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Curlin Colt Leads Saratoga Sale

A Curlin yearling colt topped the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale on Monday at $US1 million.

Curlin Colt Leads Saratoga Sale

A Curlin yearling colt topped the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale on Monday at $US1 million.

Owner Eric Fein went to seven figures to secure the colt from the Denali Stud draft for breeder Stonestreet Farm.

The colt is out the G1 winner River’s Prayer (Devon Lane), who has had four foals to race for three winners.


The next highest priced lot was a colt by Medaglia d’Oro purchased for $900,000 by Mike Repole and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners.

Sold as part of the Gainesway Agent draft the colt is out of the G1-winning Concerto mare Rigoletta, making the colt a half-brother to G3 winner Battle Of Midway (Smart Strike).

The colt looks set to go into training with Todd Pletcher, who trains for both Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Repole.

Late in the session Roy and Gretchen Jackson, who race as Lael Stable, purchased a colt by Into Mischief for $850,000 from the Warrendale Sales as agent for Tall Oaks Farm draft.

The colt is out of Canadian Listed winner Victorious Ami (Victory Gallop) making him a three-quarter brother to the G3 winner Ami’s Holiday (Harlan’s Holiday) and a half-brother to stakes winner Ami’s Mesa (Sky Mesa).

Victorious Ami is a sister to the dam of G3 winners Amis Gizmo (Giant Gizmo) and Ami’s Flatter (Flatter) and Listed winner Aragorn Ami (Aragorn).

Gainesway was leading consignor on Day One, after they sold all nine horses for a total of $3,160,000.

Juddmonte Farms topped the leading buyers table after they purchased four lots for a total spend of $2,100,000.

The most expensive of their purchases was a filly by Curlin for $750,000.

Curlin finished as the leading sire by aggregate with three yearlings selling out of six offered for a total of $2,150,000 and an average of $716,667.

At the close of trade Fasig-Tipton reported 75 horses sold for $24,425,000, an increase of 15 per cent over the $21,215,000 total paid for 73 lots sold at last year’s corresponding session.

The $325,667 average represented a rise of 12 per cent over the comparable session a year ago and the $300,000 median was up 26 per cent.

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