Bloodstock agent Pete Bradley helped contribute to a big day for the de Meric Sales consignment when he purchased a filly by Curlin (hip 830) for $670,000 at OBS Thursday. The bay juvenile, purchased by the de Merics for $200,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale, is out of graded winner Funny Proposition (Medaglia d’Oro). She worked a furlong in :10 1/5 during last week’s under-tack preview.
“I bought her for a partnership,” Bradley said after signing the ticket on the filly. “She put in one of the best works of the day. And a Curlin–what do you say? And a Curlin filly–what do you say twice? She wasn’t cheap, in this market though where horses are bringing $500,000 and $600,000 with little or no pedigree–that’s not a slight, that’s just what it is–that’s what I thought we would have to pay for her. And I got lucky and I got her.”