Designer Soxx, an accredited Louisiana-bred bay filly by Half Ours, was the sale-topper at the Stars of Tomorrow 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel on Sunday, March 9.
After a spirited bidding duel, Velton Vidrine made the winning bid of $75,000 on behalf of Scott and Belinda Roy’s Roy Investments LLC. Consigned by Clear Creek Stud LLC, the filly is from the stakes-winning and stakes-producing mare Elegant Designer and is Breeders’ Cup nominated.
Elegant Designer, who won eight of 18 career starts with stakes wins at Calder Race Course, Sam Houston Race Park and Monmouth Park and had earnings of $416,785, is also the dam of Louisiana-bred Designer Legs, a daughter of Graeme Hall who last year won the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga and ran in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita.
Charlotte Stemmans Clavier, president of Stemmans Inc., the administrator of the sale, stated, “We concentrated with breeders and consignors to upgrade the overall quality of the sale, and we were pleased with how the buyers responded to the top end of the catalog.”
Clavier added “As part of our incentive program, Evangeline Downs has created a pair of stakes races, the Evd Star and Evd Starlet, which, including bonuses for 2-year-olds that ran through the sales ring, feature a total purse of $100,000 each and will be contested in late August 2014.”
The complete numbers for the sale were as follows: 95 juveniles were cataloged with 11 declared from the sale and 84 sold for a total of $682,400, an average of $8,124.