Five Horses, Seven Seasons Sold By Equine Spectrum

Five Horses, Seven Seasons Sold By Equine Spectrum
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Harda Arda, who sold with an A.P. Indy foal at her side, topped Thursday Equine Spectrum auction.
Although three of the top broodmare offerings failed to sell, the Equine Spectrum online auction Thursday resulted in five fillies or mares selling for $1.4 million. Half of the 14 stallion nominations in the catalog were sold for an additional $300,000.

"Of course, we wish we had sold more for our consignors, but considering the present economic situation and the newness of the online auction concept, we are very please," said CEO Tom Biederman. "Equine Spectrum will continue to evolve and grow at an accelerated pace and our next auction is already in the works."

The sales topper for the breeding stock portion of the sale was Harda Arda, a 6-year-old daughter of Nureyev, who was purchased for $600,000. The mare sold with an A.P. Indy foal at her side, and the right to purchase a 2001 nomination to Gulch. Harda Arda's first foal is a yearling filly by Smart Strike, and Lane's End Farm consigned her.

Also selling were Jive Talker (Time For A Change -- Notches Trace), who brought a final bid of $175,000. Retained (Star of the Crop -- Prize Spot) tallied a final bid of $200,000, also in foal to Unbridled's Song. Both mares sold in foal to Unbridled's Song and were consigned by Taylor Made. Revonda (Sadler's Wells -- Vaigly Star) sold for $300,000 in foal to Gulch; and Satin and Lace (Kissin Kris -- Wandering Lace) brought a final bid of $125,000 in foal to Thunder Gulch.

The top three prospects failing to meet their reserves were Cara Rafaela, whose bidding closed at $1.7 million, Luna Wells, whose $2.9 million final bid led all action, and multiple stakes winner Xtra Heat who closed out at $1.06 million.

Top price paid for a season was the $101,000 paid for a 2001 live foal nomination to Kris S.

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