Indian Charlie offspring are certainly making a good impression among buyers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Not long after a $600,000 Indian Charlie colt became the new sale topper during the auction’s second session, another colt by that sire was hammered down for half that amount.
The $300,000 Indian Charlie colt, out of the Seeking the Gold mare Cariada, is the co-third-highest- priced horse so far during the two-day auction. Consigned by Breaking Point Farm, agent, he was bought by Carolyn Vogel.
Two months ago, the colt was acquired for just $13,000 by Sonia Chapman at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March 2-year-old sale from Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. He was also consigned to the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale, but failed to meet his reserve when the bidding stopped at $70,000.
The $300,000 Indian Charlie colt was bred in Kentucky by Jerry Bailey and Lance Robinson’s Gulf Coast Bloodstock, which began dispersing its horses this year.
Although Cariada was unraced, she is a full sister to stakes winner Treasureinmyhand, and her dam, stakes winner Classic Reign (by Vice Regent), is a half or full sister to four Canadian champions. One of those champions, Classy ‘N Smart (by Smarten), is the dam of Dance Smartly (by Danzig), a champion in Canada and the United States.