Grade 1 winner Dancing Rags and stakes winner Ghoul’s Night Out, the only two Maryland-breds sold the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the elite Fasig-Tipton The November Sale in Lexington, Ky., each brought six figures or more.
Consigned by Royal Oak Farm (Damian and Braxton Lynch) agent, Dancing Rags, in foal to Curlin, was purchased by Nobutaka Tada for $1,100,000. One of the last broodmares owned by the late Phyllis Wyeth, Dancing Rags is a daughter of Wyeth’s classic winner Union Rags, and was purchased by owner in the name of her Chadds Ford Stable for $210,000 as a 2-year-old at Ocala in March 2016. Dancing Rags made her stakes debut in Keeneland’s Alcibiades S-G1 that October, won the "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes, and ran on Breeders' Cup day, finishing eighth of 12. Bred by David DiPietro, Dancing Rags was named Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly. Unplaced in three starts at 3, Dancing Rags retired to Wyeth’s broodmare band and produced her first foal, an Into Mischief filly, in 2019 and a War Front filly this past March. A half-sister to graded winner Coup de Grace, Dancing Rags is out of Storm Cat’s graded stakes-placed daughter Home Court; her second dam is champion Jewel Princess.
Ghostzapper’s 6-year-old daughter Ghoul’s Night Out, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as a broodmare prospect, was purchased by Hill ’n’ Dale at Xalapa for $120,000. A $42,000 yearling bred by Two Legends Farm and Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds, she sold again the next year at the 2016 OBS Spring Sale for $150,000. Campaigned by Mens Grille Racing, she broke her maiden in her fifth start, picked up three allowance wins, and won the Jameela in her stakes debut as a 5-year-old. She finished third in the 2019 Maryland Million Ladies Stakes in what would be her final start. Ghoul’s Night Out retired with a record of 5-8-4 from 26 career starts and earnings of $270,606. Her dam, the stakes-winning Not For Love mare Amie’s Legend, is a half-sister to stakes winner/stakes producer Celestial Legend and to the dam of Whereshetoldmetogo.
Enchanted Ghost, a 5-year-old multiple stakes-winning daughter of Ghostzapper who sold for $335,000 as a racing or broodmare prospect at last year’s sale to Double Bridges and made her last start this past January when third in the Geisha Stakes, was an RNA this year at $625,000 in foal to Tapit.