A few days after registering his fourth graded winner on the year with G2 Swaps S. hero Dreamy Kid, LEMON DROP KID accounted for two of the top seven lots at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Lexington, making him the second leading sire of the sale.
Leading the duo was an Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson-bred colt who made $230,000 when acquired by Ben Glass, agent for Gary and Mary West. The colt was produced by Grade 3 winner Wow Me Free (Menifee). “He’s the first foal out of a stakes mare, and by Lemon Drop Kid, he’s by a proven sire,” consignor Kitty Taylor commented to the Thoroughbred Daily News. “He just had a new graded stakes winner Saturday.” Glass, who has some of the shrewder eyes in the business, said “We love LEMON DROP KID and thought we would have to pay more to get this colt. He was so well balanced. He looked intelligent.”
Glass also saw fit to go to $210,000 for a Peter Blum-bred colt by LEMON DROP KID. The bay is a son of the Meadowlake mare Field of Dreams and thus a half to SW & GSP Pro Pink. “He’s a nice, strong colt,” consignor Gerry Dilger told the TDN. “LEMON DROP KIDs can get you any kind of runner.”