Flameaway filly red-hot at OBS June 2yo finale

A filly from the first crop of Darby Dan stallion Flameaway drew a spirited bidding battle when her number was called in the ring Thursday at the OBS June 2-year-olds Sale, ultimately selling for $370,000.

The winning bid was the highest price of the three-day auction for a filly by any stallion, as well as the fifth-highest price overall.

Consigned by Julie Davis LLC, agent and catalogued as hip No. 1066, the filly had breezed a rapid furlong in :09 4/5 seconds during the Under Tack show. John Fahey, agent, was the winning bidder on behalf of trainer Justin Casse.

“I bought her for a client of Justin Casse’s,” Fahey confirmed afterward. “She did everything, jumped through all of the hoops. The good ones are expensive.”

Toby Stables purchased the filly for $50,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

Bred in Kentucky by Pony Express Sales, the gray filly is out of Tomato Bisque, who is a full sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Macho Macho. Third dam Fantastic Look was a Grade 1 winner and produced Grade 1 winner Designed for Luck.