Eclipse Takes Another ‘Turn’ On Quality Road Colt

October 27, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hip 498, a colt by Quality Road, sold for $560,000 during the second session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The bay colt was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Anderson Farms, agent. 

Quality Road is the sire of top colts such as Breeders’ Cup champion and Pegasus World Cup (G1) winner City of Light and Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster, as well as Grade 1 winning juveniles Hootenany and Klimt.

This colt is out of the stakes placed Bernardini mare Pearl Turn, making him a half-brother to Gretzky the Great (Nyquist), runaway winner of the Summer S. (G1) at Woodbine this year at two. Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, with Gary Barber, own Gretzky the Great, who is also a graduate of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale bred and offered by Anderson Farms. The immediate family includes Grade 1 winner Love Theway You are, as well as Grade 2 winners Saint Anddan and Tower of Texas. Hip 498 was bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Ontario.

The session’s top filly was a daughter of Quality Road offered as Hip 389, the first horse through the ring on Tuesday. Knights Bloodstock purchased the bay filly for $230,000 from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent. The filly is the first foal out of the stakes placed Sky Mesa mare Moonlight Sky, a half-sister to Eclipse Champion Abel Tasman and a full sister to Dogwood S. (G3) winner Sky Girl. Hip 389 was bred in Kentucky by China Horse Club International.

Hip 680, a colt by the late Pioneerof the Nile, also brought $230,000 during the session. Bruce N. Levine purchased the bay colt out of Savvy Supreme, a graded stakes winning full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Commentator, from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Hip 680 was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm & JSM Equine.

During Tuesday’s session, 241 yearlings sold for $7,996,700, good for an average of $33,181. The session median was $15,000. Through two days of selling, 489 yearlings have changed hands for a total of $16,390,500. The running average is $33,518.

The Kentucky October Yearlings sale resumes Wednesday, October 28 at 10 AM.

Photo: Hip 498. Courtesy Fasig-Tipton

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