Close relations to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner and Eliza Park shuttler, Super Saver, have topped two of the world’s best thoroughbred sales.
First cab off the rank was the $1.2 million paid for the yearling half brother to Super Saver at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga Select in early August (above), catching the eye and considerable financial wallop of John Ferguson, buyer for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation.
“Obviously the mare (Supercharger) has produced a Kentucky Derby winner (Super Saver), but not only that, it’s a fantastic family,” Ferguson declared.
Then just to top it off, a half sister to Super Saver’s dam, Supercharger, has produced a $1.4 million yearling (by AP Indy) to lead the way at Keeneland’s marathon September Yearling Sale this week.
Regarded as the world’s premier bloodstock auction, September has clearly gathered all the cracks to the fray, but it was Bob Feld – purchaser of multiple Breeders’ Cup winners – who held sway on the day.
“There aren’t going to be too many more AP Indys with that kind of pedigree! He’s priceless as far as I’m concerned”.
With no less than seven strains of the legendary La Troienne, Super Saver boasts a real stallion’s pedigree: considered by many to be the “first family of American thoroughbred breeding”.
After attracting an initial book of 140 plus mares at WinStar Farm in Kentucky – 100 of which were either stakes winners or stakes producers – Super Saver had the distinction of covering two Group One winners in his first six hours ‘on the job’ at Eliza Park.
A stakes record setting 2YO before winning the run for the roses last year, Super Saver is clearly the best value Kentucky Derby winner standing in Australia.