Vyjack's Dam Sells for $750,000 at Keeneland
by Ron Mitchell
Date Posted: 1/6/2014 11:33:46 AM
Last Updated: 1/8/2014 1:11:21 PM

Life Happened, the dam of grade II winner Vyjack, was purchased for $750,000 on Jan. 6.
Photo: Keeneland Photo

Life Happened, the dam of grade II winner Vyjack carrying a foal from the last crop of Harlan's Holiday, was purchased by Solis/Litt for $750,000 as the top-priced offering early during the Jan. 6 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Consigned by Select Sales, agent, as Hip 36, the unraced 13-year-old daughter of Stravinsky is also the dam of grade III winner Tepin and graded stakes-placed Prime Cut.

Jason Litt of Solis Bloodstock signed the ticket on the mare purchased on behalf of client LNJ Foxwoods.

"That was exciting," said Litt. "We bought it for a client that's building up a broodmare band. She seemed like a logical choice, with pretty good runners: Vyjack, obviously, and the filly running right now (Tepin) is pretty impressive. Beautiful mare, in foal to the last crop of Harlan's Holiday, so it's pretty exciting.

"Honestly, I thought the price was really good value. We really thought that she would bring a bit more, and, honestly, I was just here in case."

Earlier in the bitterly cold and windy day in Lexington where the temperature was 3 degrees when the sale began at 10 a.m. (EST), millionaire grade I winner Unbridled Belle (Hip 25) was hammered down for $400,000. Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales as a racing or broodmare prospect, the 11-year-old daughter of Broken Vow   was listed as purchased by Haruya Yoshida.

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