Spendthrift Farm engaged in an intense round of bidding late in Thursday’s session to support one of their newer stallions, going to $400,000 for a filly from the first crop of Shakin It Up (Midnight Lute). Hip 913 breezed in a bullet :20 3/5 for consignor Eddie Woods.
Catalyst Bloodstock, who bred the juvenile in partnership with Erin Knehr, bought Hip 913’s dam Rupert’s Promise (Capote) with the filly in utero for $2,500 at the 2015 Keeneland November sale. Woods’s clients, the Moss Group, purchased the dark bay, who hails from the family of GISW sire Roman Ruler, for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October sale.
Shakin It Up, campaigned by breeder Mike Pegram in partnership with Dennis Cardoza, won the 2013 GI Malibu S. and a pair of Grade II events for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. He retired to Spendthrift after finishing fourth in the 2014 GI Met Mile.
This filly was an OPTIMAL Mating for our client, The Elkstone Group LLC. Rupert’s Promise was later sold in-foal to Shakin It Up.
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