A handsome son of Harlan's Holiday commanded $250,000 midway through the afternoon May 23 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold so far during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. Patrice Miller of the Pennsylvania-based consulting firm EQB signed the sale ticket for the dark bay or brown juvenile.
Jeffrey Seder, EQB’s president, declined to reveal the identity of the colt’s new owner.
“For his age, he (the colt) is big, he’s fast, and his gait is clean,” said Seder, whose company uses various technologies and data gathered about horses over a number of years to analyze sale prospects.
Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent, the colt worked an eighth of a mile in :10 3/5 prior to the Midlantic auction. He is the second foal out of the winning Lear Fan mare Motivated Sreva, who is a half sister to grade II winner Adore the Gold (by Formal Gold).
Bred in Kentucky by Jayde Inc., the colt was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent, to the 2009 Keeneland November breeding stock auction, where he brought $180,000 from A Delaware Corp. He was a $220,000 buy-back when consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, and a $185,000 buy-back when consigned by McKathan Bros., agent, to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training in early March.