A colt by Stay Thirsty topped the 2020 edition of the California Fall Yearlings sale, held Monday at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, CA.
Stay Thirsty led all California-based sires in earnings in 2018 and 2019 and is the state’s leading sire by blacktype stakes winners in 2020. The Travers S. (G1) winning son of Bernardini sired two of the sale’s top three offerings.
Hip 79, a colt by Stay Thirsty out of stakes winning Ghostzapper mare My Fiona, sold for $200,000 to top the sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Naseer Fasihuddin from the consignment of Lovacres Ranch, agent. The colt was bred in California by Terry C. Lovingier.
Fasihuddin went to $110,000 to purchase the second most expensive colt of the day in Hip 51, a colt by Stay Thirsty out of the winning Malibu Moon mare Moon River Gal. That mare is a half-sister to nine other winners, including last year’s Charles Town Oaks (G3) winner Lady T N T. Hip 51 was also consigned by Lovacres Ranch, agent for California breeder Terry C. Lovingier.
Nyquist, current leading first crop sire by Grade 1 winners, was responsible for the sale’s top filly, which sold for $135,000 as Hip 75. The dark bay or brown filly out of Santa Monica S. (G2) winner Lost Bus was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Fairview LLC. Hip 75 was bred in California by Thomas W. Bachman.
Overall, 166 yearlings sold for $3,735,700. The average was $22,504 and the median was $10,000.
Full results are available online.
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