G1-placed, stakes producer Summer Solo brings $400,000 at Keeneland

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

The Grade 1-placed Arch mare Summer Solo sold for $400,000 in foal to Essential Quality Tuesday at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Stone Farm.

By Tom Law

Summer Solo, a Grade 1-placed New York-bred mare who produced stakes winner Maedean and two other winners, sold for $400,000 during the first day of Book 2 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Tuesday in Lexington.

China Horse Club Inc. purchased the 11-year-old daughter of Arch, who was sold in foal to two-time champion and classic winner Essential Quality as Hip 566. Bred and campaigned by Sarah Leigh and out of the Caerleon mare Summer Solstice, Summer Solo won three of four starts with a third in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational in 2014.

Consigned by Stone Farm, agent for Payson Stud, Summer Solo is the dam of winners Georgia Clay, Maedean and Gone Rogue, along with recent starters Smooth Sailing and Solo Album. Maedean, a daughter of Tapit, won the 2019 Tempted Stakes and finished second in the Grade 2 Demoiselle at Aqueduct. She sold in foal to Nyquist for $500,000 at last year’s Keeneland November sale.

Irish Constitution, a multiple stakes-placed daughter of Constitution, also brought six figures Tuesday when she went to Newgate Farm and SF Bloodstock for $310,000. Offered as Hip 403 out of the Mill Ridge Sales consignment, the 4-year-old out of the D’Wildcat mare D’Wild Ride was 2-2-1 in 10 starts with $142,575 in earnings. She finished second in the 2020 Joseph A. Gimma Stakes at Belmont Park and 2021 Union Avenue Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

Bred by SF Bloodstock, foaled at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag and a $165,000 purchase at the 2019 Keeneland September yearling sale, Irish Constitution was sold in foal to Candy Ride.

Hip 534, a colt from the first crop of War of Will bred by Berkshire Stud, sold for $140,000 Tuesday at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Mill Ridge Sales.

Hip 534, a colt from the first crop of Preakness winner War of Will, brought the day’s highest price for a New York-bred weanling.

Big Bear Bloodstock went to $140,000 to purchase the colt out of the unraced Quiet American mare Sheboygan. Bred by Berkshire Stud and foaled at River Valley Farm in Gansevoort, the colt was consigned by Greenfields Farm, agent for Berkshire Stud.

Sheboygan is the dam of five New York-bred winners, including the stakes-placed Dreaming of Cara, the $210,189-earner Pecatonica and 10-time winner Born in Brooklyn.

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