Desert Party gavels for sale-best $460K at Fasig-Tipton July auction

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everett Dobson's Candy Meadows came out a big winner at Monday's Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale when a filly owned by the farm sold for $460,000, the highest price at the July auction since 2006.

The filly was purchased by Candy Meadows for $80,000 as a weanling at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip No. 51, a filly by Desert Party, was consigned by Allied Bloodstock, agent for Candy Meadows. After the filly went through the ring, Clark Shepherd of Allied was all smiles because of the result.

"We weren't expecting for her to go for that much," Shepherd said. "But we have heard that she is the best Desert Party that buyers have seen."

The filly is out of the Kris S. mare Lil Cozette, who has produced stakes winner Cosmic Kris (Storm Creek), stakes-placed winner Foret (Forest Camp), and four other winners.

She was purchase by Nat Rea's Regis Farms.

"She is a really nice and lovely filly, good quality," said Richard Hogan, who signed the ticket for Regis. "It was more than we wanted to pay, but you have to reach for the good ones."