Sam-Son Farm-bred Danceinthesunlight, the first horse through the sales ring, got the fourth session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale off to a strong start Nov. 6 when she was purchased by Southern Equine for $675,000.
About 20 hips after Danceinthesunlight left the sales ring, Gabriel Duignan purchased a son of Indian Charlieout of the A.P. Indymare Fapindy for $320,000 from the consignment of Highclere Sales, agent.
Eric Guillot signed the ticket for Danceinthesunlight, who sold in foal to Forest Wildcat, from the consignment of Andreson Farms, agent for the Samuel family’s Sam-Son Farm.
“I think she is good enough to be a foundation mare,” said Guillot. “I think she is worth more money than that. The family is huge. If the baby looks the part, it is the exact same cross as Salute the Sarge (Forest Wildcat- Dixie Ghost, by Silver Ghost). She is an A.P. Indy mare and I think she fits the Southern Equine Kentucky broodmare band, for sure.”
At two, Salute The Sarge won the Best Pal (gr. II) and Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III). As a 3-year-old he won the San Miguel Stakes.
Guillot said Southern Equine is buying mares to breed to Salute the Sarge, who will stand the 2009 season at John T.L. Jones III Walmac Farm.
A 3-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy, Danceinthesunlight was produced from the Canadian champion Mr. Prospector mare Dancethruthedawn, who is out of Canadian Horse of the Year and U.S. champion Dance Smartly.
Dance Smartly is a half-sister to sire Smart Strike, the sire of Horse of the Year Curlin.
Duignan said he purchased the dark bay or brown son of Indian Charlie with plans to resell him as a yearling.
“He was a beautiful foal, I was hoping I would get him a little cheaper than that, but he was nice,” Duignan said. “He was a very good individual and his sire is so hot right now. Unfortunately, you still have to pay for a good horse.”
Bred in Kentucky by Mt. Joy Stables, the colt is a half-brother to stakes-placed Point Me the Way (by Point Given ) and is from the family of stakes winners Buddha Lady (by Buddha) and Silver Lace (by Silver Deputy).