The July 20 Paddock Sale at Del Mar will offer 39 horses of racing age, including 15 2-year-olds and graded winners Heir Kitty, Ciao Bella Luna, and Handsome Mike.
Ciao Bella Luna
- Bay Filly
- Born 2010
|Jockey||Kent J. Desormeaux|
|Breeder||Dennis Yokum & Carol Yokum|
|Ciao Bella Luna View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tribal Rule||Storm Cat|
|Shadow of the Moon||Conquistador Cielo|
|Shooting the Moon|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent||($6,500)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($420,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Rockingham Ranch||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$250,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||SF Bloodstock||SGV Thoroughbreds, agent||$250,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Heir Kitty and Handsome Mike are among the horses expected to be offered for sale at Del Mar during the third annual "race ready" racehorse sale at the track's paddock July 20.
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