As the estate planning of longtime owners/breeders Chester and Mary Broman continues, a Medaglia d’Oro full-sister to their 2017 GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint up setter Bar of Gold brought $330,000 from Larry Best’s OXO Equine at OBS March Tuesday. Best has already enjoyed success with another daughter of the Darley leading sire, campaigning $1.25-million KEESEP graduate Cambier Parc (Medaglia d’Oro) to wins in the 2019 GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. and GI Del Mar Oaks.
The dark bay, a .10 flat breezer at the under-tack show, was consigned as Hip 167 by Becky Thomas’s Sequel Bloodstock on behalf of the Bromans. With the couple staying in for a piece, Sequel Bloodstock also sold the GII TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby-bound and Broman-bred Chestertown (Tapit) for an OBS March record of $2 million to a group headed by West Point Thoroughbreds at this sale last year.
“She was absolutely beautiful,” Thomas said of the New York-bred full-sister to Bar of Gold. “They are different kind of fillies. This filly is quick. Bar of Gold was real tall, leggy and stretchy. She was a different made kind of horse. They are both very Medaglia looking in terms of color though, both being dark bay or brown. Larry Best got a really, really great value. The market is obviously very compromised with what’s happening right now and Mr. Broman is very realistic on reserves. We were sure that she was going to sell. We’re really happy that Mr. Best got her. Mr. Broman isn’t dispersing his mares at this time. We know that she’ll get a great shot, that part was really good, but it is bittersweet.”
Khancord Kid (Lemon Drop Kid), winner of the 2010 GIII Herecomesthebride S. at Gulfstream, has also produced stakes placed runners Land Mine (Mineshaft) and Homeland (American Pharoah) ($500,000 KEESEP graduate). The 13-year-old produced a colt by Medaglia d’Oro in 2019 and was bred to Triple Crown winner Justify for the 2020 season. She is due in late May. This is the extended female family of standouts Half Ours (Unbridled’s Song), Yankee Gentleman (Storm Cat), et al. Bar of Gold was her first foal. @SteveSherackTDN