A pair of six-figure yearlings from the first crop by Sidney's Candy buoyed a very good Fasig-Tipton New York Preferred Yearling sale held Aug. 9-10 at Saratoga. His average sale price of $91,400 over the two days was more than six times his 2014 stud fee of $15,000.
A $160,000 colt and $140,000 filly, which are the top two prices paid in 2014 for yearlings by the Grade 1-winning multiple track record holder, brought the most attention from buyers. Hip No. 250, a colt consigned by Lane's End, was purchased by Hartley/deRenzo Thoroughbreds. He is the second foal out of the stakes winner Broadway Hennessey, who is a half-sister to another stakes winner in Courageous Act.
Just a few moments later hip No. 260 came through the ring. Consigned by Vinery Sales, the filly went to Grand Oaks. The bay miss is out of the Capote mare Charleston Springs, a stakes-placed runner and producer of five winners to date.
Sidney's Candy yearlings will be a highlight of the upcoming Keeneland Yearling sale that runs Sept. 8-21, with 57 cataloged to sell over the two-week auction.