$850,000 filly caps terrific OBS April sale for Creative Cause

Creative Cause’s best day of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training came during Friday’s final session when a filly by leading Second-Crop sire Creative Cause sold for a session-topping $850,000.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent, hip No. 999 went to trainer Linda Rice. The Kentucky-bred is out of the stakes-winning mare Santina Dond, who is a half-sister to the graded stakes winner Patton’s Victory. 

“I was beaten in the Federico Tesio last week by a Creative Cause named Twisted Tom and I bought two colts by the same stallion,” Rice remarked. “They just presented themselves well at this sale. I am trying to buy horses that look like two -turn horses, Classic distance colts. Obviously this is a filly, but she looks like she will definitely run two turns.

“[Creative Cause] is from a nice family. He’s a full-brother to [MGSW and GI Belmont S. runner-up] Destin, so I think it is a good female family.”

With 10 lots sold, Creative Cause had an auction average of $235,950. His very promising crop of 3-year-olds include Preakness S. (G1) contender Twisted Tom and the stakes-winning filly Nikki My Darling.