It was a successful Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale for Gainesway this week with the consignment selling the sale topping Beloveda among its seven sold and having the highest average of any consignor.
Offerings from Gainesway filled three of the top eight spots in the results with Beloveda leading the charge.
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Already a stakes producer with daughter Mistress of Love stakes placed in England, Beloveda brought $510,000 while in foal to Street Sense. Sold to dissolve a partnership, Gainesway purchased the graded stakes placed mare, who is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner and stakes producer Golden Mystery and to the dam of three stakes performers.
The producer of two winners from three to race, Beloveda was also the dam of a $1 million Quality Road filly sold at last year’s Keeneland September Sale by Gainesway. She will head to Nyquist after she foals this year.
The Grade 3-placed Medaglia d’Oro mare Gold Standard saw a unique update on Saturday when a horse bred on the same Medaglia d’Oro x Distorted Humor cross as her won the Withers Stakes (G3). With that in the mind of buyers, her co-owner Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings bought out their partner in the 5-year-old when going to $435,000 for the mare.
Rounding out Gainesway’s three highest priced horses was European Union, in-foal to TAPIT. The dam of Grade 3 winner Trophy Chaser was purchased by Champion Equine for $225,000 after leaving the ring.
The dam of three winners from five runners, European Union is also from a strong family that shows her broodmare success is no accident. The mare is a half-sister to stakes-placed Chatham, whose foals include European Champion 2-Year-Old Air Force Blue and the dam of stakes-placed Expert. Three other half-sisters have produced stakes winners to give her dam Circle Of Gold five stakes producers from seven daughters.
Circle Of Gold herself is full sister to champion filly Flanders, who also produced champion Surfside.
In all, Gainesway’s consignment sold seven of its nine offerings for an average of $183,929, an average over $90,000 more than any other consignor with two or more sold.