Cupid Walking

Cupid Shines During Keeneland January’s Second Session

Keeneland January’s second session saw Cupid’s name in the headlines when the freshman sire’s three offerings of the day averaged $100,000, the third most of any freshman stallion with more than one sold during the second session.

The trio was led by the Tom Evans & Pam Clark-bred Hip 776, a filly out of My Curlina consigned by Evan’s Trackside Farm. Sold for $130,000 to He Got Us Bloodstock, she is a granddaughter of Grade III placed Daisyago, who is also the dam of Grade II placed Victory Nor Defeat.

Four Star Sales-consigned Hip 795L proved to be an outstanding supplement to the session when selling for $95,000 to Dailey Bloodstock late in the day.

Bred by Gugru LLC and named Brindisi, the gray or roan colt is out of Tale Of The Cat’s three-time winner Perdy, who is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Crimson King Cat and out of stakes placed Grannydad’s Girl.

A colt out of Elrose started Cupid’s day on the right note when selling for $75,000 from the Sequel New York consignment.

Bred by Sequel Stallions New York and NYP Bloodstock, Hip 635 was purchased by C. Clement. The colt out of a half-sister to Champion 3-Year-Old and dual classic winner Silver Charm is a half-brother to Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Super Freaky and Listed winner and Grade I-placed Right There. From a proven dam, the colt is also a half-brother to the dam of Grade III winner Fair Point.

All five of Cupid’s offerings at Keeneland January so far have been sold at an average of $67,400 and median of $75,000. The millionaire, Grade I winning son of Tapit is quickly proving to be a value sire with a $10,000 stud fee in 2020.