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Flatter colt makes $200,000; bought in utero for $23,000

The Flatter – Vegas Trip colt pictured at Omega Farm (Garrencasey Sales) in September

Schumer Bloodstock and Gerry Burke of Glidawn Stud enjoyed a tremendous result at Keeneland on Thursday when selling a Flatter colt through Garrencasey Sales for $200,000.

The colt had been purchased in utero for just $23,000 at this year’s Keeneland January Sale.

Catalogued as hip 1474, the colt is a half-brother to two winners and out of Vegas Trip, a winning Aldebaran half-sister to the Hollywood Gold Cup hero Mast Track and Prix Saint-Alary heroine Jemayel.

“The mare is a half-sister to two graded stakes winners and she had a good produce history,” Chad Schumer told the Thoroughbred Daily News. “Her previous Flatter had sold very well to a great judge in Mike Ryan. So at that price, I couldn’t resist.

“He was absolutely lovely when he was born, but he kind of went through an awkward stage and we weren’t entirely sure we were going to bring him here.

“But he really came on the past three weeks, I mean unbelievably strong. So he is definitely headed in the right direction. And his half-brother, an Into Mischief, sold for $270,000 to Chad Brown [at this year’s Keeneland September sale]. That really encouraged us to go on.”

To read the full story that appeared in the TDN, click HERE.

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