Sharp Susan Tops Easter Sale Opening Day

The grade II winner brings Aust$1,025,000 ($1,060,280 in U.S. funds).

Sharp Susan and Mimi Lebrock commanded seven-figure prices as the William Inglis & Son Easter Broodmare sale opened April 17 in Australia with a super select session and supplementary offerings. Sharp Susan was the day’s most expensive horse, bringing Aust$1,050,000 ($1,086,140 in U.S. funds) and Mimi Lebrock ranked second, bringing Aust$1,025,000 ($1,060,280).

Badgers Bloodstock purchased Sharp Susan, who is in foal to Street Cry, from Tyreel Stud, agent for the dispersal of Paul Fleming Thoroughbreds. The 8-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Touch Gold won three-added-money events, including the 2007 editions of the Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course and the Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.

Sharp Susan raced for her breeder, WinStar Farm; IEAH Stables; and Pegasus Holdings Group Stables. In 2008 she brought $2 million from Freyer Bloodstock at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale. Her consignor was Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The following year, she ran twice for Fleming in California.

Produced from the Dynaformer mare Winter’s Gone, Sharp Susan is a half sister to 2005 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) winner Sharp Lisa (by Dixieland Band) and 2008 Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner winner Spring At Last (by Silver Deputy), who also was a group II winner in the United Arab Emirates. Sharp Susan produced her first foal, an A.P. Indy colt named Indiano Jones, in 2010.

Sharp Susan is scheduled to be sent to a leading farm in South Africa, according to an Inglis press release.

Baramul Stud bought Mimi Lebrock from Yarraman Park Stud. An 8-year-old daughter of Show a Heart, she is in foal to Exceed and Excel.

Out of the St Covet mare God Love It, Mimi Lebrock won three added-money events, including the 2008 editions of the Harrolds Tristarc Stakes (Aust-II) and the Patinack Milady Let’s Elope Stakes (Aust-III). She produced a Redoute’s Choice filly in 2010 and a More Than Ready colt in 2011.

The results for the Easter auction’s first day included a gross of Aust$18,054,500 ($18,675,800) for the 133 horses that were sold. The average price was Aust$135,748 ($140,420) and the median price was Aust$65,000 ($67,237). The clearance rate was 64.9%.