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Ontario-Sired Filly Sells For $400,000
October 1, 2014
By OSS News

A daughter of Kadabra sold at the opening session of the Lexington Select Sale last night for $400,000 to tie the top price for the evening. Mel Hartman of Ottawa, Marvin Katz of Toronto and David McDuffee paid that amount the take home Bene Bene, a full sister to former Ontario Sires Stakes stars Miss Paris ($869,000) and Bella Dolce ($753,000).

Hartman and McDuffee are quite familiar with successful daughters of Kadabra having owned the great Bee A Magician. They, along with partner Herb Liverman, also purchased Bee A Magicianís half-brother by Manofmanymissions, the OSS eligible Bee In Charge, for $130,000.

Bene Bene was consigned by Hunterton Sales Agency, agent for breeders Steve Stewart, Kentucky, Black Creek Farm, Indiana and Donald Robinson, Ohio.

A few other offspring of Kadabra, who stands at Tara Hills Farm in Port Perry, Ontario, sold last night. Clark Beelby, purchased Groupie Doll (half-sister to Modern Family-$579,000) for $67,000, Bob McIntosh bought Primero Soprano (the first foal of his former star and $1.2 million winner Windsong Soprano) for $90,000, Ben Baillargeon (as agent for Tom Rankin) purchased Mikhail Deo (half-brother to Perfect Alliance-$257,000) for $50,000 and Mark Steacy haltered French Bastille (from former OSS star Brigham Dream-$639,000) for $55,000.

There are more than 100 OSS eligible colts and fillies selling at the sale which continues tonight at 7 p.m. at the Fasig Tipton Pavilion in Lexington. Sales rosters and results are available through this link Lexington Select Sale.