10/19/2015 12:56PM

Discreetly Mine colt tops Iowa fall mixed sale


The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association fall all-age Thoroughbred sale closed Sunday with an increased gross and improved buyback rate, but declines in average and median sale price.

The single-day sale saw 57 horses sold for revenues of $371,350, up 13 percent from the 2014 renewal, when 48 horses brought $328,900. The average sale price fell 5 percent from $6,852 to $6,515, while the median declined 43 percent from $4,000 to $2,300.

The buyback rate finished at 17 percent, down 10 percentage points from the 2014 figure of 27 percent.

A Discreetly Mine colt topped the sale, going to Cando Partners for $48,000.

Bred in Iowa by Gary Lucas and Linda Woods, the bay colt is out of the multiple stakes-winning Shuailaan mare One Fine Shweetie, whose four winners from as many runners include Grade 3 winner Awesomemundo and stakes winners Champagne Attitude and One Fine Dream.

The colt’s extended family includes Grade 3 winner Agave Kiss and Venezuelan stakes winner Blue Black. Madison County Thoroughbreds consigned the colt as agent for Lucas.

The mixed portion of the sale was led by Icalledyoubyname, an unraced 2-year-old Rushin’ to Altar filly who sold to Mamas Thoroughbreds for $1,700.

Bred in Iowa and consigned by Kurt and Melanie Kindschuh, the filly is out of the Silver Ghost mare Cheese Grits, who is the dam of six winners from seven foals to race. Her page includes Grade 1 winner Romance Is Diane and Grade 2 winners Badge of Silver, Romanceishope, and Doinghardtimeagain.

Robert Kirby was the winning bidder on the sale’s top weanling, a $1,500 Woke Up Dreamin colt out of the winning Smoke Glacken mare Kristen Blitzen. Bred in Iowa and consigned by Madison County Thoroughbreds, he is the second foal out of the mare and hails from the family of Grade/Group 3 winners Kavalera and Lucy’s Axe.

Madison County Thoroughbreds finished the sale as the leading consignor by gross, with 18 horses sold for $178,000, including the sale-topper. The lone purchase of the sale’s most expensive offering also helped make Cando Partners the leading buyer.