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Fasig-Tipton Nov: US$2.15m Holiday Runner

Thursday, 12th November 2009

Frank & Jane Lyon of Kentucky’s Summer Wind Farm out-bid Bruce Hill (general manager of Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Stud in Florida) & paid top price of US$2.15 million for multiple stakes-winning 9YO mare Holiday Runner (Meadowlake-Dixie Holiday, by Dixieland Band) during the 1-day Fasig-Tipton Selected Fall Mixed Sale at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington in Kentucky. Holiday Runner (dam of Street Cry’s dual Gr1-winning mare Seventh Street) was consigned by Baccari Bloodstock as agent & sold in-foal to Tiznow. Jane Lyon told bloodhorse.com: “She has it all. She could run, she is absolutely gorgeous & she’s proven that she’s a Gr1-producer. She’s the total package. There are a number of phenomenal choices (among stallions) out there for this mare. We’re pretty excited. We lost a very precious mare Onaga this year & we were looking to replace her with something that was capable of producing the kind of horse that we hope to breed. It (the price) was over our budget. But every now & then a horse comes along that is special & we’re hoping this one will be special for us.” (Earlier in 2009 the Lyons sold a Storm Cat-Onaga colt named On A Storm, who was the US$2.8 million sale-topper at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction.)

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