02/07/2011 7:34PM

Indian Charlie filly tops Fasig-Tipton sale at $245K


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A $245,000 Indian Charlie filly who is closely related to two-time champion Indian Blessing topped Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's winter mixed sale here.

SF Bloodstock purchased the dark bay or brown yearling from the Gainesway agency. The filly is out of the stakes-placed Matchlite mare Lady's Legacy, the second dam of Indian Blessing. Indian Blessing, also by Indian Charlie, was 2007's champion juvenile filly and 2008's champion female sprinter.

The session-leading filly sold as Hip No. 76.

Monday's one-day auction sold 183 horses for $2,821,500, down 7 percent from last year's total for 192 horses. The average price held almost level with last year, falling slightly from $15,899 in 2010 to $15,418 this year. But the median jumped 14 percent, from $5,000 to $5,700 this year. Buy-backs were 23 percent, as compared with 29 percent in 2010.

The highest price for a mare was the $170,000 Paul Pompa, Jr., paid for the Hidden Brook agency's Hatta Diamond. Offered as Hip No. 39, the 7-year-old Street Cry mare was cataloged in foal to Bernardini and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Willow Chief and Sword Chief.

Off the Hook, agent, bought two six-figure horses. The agency first paid $125,000 for Hip No. 120, My Red Porsche. An 8-year-old Mt. Livermore mare, she is a half-sister to My White Corvette, dam of the champion Tapit filly Stardom Bound. My Red Porsche sold in foal to Tapit. Paramount Sales, agent, was the consignor.

Off the Hook returned to spend $110,000 for Ashley's Clan, an 11-year-old half-sister to Pure Clan cataloged in foal to Indian Charlie. Denali Stud, agent, was the consignor.

Also selling for six figures were Hip No. 216, $130,000 Tejareb, an 8-year-old Sadler's Wells mare that Dell Ennis bought from Hidden Brook; and Hip No. 185, the 5-year-old racing or broodmare prospect She's Extreme, whom Meadows Equine bought for $100,000 from the Four Star Sales agency.

The session's highest-priced stallion season was lot number 171, a no-guarantee season to Medaglia d'Oro that brought $78,000. Fasig-Tipton does not identify buyers of stallion seasons. Medaglia d'Oro stands at Darley's Jonabell Farm this year for $100,000 stands and nurses.

The other no-guarantee seasons sold as follows, also to unidentified buyers: Speightstown, $40,000; Congrats, $33,000; More Than Ready, $27,000; and Bluegrass Cat, $20,000. No-guarantee seasons to Malibu Moon and Sky Mesa failed to reach their reserves on final bids of $57,000 and $29,000, respectively.