08/15/2016 12:34PM

N.Y.-bred filly gets mulligan and sells


On Saturday night, Hip 302, a first-crop I Want Revenge filly entered the ring and hammered for $14,000. Moments later, the session was canceled when the storms that plagued the area became too severe to safely carry on.

It was announced that the catalog would start from the beginning on Sunday, with Hips 301 and 302 being re-offered after bringing a final hammer price in the ring.

Hip 302 finished under her reserve on Saturday night, making it easy for consignor RF HF Bloodstock to run her back through the following day. The second time around turned out to be more lucrative, with the selling to Black Swan Stable for $15,000.

Chris Bernhard of RF HF Bloodstock said he was pleasantly surprised by the increased interest and vetting on the horses that were initially scheduled to be offered on Saturday on the morning before the full-catalog sale.

After what amounted to a practice run in the auction ring on Saturday, Bernhard said he did not adjust the reserve on the I Want Revenge filly for Sunday’s sale.

“We left it alone because we had additional vetting that made us feel comfortable that we’d be getting it done at that price,” Bernhard said. “We’ve been pretty transparent with people on roughly where we are, and now we’ll try to get the rest of them sold.”