Dream Passage sells for $425,000 at Keeneland

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Dream Passage, a stakes-placed daughter of Stormy Atlantic in foal to top sire Gun Runner, sold for $425,000 Tuesday at the Keeneland January sale. Photo courtesy of Mulholland Springs.

Stakes-placed $461,801-earning New York-bred Dream Passage commanded a bid of $425,000 to finish the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale as one of the top-priced broodmares Tuesday in Lexington.

Matt Dorman’s Determined Stud purchased the 9-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic, who sold as Hip 804 and in foal to top sire Gun Runner. Dream Passage, who is out of the stakes-placed Raffie’s Majesty mare Raffie’s Dream, was consigned by Mulholland Springs, agent.

“I had pegged her somewhere in that price range,” consignor John Henry Mulholland said. “She’s just such a beautiful and classy mare and has a lovely Constitution yearling filly. She’s in foal to the best young sire in the world, probably. She stood out here and sold really well. I’m pleased.”

Bred by Wellspring Stables LLC, Dream Passage compiled a record of 8-7-4 in 28 starts and finished second in the 2020 Jersey Lilly Turf Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. Her eight wins came on the NYRA circuit, including a run of three straight at Belmont Park and Aqueduct in the fall of 2019.

A full sister to multiple stakes winner and $336,649-earner Stormy’s Majesty and Bullish Sentiment, the dam of multiple stakes winner Sassy Agnes, Dream Passage’s first foal is the yearling filly by Constitution. Dream Passage finished the day as the co-sixth most expensive horse through the ring and one of five six-figure New York-breds.

Keeneland reported sales on 15 New York-breds Tuesday for a total of $1,389,000, an average price of $92,600 and median of $40,000.

Hip 506, a colt by Violence, brought the second most expensive price and highest price for a New York-bred short yearling on a bid of $175,000 from SKPJ Stables.

Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III, foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Liam’s Map mare Liam’s Lookout.

The January sale continues with the third of four sessions at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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