Stetson.

McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent, purchased Ida Clark in foal to Outwork for $60,000 at the 2019 Keeneland January horse of all ages sale. The subsequent foal, a New York-bred filly named Hard Place, eventually sold for $200,000 at the 2021 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Ida Clark’s next foal, the now 2-year-old New York-bred Goldencents colt Golden Sul, sold for $535,000 at this year’s OBS April sale.

Hip 1256, a daughter of Good Magic, sold for $200,000 and is one of seven New York-bred yearlings to sell for $150,000 or more so far at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

The Runhappy filly is one of seven New York-breds to sell for $150,000 or more so far at the Keeneland September sale. Overall, 14 of the 18 New York-breds through the ring have sold for a total of $2,058,000, an average price of $147,000 and median of $120,000.

Hip 1256 joined that six-figure group during Saturday’s session to kick off Book 3.

Meridian Partners purchased Hip 1256, a filly by Good Magic out of the Arch mare Valentines Romance. Bred by Erin Corners Bloodstock, foaled at Stone Bridge Farm in Gansevoort and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the filly originally sold as a weanling for $90,000 at last year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The Good Magic filly is the second foal out of Valentines Romance, who is the dam of the unraced 2-year-old New York-bred Unified gelding Charming Jim.

The Keeneland September sale continues with two sessions that make up Book 4 starting at 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.


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