Keeneland January Sale Day 2 Report: Union Rags Yearling Brings $390,000

(Union Rags Yearling Snares $390,000 on Day 2 of Keeneland January Sale / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Albert Racing spent $390,000 to acquire a yearling colt by Union Rags during Tuesday’s second session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. 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.

The session’s most expensive sale occurred when 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.


I didn’t think the fractions were real, real fast. I think it was a good race and was what we needed. Hopefully we come out of here really good and get that mile and a quarter. We knew we were up against it a little at a mile and an eighth and that we would have an advantage when he goes a little longer. This is a good steppingstone – we were within two lengths of the winner, so this is one we can build off and go to Churchill Downs.“I wanted to go in here really positive, so I think this is a nice race coming off that really hard race (the San Felipe Stakes). Hopefully we get to come back really good.”

Mick Ruis, Owner/trainer of runner-up Bolt d’Oro who ran the Santa Anita Derby

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