Champion Abel Tasman lived up to her star status on January 7 when the six-time Grade 1 winner was purchased by M.V. Magnier at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale for $5 million dollars.
Her auction price is the co-highest ever paid for a broodmare at the Keeneland January sale.
KEEJAN, Hip 288: Abel Tasman, racing or broodmare prospect, m, 2014, Quality Road – Vargas Girl, by Deputy Minister; Breeder: Clearsky Farms (KY)
Sale Price: $5,000,000
Buyer: M.V. Magnier
Consignor: Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent
Sale History: 2015KEESEP ($65,000).
Cataloged as Hip 288 by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for co-owners China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms, she was offered as a broodmare prospect.
Abel Tasman captured six Grade I races between the ages of 2 and 4 and had earning of nearly $2.8 million. She was named champion 3-year-old filly for 2017.
Bred by Clearsky Farms in Kentucky, Abel Tasman was offered as a yearling at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and she was a RNA on a final bid of $65,000.