Mahogany Lane Tops Melnyk Dispersal Sale
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The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale

Mahogany Lane, an unraced mare from an accomplished family, pulled down the top price at the Melnyk Racing Stables broodmares and weanlings dispersal Monday, July 14, at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in Lexington.

Bidding for Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm, Eddie Kane went to $315,000 to land Mahogany Lane. Kane said several Calumet sires are being considered for the 7-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy who was sold in foal to Eugene and Laura Melnyk’s champion sprinter Speightstown  , who currently is ranked second on the 2014 general sire list.

In all, the 14-horse dispersal saw 10 mares and four weanlings sell, with stakes-winning and grade III stakes producer Harmony Lodge selling with her 2014 Speightstown weanling filly for $280,000. In all, the 14 horses (13 lots) brought $1,329,000 for an average of $102,231 and median of $50,000.

All of the horses were consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

“I thought they sold great, brought fair prices. There were a couple in there that could have brought a little more money but they were within 10% of what we appraised them for,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor. “I thought they were good buys; people got really nice product. They’re going to have a lot of success with them.”

Mahogany Lane is out of 1999 Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Marley Vale, by Forty Niner. A full sister to two-time grade II winner Indian Vale, Mahogany Lane has produced a yearling filly by Tiznow   and a weanling filly by Candy Ride  . Second dam Waggley is a stakes winner that has produced six starters, all winners, including stakes winners Marley Vale and Beau Blush.

With a bid of $75,000, The Elkstone Group landed the highest-priced weanling, the aforementioned Candy Ride filly out of Mahogany Lane.

Calumet also landed the unraced 3-year-old Speightstown mare Mullins Bay for $225,000. In foal to Orb  , the mare is a full sister to grade III winner Bridgetown and half sister to Clement Rock and Carnacks Choice.

Earlier in the day, three Melnyk dispersal yearlings sold in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale for a total of $20,000. After outs, there were 50 more Melnyk dispersal horses sold in the summer selected horses of racing age sale on a busy day for Fasig-Tipton. Those 50 horses sold for $3,877,000, an average of $77,540.

The dispersal included a seven-figure horse in Bedford Land, a winning 2-year-old Speightstown filly who went for $1,075,000 to Three Chimneys Farm, agent, in the summer selected horses of racing age sale. Bedford Land, who is out of grade I winner Pool Land, finished as the top-priced horse overall in that sale.

In Monday's three Fasig-Tipton sessions, a total of 67 Melnyk dispersal horses (66 lots) sold for a total of $5,226,000, an average of $79,182.

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