May 24th, 2023

BLAME Juveniles Led By $200,000 Colt at Fasig-Tipton

BLAME saw his five juveniles sold at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Old Sale average $99,800 this week, led by a $200,000 colt.

Purchased by Augustus McRae from Boutee Sales, that $200,000 colt was bred in Kentucky by Robert Schaedle and first sold as a yearling last year.

He is out of the stakes-placed Corsage, who has produced two winners from three to race. The page also saw an update after the catalog was released when Corsage’s half-brother won at Oaklawn Park on April 16 for an eighth career victory.

There are stakes performers under three of the colt’s four dams on the page with her fifth dam also producing multiple stakes winners.

BLAME was also the sire of a $165,000 colt bought by Mark Glatt from Kings Equine as agent.

The New York-bred bay was bred by River Valley Farm and Hidden Lake Farm and was going through the ring for the third time this week. He is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Vexor out of a full sister to stakes winning Bathed In Blue and a half-sister to stakes placed Miss Blues Sweet, Stars Go Blue, and Living On The Line.

Living On the Line is also the dam of stakes placed Holiday Girl, who is the granddam of recent stakes winner Balpool. There are 18 stakes performers overall under the colt’s first three dams with nine winning at the level.

BLAME has quickly risen to superstar level as a broodmare sire with runners out of his daughters including champion juvenile Forte and Grade 2 winners One Timer, Kathleen O, and Sacred. Not surprisingly, BLAME was in demand in that spot at the sale as well with an Uncle Mo filly out of his daughter Gabriellestoblame selling for $625,000 – the fourth highest price of the sale.

Gabriellestoblame is a half-sister to champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist with Grade 1 winner Sahara Sky also on the page. After scoring the winning bid, buyer Solis/Litt’s Alex Solis noted BLAME as one of the reasons they bought him.

“She’s a beautiful Uncle Mo filly with a big pedigree, out of a Blame mare,” Solis told Thoroughbred Daily News after signing the ticket for LNJ Foxwoods and NK Racing. “So for us it made sense from a pedigree perspective and her breeze was phenomenal. I think I gave out three stars for the whole breeze show and she was one of them.”

In all, BLAME is the broodmare sire of six graded stakes winners, 13 stakes winners, and 19 stakes performers from only 132 runners with 67% of runners out of his daughters visiting the winner’s circle.

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