Thumb_nevills Joe Nevills , 2018-02-05 - DRF Breeding Live Posted : Feb 5, 2018, 3:50 PM

#FTFeb: Machmer Hall buys $105k yearling topper, by Distorted Humor

The new top price for a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale is a Distorted Humor filly who sold to Machmer Hall Farm for $105,000.

The dark bay or brown filly is out of the Grade 3-placed stakes-winning Gilded Time mare Gilded Gold, whose three winners from four runners includes the stakes winner Thieves Guild. Further down the page are Grade 2 winners Gigantic Breeze and Dr. Kashnikow, and Grade 3 winner Hope for a Breeze.

Colts Neck Stables and Barry Weisbord bred the filly in Kentucky. Gilded Gold raced for the partnership of Weisbord, Bobby Flay, and Robert Masterson, and she was sold to Korean interests for $15,000 at the 2017 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The filly sold Monday became the first six-figure pre-racing-age foal out of Gilded Gold to change hands at public auction. Thieves Guild, by Medaglia d'Oro, brought $310,000 while in foal to Speightstown at the 2016 Keeneland November sale.

Denali Stud consigned the filly, as agent. 

Here is what Machmer Hall's Carrie Brogden had to say after signing the ticket...

"The whole reason that I bought this horse is because my husband said no, but he didn't stay here to hold my hand down. Since he left and wasn't paying attention, my mom and I bought her. 

"She's out of a stakes-winning, stakes-producing mare. We figured we could go to a yearling sale, 2-year-old sale, she could join the Machmer Hall broodmare program. Distorted Humor's becoming such an unbelievable broodmare sire, so we figured with what we do on our farm, she could be a very versatile purchase. She wasn't perfect in the front end, but I was very happy with her.

"I am a huge fan of the sire. He's 25 now and he's already an unbelievable broodmare sire now, and here's a Colts Neck-bred filly with a lot of upside to her pedigree. 

"I think it's value. With this kind of filly, we have more options. She has plenty of page, no matter what she does in the future, to be appealing at any level. Who's not going to want a young, well-bred Distorted Humor filly in their broodmare band that's got a body and a walk like that?"