Launch Light Lady Tops Iowa Mixed Sale

Maggi Moss purchases the 2-year-old stakes-winning filly for $55,000.

Launch Light Lady, a stakes-winning daughter of Bright Launch, brought $55,000 to top the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association fall mixed auction at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Aug. 29. Maggi Moss purchased the 2-year-old bay filly from William L. Hobbs, agent.

Bred by Hobbs in Iowa, Launch Light Lady captured the Iowa Stallion Futurity in July at Prairie Meadows and finished second in the Iowa Sorority Stakes at the same track in August. She has won twice and finished second twice in her four career races.

Launch Light Lady is out of the Gold Legend mare Velva.

The 49 horses that sold during the auction grossed $308,600 and averaged $6,298. The median price was $1,700, and the buy-back rate was 21%.