Brittany Farms extends a sincere “thank you” to everyone who took the time to inspect and bid on the farm’s yearlings at the recently concluded Lexington Selected Sale. The farm wishes the greatest racing success to all of the successful purchasers.
With the planned downsizing of Brittany’s broodmare band in recent years for an increased focus on quality, it was felt this was one of the farm’s best consignments ever sent to public auction. The sale results bore that out, as almost half of Brittany’s 25 yearlings — 12 to be exact — sold for $100,000 or more.
With all horses in the consignment dual-eligible (meaning eligible to the sire stakes program in the state or province in which their sire stands and to the Kentucky Sire Stakes), the farm ranked third in yearling average at the sale, at $111,720, behind only smaller consignments from Hanover Shoe Farms and All-American Harnessbreds.
Trainer Tony Alagna, who has enjoyed Breeders Crown victories and success in other major stakes with Brittany breds, signed the sales slip on two of the three top-priced yearlings. He purchased San Jose
, the gorgeous Captaintreacherous three-quarter brother to $1-million North America Cup winner Pebble Beach, for $300,000.
He also signed for $290,000 seller Spirit Chaser
, a Muscle Hill colt (and first foal) from Inner Beauty, she a half-sister to Peter Haughton winner Don’t Let’em.
Ken Jacobs purchased Time Traveler
, the Walner colt from the dam of 2022 stakes-winning 2-year-old Novel, for $255,0000.
With the Breeders Crown only three weeks away, it’s time to dream big dreams. Everyone at Brittany Farms — the leading breeder of Breeders Crown champions — hopes the yearlings just sold will make those dreams come true for their new owners.