'Royally' Bred Speightstown Colt Tops First Session of Kentucky Winter Mixed
Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Winter Mixed sale, the final breeding stock sale of 2021, kicked off Monday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, KY.
A colt by Grade 1 sire Speightstown (Hip 128) topped the session when sold mid-day for $165,000 to Calumet Farm from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent (video). Speightstown is the sire of 2020 Grade/Group 1 winners Charlatan, Lady Speightspeare, Echo Town, and Mozu Superflare. The chestnut colt is out of Royal Ancestry, dam of stakes placed winner More Royalty. Royal Ancestry is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor, herself the dam of stakes winner Thetrashmanscoming. The immediate family includes Grade 1 winners Emcee and Constitution. Hip 128 was bred in Kentucky by Highclere Inc.
The session's top broodmare prospect came in the form of Shippy (Hip 166), who sold for $130,000 to St Elias Stables from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. A four-year-old stakes winning and graded stakes placed daughter of Midshipman, Shippy is from the immediate family of Grade/Group 1 winners Wild Rush, Hayil, and Shalaa. Shippy won twice in seven starts for owners Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, R. A. Hill Stable, and Joseph E. Besecker and trainer George Weaver, and earned $121,400.
Additional six-figure sales included two bell-bred broodmare prospects:
- American Dream (Hip 306), a four-year-old winning daughter of American Pharoah purchased for $105,000 by Board Shorts Stables from the consignment of Bridie Harrison, agent for Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds. A half-sister to graded stakes winner Dancing Solo, American Dream is out of a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Voodoo Dancer from the family of Grade 1 winner Pool Play.
- Pakhet (Hip 62), a five-year-old graded stakes placed winner by Cairo Price purchased for $100,000 by Peachtree Racing Stable from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Pakhet hails from the family of Group 1 winner Amadeus Wolf.
During the first session, 207 horses changed hands for a total of $3,956,300. The average was $19,113, up slightly from $18,718 during the first session in 2020. The median held steady at $8,000 compared to last year. The RNA rate was 21.5%, compared to 28.8% during the first session in 2020.
Session 1 results are available online. Session 2 will begin Tuesday at 10 AM.