Zaftig, winner of the 2008 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) and in foal to Candy Ride, brought $1.4 million and became the highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale.
- Gray or Roan Filly
- Born 2005
Grade-I winner Zaftig has joined the broodmare band of Hill 'n' Dale, the Lexington-area farm announced Feb. 17.
John and Susan Moore's Zaftig, who ran third in the Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, has been retired from racing.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Ventura overtook favored Indian Blessing in the stretch Oct. 24 and drew off to win the $1-million Sentient Flight Group Filly & Mare Sprint, the first Breeders' Cup race on the two-day World Championships card at Santa Anita.
Champion Indian Blessing drew post position 5 and was installed the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a full field for the Sentient Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Oct. 21. That puts the front-running filly three outside another speedster, 12-1 Indyanne, in the seven-furlong event.
A race still searching for its identity, the Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint has the potential to be many things.
Zaftig roared past last year's 2-year-old champion Indian Blessing to pull away to a 4 1/2-length win in the $250,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) June 7 at Belmont Park, nabbing her second consecutive score this season.
Last year's Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old filly Indian Blessing makes her highly-anticipated return in the $250,000 Acorn (gr. I) June 7 at Belmont Park, and trainer Bob Baffert is expecting her to rebound nicely from her first career defeat.
Zaftig took full advantage of a nice set-up and overtook odds-on favorite Carolyn's Cat in the lane en route to a 5 1/4- length victory in the $208,400 Nassau County (gr. III) at Belmont Park May 3.
For trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, the timing of the $200,000 Nassau County Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Belmont Park is just right for Carolyn's Cat, who has won three of six career starts.
|Trainer||James A. Jerkens|
|Owner||Susan Moore and M and M Thoroughbred Partners|
|Breeder||Top Notch Farms, LLC|
|Zaftig View Five-Cross Pedigree||Gone West||Mr. Prospector|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($190,000)|
|Broodmare||Wertheimer & Frere||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||$1,400,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Hard Not to Like|