01/08/2013 5:01PM

Keeneland January sale: Supreme goes to Stonestreet for $800K


The Fares Farm dispersal continued to help fuel the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale on Tuesday, with John Moynihan signing the $800,000 ticket on young broodmare Supreme on behalf of Stonestreet Farm.

The 6-year-old Empire Maker mare, who sold in foal to Giant's Causeway, was consigned by Lane's End as agent for the Fares Farm dispersal. She was the highest-priced horse from the dispersal through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Supreme is by Empire Maker, which, it seems like you just strike gold wherever you see those fillies," Allaire Ryan of Lane's End said prior to the sale. "She's been quite popular. It's one of those dispersals where there is a little something for everyone."

Supreme won the 2011 Buckland Stakes at Colonial Downs and finished second in four other stakes that year, including the Grade 3 Royal North Stakes. Overall, she won four of 10 career starts for earnings of $162,789.

Supreme is out of the winning Maria's Mon mare Mon Belle, a full sister to Kentucky Derby winner and sire Monarchos. Stonestreet is familiar with the family after purchasing a Smart Strike colt out of Mon Belle for $900,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale.

"We bought her yearling in September for a lot, and he looks to be one of our nicer yearlings—that are now two—so we took a shot," Moynihan said.

Stonestreet was active in the Fares dispersal on Tuesday, with Moynihan also going to $220,000 for the stakes-placed Snow Ridge mare Hi Beautiful, in foal to Lemon Drop Kid. The mare's first foal is the newly-turned 3-year-old Malibu High, by Malibu Moon, winner of his first two career starts.

"We're just trying to find some nice horses," Moynihan said. "[Hi Beautiful] I actually bought as a weanling a long, long time ago—so I've known her for a long time, and she's beautiful, and her first foal looks to be a nice horse. He's two-for-two and going to run in a stakes the next time out."