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Blind Luck cost just $11,000 as a yearling and was unsold at two

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Bargain buy Blind Luck wins thrilling fillies duel

BLIND LUCK continued to fly the flag for bargain buy fillies when landing a thrilling victory over Havre de Grace in the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap. She was bought at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Sale for just $11,000.

Bred by Fairlawn Farm, Blind Luck, was also led out unsold at the 2009 OBS Spring Sale ofTwo-Year-Olds having reached a bid of only $10,000.

She is a flag bearer for the first crop of  Pollard’s Vision, ason of the Mr Prospector horse Carson’s City, who stands at Wintergreen Farm and is renowned for being blind in his right eye. Although unsuccessful at Grade 1 level, Pollard’s Vision was a multiple Grade 2 and 3 winner who earned $1.2 million and retired to stud in 2006 at a fee of $10,000.

Blind Luck’s dam Lucky One, by Broad Brush’s son Best Of Luck, won only once from 15 starts, although her  half-brother Ethan Man was a Grade 3 winner. The family traces to Suntop, the champion three-year-old filly in Ireland in 1943.

Havre de Grace is a representative of the sole crop sired by ill-fated Breeders' Cup Classic hero Saint Liam.

She was bred by Nancy Dillman out of Easter Bunnette, a winning daughter of Carson City and Grade 2-placed Toll Fee, a half-sister to champion sprinter Plugged Nickle.

EasterBunnette is a half-sister to The Bink, the Grade 3-placed dam of dual Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes winner Riskaverse.

Havre De Grace was bought by her current owner Fox Hill Farms for $380,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.




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