A Yankee Gentleman colt from the family of grade I winner Wicked Strong brought the highest price of $100,000 at the Sept. 23 Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana yearling sale, which saw declines in gross and average.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2005
Bsharpsonata, Golden Doc A work together, Highest Class and Honest Pursuit still possible for Oaks, A to the Croft, Awesome Chic, and Pure Clan Gallop.
With Indian Blessing resting up for a summer-fall campaign in shorter races, a pair of 3-year-old fillies who have tackled the Eclipse Award winner - Backseat Rhythm and Highest Class - are looking for their chance to shine.
Hal and Patti Earnhardt's unbeaten Indian Blessing, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2007 and winner of the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the Feb. 9 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, is the solid morning line choice over rival Proud Spell in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2008 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which is scheduled to open March 6.
The two early Kentucky Derby favorites, one in Lousiana, the other in Florida, are on schedule for their respective trainers.
Last year's 2-year-old champion filly and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Fillies (gr. I) winner won at her fifth different racetrack and captured her fourth graded stakes.
|Trainer||Neil J. Howard|
|Owner||Briarwood Stable (W. S. Farish)|
|Highest Class View Five-Cross Pedigree||Mineshaft||A.P. Indy|
|Classic Approval||With Approval|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||W.S. Farish||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$300,000|
|Broodmare||Lane's End, agent||($425,000)|
|Broodmare||Coteau Grove Farms||Lane's End, agent||$320,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.