A colt by Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Warrendale Sales was purchased by Ben Glass, agent for Gary and Mary West, for $230,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale in Lexington on July 12.
The colt, produced from the grade III-winning Menifee mare Wow Me Free, was bred in Kentucky by Edward A. Seltzer and Beverly Anderson.
“We love Lemon Drop Kid,” Glass said, adding that he thought he would have had to pay more to get the colt. “He was so well balanced. He looked intelligent. He kept his cool (in the sales ring). I have one more on my list. I am glad I was able to save the Wests some money.”
Not too long before the Lemon Drop Kid colt went into the ring, Texas pinhooker Bethe Deal went to $200,000 to purchase a colt by Flashy Bull , representing a large return for his owner.
Consigned by Keith Lancaster, agent for Cardinal Venture, the colt, bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones, had been purchased for $14,000 at the 2010 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
“He looked athletic and powerful,” Deal said.” I just thought he was an amazing specimen.”
Deal said she was attracted to the colt because of the early success of his sire, Flashy Bull, a grade I winner who stands at Jones’ Airdire Stud for a $6,000 fee. From his first crop to race this year, Flashy Bull has been represented by grade III Debutante Stakes winner Flashy Lassie.
As a pinhooker who buys yearlings to resell, Deal feels sire power is important.
“They are very marketable,” Deal said of the Flashy Bull foals. “It’s about what the market is looking for.”