03/22/2017 8:07AM

$90,000 Graydar colt tops revived Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center sale


The 2017 Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center sale of 2-year-olds in training returned from a five-year hiatus on Tuesday, led by a $90,000 colt from the first crop of Graydar.

A total of 22 horses changed hands during the Redmond, Wash., sale for revenues of $888,000 and an average sale price of $40,364. The buyback rate finished at 19 percent.

The six horses sold for $50,000 or more was the second-most in the auction’s three renewals, trailing the 2012 sale’s total of eight.

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West Point Thoroughbreds purchased the sale-topping Graydar colt.

The gray or roan colt, named Getaloadofthis, is out of the stakes-placed Salt Lake mare Veronica’s Lake, whose  first foal to race is a winner. Getaloadofthis is from the family of Grade 2 winner Dice Flavor, Grade 3 winner Swift Warrior, French Group 3-placed stakes winner Limelighting, and stakes winners Tensas Harbor, Storm on the Loose, and Carolina Sky.

Machmer Hall bred the sale-topping colt in Kentucky, and sold him for $50,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

The hammer price made the Graydar colt the third-most-expensive horse ever sold at the Pegasus sale.

Vancouver, B.C.-based Peter Redekop purchased 10 of the 27 horses offered.

Redekop’s most expensive buy was a $75,000 Candy Ride filly out of the winning Dynaformer mare Sex Appeal. She is from the family of champions Inside Information and Smuggler, Grade 1 winner Educated Risk, and Grade 2 winner Gone Astray.

To view the full auction results, click here.