A yearling filly by Street Sense brought $1.45 million – the second-highest price for a short yearling sold in January – during Tuesday’s session of the January Horses of All Ages Sale.
The filly, purchased by Canadian Nat Rea’s Regis Farms, is out of stakes-winner Please Sign In, by Doc’s Leader. She is a half-sister to Shadwell Fillies’ Mile (G1) winner Certify and Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) winner Cry and Catch Me, and from the family of such champions as Habitat, Suave Dancer, Suave Tern and Muqtarib.
“She was a beautiful filly for her size. I’ve had the whole family for four generations and she’s probably the nicest individual to come along so far,” said Alfred Nuckols Jr., who consigned the filly in the name of his Hurstland Farm. “This has been a very special family for Hurstland Farm and for the Nuckols family. It’s a privilege to still have a part of this family, especially one that sells like this.”
Hurstland bred the filly in partnership with William Kartozian and Darley.
Earlier in the day, Craig Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, on behalf of an undisclosed domestic client, paid $1 million for multiple graded stakes winner Keertana to kick off Tuesday’s second session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale.
A millionaire on the racetrack, Keertana recorded 11 wins in 29 starts, including six stakes – the Regret Stakes, Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes, Glen Falls Handicap, The Very One Stakes and Louisville Handicap (G3), all Grade 3, as well as the Indiana Downs Distaff.
A seven-year-old daughter of Johar out of the Storm Cat mare Motokiks, Keertana is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Snow Top Mountain.
She was consigned by Four Star Sales, agent for the late Barbara Hunter’s Brownwood Farm.