Tale of Verve, whose first crop are 2-year-olds of 2022, had his first juvenile go through the auction ring Wednesday at the OBS March sale.
The filly, hip No. 361 consigned by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, sold for $150,000 to WSS Racing, a return of 75 times Tale of Verve’s stud fee. The dark bay filly, out of the Candy Ride mare Co, is from an outstanding female family. Her third dam is champion and Hall of Famer Serena’s Song, who was just as accomplished as a broodmare, with six stakes-winning offspring, four of them in graded stakes.
Tale of Verve, a son of Darby Dan stallion Tale of Ekati, finished second to American Pharoah in the 2015 Preakness S. (G1). He stands the 2022 season for $2,000 S&N.