A Four Star Sales-consigned filly by Pioneerof the Nile brought $825,000 from Mick Ruis’ Ruis Racing during the mid-point of the Sept. 13 second session of Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Consigned by Four Star Sales as Hip 181, the Orb filly is out of the Forest Wildcat mare Fashion Cat, who is a half sister to grade 1 winner Peace Rules and stakes winner Wild Fashion.
The operation’s purchases were topped by Hip 163, a $700,000 son of Spendthrift stallion Malibu Moon. Offered by Four Star Sales, the Pennsylvania-bred bay is out of the Street Cry mare Cloud Jumper.
The Orb colt out of Extra Sharp was a $170k Four Star Sales October Yearling Graduate.
Longtime Four Star Employee Carlos Estrada is now branching out on his own.
With short yearlings a hot commodity at winter mixed sales, it’s not surprising that the catalog for the Feb. 6-7 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky auction includes offspring of fashionable sires such as Uncle Mo, Curlin, and Dialed In.
But the stallion with the greatest number of yearlings in the catalog is the more obscure San Pablo, a 9-year-old son of Jump Start represented by seven foals of 2016. The horse, who stands at Phoenix Farm near Paris, Ky. for a $6,500 live foal fee, entered stud in New York in 2014 and his first foals are 2-year-olds of 2017.
Imperative was sold by Four Star Sales as a yearling at the 2011 September Keeneland Sale for $325,000
Four Star Sales sold Lovelly Bernadette and is selling her half brother by Revolutionary as Hip 3761 at Keeneland November.
Four Star Graduate (Keeneland September 2012) wins Grade 1
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