Sheila's Prospect, a daughter of leading Maryland sire Not for Love
, topped the first session of the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky February mixed sale at the company's Newtown Paddocks. A no-guarantee season to Hill 'n' Dale stallion Theatrical
and a season to Wafare Farm stallion Giltterman topped the Stallion Access auction of seasons and shares.
The first session of yearlings, broodmare prospects, and horses of racing age grossed $2,320,100 with 159 hips selling for an average of $14,592. The median was $5,500. Thirty-seven horses failed to find new homes. The first session of last year's sale was devoted to yearlings.
The Stallion Access auction grossed $281,300 with 21 seasons selling for an average of $13,395. Three shares grossed $56,500 with an average of $18,833.
Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Lance Robinson purchased the broodmare prospect for $230,000. The Not for Love
mare was bred in Maryland by David Hayden's Dark Hollow Farm and is out of the Hagley mare, Tequila Sheila. She is a half-sister to stakes winner Lite Twilight (by Twilight Agenda) and Mescalina, the dam of stakes winner Astrid (by Concern).
Sheila's Prospect won the Bessarabian Handicap (Can-III) and ran second in the Ontario Fashion Stakes. She finished third in the 2003 Ontario Fashion Stakes. All three races were at Woodbine. Sheila's Prospect ended her career with a record of 28-7-6-6. She earned $482,500.
The second highest-price of the afternoon was paid by agent Jack Werk, who went $200,000 to acquire grade III winner Eagle Lake from the Three Chimneys Sales, agent consignment. Eagle Lake, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Colonel Mac Mac (by Colonel Power), won the 2003 WinStar Distaff Handicap at Lone Star Park.
The Desert Royalty mare was bred in Texas by Robert and Patricia Norman and is out of the Great Above mare Great Notrariety. She earned $477,877, with a career record of 43-13-10-1.
The sale continues through Monday, Feb. 9, when 200 horses owned by the late John Franks will be offered by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent. The session begins at 10 a.m.