$140,000 colt for Redesdale
Young sire Redesdale received a huge vote of confidence at the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sale in Saratoga on Sunday evening as the sire of a colt who sold for $140,000.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing struck the winning bid on the colt, who was bred by Ron Bowden out of Dakota Kid, a winning Lemon Drop Kid half-sister to top sprinter Dakota Phone. The striking chestnut was sold by The New Hill Farm.
Campaigned by Chad Schumer and Brendan Walsh, Redesdale was the dominating winner of his first three starts over 6f. He was the sharp winner of a Churchill Downs maiden special weight on his career debut and later captured a pair of Fair Ground allowance races – on the second occasion he scored by four lengths for a 95 Beyer. He met defeat just once when injured in the G3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland.
Making Redesdale particularly exciting is the fact that he is a member of arguably the most powerful stallion family in the world.
By Speightstown, he is out of G3 winner Harpia, a Danzig sister to the outstanding stallion DANEHILL. Danehill sired 347 stakes winners during his illustrious stud career and is widely regarded as one of the greatest influences in the Stud Book.
Not only that, Harpia is a great-granddaughter of Natalma, dam of the ultimate breed shaper Northern Dancer.
This is the same family of the great sire Halo and important influence Machiavellian.
Redesdale stood the past season at McMahon Of Saratoga Thoroughbreds at a fee of $3,000 – making the sale of the Dakota Kid colt for $140,000 an outstanding return.