Lane’s End led all consignors by Grade 1 winners in 2010 and is once again forging the way this season. In 2011, Lane’s End sold arguably the leading three-year-old in the nation, G1 Florida Derby hero Dialed In, by MINESHAFT, who is currently ranked #1 on a number of Derby lists just two weeks out from the G1 Kentucky Derby. Co-bred by Lane’s End, Dialed In sold for $475,000 at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Dialed In also won the G3 Holy Bull S. for owner Robert LaPenta and trainer Nick Zito.
Zito also trains Morning Line, a Dell Ridge Farm-bred maternal grandson of A.P. INDY who recently won the G1 Carter H. at Aqueduct. Representatives of Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable purchased the colt from Lane’s End’s 2008 Keeneland September draft for $700,000. That was the highest price of the 62 yearlings from his sire Tiznow that sold that year.
The most recent graded sales graduate is Thiskyhasnolimit who won the Texas Mile to bring his earnings to $706K.
In 2010, Lane’s End had six sales graduates who won at the highest level, including the G1 Met Mile hero QUALITY ROAD, G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Shared Account (PLEASANTLY PERFECT), champion Pathfork and Biondetti.
As entries close in early May for the 2011 yearling sales, think of how best to showcase your horse. Think Lane’s End. Buyers return to the barns with proven runners!