October 1, 2015

Lane’s End-consigned horses at the recently concluded Keeneland September Sale included two million-dollar lots and a whopping 83 horses who made $100,000 or more, as Lane’s End concluded the marathon sale as the #2 consignor by gross.

In total, Lane’s End sold 179 horses for $25,156,900. That resulted in an average of $140,541 that was 37% higher than the sales average of $102,549.

What the huge difference? It’s simple. Lane’s End has an experienced, dedicated staff who work their hardest to make sure your horse brings its optimum, regardless of market level.

Highlighting that sentiment was a pair of seven-figure horses Lane’s End consigned for valued clients. They included Hip 365, a Dell Ridge Farm-bred colt by Medaglia d’Oro who sold to Solis/Litt/Winchell/Gainesway for $1.1 million. The colt is from Dell Ridge’s classy MSW Kid Kate (LEMON DROP KID).

Lane’s End also sold Hip 99, a War Front filly who traces to Courtly Dee, to R.S. Evans for $1 million. Bred by Breffni Farm, the filly was produced by Azzedine, a Mr. Greeley daughter of the Grade 2 winner Atelier.

Other highlights included a $975,000 filly by Curlin—Epitome of a Lady; and a $750,000 colt by Tapit—Indescribable (PLEASANT TAP).

Lane’s End sires were well-represented from the Lane’s End draft, too. An eye-catching colt by QUALITY ROAD—Paris Notion topped session six on Walnut Green’s $710,000 bid. That came on a day when Lane’s End sold the second-highest lot, too, a $320,000 colt by TWIRLING CANDY—Early Vintage who went to Mike Ryan.

Don Adam’s Courtlandt Farm, a longtime client of Lane’s End, purchased the highest-priced CANDY RIDE (ARG) of the sale, a $430,000 colt out of Magical Theater (SMART STRIKE) from Lane’s End’s consignment.

Lane’s End also sold the highest-priced UNION RAGS colt at September, a $370,000 half-brother to Lane’s End’s GSP performer Eagle (CANDY RIDE {ARG}) who was hammered down to Martin Anthony.

Good results don’t happen by accident. They take hard work, professionalism and a broad knowledge of the marketplace. Put Lane’s End to work for you at the next major sale, and see the difference.

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