Foal to Tapit
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) — Siren Serenade, in foal to 2016 leading sire Tapit, sold for $1.025 million during today’s opening session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Siren Serenade, a 11-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song who is a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner George Vancouver and Remsen (G2) winner Saarland. She is out of multiple Grade 1 winner Versailles Treaty, by Danzig.
Grade 3 winner Sheza Smoke Show, in foal to Liam’s Map, sold for $190,000 to Not This Time/A. F. S. Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned Sheza Smoke Show, a 6-year-old daughter of Wilko out of Avery Hall, by A. P Jet.
A newly turned yearling colt by Street Sense who is a half-brother to European highweight Certify and Grade 1 winner Cry and Catch Me sold to Bloodstock Investments IV for $150,000. Hurstland Farm, agent, consigned the colt, out of the stakes-winning Doc’s Leader mare Please Sign In. He is a full brother to Bijou, the $1.45 million sale-topper at the 2013 January Sale.
Katie Taylor of Taylor Made Farm signed the ticket for the colt on behalf of Bloodstock Investments IV, a Taylor Made program that intends to resell him later this year.
“He has a great walk, he was really well balanced and we like Street Sense a lot,” Taylor said. “He met all our criteria; he is real correct and has a good mind about him. He was actually the horse we wanted the most today, so I am really pleased that we got him.”
Tristan de Meric, agent, paid $140,000 for a yearling son of Uncle Mo out of the Consolidator mare Natchez Trace. Farfellow Farms consigned the colt.
De Meric described his purchase as a “beautiful horse, balanced. Obviously, we love the sire. We love the cross because it produced (champion and 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands-G1 winner) Nyquist. We are very happy to have the horse. We hope he turns out well.
Asked whether the colt might be consigned to a future sale, de Meric said, “Our client is open to suggestions, so we will see how the colt develops. If there is an upside to a 2-year-old sale we might do that or he might end up in a yearling sale or he could possibly race. Time will tell.”