On Sept. 29, a two-year-old Maryland-bred filly named Selflessly won the Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park. The win did not go unnoticed by Rick Nichols, the vice president and general manager of Shadwell Farm.
About five weeks later, he and Shadwell shelled out half a million dollars for the filly’s weanling half-brother, perhaps a record price for a Maryland-bred weanling at auction, at the November Keeneland sale of breeding stock.
“He’s a very nice individual,” said Nichols earlier this month. “And he had a nice update when his half-sister won the Miss Grillo.”
Very nice, indeed.
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