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Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale: US$245k Indian Charlie Filly
In the US auction ring, bloodstock agent & Select Sales partner Tom Ryan (acting for Australian Gavin Murphy's group of investors known collectively as SF Bloodstock) paid top price of US$245,000 for a yearling filly by Indian Charlie (out of winning & stakes-placed Matchlite mare Lady's Legacy) at the 1-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. The filly was consigned by Gainesway & her sire Indian Charlie (who stands at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky for US$70,000) is the sire of US 2010 Champion 2YO Male Uncle Mo. The 1st foal produced by Lady's Legacy was stakes-winning Flying Chevron mare Shameful, who subsequently produced 5-time Gr1-winner Indian Blessing (also by Indian Charlie); Lady's Legacy has also produced stakes-winner Little Maath Man & stakes-placed Malibu Legacy. Ryan told bloodhorse.com: "She's obviously a beautiful filly by a proper stallion & she has lots of residual value. She has size, scope & strength; she's a queen. Everything adds up. She ticks all the boxes. We're buying her for our racing program. I was very surprised to see her in this sale. We're glad to own her. Any time you pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars for a yearling, it's a fair price." Gavin Murphy (an Australian working in New York City) & Australian bloodstock agent Neil Bowden founded SF Bloodstock "which has been very active recently in the broodmare market"; Australian Henry Field "is also involved in the venture".