Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select auction ended its two-day run in Lexington on July 14, with the Darby Dan consignment featuring the top sale prices of the event by sires El Corredor and Mr. Sekiguchi.
A bay filly by El Corredor, cataloged as hip No. 339, brought a final hammer price of $190,000 from buyer John McCormack Bloodstock. The filly is the second foal out of the unraced mare Sally Wood, who also has a 2-year-old which has not started. Sally Wood is a half-sister to a pair of stakes winners and hails from a family that include Hawk Wing, a multiple Group-1 winner in Europe who earned $1.6 million, and also Thornfield, Canadian Horse of the Year and champion grass horse in that country.
Another bay, this one a colt by Mr. Sekiguchi, went for $35,000 to M.S.T.S. as buyer. The first foals of Mr. Sekiguchi, who stands at Bridlewood in Florida, are yearling of 2010. He has a reported 97 foals in his first crop. Hip No. 84 is out of the multiple winning mare Maybe Lin, who has already had a 2-year-old winner from two starters. Maybe Lin is a half-sister to the stakes winner Maybe Jack.
Darby Dan also had two other yearlings go through the Fasig-Tipton ring. A chestnut filly, Hip No. 214 by Malibu Moon, went for $50,000 to Big Red Farm. The filly is out of Explosive Beauty, winner of the Martha Washington S. at Oaklawn Park. The family is loaded with black-type winners, topped by Dearest Trickski, who took the La Brea S.(G1) and set a track record at Del Mar in the Rancho Bernardo S.(G3). Another chestnut filly, this one by Lion Heart, went for $25,000 to Solis Bloodstock. The filly, catalog Hip No. 227, is out of the unraced mare Frayne, who is a full sister (Red Ransom) to Wandering Star, winner of the Grade 2 E. P. Taylor S.
Over the past 2 ½ years, 38 stakes horses have come from Darby Dan yearling consignments. As always, Darby Dan appreciates the continued support of all its consignors and buyers.