With Fasig-Tipton November and Keeneland November in the books, Lane’s End would like to thank its clients for another rousing sales season in Kentucky. Lane’s End achieved a number of notable successes, not the least of which was selling not one but FOUR horses for at least $2 million.
At Fasig, the classy 5yo Switch, a MG1SW for CRK Stable and trainer John Sadler and coming off a third-place finish in the G1 Breeders’ Cup F/M Sprint, brought $4.3 million. Moyglare Stud signed for Switch.
The accomplished 3yo filly Grace Hall also scaled great heights at Fasig. The Grade 1 winner and triple Oaks victress sold to Reynolds Bell, Jr., agent, for $3.2 million. Tony Dutrow trained Grace Hall for owners Michael Dubb, Bethlehelm Stables and the Elkstone Group.
Pam, Marty and Emily Wygod’s dual Grade 1 winner Harmonious proved one of the stars of the opening session at Keeneland. The 5yo sold to Mandore International Agency for $2.8 million. John Shirreffs trained Harmonious during her racing career.
Completing Lane’s End’s fearsome foursome was the first-class Zazu, a dual Grade 1 winner for Jerry and Ann Moss who was hammered down at Keeneland to Katsumi Yoshida for $2.1 million.
Lane’s End sold two session toppers during Keeneland November. Session 5 was led by the impeccably bred Storm Cat mare Atrea, who went to Glen Hill Farm for $435,000. The winning mare is a granddaughter of the superb producer Get Lucky and is close kin to Super Saver, Bluegrass Cat, Giralamo, et al. Lane’s End then sold the top two horses during session nine, including the session-topping Storm Crossing, a 2yo half-sister to GSW Utopian (ROCK HARD TEN).
Lane’s End also sold the top-priced weanling of Book 3, a CANDY RIDE (ARG)–Magical Theater (SMART STRIKE) colt who went to Maverick Racing for $220,000.
Lane’s End stallions have also provided plenty of fireworks.
Foals from the first crop of QUALITY ROAD have been in huge demand, with no fewer than six bringing six figures. Last year’s leading first-year sire is now the second-leading sire of sales weanlings from his class, with 14 sold for $122,857.
QUALITY ROAD’s November weanlings included a $410,000 colt out of Charming Tale, a half-sister to KINGMAMBO’s Classic winner Rule of Law. Shadwell purchased the eye-catching youngster.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock purchased a QUALITY ROAD half-brother to Grade 2 winner Frolic’s Dream for $270,000, while John and Martha Mulholland purchased a Lane’s End-consigned daughter of SW & GSP Double Scoop for $170,000.
Other Lane’s End’s sires to star at Keeneland included ROCK HARD TEN, whose Grade 2-winning daughter Capital Plan brought top dollar on day two. The 4yo filly sold as a racing or broodmare prospect to Adena Springs Farm for $825,000.
A.P. INDY’s daughter Calais, produced by champion Flanders and a 3/4-sister to champion Surfside, made $700,000. She also was purchased by Adena.
CITY ZIP had another outstanding year on the track with horses like Grade 1 winner Dayatthespa and Grade 2 winner City to City. The latter, heroine of the G2 John C. Mabee and G2 Buena Vista H. in 2012, was hammered down to SF Bloodstock for $550,000.
CANDY RIDE (ARG), in addition to having the top-priced weanling of Book 3, was the covering sire of the top-priced mare in Book 2, the $540,000 Tell It, a Storm Cat half-sister to Pulpit.
And DISCREETLY MINE, MINESHAFT’s brilliant G1 King’s Bishop S. winner, was the covering sire of the $230,000 Deja Blu, a Seeking the Gold half-sister to GSW Santa Catarina.
Thanks again to all our clients, and best of luck to all the buyers!