05/12/2008 11:00PM

Harlan's Holiday filly brings $700K at Barretts


A filly by Harlan's Holiday was purchased by Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable for $700,000 at Tuesday's Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in-training, topping the early hours of the one-day sale.

The Kentucky-bred filly, consigned by Murray Smith, agent, zipped a quarter-mile in 20.80 seconds in a training preview on May 8, the fastest two-furlong workout of the sale. The filly is out of the unraced Septieme Ciel mare Leading the Way, 12. Her second dam, Fit to Lead, won seven races, including five stakes, and earned $595,776.

Jackson bid on the filly from a private office on the Barretts grounds. The filly was the most expensive purchase of the first 135 horses in the 329-hip sale. Previously, the filly was purchased for $150,000 by M.S.T.S at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale last July, and was withdrawn from the Ocala Breeders' Sale March 2-year-olds in-training sale earlier this spring.

The leading male in the early part of the sale was a Forestry colt who sold for $400,000 by IAS Management from the consignment of Excel Bloodstock. The colt worked a quarter-mile in 21.20 seconds on May 8.