Made off with more colts than I’d like, but managed to nab 2 I really had my eye on and quite happy overall (especially since I didn’t spend much $$$ this time).
Lavender (Deep Impact x Bold Girl - Bold Ruler), dkb. weanling filly
Dam was SW and MSP at 2 while being purely FF-campaigned. She is half to 2 winners from 3 runners, including SP Handy Cent. Bought for 1k.
Mercury Vapor (GCh. Galaxy’s Zodiac x Bay Lady), dkb. weanling colt
I’ve had great luck Galaxy’s Zodiac and with him now retired, I wanted to scoop this boy up. Dam was unraced but has produced 5 of 7 winners including MSW Ch. Highland Joy. Most of her foals have been FF owned or inactive, so I figured worth a chance. Bought for 1k.
Fortune (Danzig x May Flower), gr. broodmare
One of two I really wanted to nab, as one of my Danzig mares retired this year and my other is gold-ranked. Fortune is silver-ranked with 2 winners from 3 runners, including SW Ch. Stardom Awaits. Bought for 1k.
Grand Optimist (GCh. Turnpike Wannabe x Hollywood Heiress), blk. yearling colt
The second horse I wanted to grab, and very shocked to only pay $10,500 for him when his 2yo half-brother sold in this same auction for 100k! Out of platinum-ranked Hollywood Heiress, he’s half to MSW’s NCh. Stealing Hollywood and Ch. Overqualified.
Chocolate Turtle (WCh. Gotta Go x Death By Chocolate), b. yearling colt
Half to 50% winners, but many of his half-sibs are FF-campaigned or completely unraced so I’m hoping they just haven’t had the best of opportunities. He does have 2 raced relatives bred on the same sire/damsire cross that did very well. Worth a shot at 1k.