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Stronach $2.55m buy sparks spending spree

ON the heels of  Dreamtheimpossible selling to Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs for $2.55 million, three more horses reached seven figures during Tuesday's session of the Keeneland November mixed sale.

A four-year-old filly by Giant’s Causeway, Dreamtheimpossible is out of 2000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Spain, who is also the dam of group 3 winner Plan. Dreamtheimpossible was offered in foal to Galileo. The resulting offspring will be her first foal. She was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

“She was a very nice mare,” Eric Hamelback, the general manager of Adena Springs. “She’s a tremendous mare, and Spain is obviously one of the best race mares in history. And to be in foal to Galileo was a huge plus. She is said to be carrying a colt so we’re very excited to get this colt and put him into our racing stable and hopefully do very well with him in the States.”

Shortly after Dreamtheimpossible sold, Paul Fudge of Waratah Thoroughbreds purchased Elusive Sparkle for $1.2 million.

Out of the Dixieland Band mare Bedazzle, stakes winner Elusive Sparkle is a half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense.

The 5-year-old Elusive Quality mare was offered by MillRidge Sales, agent, and is in foal to Street Sense’s sire, Street Cry.

Following Elusive Sparkle was Fit Right In. The eight-year-old Out of Place mare sold for $1.05 million to Katsumi Yoshida, who owns Northern Farm in Japan. Her first foal, Rightly So, won the grade 1 Ballerina Stakes this year. She was offered in foal to Curlin by Burleson Farms, agent.

The fourth seven-figure mare was Heart Shaped, who sold to Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock for $1.55 million.

Stakes-winning Heart Shaped is a four-year-old Storm Cat mare out of Twenty Eight Carat. She is a half-sister to grade 1 winner A P Valentine, and was offered in foal to A.P. Indy by Eaton Sales, agent. Goff declined to name who he purchased the mare for.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,216,955
Dubawi £2,677,437
Dark Angel £2,605,957
Kodiac £1,952,647
Acclamation £1,947,071
Nathaniel £1,802,726
Sea The Stars £1,792,597
Frankel £1,757,529
Iffraaj £1,590,768
Invincible Spirit £1,522,588