Three racing or broodmare prospects bred and campaigned by Sagamore Farm were among the four highest priced Maryland-breds sold at the Keeneland November Sale, held Nov. 5 through Nov. 16 in Lexington, Ky.
The most expensive, at $350,000, was stakes winner Ginger N Rye, purchased by Boomer Bloodstock, agent. A 5-year-old daughter of More Than Ready, Ginger N Rye last started in September 2017 when off the board in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes-G2. In her prior effort she won Saratoga’s Smart N Fancy Stakes. Earlier in her career she finished second in the All Brandy and Dahlia Stakes, and from 17 starts earned $296,973.
Ginger N Rye is one of two winners for the Mr. Greeley mare La Milanesa, a half-sister to millionaire and champion sire Bowman’s Band and to the dam of millionaire and sire Pollard’s Vision. Consigned by Upson Downs Farm, Ginger N Rye was not mated, and sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.
Selling for $300,000 to Richard Golden (David Wade, agent) was Sagamore’s stakes-placed 3-year-old filly Southampton Way. A daughter of Into Mischief, Southampton Way was sold as a broodmare prospect, her last start an unplaced effort this past June. A half-sister to stakes winner Tell a Great Story and stakes-placed Give No Quarter and All I Karabout, Southampton Way was a maiden winner at Saratoga as a juvenile, and during the same meet ran second in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes before shipping to Arlington and finishing second in the Arlington-Washington Lassie. Out of the Not For Love mare Roadtohanna, Southampton Way is from the family of stakes winners Steak Scam and Polish Rifle.
Sagamore’s 4-year-old Malibu Moon filly Chubby Star, winner of an allowance at Laurel Park in August in her last start for her breeder, sold for $180,000, with WinStar Farm LLC making the purchase. The filly is out of stakes-placed Salsa Star (by Giant’s Causeway) and thus a half-sister to one of the top Maryland-bred runners of 2018, multiple stakes-winning filly Blamed.
Sold as a racing or broodmare prospect, Chubby Star won three of 14 starts, earning $142,446, and finished second in the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico in 2017. Twice she was fourth in graded company. Out of a half-sister to multiple graded winner Pacific Ocean, she is from the family of champion Rhythm, Grade 1 winner Frost Giant and leading Mid-Atlantic sire Not For Love.
Tops among weanlings offered was Knicks Go’s half-brother by Broken Vow. The gray/roan colt, consigned by Bill Reightler, agent, on behalf of breeders Angie and Sabrina Moore’s Greenmount Farm, was purchased by Rock Brothers Breeding for $115,000. He is the sixth foal out of multiple stakes winner Kosmo’s Buddy, whose son Knicks Go raised the family’s profile after winning the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity-G1 at Keeneland and following with a smashing second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 at Churchill Downs the Friday prior to the sale.
Also bringing six-figures, with Eaton Bloodstock making the final bid at $200,000, was maiden mare Holiday Blues, a 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper out of multiple stakes winner Deputy Cures Blues. A half-sister to four-time stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Wine Police, a son of Speightstown who earned $509,873, Holiday Blues was sold in foal to Speightstown. A multiple winner for her breeder, Marathon Farms, she was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency for MLB Equine Investments.
A total of 37 Maryland-breds were sold, for an average of $45,451.