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“Wonderful” Danza filly commands $400,000 at OBS

April 25, 2019

Danza's $400,000 filly, hip No. 478, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds – photo by Z

Danza’s $400,000 filly, hip No. 478, at the 2019 OBS April Sale of 2-year-olds | Photo by Z

After a dazzling breeze last week at the Under Tack Show, Danza’s hip No. 478 attracted plenty of bidders Wednesday at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training, ultimately going for $400,000 to Sheikh Rashid Humaid Al Noaimi.

Consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, agent, the filly’s dam Polish Silk has already produced six winners, topped by multiple stakes winner I Got It All.

“She is a classy-looking filly and she’s just gotten better and better every day,” Best A Luck’s Lori Fackler said after the bay worked a furlong in :9 4/5 last week. “She’s wonderful to be around and very level-headed.”

One of the top fillies sold through the first two days of the glowingly-popular OBS April sale, she was bred in Kentucky by David G. Campbell.

Grade 1 winner Danza captured his biggest victory in the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1), winning by 4 3/4 lengths and earning a 101 Beyer. Aside from American Pharoah, the performance marks the fastest and most dominant in the last dozen runnings.

Danza is one of six Spendthrift first-crop stallions participating in the farm’s Safe Bet program in 2019, 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.

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