Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's winter mixed sale completed selling Feb. 8 with declines in gross and average, but median increased after an opening session that saw graded winner Gamay Noir hit the top price of $375,000.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2010
Irish Presence, a stakes-winning daughter of Midnight Lute, was purchased by Forging Oaks for $310,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 8 in Lexington.
Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.
Let Faith Arise had to dig deep to pull out the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) by a short neck as the 1-2 favorite May 18 at Santa Anita Park, getting the nod over stubborn pacesetter Yahilwa at the wire.
Dual champion filly Beholder coasted to an easy win in her 2014 debut on a hot, sunny Easter Sunday at Santa Anita Park, taking the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes from four overmatched rivals.
|Jockey||Fernando Hernandez Perez|
|Owner||Zankich, Anthony and Lofino, Sr., Michael D.|
|Irish Presence View Five-Cross Pedigree||Midnight Lute||Real Quiet|
|Proper Form||Deputy Minister|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Anthony J. Zankich||Eddie Woods, agent||$50,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Forging Oaks Farm||Darby Dan Farm, agent||$310,000|