Highlander Training Center
Highlander Training Center is proud to offer these exceptional Yearlings.
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Hip 86 – Unnamed Colt (TX)
Bay Colt; foaled March 12, 2022
(Competitive Edge x Fika, by Union Rags)
Ken Carson, Retired General Manager of Valor Farms, is one of the Thoroughbred industry’s foremost pedigree authorities. Highlander Training Center is proud to offer Carson’s notes & analysis on each of the yearlings in our consignment. We hope you find this information of benefit when evaluating these Highlander-consigned yearlings.
Ken Carson Pedigree Analysis:
*TX-BRED (3/12/22) Bay colt by Competitive Edge x Fika, by Union Rags
*Competitive Edge is the sire of earners of $13,000,000 with average earnings per starter of nearly $74,000. His top performers include Ryvit (A TTA Yearling Sale graduate) that won three straight stakes races in 2023 including the Grade III Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico.
* Fika sold as a yearling at Keeneland September for $125,000
* Her half-sister by Emcee earned $160,442 (mainly on the turf)
*Her half-brother by Mitole brought $80,000 at Keeneland as a weanling and $170,000 as a yearling
*Fika's broodmare sire, SMART STRIKE, is one of the best broodmare sires ever; he is the broodmare sire of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, and Champions Shared Account, as well as First Dude, Dullahan, etc.
*This is the great 12-C family that has produced such top runners as champions Ashado, Soaring Softly, Wavering Girl and Glorious Song, Kentucky Derby winner Broker's Tip and Epsom Derby winner Roberto