$300,000 yearling turns fine profit for $45,000 mare
Recent purchase Agatha turned a fine profit for connections when her Liam’s Map daughter sold for $300,000 to Taproot Bloodstock at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale in New York on Tuesday evening.
The filly was purchased in utero by Chad Schumer as agent for her breeders Saintsbury Farms (Christine and Jay Hayden) for just $45,000 at the 2018 Keeneland January Sale.
Since then, Agatha’s four-year-old daughter Salt Bae, by Paynter, has won four races and run second in the Purple Martin Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Agatha is a Distorted Humor half-sister to the top sprinter Agnes World and the dam of Group 1 milers Dubai Destination and Librettist.
Agatha is also the dam of a Candy Ride two-year-old who made $700,000 to St. Elias, Repole Stables and J.J. Crupi at last year’s Keeneland September Sale.
Now breezing at Saratoga, he has been given the wholly appropriate name of Crupi.