Harlan's Holiday Filly Sells for $400,000

Harlan's Holiday Filly Sells for $400,000
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Filly; Harlan's Holiday - Burn Brightly by American Chance brought $400,000 during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale.

By Deirdre B. Biles and Carlos Medina

A Harlan's Holiday filly brought $400,000 early in the afternoon during the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. February select sale in Central Florida. Let’s Go Stables purchased her from Ocala Stud. Mike O’Farrell, the president and general manager of Ocala Stud, is the chairman of the board of OBS.

“She was a standout to be honest with you,” said Bryan Sullivan of Let’s Go Feb. 16. “She vetted great, she looked great, and she came out of her work great. She worked so well; she looked like she could be an early horse, maybe a Keeneland horse. She could probably be a nice 3-year-old as well.”

Sullivan and Kevin Scatuorchio are the managing partners of Let’s Go.

Todd Pletcher will train the dark bay or brown filly, which was produced from the 14-year-old American Chance mare Burn Brightly, who captured the 2000 Spring Fever Stakes at Oaklawn Park and finished second or third in four other added-money events.

Burn Brightly also is the dam of Dream of Angels (by Trippi), who scored in the Jack Price Juvenile Stakes at Calder Race Course, the Middleground Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Lone Star Park, and the Inaugrual Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in 2006. Burn Brightly also produced the winner Good to Be Seen (by Montbrook), who finished second in the 2009 Jack Price.

Bred by Ocala Stud in Florida, the filly worked a quarter mile in :21, sharing the fastest time for that distance during the OBS February sale’s under tack show with a Songandaprayer  –-Rainbow Promise filly and a Yes It's True -- Debit Or Credit colt..

"We thought she sold extremely well, especially in today's economic situation," O'Farrell said. "She's fast, very sensible, has a great mind, and shows a lot of class. We hope they do well with her."

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