Two Fillies Command $1 Million Thursday at Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

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LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 14, 2017) -- Two fillies -- the first by Tapit out of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Believe You Can and the second by Scat Daddy -- commanded $1 million each during Thursday's third and final session of Book 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

The Tapit filly was consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, and sold to Don Alberto Corporation. Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock purchased the Scat Daddy filly from consignor Gainesway, agent.

A colt by Tapit who is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Taris sold to Eric Fein for $900,000. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised, he is out of the Theatrical (IRE) mare Comedy, dam also of Grade 3 winner Theatre Star and stakes winner Stoweshoe.

Trainer Kenny McPeek, agent for Fern Circle, paid $850,000 for a Curlin colt. Clarkland Farm consigned the colt, a half-brother to stakes winners Imply and Dancininthecircle and from the family of Horse of the Year Holy Bull.

A Pioneerof the Nile filly whose dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining and Dads Caps sold for $800,000 to John C. Oxley.

Consigned by Blandford Stud, agent, she is out of the Touch Gold mare All Mettle. 

Bringing $800,000 was a colt by Curlin who is a half-brother to English highweight Hawkbill, scheduled to run in Saturday's Northern Dancer Turf (G1) at Woodbine, The buyer was Kempton/Berkelhammer, agent for Albaugh Family Stable.

Consigned by Gainesway, agent, he is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Trensa.

John C. Oxley paid $800,000 for the Pioneerof the Nile filly consigned by Blandford Stud, agent.

Hinkle Farms consigned a colt by Pioneerof the Nile who sold to Marchmount Stable for $775,000. Out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Accessorize, he is from the family of French highweight Mubtaker.

"I am thrilled that he is going to a great home," Tom Hinkle said. "I knew he was popular and I knew there was a chance he might break out a little bit. We had a very reasonable reserve on him. There were some very fine racing stables interested him. We are delighted with where he is going.”

Robert E. or Lawana Low paid $750,000 for No Joke, a filly by Distorted Humor. Lane's End, agent, consigned the filly, a half-sister to stakes winner Indian Evening and from the family of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick.

The filly is a half-sister to recent Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner Moonshine Memories.

"I said to Mr. Low, 'It's the perfect recipe for success for a filly to bring a lot of money.' " buyer Jacob West said. "She's an outstanding physical, incredible pedigree behind her, updates in the pedigree, so it was a recipe for success. She'll go to (trainer) Todd Pletcher.

 

"(The market)'s strong, it's incredibly strong. You have a number in your head and you better be prepared to give 25, sometimes 50 percent more. (High prices are) good for the breeders. It's hard to get (the yearlings) through all the hoops and get them in here, so when you do do that you need to get rewarded. I'm happy that these breeders are getting rewarded."

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