Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A colt by Medaglia d'Oro out of Especially Me sold for $200,000 to Debbie Easter, agent for Peter Deutsch. Denali offered the athletic bay as hip 16 at the opening session on Oct. 24, where he highlighted a lively day of selling at Fasig-Tipton, where numbers soared from last year's corresponding figures. The average of $21,554 was up 58.7%, while the median of $12,000 was up a whoppping 140%.
Acquired by SFD Stalbes LLC for $175,000 at the Keeneland January Sale earlier iin the year, yesterday's session topping colt was produced by a Coronado's Quest half-sister to GSW Better Now and is a a granson of SW and MGSP Scenic Point.
"He's beautiful," Easter said shortly after signing the ticket sitting alongside an associate inside the pavilion. "He's a nice, stretchy, long-legged Medaglia d'Oro. He looks athletic, and he's a June foal, so hopefully he just matures into a man. I think he's a real nice example of what the sire can throw."
Easter signed the ticket on behalf of Peter Deutsch, but said the colt was purchased for a New York-based partnership, comprised of relatively new clients. "I've bought them a few horses, and they own a horse named Adirondack Summer (Thunder Gulch), a New York-bred who's done pretty well this year," said Easter. "He's won an open stakes at Gulfstream earlier in the year and just finished third in one of those New York-bred stakes over the weekend.
Trained by Christophe Clement and running under Deutsch's name, the 3-year-old Adirondack Summer defeated subsequent Grade I winner Brilliant Speed in the $100,000 Dania Beach S. at Gulfstream in January, and was beaten just 3/4 lengths when third to Air Support and Great Mills in the G3 Transylvania S. at Keeneland in April. On New York Showcase Day at Belmont Saturday, he was third in the $125,000 Mohawk S. Easter purchased Adirondack Summer for $38,000 at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Sale from Denali Stud.