Shopping for a yearling has proven to be a chore in 2021. Pent up demand, and an influx of foreign buyers, has made the sales competitive and expensive. We traveled to the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with every intention of coming away with our last purchase of the year, but it was not to happen. Shut out in Kentucky, we headed to the Fasig-Tipton Maryland Sale in Timonium. Usually not a sale we target, it proved to be a winner as we were able to secure Hip 175, a daughter of Coolmore stallion Classic Empire.
The Oracle Bloodstock Team, along with trainers Ray Handal and Natalia Lynch, were on hand to do the heavy lifting of sifting through the over 500 horses and finding one for us. The NY-bred filly did not meet her reserve of $34,000 and some shrewd negotiating by the team resulted in us getting her through private sale for significantly less than that.
This filly ticked all the boxes. Very well balanced, a January foal, NY-bred, and looks like she’ll be an early type. The sire has had a lot of success with early runners, making us hopeful that in the Spring we’ll be looking at some 2-year old races.
We’ve pre-sold a significant portion of this horse to our current partners, so there will only be a very limited number of shares available. Please contact us soon if you’re interested. Based on interest in this offering, and if it sells out quickly, we could make one more yearling purchase this year. The last sale (Fasig-Tipton Kentucky) is at the end of October. So stay tuned!
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