KARAKONTIE’s Spanish Loveaffair lit up the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale ring for the second time this year when Shadai Farm went to $600,000 to purchase the filly from Denali Stud.
The multiple stakes winning Spanish Loveaffair herself hasn’t been seen on the track since 2021 but has had a big page update since then. The filly is a full sister to KARAKONTIE’s Grade 1 winning Spendarella, who took out the Del Mar Oaks (G1) this term. Spanish Loveaffair is also a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Spanish Queen with the three stakes winning fillies three of five runners out of Spanish Bunny.
This family also includes champion Bates Motel and Grade 1 winner Hatim among others.
Spanish Loveaffair’s purchase came one day after KARAKONTIE’s multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Princess Grace sold for $1.7 million at Fasig-Tipton to China Horse Club, who plans to send her to Australia to continue her racing career.