Monday’s opening session of the prestigious Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale yielded outstanding results for Lane’s End. All the yearlings Lane’s End offered sold, making us the leading consignor by % of horses sold.
That included the session’s third-highest-priced filly, by DIXIE UNION out of Rare Gift (Unbridled’s Song), who went to Robert and Lawana Low for $525,000. Selling as hip 25, the filly was bred by George Bolton, David DiPietro and Roger W. Honour.
The lone colt in the Lane’s End day 1 draft hails from the exciting first crop of two-time horse of the CURLIN, and sold to Centennial Farms for $450,000. “He’s an extremely attractive physical individual with a big presence about himself,” Centennial’s Don Little, Jr. told the Thoroughbred Times. “And he looks just like his daddy.” Bred by Will Farish, BCWT and Inwood Stable, the strapping chestnut is a son of Lane’s End’s blue hen Private Status (Alydar), whose other produce includes G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Status (A.P. INDY)–herself the dam of MG1SP Dunkirk–as well as MGSW Alumni Hall (A.P. INDY) and stakes winner Private Gift. “The pedigree is phenomenal,” Little added. “He was one of three horses we had selected. We had our limit, and they were on it, so we were very pleased. This one was the favorite of the three.” LIttle said the colt would likely be trained by Jimmy Jerkens.
Also on the docket was hip 17, a filly by Medaglia d’Oro–Philly’s Philly (A.P. INDY) who was hammered down to Stonestreet Stables LLC for $360,000. From the family of champion Flawlessly and bred on the same cross that produced G1 Kentucky Oaks heroine Plum Pretty, the filly was bred in Kentucky by Stirling Farms, LP.