Flightline First Season Cover To Cost $200 000

Conformation, looks and track performance

Lane’s End Farm has introduced the world’s best racehorse Flightline at an opening fee of $200,000, following on from the superstar’s retirement after another emphatic triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Classic last Saturday.

Flightline #4, ridden by Flavien Prat, wins the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic on Breeders’ Cup Championship Saturday (Pic – Carolyn Simancik/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)

The Racing Post reports that before his date with destiny at Keeneland there was heightened anticipation as to whether the unbeaten son of Tapit might race on as a five-year-old for trainer John Sadler and his syndicate, but it was revealed on Sunday that he would retire to stand at Lane’s End.

Bred by Summer Wind Equine and out of the Grade 3-winning Indian Charlie mare Feathered, Flightline cost a cool $1,000,000 from the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, although even that seven-figure sum was eclipsed when just a 2.5 per cent share in him sold to Brookdale Farm for $4,600,000 at Keeneland on Monday.

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It is not just his conformation and looks that will appeal to breeders either, for there is also the small matter of his unbeaten six-race career and official rating of 139 going into the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which was just 2lb below Dancing Brave and 1lb behind Alleged, Frankel and Shergar.


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