CONNECT, UNIFIED LEAD FASIG-TIPTON YEARLING RESULTS
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:14
By: Eric Mitchell
Lane's End's first-crop yearling sires Connect and Unified came out of Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale with the strongest results among all sires represented in the 'short' yearling market.
The two sires were the leaders by gross and average among sires represented by newly minted yearlings at the two-day sale. Connect, a son of Curlin, is the sire of two yearlings sold from as many offered that averaged a robust $105,000. His top seller was a $140,000 colt out of the Posse mare She Be Keene, a half sister to champion and grade 1 winner She Be Wild (Offlee Wild). The colt was consigned by Bluewater Sales and purchased by Blue Sky Stable.
Bluewater Sales also sold the top seller for Unified, a $100,000 colt out of the winning Mineshaft mare Causin Commotion, a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner Storm Mesa (Sky Mesa) and black-type winner She Be Classy (Toccet). Unified, a son of Lane's End sire Candy Ride, had two foals sold out of two offered that averaged $51,500.
Year-to-date at the winter mixed sales, Unified is tracking slightly ahead of Connect with an average of $51,000 from three sold out of five offered since the beginning of the year.
Connect is not far behind, with an average of $47,300 from a larger number of foals offered. Out of 13 offered, Connect has been represented by 10 yearlings sold so far this year that have included two to sell for more than $100,000.
These strong results are positive signs for both sires for the yearling sale season ahead. The winter yearling average for Unified is just over five times his $10,000 stud fee, while Connect's average is nearly 2.5 times his $20,000 stud fee.
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