Juveniles by Lane’s End stallions were in demand at the recently concluded OBS April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
AFTER MARKET, whose son Storm Jaguar brought $275,000 at April a year ago and who has since emerged as a young talent in Japan, had several sell well.
They included a colt from a half to G1SW E Z’s Gentleman who made $100,000. Richard Ravin purchased the colt from Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree consignment.
A filly by AFTER MARKET, meanwhile, elicited a bid of $72,000 from Passion Stables. The half to SW Trail This was sold by Off the Hook.
CITY ZIP has seen a number of his good runners go through the ring at April, including last year’s G2 Santa Ynez winner and four-time Grade 1 performer Reneesgotzip, a grad in 2011.
Three CITY ZIP juveniles made six figures at April this year, led by a filly who breezed the co-fastest eighth of the sale in :9 3/5. Consigned by Old South Farm, the daughter of Danse Kongo and half to SP Copy My Swagger was hammered down to David Clark for $200,000.
Another filly by CITY ZIP, a daughter of the winning First to Come Home, herself a half to GSW Z Humor, was purchased by Michael Dubb for $155,000. Eisaman Equine consigned.
Pete Bradley knows a good CITY ZIP when he sees one–his Bradley Thoroughbreds purchased and campaigns CITY ZIP’s Grade 1 winner Dayatthespa–and he saw fit to go to $125,000 for a daughter of SP Lizzie Toon, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Eddie Woods, the filly is a half to GSW Willy O’the Valley and breezed in an eighth in :9 4/5.
Other juveniles by Lane’s End sires to sell well included:
• $200,000 filly by CANDY RIDE (ARG)–I Love America (buyer: Bloom Racing Stable)
• $150,0000 colt by CURLIN–Silver Bird (John Fort)
• $130,000 filly by MINESHAFT–Rare Elegance (Gary Contessa)
• $125,000 colt by CANDY RIDE (ARG)–Pinta (Donato Lanni)
• $100,000 fill by MINESHAFT-Self Rising (Peacock Ridge)
Good luck to the buyers of all these fine youngsters!