Life Well Lived sold for $1.25 million

Life Well Lived sold for $1.25 million


Bobby Flay Gets Life Well Lived for $1.25M

Daughter of Tiznow is the dam of grade 1 winner American Patriot.

Life Well Lived, a daughter of Tiznow  and dam of grade 1 winner American Patriot, sold to celebrity chef and owner Bobby Flay for $1.25 million at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 7.

The 10-year-old mare is a full sister to Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner Well Armed and believed to be in foal to American Pharoah . Agent James Delahooke signed the ticket on behalf of Flay and said that, given the momentum at the top end of the market, the final price was good value for a mare with that pedgiree and produce record.

"She's a really good producer. She's already thrown a grade 1 winner and... she's in foal to a top horse and is a beautiful mare," Delahooke said. "I was hoping to get her for less obvoiusly, but I think she's worth that. I think she's good value."

Out of the Notebook mare Well Dressed, Life Well Lived became the latest example of the strong commerical appeal for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Earlier in the session, a filly by American Pharoah out of grade 1 winner Life At Ten sold for $500,000. At the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 6, an American Pharoah filly that is a half sister to grade 1 winner and sire Bodemeister  sold for $1 million.

"They look good, the one earlier made half a million," Delahooke said of the American Pharoah weanlings. "I'm sure his yearlings will do very good next year."

Life Well Lived was consigned by Taylor Made Sales, with Duncan Taylor tabbing the bay mare among his favorites of their offerings.

"I think Bobby made a great buy. That was my favorite mare," Taylor said. "Tiznow goes to Relaunch and anytime you breed to War Front , Rubiano is from the same female family as Relaunch and Tapit  is from the same female family. So that filly is big and has great substance and she's going to fit the two most commercial sires in America perfect.

"If $1.25 million can be a good buy, I think that was a great buy."