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Fasig-Tipton Nov: US$2m Private Feeling

Thursday, 12th November 2009

Bruce Hill (general manager of Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Stud in Florida) paid US$2 million for winning 10-year-old mare Private Feeling (Belong To Me-Regal Feeling, by Clever Trick) consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency & sold in-foal to former Victorian shuttler Mr Greeley. Private Feeling (dam of this year’s dual Gr1-winner Lookin At Lucky & dual Gr2-winner Kensai) is a half-sister to Gr3-winner Grand Charmer, whose daughter Flirtatious produced champion Wait A While. Hill told bloodhorse.com: “Belong To Me is a good broodmare sire & her produce record pretty well did it all for us; pretty is as pretty does. She’s proven & she’s obvious, but hopefully we can keep that (success) up. With all due respect to everybody else, we thought that Lookin At Lucky was the best horse in the field (when runner-up in last weekend’s US Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile) after the race. With his post position (13), what he had to go through & the way he closed, he appeared to be the best horse in there with all due respect to the winner.” Hill added Private Feeling’s price “was about as far as we were going to go. We were hoping for US$1.5 million, so we pushed a little bit. We’re very pleased to have her. We don’t know for sure (which stallion she’ll be bred to). She’s carrying a colt (based on fetal sex determination), but that didn’t have any impact at all on our buying her. Colt or filly, we would have been good.”

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