Mendelssohn Conformation Shot

$250,000 Filly Leads Mendelssohn’s New York Bred Offerings

Mendelssohn was a hit with buyers at this week’s Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sale when six of his yearlings sold for six figures.

That group was led by the Paramount Sales-offered filly out of Good Omen. Purchased by Bay Hill Stables for $250,000 early in the second session, the filly is from the family of dual Horse of the Year Curlin and out of a half-sister to stakes-placed Philanthropic.

The family has had plenty of success with Curlin a top sire in his own right and two sisters other than this filly’s granddam producing stakes winners. Good Omen’s first foal is only a 2-year-old and he is breezing regularly at Saratoga.

Bred by Magnolia Mares and Pony Express Sales, the filly was making her second trip through the ring after selling for $110,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Her dam visited Caravaggio this year.

Klaravich Stable was a fan of yearlings by Coolmore sires at the sale and 20 hips before purchasing their $250,000 Practical Joke filly, they went to $225,000 for a Mendelssohn filly.

Offered by Four Star Sales, the filly out of Mela Dramatically is out of a winning Theatrical mare. That mare’s dam is a half-sister to Canadian champion Chopinina, Grade III winner Despite The Odds and stakes winner Karra Kul.

Chopinina has also had success as a broodmare as the dam of stakes-placed Merkabah and third dam of recent stakes winner Chasing Artie.

Other yearlings sold by Mendelssohn at the sale included a $180,000 filly, a $160,000 colt, and a $125,000 filly. The stallion’s average of $142,500 for eight sold was the 10th best of any stallion and fourth best of first year sires.