KEESEPT Book 1 Speightstown colt sells for $725,000

Progeny by perennial leading sire Speightstown were in demand during Book 1 the Keeneland September Sale, led by Hip 313, a colt out of the winning Posse mare Lawless Miss who sold to Mayberry Farm for $725,000 during the sale’s second session on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Ashview Farm (Bryan and Gray Lyster), agent, consigned the handsome colt.

Bred in Kentucky by Colts Neck Stables, the dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Front Run the Fed, winner of this year’s Van Clief Stakes at Colonial Downs, the 2019 Better Talk Now Stakes, runner-up in the Turf Sprint S. (G3) at Kentucky Downs, and third in the Poker S. (G3). This is also the female family of Grade 1 winner Jackson Bend, multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Lottsa Talc, and Grade 3 winner Fort Loudon.

Additional Speightstown progeny that proved popular with buyers in Book 1 included Hip 157, a colt bought for $450,000 by Michael Wallace, agent for Gandharvi/St. Elias Stables; Hip 329, a colt purchased by Belladonna Racing V/Cherie De Vaux, agent; Hip 195, a bay colt acquired by Three Chimneys Farm for $425,000; and Hip 130, a chestnut filly who hammered to Larkin Armstrong, agent, on a final bid of $400,000.