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Fear The Dragon colt tops Buckeye Sale

October 14, 2020

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With some of the best-bred offspring from the first crop of Fear The Dragon, the sixth annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale posted an increase in gross and average price over 2019. Held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio, a total of 195 yearlings were sold for gross sales of $2.15 million and average of $12,904, up 52.9 percent from last year’s average of $8,435.

Five yearlings by Fear The Dragon were the firepower. Hip 189, a colt out of Soggy Britches, the dam of Dan Patch divisional 3-year-old filly pacing champion Blazin Britches, was sold to Virgil Morgan Jr., acting as agent for Dana Parham, for $100,000. Soggy Britches is also the dam of Johny Rock p,3, 1:48f.

Hip 189 is named Fear My Britches and carries a 3x3 cross to Dragon’s Lair and a 3x4 cross to Western Hanover. Fear The Dragon’s strongest yearlings in the sale all have one thing in common—they are out of mares that give the yearlings crosses to Western Ideal and/or Western Hanover.

Parham also purchased three other yearlings by Fear The Dragon: Hip 32, the first foal of Blazin Britches, with a bid of $80,000, Hip 107, a filly by Fear The Dragon out of Jerseylicious p, 1:49.3, for $36,000., and Hip 130, a filly out of Majorette Hanover, for $20,000.  The filly named Fear The Britches is an embryo transfer and is a Feb. 2 foal. Jerseylicious’ filly is also a first foal and carries crosses to Western Ideal. The filly out of Majorette Hanover, a sister to Lyonssomewhere, is 4x3 to Western Hanover.

Morgan also purchased Hip 133, a colt by Fear The Dragon out of Maureen Rocks p,4, 1:49.1, for the Carl Howard Stable with a bid of $55,000. The colt named Fearless Moe also has crosses to Western Ideal.

The first foal of Indiana stakes winner Rockin Serena p, 1:51 ($403,765), who is still racing and competing in an Indiana championship at Hoosier Park Friday night, attracted the attention of Chris Dolne of Indianapolis, who bought the filly with a bid of $45,000. Named Gazitarena, the embryo transfer foal.

On the trotting front, Hip 61, a colt by Long Tom named Longshot, attracted the highest bid, with Wayne Mast Jr. purchasing the colt for $39,000. The colt is a half brother to Photo Fantasy 3, 1:55.4z; 1:54.4f, and hails from the maternal family of $2.5 million winner Crazy Wow.


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