(Grand Prairie, Texas) The hammer dropped on the gray filly by Tapwrit at $300,000 Wednesday to lead the way at the 2023 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
Consigned by Pike Racing as Hip 167, the Tapwrit filly, who is out of the winning and producing Henny Hughes mare Sky O’Blue, walked into the sales ring with much anticipation. Randy Morse, as agent, signaled the winning bid, signing the ticket on the filly who breezed the 9.4 bullet for 1/8th of a mile at Lone Star Park on Monday.
“The Tapwrit filly certainly didn’t disappoint at any point this week,” TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. “She breezed in 9.4, showed well at the barn, and presented herself beautifully in the ring. We’re lucky to have had her in our sale and thankful to all parties involved.”
A Bolt d’Oro colt brought $160,000 marking the second highest priced horse to leave the ring Wednesday and the highest priced colt. The Oklahoma bred son of Bolt d’Oro, out of a producing Street Sense mare, was consigned by Bryan Ford Training Stable. Larry Hirsch signed the ticket. Hirsch also bought Hip 190, a colt by Lord Nelson out of the stakes-placed mare Malibu Party, for $155,000 from the Oak Creek Thoroughbreds consignment. Hip 193, a filly by Nyquist consigned by Clary Bloodstock, sold for $150,000 at the very end of the sale to Hirsch as well.
“We’re truly fortunate to have had such quality offerings in our 2023 sale,” Bridewell said. “It’s a testament to the hard work and time put in by our sellers and teams behind these athletes. And we’re grateful to our buyers locally, nationally, and internationally for supporting our sale.”
In total, 103 hips sold Wednesday at the 2023 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale for a total of $3,420,000, an increase from last year.
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