It was another millionaire for TAPIT at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale after D.J. Stable purchased a $1.1 million filly from Gainesway’s consignment during Book 2.
The first foal out of the multiple Grade 3 winner Lady’s Island, the Gainesway-bred filly comes from the extended family of Group 1 winners Nicole Pharly and Law Society with 10 stakes performers named under her first four dams.
“Our short listers had her on the list about two days ago, we went out in the rain and actually looked at her and it was just one of those fillies that when they come out of the barn, you hope that it is the one that you asked for,” said DJ Stables’ Jon Green. “She had all the right parts in all the right places, I don’t get enamored with too many horses where I sit back and say ‘oh my god’ or I forget who it is or who the hip number is, but certainly this filly took my breath away.”
Gainesway was the consignor of TAPIT’s five most expensive yearlings in the book with that group including his highest priced colt – a $600,000 offering out of Gamble’s Ghost.
Purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds and Talla with L.E.B. as agent, the colt was bred by Tall Oaks Farm with the Tapit Syndicate out of the multiple graded stakes winning mare. Gamble’s Ghost won 10 races for more than $1 million in her career as one of two stakes performers for Gambling Girl alongside the stakes-placed Purrfect Bluff.
Another half-sibling produced two stakes winners as well. This is also the family of Group 1 winner Bluebird, who was a champion racehorse and leading sire.
TAPIT also saw Lauren Carlisle go to $550,000 for the first foal out of the winning Empire Maker mare Love On The Run.
The colt’s dam is a half-sister to the dual Grade 1 winner Belle Gallantey and out of a half-sister to the dam of stakes winner Mongolian Shopper. Seeing champion Meadow Star as his fourth dam, he sees a familiar name on the page in the late champion Arrogate, whose stakes winning dam Bubbler is a Meadow Star granddaughter.
TAPIT’s other Book 2 yearlings sold for $500,000, $500,000, $325,000, etc. with an average of $396,545 for 11 sold.
The stallion has seen 10 of his yearlings hit the $500,000 mark so far this sale, led by two millionaires. He’s averaging $488,600 with a median of $487,500 for 20 sold through the first two books.