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Bolt d’Oro proving very popular at Fasig-Tipton October Yearling sale

October 28, 2021

Bolt d’Oro’s $375,000 filly, hip No. 705, at the F-T Oct. Yearling sale – Autry Graham photo

Through the first three days of the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Yearling sale, Bolt d’Oro has been one of the hottest First-Crop yearling sires at the auction, led by a $375,000 filly on Tuesday.

The Spendthrift stallion has had a total of five six-figure lots through the first three days of the auction that wraps up on Thursday.

Nancy and Tim Hamlin’s Wynnstay Sales were the consignor of the $375,000 filly, hip No. 705 that went to St. Elias Stables. The bay filly was bred in Kentucky by Deann and Greg Baer.

“We just like (the Bolt d’Oro’s) mentally,” Tim Hamlin said of the sire’s yearlings. “They are all so easy. The do whatever you want them to. They are willing and athletic. They are just happy horses. I tried to get two more breedings; the minute she sold I got on the phone with (Spendthrift’s) Mark Toothaker and he said ‘I can’t get you any more, he’s full.’ But I tried, we love him.”

Bolt d’Oro’s personal session-topper Wednesday was hip No. 1063, consigned by Timber Town, agent, and sold to Michael Petersen for $300,000. The bay colt is the second foal out of the Scat Daddy mare Colby Cakes.

A multiple Grade 1 winner at 2, Bolt d’Oro has proven very popular in the breeding shed as well. In his first three years at stud, he has covered an average of 171 mares. He’ll stand the 2022 season for $20,000 S&N.