Creative Cause's Half Sister Brings $310,000

Steve Young signs the sale ticket for the filly at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

A half sister to Triple Crown competitor Creative Cause  brought $310,000 early in the afternoon of May 22 during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. Bloodstock agent Steve Young, who signed the sale ticket for the bay juvenile by Distorted Humor , declined to reveal the identity of the filly’s new owner.

“She was very well bought,” Young said. “She’s a very, very good filly. She didn’t hit the pole running (in the auction’s under tack show) like some of the other horses did, but she got stronger as she got her rhythm and then she exploded. She’s got no limits.”

The filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10 3/5. Her dam, Dream of Summer (by Siberian Summer), captured the 2005 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). Creative Cause (by Giant's Causeway ), who is Dream of Summer’s third foal, is a grade I winner. He finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) and third in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this year.

“She is a contradiction because a lot of times when a horse that well bred, a filly especially, is in a 2-year-old sale, it’s because they’re struggling speed-wise,” Young said. “But she is a fast horse and she’s by a very good sire. She could have cost a lot more money than that.”

Raul Reyes of Kings Equine consigned the filly for a partnership. Kings Equine purchased her for $75,000 from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling auction. James Weigel and WinStar Farm bred the juvenile in Kentucky.