The Haisfield's also purchased the $700,000 second highest priced horse, 4-year-old filly Atlantic Ocean, for their Never Tell Farm along with the Tale of the Cat filly Honest Answer for $510,000. They plan to put together a band of 10-12 quality broodmares for their farm. Atlantic Ocean was bought by Thoroughbred Corp. for $1.9 million in the 2002 Barretts March 2-year-olds in training sale, setting a record for a juvenile filly sold at auction. She has so far earned $678,210, winning 5 of her 19 career starts.
Following the dispersal was a 2-year-old in training sale where hip #81, a filly by Awesome Again out of a Saratoga Six mare, broke Atlantic Ocean's record sale price when she was purchased for $2,000,000 by John Ferguson Bloodstock. Overall, 79 juveniles were sold for a total of $13,728,000, an average of $173,772 each.
The 52 horses brought a total of $6,453,200, an average of $124,100 each. Trainer Kristin Mulhall, daughter of Thoroughbred Corp.'s top advisor Richard Mulhall served as the consignor for the sale. She said, "It all has to end sometime, but I'm happy because everybody sold well. They all sold for about what I thought they would."
Full results for the sale can be found on the Barretts website and past performances for all the horses are also available.
Photos courtesy of Tina Hines.