A lovely dark bay filly by champion and Darley sire Street Sense established a new high for the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale, selling for $1.45 million to Nat Rea’s Regis Farm on Tuesday.
The filly is the second highest yearling filly to sell at the January exercise behind Inkling who went for $3.4 million in 1998.
Consigned by the Nuckols family’s Hurstland Farm and bred by Hurstland, William Kartozian and Darley, the Street Sense filly had one of the best pedigrees in the catalog with a family that has enjoyed success on both sides of the ocean. Out of the stakes winning mare Please Sign In, the Street Sense filly is a half sister to Grade I winner Cry and Catch Me as well as undefeated Group I heroine Certify.
“I thought coming up here she was a $300,00-$450,000 type of filly,” said Hurstland’s Alfred Nuckols Jr. as he battled to fight back tears. “The longer I had her up here, everybody was interested and we started getting feedback. The word was going around and I didn’t get in the way.
“I’ve had the whole family for four generations and she is probably the nicest individual to come along so far. Her mother was such a great mare. It’s been a very special family for Hurstland Farm and for the Nuckols family.”
Nuckols added that the Street Sense filly was the highest priced horse of his own he had sold at public auction.
“I’ve never had this happen before and I didn’t think I would see it today,” he said.