11/05/2012 8:04PM

Fasig-Tipton sale: Dam of Trinniberg brings $460,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Bella Dorato, dam of Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Trinniberg, was bought for $460,000 by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale here on Monday evening.

A 9-year-old Goldminers Gold mare, consigned by Romans Racing & Sales, agent, Bella Dorato was not bred this year.   ”There's nothing but upside,” said Teresa Little of Romans Racing & Sales. “She has big, strong foals - every one of them, just those big, long, rangy type racehorses you want to see. She's throwing the deep heart, the girth, the hip. The family's just going to just keep getting better and better.”
The stock of Bella Dorato, whose value had skyrocketed in 2012, rose even higher on Saturday after Trinniberg won the Sprint. It was the fourth graded stakes victory of the year for the Teuflesberg colt, whose success has fueled the popularity of his siblings in the sale ring. His full sister, Ostourah, sold for $450,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale in May, making her the highest-priced filly of the sale.

The filly won her career debut in September at Belmont Park, becoming the third winner from as many starters out of Bella Dorato.

The mare’s yearling filly by Bandini sold for $450,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale, the auction’s fourth-highest price.

Bella Dorato was one of a number of high-profile broodmares set to go through the ring Monday at Fasig-Tipton’s single-session sale. Earlier in the evening, Arch’s Gal Edith, the dam of dual classic winner I’ll Have Another, failed to meet her reserve, leaving the ring with a final bid of $950,000. A 10-year-old Arch mare, consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent, for owner Harvey Clarke, Arch’s Gal Edith is in foal to champion Gio Ponti, who entered stud this year.

All three of Arch’s Gal Edith’s foals to race are winners, led by I’ll Have Another, who won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, and Preakness Stakes this year. He was scratched from the Belmont Stakes with a tendon injury the day before the race, ending his bid to sweep the Triple Crown.

This was the third time Arch’s Gal Edith was offered at public auction. Auburn Ark Stable purchased her for $36,000 from Walnut Green's consignment at the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale. Twin Spires, agent, purchased the filly for $80,000 at the following year’s Ocala Breeders Sales Company’s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.

The last dam of a Kentucky Derby winner to sell at public auction was I’ll Get Along, who brought $5 million at the 2004 Fasig-Tipton November mixed sale. A Smile mare, who was purchased by Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, I’ll Get Along was carrying a full sibling to champion Smarty Jones, who earlier that year won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.