10/27/2011 9:12AM

Flying Zee dispersal led by $375,000 Lemon Drop Kid filly


Glenye Cain Oakford

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With a $375,000 Lemon Drop Kid yearling filly leading the way, the first phase of Flying Zee Stable’s dispersal at Fasig-Tipton grossed more than $1.2 million.

Flying Zee was the late Carl Lizza’s racing and bloodstock stable. Lizza, 73, died in New Jersey on July 8.

Phase one consisted of New York-bred yearlings. Lemon Drop Kid’s daughter of stakes winner Salty Romance topped the dispersal session, which immediately followed Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky fall yearling sale in Lexington on Wednesday night. Glen Hill Farm, represented by agent Donato Lanni, bought the bay filly. Salty Romance, a Grade 3-placed runner, already is the dam of a stakes-placed colt and this yearling’s half-brother Luxury Appeal, by Johannesburg.

Hidden Brook consigned the Flying Zee dispersal horses.

Thirty-five Flying Zee horses grossed $1,236,700 for an average price of $35,334 and a $15,000 median. Four did not sell.

Fillies dominated the dispersal’s first phase, filling the session’s top six spots by price. The highest-priced colt was a $40,000 son of Speightstown and the Wiseman’s Ferry mare Apocalyptical. The colt hails from the family of Crafty C.T. and is the first foal for his dam.

The Flying Zee dispersal’s second phase will take place Dec. 5 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s December mixed sale in Timonium, Md., and will include weanlings, broodmares, and racing-age horses.