Mahogany Lane Tops Melnyk Dispersal Sale
by Frank Angst
Date Posted: 7/14/2014 7:45:45 PM
Last Updated: 7/15/2014 9:03:49 AM

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale
Photo: Fasig-Tipton Photo

Mahogany Lane, an unraced mare from an accomplished family, pulled down the top price at the Melnyk Racing Stables broodmares and weanlings dispersal Monday, July 14, at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in Lexington.

Bidding for Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm, Eddie Kane went to $315,000 to land Mahogany Lane. Kane said several Calumet sires are being considered for the 7-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy who was sold in foal to Eugene and Laura Melnyk’s champion sprinter Speightstown  , who currently is ranked second on the 2014 general sire list.

In all, the 14-horse dispersal saw 10 mares and four weanlings sell, with stakes-winning and grade III stakes producer Harmony Lodge selling with her 2014 Speightstown weanling filly for $280,000. In all, the 14 horses (13 lots) brought $1,329,000 for an average of $102,231 and median of $50,000.

All of the horses were consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

“I thought they sold great, brought fair prices. There were a couple in there that could have brought a little more money but they were within 10% of what we appraised them for,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor. “I thought they were good buys; people got really nice product. They’re going to have a lot of success with them.”

Mahogany Lane is out of 1999 Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Marley Vale, by Forty Niner. A full sister to two-time grade II winner Indian Vale, Mahogany Lane has produced a yearling filly by Tiznow   and a weanling filly by Candy Ride  . Second dam Waggley is a stakes winner that has produced six starters, all winners, including stakes winners Marley Vale and Beau Blush.

With a bid of $75,000, The Elkstone Group landed the highest-priced weanling, the aforementioned Candy Ride filly out of Mahogany Lane.

Calumet also landed the unraced 3-year-old Speightstown mare Mullins Bay for $225,000. In foal to Orb  , the mare is a full sister to grade III winner Bridgetown and half sister to Clement Rock and Carnacks Choice.

Earlier in the day, three Melnyk dispersal yearlings sold in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale for a total of $20,000. After outs, there were 50 more Melnyk dispersal horses sold in the summer selected horses of racing age sale on a busy day for Fasig-Tipton. Those 50 horses sold for $3,877,000, an average of $77,540.

The dispersal included a seven-figure horse in Bedford Land, a winning 2-year-old Speightstown filly who went for $1,075,000 to Three Chimneys Farm, agent, in the summer selected horses of racing age sale. Bedford Land, who is out of grade I winner Pool Land, finished as the top-priced horse overall in that sale.

In Monday's three Fasig-Tipton sessions, a total of 67 Melnyk dispersal horses (66 lots) sold for a total of $5,226,000, an average of $79,182.



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