Cinco Charlie Filly Hammers for $200K at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale
A filly from the first crop of Spendthrift stallion Cinco Charlie brought a top bid of $200,000 during Monday’s session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale.
Consigned by Cary Frommer, agent, hip No. 80 went to Belladonna Racing LLC II. The bay filly is out of the Mineshaft mare Lantern, whose six foals are all winners, including the stakes-placed Lantiz.
Bred in Kentucky by Hartmut H. Malluche and Silesia Farm, the filly’s deep family traces back to her fourth dam, broodmare of the year Toll Booth, the dam of champion Plugged Nickle and the same family as Horse of the Year Harve de Grace and classic winner Tonalist.
Cinco Charlie, who stands for a fee of $5,000 S&N, is participating in Spendthrift’s renowned breeding program for freshman sires – the Safe Bet program – in 2020, which guarantees breeders a graded stakes-winning 2-year-old from his first crop this year or no stud fee will be owed in 2021 when the resulting foal is born.
First Winner For Freshman Sire Brody’s Cause At Woodbine
Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Brody’s Cause was represented by his first winner on Sunday when Gospel Way finished very strongly in his career debut to score by 1 ¼-lengths in a $85,848 Maiden Special Weight race at Woodbine.
Ridden by Emile Ramsammy, Gospel Way tracked a pair of pacesetters in third before uncorking his rally in mid-stretch, then blew by Dancing Dragon in the final sixteenth to post a decisive victory. The final time was a very solid 58.37 for the five furlongs over the synthetic main track.
Trained by Nathan Squires, Gospel Way earned $43,200 for owner/breeder William B. Thompson, Jr., Gospel Way is out of the Pulpit mare Bible Belt, whose dam Buckeye Search won the Bourbonette S. and placed in the Grade 2 Black Eyed Susan S.
Brody’s Cause made an immediate impact on the race track when won the Keeneland Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in the fast dirt running of the event in the past 20 years, defeating future classic winner Exaggerator in the process. He would continue that success the following year with a win in the Blue Grass S. (G1) and retire to Spendthrift with earnings of more than $1.1 million.
Brody’s Cause, who stands for a fee of $7,500 S&N, is also participating in Spendthrift’s the Safe Bet program for freshman sires.
$875K Into Mischief Colt Triumphs In Churchill Debut
Whiskey Double turned in a very professional looking performance in his maiden special weight unveiling June 27 at Churchill Downs, winning the six-furlong contest by three-quarters of a length in a solid 1:10.70 (VIDEO).
Purchased by owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds III and Winchell Thoroughbreds for $875,000 out of the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling sale, Whiskey Double was bred by Buck Pond Farm Inc. and Richard Seale. He is the first foal to race out of the multiple stakes winner Lake Sebago, who produced a full sister to Whiskey Double this spring.
Whiskey Double is Into Mischief’s 88th winner to date in 2020. After being champion sire in 2019, Into Mischief currently leads all North American sires this year by black type winners (15), black type horses (31), graded stakes winners (6) and graded stakes horses (12).
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Photo: Hip 80, Cinco Charlie filly under tack. Credit: Spendthrift Farm
Gospel Way finished strongly in his career debut at Woodbine. Credit: Spendthrift Farm
Whiskey Double winning in debut June 27 at Churchill. Credit: Spendthrift Farm