Donald and Donna Adam of Courtlandt Farm added five more promising yearlings to their Ocala, Florida-based racing stable on September 14. Loop was consigned as Hip 410 by Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.
“He was a beautiful horse when we saw him on the farm, and he was a beautiful horse here,” Gainesway general manager Brian Graves said. “I expected him to be one of our best batches. We’ll see how it goes the rest of the day. He was everything you wanted to see. I considered him for Book 1, but Stonestreet had other horses that ranked higher at the time. It shows you the quality and depth of their program.
Kentucky-bred colt is out of 2017 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) winner Road to Victory , which was also placed in the 2018 Mother Goose Stakes (G2). The mare has a 2 year old baby war front foal that has not started. Stonestreet purchased the mare bearing the juvenile from the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Fall Sale for $1,450,000 from the Bluewater Sales Draft.
Shortly after their first purchase, Courtlandt returned to Gainesway to secure Hip 431, a City of Light filly from a multilevel family icon project . The yearling filly out of Uncle Mo The Sex Symbol mare was bred in Kentucky by Green Lantern Stables and sold for $210,000. The empire builder the Icon Project mare won the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Racetrackthe New York Stakes (G3) and placed second in the Delaware Handicap (G2), throughout her campaign as a 4-year-old.
Another filly was added to the fray on Wednesday with Hip 530 at $400,000. The Liam’s card yearling out of the unreleased Trap shot The All Night Party mare was bred in Kentucky by Gilder-Schwarz Farms and shown by Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm). Dam is a half-brother to 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Ria Antonia an income of more than 1.5 million dollars and producer of Ria Ameliaearning over $1 million multiple times in Japan.
(LR): Ernie Retamoza and Don Adam for sale
Two more horses were added to the carriage towards the end of the sale on Wednesday, a Carpet colt, named Edified, consigned as Hip 645, sold for final bid of $650,000; and Hip 727 an Uncle Mo filly, named Whocouldaskformo, for $450,000. Both are products of breeder Summer Wind Equine, presented by Lane’s End.
At the end of the third sales session, Adam, buying alongside racing director Ernie Retamoza, bought five horses for gross receipts of $2,635,000 at an average price of $527,000 and a median of $450,000. .
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