Brittany Farms ranked among the top three consignors by yearling average at the just-concluded Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, at $99,316. The farm’s sale-topper was the first-crop Tall Dark Stranger-Making Waves colt Wavemaker (hip 182
), who was purchased by Tony Alagna, agent for $300,000.
The entire crew at Brittany extends it thanks all those who came to inspect yearlings at the farm and at the sale, and to all the underbidders and successful buyers. The farm hopes the yearlings turn out to be future members of Brittany’s own Hall Of Fame
This year marked the penultimate Brittany consignment, as plans call for the farm to close after its 2024 yearlings are sold. The 2023 sale, however, is one to celebrate! In all, the farm bred six horses that sold in Lexington for $100,000 and higher across the sale’s five sessions.
“Going in, we felt this was the strongest consignment we’d ever offered, top to bottom, and the results I think proved that out,” said farm manager Art Zubrod.
“Our top seller came on the second day. We had the top average and the session-topper on the fourth day, and even in Friday’s closing session we sold an outstanding Ohio-eligible colt for $65,000.”
Brittany’s top seller, Making Waves, was the second-highest priced Tall Dark Stranger yearling to be sold in Lexington. The colt is the first foal from the Captaintreacherous stakes-winning filly Making Waves p,2,1:50.1 ($141,665), she a half-sister to the great World Champion American Jewel.
Checking in with a final price tag of $280,000 on opening night was hip 51
Brulee. The Walner colt is from a young 100% producer and a full brother to the Red Mile's International Stallion Stakes winner Pizzelle and three-quarter brother to $315,000 winner Espresso. Fetching $220,000 was hip 199
, a colt by Always B Miki-My Lady Love.