August 12, 2015
At the prestigious Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale on Aug. 10-11, the stars aligned again and again for horses from Lane’s End’s outstanding consignment. Seven yearlings sold from our consignment by six different sires, and four of those yearlings realized the top price at the sale for those sires. In the end, the seven averaged $417,857. That was a near 30% improvement on the sale average of $322,448.
Lane’s End sold the sale’s second-highest-priced filly, a daughter of Tapit who went to Everett Dobson’s Cheyenne Stables for $750,000. Bred by Frank and Laura Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm, the filly was the second foal from the very good Princess Arabella.
“We thought she was a lovely filly that I had my eyes on for several days,” Dobson told the Thoroughbred Daily News. “She’s a filly that I’ll target to bring back to my broodmare band after her racing days, so she was really the kind I look for.”
Eliciting a bid of $500,000 from Fox Hill Farm’s Tom McGreevy was an Unbridled’s Song half-brother to CITY ZIP’s top performer Unzip Me. Produced by the mare Escape With Me, the colt was bred in Pennsylvania by Blackstone Farm. The Lane’s End-consigned youngster was the top-priced yearling by the late, great Unbridled’s Song at Saratoga, who had seven go through the ring.
The top-priced Speightstown yearling—from six sold—also hailed from Lane’s End’s consignment. That honor went to a $475,000 colt from Indyan Giving, herself a daughter of the Champion Mare Fleet Indian. Like the $750,000 Tapit filly, the Speightstown colt, named Speightstown Brave, was bred by Summer Wind Farm.
Lane’s End also sold, on behalf of Dixiana Farm, a $300,000 Speightstown half-sister to SW & GSP Abraham. Spa City Bloodstock signed the winning slip.
Keeping on with the theme, Lane’s End consigned the dearest Tiznow at Saratoga, a filly who sold to El Capi Racing for $400,000. Bred by WinStar Farm, the filly was produced by Lisa T., a stakes-placed half to the G1 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and from the family of Get Lucky, et al.
Our own superstar stallion CANDY RIDE (ARG)’s top yearling was a Lane’s End-consigned full-brother to Grade 1 winner El Brujo who realized $300,000 to the bid of Joseph Imbesi. The colt was bred by Windways Farm Limited.
Wrapping things up for Lane’s End was a $200,000 colt from the first crop of our UNION RAGS from the MSW & MGSP Runway Rosie. Damien Farms purchased the Tax Day-foaled bay, who was bred by Craig B. Singer.
Lane’s End thanks its valued clients and wishes the new connections the best of luck with their purchases!