Sharp Secretary: from $1,100 to $110,000 at Keeneland

Check out the price valuation of this filly, from a $1,100 short yearling, to stakes winner of $346,012, to claimer, to her sale the other day at Keeneland. Keep in mind that despite her paltry price as a yearling, she’d matured into an extremely pleasing individual who entered the sales ring Nov. 9—just five days after her last race—in great flesh.

Sharp Secretary (photo courtesy Frances J. Karon)
The stakes winner.
The $30,000 claimer.
The $60,000 claimer.
The pedigree page.
The sale price: $110,000
Sharp Secretary: from $1,100 to $110,000 at Keeneland

4 thoughts on “Sharp Secretary: from $1,100 to $110,000 at Keeneland

  1. Steve Brem says:

    Yes, it does mean she is headed to Australia, though almost certain not to race again – though by the look of the charts she should have won her last six starts! I thought, on type, she was in the top half dozen of all maidens through the first five days at Keeneland. There is so much bad conformation she was a bit of a standout – just a fraction long in the pasterns. Given her relatively lean ‘page’ my initial reaction was I may have paid too much, but the next day I felt really good about it, and that’s the test! Horses aren’t responsible for the prices people pay for them – I think John Henry was $1,100 in his day, too. Sharp Secretary was a very genuine racemare and my client is delighted to have her. When I was reading up the pedigree of Wise Dan, surely the number one horse in the USA today, I noted he was by a G3 winning son of Hennessy and was 5f x 3f to Secretariat.

    Guess who is by a G3 winning son of Hennessy and is 5f x 3f to Secretariat … !!!

    Thanks for your kind words Valerie. Hope you followed Ortensia! I also did well buying the future dam of Atlantic Jewel and Commanding Jewel – her first two foals G1 winners, then she goes and dies on us !

    Steve Brem

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