Flashback Bi Tops Day Two Of Lexington Sale

Flashback Bi as a yearling
Published: October 4, 2022 09:25 pm EDT

The 2022 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued on Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky, with the big-ticket yearling Flashback Bi topping the second day's bidding.

Flashback Bi, Hip 197, brought a half-million-dollar bid from Courant Inc. of Delray Beach, Florida. Consigned by Hunterton Sales Agency, the first-crop Greenshoe colt is the fourth foal out of the Grand Circuit stakes-placed Muscle Hill mare Dream Child. Flashback Bi's siblings include last year's Delvin Miller Memorial Stakes division winner You Ato Dream (1:52.2 - $593,852), last week's Bluegrass Stakes-winning freshman Ari Ferrari J (1:54.2 - $202,600) and Dribbling Bi (1:56 - $102,039).

“What’s not to like?” Marcus Melander, who campaigned Greenshoe and will train Flashback Bi, told the USTA. “He’s a very athletic colt, stands very correct, obviously a great pedigree; he’s just a very nice horse. We really liked him. He was one of our top picks. We’re very glad we got him. We were prepared to go high on him, we really liked him that much.

“[Flashback Bi] looks a lot like [Greenshoe], to be honest,” said Melander. “He’s very light on his feet and athletic. He really looks like his dad. I’m thrilled to train him.”

Among Tuesday's top priced yearlings, Eunoia Hanover, Hip 200, was purchased for $375,000 by Nancy Takter of Allentown, New Jersey, agent for Caviart Farms. Consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms, the Captaintreacherous filly is the third foal out of the Well Said mare Eloquent Grace, a half sibling to millionaires Ginger And Fred and Fred And Ginger. Eunoia Hanover is a full sister to Energetic Hanover (1:50.3 - $118,259) and Ervin Hanover (1:50.4 - $163,715).

San Jose, Hip 324, sold for $300,000 to the sale's overall top buyer Tony Alagna of Manalapan, New Jersey, acting as agent. The Brittany Farms-bred colt is by Captaintreacherous out of the Western Ideal mare Santa Rosa, a full sister to former world champion Vintage Master (1:48.1 - $2,162,979) and half sibling to Great Vintage (1:49.1 - $1,521,561). San Jose is a three-quarter brother to North America Cup winner Pebble Beach (1:48.4 - $1,208,625).

In Your Eyes, Hip 171, was a $280,000 purchase by Euro Stall SE of Berlin, Ohio. Consigned by Cane Run Farm, the Cantab Hall-Bright Baby Blues filly is a full sister to Whose Blues (1:52.3 - $167,373) and half sibling to Jula Muscle Pack (1:53.1 - $223,036).

Fly By, Hip 210, rounded out the top five highest priced yearlings of the Tuesday session, selling for $275,000. The Chapter Seven colt is out of the Cantab Hall mare Fly Angel Fly, a full-sister to Oasis Dream (1:53.4 - $221,961). Fly By was purchased from the Kentuckiana Farms consignment by Tony Alagna, acting as agent.

A total of 227 yearlings went through the sales ring on Tuesday for gross sales of $20,433,000. The average price was $90,013, an increase from last year's second session average of $84,164.

The five-day yearling sale runs through Friday, Oct. 7. The third and fourth sessions will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the final 7 p.m. session on Friday.

For a recap of Monday's opening session, click here.