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“Stunning” Palace filly sells for $570,000 at F-T Midlantic sale

May 22, 2019

Palace's $570,000 filly, hip No. 384, at the 2019 F-T Midlantic 2yo sale - Tibor & Judit photography

Palace’s $570,000 filly marked the highest price from a freshman sire at F-T Midlantic | Tibor & Judit photo

A spirited bidding war for a filly from the first crop of Palace wound up with Peter Fluor’s Speedway Stable coming away the winner at $570,000 during Tuesday’s closing session of the May 20-21 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in Training sale.

Consigned by Eddie Woods, the filly, hip No. 384, had worked a furlong in :10.1 during the Under Tack Show. Woods had purchased the filly for $170,000 during last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

She wound up being the second-highest priced filly during the session, behind only Into Mischief’s record-breaking $1.8 million daughter.

“She had a great work. I loved her composure and her class and she has a nice dam,” Fluor said after signing the ticket. “We were looking for an athlete and she was very impressive to us. Obviously, a lot of other people liked her too.”

The bay filly is out of Prenuptial Vow and is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Theperfectvow. Her second dam, One Wild Ride, is a half-sister to Banshee Winds, dam of champion and millionaire Banshee Breeze.

“She was the most expensive Palace yearling from the past year,” added Woods. “And she is stunning. Every time you look at her, you think, ‘Wow.’ She’s just one of those.”

Palace is partaking in Spendthrift’s Safe Bet program, which assures breeders that a stallion’s first crop of two-year-olds will have at least one Graded/Group stakes winner in 2019, or the breeder will be completely relieved of the stud fee for his or her impending foal in 2020.