Rainbowinthedark, a four-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight, topped the Midwest Mixed Sale Friday, Nov. 29 at the Michiana Event Center. The broodmare, consigned by Ruddick Stables as agent, is carrying her first foal which is by Stay Hungry. She brought $130,000.
Purchased by John Barnard, Rainbowinthedark has a mark of 1:54.3 taken last year as a three-year-old. Her impressive bloodlines include full brother Bettors Wish, winner in 1:47.4 and earnings in excess of $1.5 million. Her second dam, Lifetime Gal, is also the dam of Allstar Legend, who has a mark of 1:48.2 and earnings in excess of a half million dollars.
And, the success story continues with the third dam, Lifetime Success, who is the dam of world champion American Ideal, winner in 1:47.4 and more than $700,000 in earnings. The fourth dam is none other than Three Diamonds, who was a world champion during her career and is also the dam of Life Sign and Threefold, both top sophomores during their era.
The other $100,000 seller of the sale was broodmare Skippin By, a broodmare by Shadow Play consigned by Winterwood Farm as agent. The mare brought $100,000 purchased by Bruce Brinkerhoff. Skippin By has a mark of 1:49.4 and earned more than $880,000 during her career. The eight -year-old mare is in foal to Downbytheseaside. She was part of the Cornerstone Stock Farm dispersal.
The top racing prospect sold was the last horse in the sale, Dude Included, who was purchased for $77,000 by Ben Graber. The Class Included trotting colt, who is two, took a mark of 1:57.2 earlier this year. He was very competitive in the Indiana Sires Stakes circuit.
The second highest racehorse sold was Hip No. 122, Gotwuteverittakes, a gelding by Bluto purchased for $50,000 by Rick Bucci from consignor Lyndar Stables as agent. The three-year-old Indiana sired trotter took a mark of 1:54.3 earlier this year and has earnings of more than $116,000. He finished second in the ISS Super Final at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in October.
Other top racing prospects included Summit City Swan, purchased for $36,000 by John Lengacher, Jesse Popper, purchased for $31,000 by Kayne Kauffman, and Swanind Fastlane, purchased for $30,000 by Jeff Fought.