Blue Chip Alums Kathy Song, Insta Erma Bring $1,000,000
Blue Chip Thoroughbreds watched in wonder this past week as two alumni of Blue Chip’s racing program distinguished themselves in the sale ring. To say it was exciting would be an understatement. Between the two, the fillies brought over $1,000,000.
Kathy’s Song and Insta Erma, two outstanding race fillies who Blue Chip had partnered on with Premier Racing, sold this past week at Fasig Tipton and Keeneland, respectively.
The fireworks started Sunday night when Kathy’s Song rang the bell at Fasig Tipton for $625,000. The Candy Ride filly out of the A.P. Indy mare Strawberry Sense, was graded stakes placed in the American Oaks. She got a terrible trip earlier that same year or she probably would have won the Del Mar Oaks as well. Premier, as a partnership group that included Blue Chip, gave $190,000 for the filly two years ago at the Fasig Tipton Horses of Racing Age sale in July.
On Monday, Insta Erma, who most recently won the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf – G3, brought $425,000 in Book 1 of the Keeneland November Breeders Stock sale. Bought two years ago by the Premier Partnership Group for $290,000, Insta Erma won over $400,000 for her ownership, as well as selling for $400,000 plus at Keeneland. Out of Pioneer of the Nile, Insta Erma was sold as a racing or broodmare prospect. In her last start, the Grade 1 First Lady stakes at Keeneland, she broke badly then got into trouble turning for home. She was arguably the best horse in the race.
Blue Chip bought into the partnership that include another filly, Navajo Dreamer, as part of a three horse package.
“These were really nice buys by Blue Chip Thoroughbreds,” said bloodstock advisor Jason Johnson. “Steve and his group really know a good horse when they see one. They have another filly they bought, Angel of Mischief, who is on par with these two as well. These are solid purchases in a positive market.”