Two mares carrying first-crop foals by 2 and 3-year-old Dan Patch and Breeders Crown champion Perfect Sting were the top-priced in-foal pacing broodmares sold at the Harrisburg Mixed Sale on Thursday, Nov. 10. Both are daughters of the great sire and broodmare sire Somebeachsomewhere, and both are carrying their first foals.
The two mares brought final bids of $105,000, with another $105,000 seller carrying a foal by the young Brittany-bred stallion Bettor’s Wish.
The first mare in foal to Perfect Sting to go through the ring at the Farm Show Complex was Hip 1130
Blonde Onthe Beach p,3,1:51.4f ($80,067), a stakes winner hailing from a female family that has produced no less than 10 millionaires.
The mare, due in March, 2023, is carrying a dual-eligible (Pennsylvania/Kentucky) foal. She was consigned by Diamond Creek Farm and purchased by Blue Chip Bloodstock.
The next that sold in foal to the ultra-promising young sire was Hip 1189
Somewhere North p,4,1:51.2 ($93,127), a stakes winning full sister to $593,000 winner Points North and half to $306,000 winner Northwest Yankee. She’s due in early April of 2023.
She was sold by top agent consignor Preferred Equine Marketing and purchased by Kim Laird.
There lies little doubt that the popularity and six-figure purchase price of both mares was aided by the sire of the foals they are carrying. Those foals will be part of what’s sure to be a highly-anticipated first crop of yearlings by Perfect Sting — a gorgeous stallion with a perfect pedigree who was “bred to be a sire.”
Perfect Sting, managed by Brittany Stallion Management, stands at Deo Volente Farms in New Jersey at a fee of $10,000, with his foals eligible to the resurgent New Jersey Sire Stakes program.
To read all about him, visit his stallion page
here on the website.