Fancy Prancer became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington when she brought $200,000 early in the evening of Feb. 6.
Brad Kelley’s Kentucky-based Bluegrass Hall operation purchased the 13-year-old dark bay or brown broodmare from Paramount Sales, agent. Eddie Kane, who signed the sale ticket for Bluegrass Hall, declined to discuss the purchase.
“That was fantastic, wasn’t it?” said Pat Costello of Paramount Sales, which consigned Fancy Prancer for Stan Ryan of Canada. “She was a lovely mare and as you saw, her daughter (Littlemiss Allison) brought $150,000 this morning. You can breed her (Fancy Prancer) to anything and get a racehorse, obviously.”
Fancy Prancer, a daughter of Bertrando, captured the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes in 2001 and two added-money events in Canada in 2002. She is the dam of four stakes winners: Dakota Sue (by Pollard's Vision ), Littlemiss Allison (by Jump Start ), Robo Willie (by Jump Start ), and Miss Sassy Sue (by Ecton Park).
“It (the price) was a little more than we were expecting; we’re very happy,” Costello said.
Fancy Prancer, who is in foal to Bluegrass Cat , is out of the winning Miswaki mare Oh No It’s You and is a half sister to the stakes winner Al You (by Alydeed).
Earlier in the sale, Misty Daylight was purchased privately for $185,000 by Bluegrass Hall after the mare was bought back for $195,000 when she went through the sale ring. James B. Keogh of Grovendale consigned the 7-year-old winning daughter of Seeking Daylight as agent.
Misty Daylight, who is in foal to Lope de Vega, produced a filly by Astronomer Royal in 2010 and a colt by the same sire in 2011. She is out of the Lyphard mare Misty Dancer and is a half sister to the stakes winner Quiet Dance (by Quiet American). Quiet Dance produced 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam (by Saint Ballado), grade II winner Quiet Giant (by Giant's Causeway ), grade III winner Congressionalhonor (by Forestry ), and added-money winner Dance Quietly (by A.P. Indy).