Derby Sale Histories: Dublin Most Expensive
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 4/27/2010 8:59:52 AM
Last Updated: 5/4/2010 10:26:58 AM

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Dublin   was the most expensive horse sold at public auction among the candidates for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I). The chestnut son of Afleet Alex brought $525,000 from Robert Baker and William Mack when he was consigned by Gerry Dilger’s Dromoland Farm, agent, to the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Bred in Kentucky by Peter Blum and Dilger, Dublin won the 2009 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) for Baker and Mack. This year, the colt has finished second in the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) and third in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and Rebel Stakes (gr. II). He has earned $408,623.

Noble's Promise   commanded the least expensive price of the Derby candidates that sold at public auction. He brought only $10,000 from Southcoast Bloodstock, agent for Wild as Elle, when offered as a weanling by Gainesway, agent, at the 2007 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The son of Cuvee was a $25,000 buy-back the following year at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August yearling auction.

Homeboykris brought only $11,000 from Brenda Tabraue when he was consigned by Nick de Meric, agent, to the 2009 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. As a yearling, the son of Roman Ruler   had sold for $50,000 to de Meric at the 2009 Keeneland September auction. The gelding’s consignor then was Dark Hollow Farm, which bred him in partnership with William Paca Beatson in Maryland.

Below are the sale histories of the other Kentucky Derby candidates:

American Lion   – scratched from Keeneland September yearling sale in 2008 when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Awesome Act -- $240,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when conisigned by Lane's End, agent.

Backtalk -- $250,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Conveyance -- $240,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when cosnigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Dean's Kitten – Never offered at public auction.

Devil May Care -- $110,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2009 when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $400,000 buy-back at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training in 2009 when consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.

Discreetly Mine   – Never offered at public auction.

Endorsement -- $450,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when consigned by Lane's End, agent.

Homeboykris -- $50,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when consigned by Dark Hollow Farm, agent; $11,000 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale 2-year-old in 2009 when consigned by Nick de Meric, agent.

Ice Box   – Scratched from the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in 2007 when consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent; $125,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent; scratched from the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training in 2009 when consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent.

Interactif -- Never offered at public auction.

Jackson Bend – Never offered at public auction.

Line of David   – Scratched from the 2008 Keeneland September yearling salewhen consigned by Blackburn Farm, agent; $150,000 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training buy-back in 2009 when consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.

Lookin At Lucky   -- $475,000 Keeneland April sale 2-year-old in 2009 when consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent; $35,000 Keeneland September yearling sale buy-back in 2008 when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Mission Impazible   -- $200,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when conisgned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Make Music for Me   -- $95,000 Barretts March select sale 2-year-old in 2009 when consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.

Noble's Promise   -- $10,000 Keeneland November breeding stock sale weanling in 2007 when consigned by Gainesway, agent;. $25,000 buy-back at the 2008 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August yearling sale when consigned by Baillnswood Sales, agent.

Paddy O'Prado   -- $105,000 Keeneland September sale yearling in 2008 when consigned by Gainesway, agent.

Sidney's Candy   – Never offered at public auction.

Stately Victor   -- $250,000 Adena Springs sale 2-year-old in 2009; $110,000 Keeneland September yearling sale buy-back in 2008 when consigned by Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs.

Super Saver   – Scratched from the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training in 2009 when consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

 



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