Sixth six-figure NY-bred weanling sells at Keeneland November

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Hip 2714, a colt by Tacitus bred by John Jayko’s Fedwell Farms, sold for $125,000 Tuesday at Keeneland. Photo provided by Sally Thomas.

A colt by Tacitus became the sixth New York-bred weanling to sell for six figures at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Tuesday in Lexington.

Hip 2714, a half-brother to New York-bred stakes winner Dream Central and stakes winner Dreamalildreamofu, sold for $125,000 to ELC Investments to highlight the Book 4 offerings. Bred by and foaled at John Jayko’s Fedwell Farms in Saratoga Springs, the colt is out of the stakes-placed Deputy Wild Cat mare Dreamed to Dream. He was consigned by Sally Thomas, agent.

Dreamed to Dream is the dam of four winners led by Dreamalildreamofu, a daughter of Commissioner who earned $289,403, sold in foal to Maxfield for $340,000 at last year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Dream Central, a daughter of leading New York sire Central Banker bred by Fedwell Farms, won the Suzie O’Cain Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and the Cupecoy’s Joy division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes at Belmont Park last season. Dreamed to Dream is also the dam of Whiskey Frens, a colt by Speightster who sold for $80,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

Hip 2665, a colt by Yaupon bred by Danzel Brendemuehl and Colleen Smith, sold for $80,000 Tuesday at Keeneland. Photo provided by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Hip 2665, a weanling colt by Yaupon named Whiskey Point, sold for $80,000 to Rexy Bloodstock during Tuesday’s session.

Bred by Danzel Brendemuehl and Colleen Smith and foaled at The New Hill Farm in Hoosick Falls, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Bernardini mare Capable. He was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Capable, the winner of three of 22 starts and $52,839, is out of the Grade 1-placed stakes-winning City Zip mare Achiever’s Legacy and is a half-sister to stakes winner Tone It Up.

Cara’s Dreamer, a stakes-placed New York-bred daughter of The Factor who earned $259,280, brought the top price for a broodmare or broodmare prospect during Book 4 on a bid of $70,000 from JRita Thoroughbreds. Offered as Hip 2250 in foal to Yaupon, Cara’s Dreamer is  out of the North Light mare Dreaming of Cara.

Bred and raced by Richard Greeley, Cara’s Dreamer went 2-6-4 in 21 starts with a third in the John Hettinger Stakes and a second in the Ticonderoga Stakes in 2021 at Belmont Park.

The sale continues with the start of Book 5 and the first of the final two sessions at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Keeneland November horses of racing age sale starts at noon Friday.

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