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Best Performance Sells for $550,000 Tuesday at January Sale

January 8, 2019

Three Chimneys Farm purchased 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) runner-up Best Performance, supplemented to Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, for $550,000 Tuesday near the conclusion of the session. Cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect by Lane’s End, agent, the 4-year-old daughter of Broken Vow is out of the winning Smart Strike mare Give My Regards. She is from the family of Grade 3 winner Broadway Empire. 

Grade 3 winner House Rules, an 8-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor in foal to Quality Road, became Tuesday’s session-topper when she sold to WinStar Farm for $750,000 during the second session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Consigned by Blackwood Stables, agent for Phase 1 Dispersal of JV Shields Jr., House Rules is out of the Mutakddim mare Teamgeist (ARG). Teamgeist was a multiple group winner in Argentina.

Gabriel Duignan’s Springhouse Farm paid $450,000 for Media Mischief, a 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief in foal to Pioneerof the Nile. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned Media Mischief, a half-sister to multiple French Group 1 winner Nebraska Tornado, Grade 3 winner Mirabilis and English stakes winner Burning Sun. Their dam is French Group 3 winner Media Nox (GB), by Lycius.

Sweet Dreams, a stakes-placed daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) in foal to Tapit, sold to Eaton Sales Bloodstock for $420,000. Consigned by Hidden Brook, agent, she is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Strike Charmer and from the family of champion Gold Beauty. Her dam is the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Cat Charmer.

Montia Holdings purchased Lavender Chrissie, a 7-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Scat Daddy in foal to Union Rags, for $400,000. Lane’s End, agent, consigned the mare, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Baby J and stakes winner Laureate Conductor.

Albert Racing spent $390,000 to acquire a yearling colt by Union Rags. Consigned by Indian Creek, agent, he is the first foal out of the Bernardini mare Zondaq, a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Discreet Dancer and Travelin Man and stakes winner Sweet N Discreet.