The Michiana Classic Yearling Sale and the Midwest Mixed Sale combined efforts Wednesday, Sept. 7 with 83 yearlings leading the first part of the sale followed by a mixture of weanlings, broodmares, racehorses and stallion shares. The sale topper was near the end of the yearlings as Digital Soldier fetched a price of $56,000, the only page above the $50,000 price tag.
Selling as Hip No. 77, Digital Soldier was consigned by Brett Boyd Racing Inc. of Jonesville, Mich. The son of Tellitlikeitis is the third foal out of the Manhardt mare Getoutthediamonds, who is the dam of RB, a son of Megatron who has a best time of 1:57.2 racing in Michigan. The second dam is Get Out Amanda, who has produced several stakes winners in Michigan. Digital Soldier is heavily staked to events such as the Breeders Crown, Fox Stakes, and Indiana and Michigan stakes programs. The colt, both Indiana and Michigan eligible, was purchased by Rocco Ruffolo of Chicago.
The second highest seller among yearlings was on the front end of the sale. Hip No. 20, Mystical Honey, brought $37,000 through the ring. The Rockin Image filly, consigned by Victory Hill Farm, acting as agent, was purchased by Alvin Miller. Mystical Honey is out of the Art Major mare Psychotic BT, who is the dam of Letme Fly Low, a full sister to Mystical Honey with a mark of 1:50.2 and more than $250,000 in earnings. The third dam of the maternal family is the dam of the great racehorse and stallion Cambest with a mark of 1:46.1 and earnings of $1.4 million.
The weanling filly, Crazylikeitis, the younger sister to Mystical Honey, was also sold in the Midwest Mixed Sale from Victory Hill Farm serving as agent. Doug Overhiser purchased the weanling for $20,000.
A pair of broodmares brought $30,000 each as back to back sellers to bring in the biggest price of the Midwest Mixed Sale. Fawn De Savage, a Keystone Savage mare in foal to Swan for All, was part of the Fawn de Mon Farms broodmare dispersal. A winner in 1:54.4, Fawn de Savage had a Chapter Seven yearling sell for $80,000 last fall and has a Tactical Landing weanling. Cathy Webb of Goshen, Ind. purchased the mare.
The next broodmare to sell was Rock N Roll Baby, who also brought $30,000. The mare is a daughter of My Baby and Me, who won numerous stakes while based at Harrah’s Hoosier Park for the Nickells Stable and took a mark of 1:51.3. Rock N Roll Baby has already produced several winners, including Odds on Algorithm (1:51.4, $88,000) and JK’s Rollin Baby (1:50.3, $139,000). She is in foal to new Indiana stallion Captain Midnight. Jeff Jones of Illinois was the winning bidder.