Trinniberg's Sister Sells for $450,000 at F-T

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah, with trainer Chad Brown signing the ticket, buys her.

A full sister to grade III winner Trinniberg  brought $450,000 late in the morning of May 22 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. Abdullah Saeed Almaddah of Saudi Arabia, with trainer Chad Brown signing the sale ticket, purchased the Teuflesberg  filly from McKathan Bros., agent.

The dark bay or brown filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 during the auction’s under tack show. She had been consigned to the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training earlier this year by McKathan Bros., but was scratched.

“We liked this filly quite a bit at Keeneland,” Brown said. “She breezed well, but she had a minor little problem and was scratched, so we followed her over here and she breezed just as well on the dirt. She was just a very consistent filly in both breezes and we really like a good-looking horse. She's showed a lot of potential."

The filly is out of the winning Goldminers Gold mare Bella Dorato, who finished third in the 2005 Finger Lakes Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Trinniberg, who is Bella Dorato's second foal, scored in this year’s Bay Shore (gr. III) and Swale (gr. III) stakes. He finished 17th in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I).

Fred Hertrich purchased Teuflesberg’s full sister for $80,000 from Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent, at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. Hertrich owned her in partnership with brothers J.B. and Kevin McKathan of Florida. Hetrich said she was scratched from the Keeneland April sale because of a "very slight ulcer" in her throat.

The filly is the second-highest-priced horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic auction.