2010 BC Juvenile Fillies winner sells for $2.30 million

2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Awesome Feather changed hands for $2.30 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale on Sunday.

Eclipse Award-winning owner-breeder Frank Stronach purchased the undefeated youngster in the name of Adena Springs and plans to continue to race her.  “I just hope she carries on,” said Stronach.  “She has a good disposition and her record speaks for itself.”

Awesome Feather won the J J’sdream Stakes and then swept the three legs of the Florida Stallion series in the Desert Vixen, Susan’s Girl and My Dear Girl Stakes at Calder before her Churchill Downs triumph on Friday.

The daughter of Oklahoma based sire Awesome of Course is out of the stakes-winning Gone West mare Precious Feather.

“She’s a tremendous filly and I’m glad she’s staying in our country,” Jacks Or Better Farm owner Fred Brei said.  “We don’t race much out of Florida and she belongs in Group 1 company.  It’s just best for the filly and best for us that she’s in somebody else’s hands.

Broodmare prospect Careless Jewel sold for the second-highest price of $1.95 million.  She captured the 2009 G1 Alabama Stakes and was purchased by Mike Moreno’s Southern Equine Stables.  The Tapit filly also won the 2009 editions of the G2 Cotillion Stakes and G2 Delaware Oaks.

Other horses selling for prices of $1 million or more included:

Serious Attitude (Mtoto)   G1 winner in England and Canada brought $1.85 million from Shadai Farm.

Playa Maya (Arch)  Dam of 2010 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Uncle Mo realised $1.65 million from  Coolmore Stud.

Gabby’s Golden Gal (Medaglia d’Oro)  G1 winner brought $1.25 million from Shadai Farm.

Dubai Majesty (Essence of Dubai).  G1 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner made $1.10 million from Katsumi Yoshida.

The Lexington sale’s average price fell 13% to $314,567.  The clearance rate improved three points to 67%.

“This is still a struggling economy and it applies to everybody,” Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson said.  “I don’t think that you can go back comparing three or five years ago without taking a hard look at every other industry that is trying to sell luxury items right now.  It’s not easy.”