Medaglia d’Oro colt, Les Bon Temps top FTK closing session

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Les Bon Temps, winner of the 2022 Fifth Avenue division of the NYSS, sold for $160,000 Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton. Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo.

A short yearling colt by Medaglia d’Oro and multiple stakes winner Les Bon Temps sold for six figures Tuesday during the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Kenetucky winter mixed sale in Lexington.

Calumet Farm purchased the Medaglia d’Oro colt, offered as Hip 314 by Stuart Morris, agent, for $190,000. Bred by Cypress Creek Equine and foaled at Sequel New York in Hudson, the colt is out of the Distorted Humor mare Acting Class and is a half-brother to five winners.

Acting Class is the dam of Grade 2-placed $328,443-earner Classy Act and multiple stakes-placed $89,350-earner Gold Lightning.

Les Bon Temps, a 4-year-old daughter of Laoban out of the unraced Tapizar mare Winsanity, sold as a broodmare prospect for $160,000 to Todd Frederick. Offered as Hip 420, Les Bon Temps was consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.

Bred by Southern Equine Stables, foaled at Irish Hill Century Farm in Stillwater and the second foal out of the unraced Winsanity, Les Bon Temps was purchased by Deuce Greathouse and Pura Vida Racing for $65,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. She won four of 11 starts with four placings and earned $610,010.

Les Bon Temps won three stakes – the 2022 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Sire Stakes and Maid of the Mist Stakes and 2023 Park Avenue division of the NYSS. She also placed in the 2022 Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs and three other New York-bred stakes during her career.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 24 of the 36 New York-breds offered over the two days for a total of $1,224,000, an average price of $51,000 and median of $21,500.

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