WinStar-bred colt is Saratoga Sale Topper
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
A half-brother to 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver, already named Superfection, was the highest-priced yearling of the Saratoga Selected Sale, selling to Sheikh Mohammed for $1.2 million on Monday evening, August 8th.

Superfection was the only seven-figure yearling to sell on Monday, and matched the sale's overall high-price when another colt sold to Sheikh Mohammed on Tuesday evening.

Monday's million-dollar yearling is a chestnut son of Medaglia d’Oro bred in Kentucky by Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm. He is out A.P. Indy's daughter Supercharger, also the dam of 2011 Grade 3 winner Brethren. Supercharger is a full sister to Sheikh Mohammed's Grade 1 winner Girolamo, and to the dam of Grade 1 winner and highly regarded young WinStar stallion Bluegrass Cat.

Speaking to the media about Superfection after Monday's sale, Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock advisor John Ferguson said, “Sheikh Mohammed loved the horse the moment he saw him. WinStar sent the mare to Medaglia d’Oro and he’s had an outstanding start, so it’s the combination of a great stallion and a breeder being brave enough to send a fantastic mare to Medaglia d’Oro at a time no one was sure (how good a sire he would be). All credit and well done to them. I think they got a very good price for a lovely horse.”

WinStar President Elliott Walden told TDN that selling the session topper was a hard decision. “Obviously, with this colt, there are a little bit of mixed emotions about selling him. But John [Ferguson] and Sheikh Mohammed have been very supportive of our program over the years, and I think they’ve bought a good one here. We loved this colt from day one. It’s a beautiful thing when a plan comes together.” Comparing the yearling with his Kentucky Derby-winning half-brother, Walden said, “He is a little bigger at this stage, a little bit stronger than Super Saver, but he has Super Saver’s balance and athleticism. He’s a great mover. We’re excited to see what happens…We want to be reputable sellers--we love to get our horses sold.” 

Selling as Hip 56 of 80 cataloged for Monday evening, Superfection was widely touted as the potential sale topper. “He’s just an  outstanding athlete, who showed himself off time and again,” Ferguson said. “He marched up and down the shed row without a care in the world...I’ve said it before, but it’s incredibly difficult to breed a horse that looks like that. Obviously, the mare has produced a Kentucky Derby winner. But not only that…it’s a fantastic family.” 

Superfection was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. His dam has produced two Graded stakes winners from her first three runners, and the second dam has produced four stakes winners plus the dams of millionaire Grade 1 winner and current WinStar stallion Bluegrass Cat and millionaire Molto Grande.

WinStar Stablemates members can watch exclusive video from the sale.  Click Here

In The Stud Feature:  Exaggerator

In The Stud Feature: Exaggerator

WinStar stallion Exaggerator is featured in the latest installment of Paulick Report’s “In the...

[read more]

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Congrats

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale

Congrats, the nation's leading sire of winners over the past two years, had his biggest winner of 2017 in the sales ring on Wednesday when a filly by the WinStar stallion sold for $1.7 million...

[read more]

$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale

The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds was a huge one for Pioneerof the Nile, topped by a $1 million dollar colt...

[read more]

OBS March 2-year-old sale: Big returns for Tiznow title=
Tiznow

OBS March 2-year-old sale: Big returns for Tiznow

The demand for the offspring of Tiznow was never more apparent than during the second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds...

[read more]

More strong results for Gemologist at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Gemologist

More strong results for Gemologist at OBS March 2-year-old sale

The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training brought more solid results for leading second-crop sire Gemologist...

[read more]

Speedy Overanalyze colt brings $200K OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Overanalyze

Speedy Overanalyze colt brings $200K OBS March 2-year-old sale

Narvick International was the top bidder for a colt from the first crop of Overanalyze during the final day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training...

[read more]

Top-class Paynter colt hammers for $200K at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Paynter

Top-class Paynter colt hammers for $200K at OBS March 2-year-old sale

A colt by Paynter out of Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor sold for $200,000 during the final day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training...

[read more]

“Super” results OBS March 2YO sale title=
Super Saver

“Super” results OBS March 2YO sale

The first day of the March 14-15 OBS March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale yielded stellar results for Super Saver when hip No. 153 sold for $625,000...

[read more]

OBS March 2YO sale yields big return for More Than Ready title=
More Than Ready

OBS March 2YO sale yields big return for More Than Ready

Leading worldwide sire More Than Ready had one of the top-10 lots during Tuesday's session of the March 14-15 OBS March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale...

[read more]

$285K filly leads Day 1 at OBS March sale for Gemologist title=
Gemologist

$285K filly leads Day 1 at OBS March sale for Gemologist

After a very strong 2016 in the auction ring, Gemologist kicked off the 2017 2-year-old sales season with a $285,000 filly...

[read more]