July 13, 2015
It was a strong day of selling for Lane’s End Sales and its clients at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale.
Leading the way for Lane’s End was a $155,000 colt by our exciting freshman sire THE FACTOR, the brilliant dual Grade 1-winning colt who remains War Front’s fastest and arguably most talented performer.
Bred by David Shimmon, whose Fog City Stable co-owned THE FACTOR, the colt was hammered down to W.D. North Thoroughbreds. A handsome gray like his sire, the colt was produced by Twilite Rendezvous, a half-sib to MSW Twilights Prayer and from a good Canadian family.
The colt was one of three yearlings by THE FACTOR who made $150,000+ at July, including a filly who brought $250,000.
Also eclipsing the six-figure mark from the Lane’s End draft was a $125,000 colt by DISCREETLY MINE who sold to CG Partners.
Offered on behalf of Dixiana Farms, the colt had plenty of pedigree to recommend him. He was produced by a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner India and to stakes winner Pilfer, dam of the Grade 1-winning sibs To Honor and Serve and Angela Renee.
Dixiana’s other entrant at July, a colt by THE FACTOR out of Latitude Forty, made $75,000 to the bid of Crupi’s New Castle Farm.
Lane’s End sold another DISCREETLY MINE colt for nearly 10x his stud fee when Emerald Bloodstock went to $68,000 for a youngster from the winning Tiznow mare Abide. The colt was bred by longtime Lane’s End client and partner George Bolton—who also campaigned THE FACTOR.
Lane’s End thanks its clients, and the horsemen and women, who made July another successful auction.
The Lane’s End Sales team is now gearing up for the prestigious Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, where our catalogued yearlings include a Tapit filly from the ultra-talented Princess Arabella, as well as youngsters by CANDY RIDE (ARG), UNION RAGS, Pioneerof the Nile, Unbridled’s Song, Speightstown, and Tiznow.