On the eve of the Hoosier Classic Preview at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Chapel Ridge is getting a large consignment ready for the sale, which is set for Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. The farm will offer 25 yearlings in their aisleway, scattered throughout the sale on both days.
One of the top yearlings of their consignment will be a full sister to Fiftydallarbill, Breeders Crown winner and million-dollar earner. Listed as Hip No. 88, American Wealth will keep the staff busy at the preview and before the sale the first day. The Swan for All filly is the eighth foal from the Royal Troubador mare CR Dixie Chick and in addition to Fiftydallarbill, she has produced Intimidator, who has a mark of 1:54.3 and $185,000 in earnings. The black type continues under the second dam, including CR Commando, who was named 1998 Two-Year-Old Trotting colt.
Joining American Wealth as a top yearling in the Chapel Ridge consignment in Aisles 11 and 12 with strong Indiana ties is Hip No. 227 Luck’s on Time. The colt is out of the Artsplace mare, Michelle’s Beauty, who has produced eight winners, including Indiana Sires Stakes champ Bay Fishen Doc with a mark of 1:51.4 and in excess of $350,000. Luck’s on Time is one of six yearlings in the Chapel Ridge consignment by first crop sire Luck Be Withyou.
Chapel Ridge will also offer seven yearlings from the first crop of Crescent Fashion. One of those yearlings is Thunder Lily, listed as Hip No. 111. The filly is a first foal from a sister to Hambletonian Oaks elimination winner Falls for You, who has a mark of 1:52.2 and more than $1.3 million in earnings. Thunder Lily is from the Mr Cantab mare Falls for Me, and the third dam is the great Armbro Flori, Grand Circuit winning filly with more than $500,000 in earnings and went on to be a successful broodmare, including the dam of Duke of York, who took a mark of 1:55.4 and made $882,000.
The Hoosier Classic Preview will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. at the sales pavilion at the Indiana State Fair Thursday, Oct. 22. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.
For a full list of yearlings from the Chapel Ridge consignment, look for the two-page ad in the October issue of the ISA Magazine or stop by the consignment and check out videos of the individual yearlings.