7/12/11 - A 230,000 dollar Lemon Seltzer, Warrendale sells third highest at FT July
RSS Feeds Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Courtesy of the TDN

Ben Glass, racing manager and bloodstock advisor for prominent owners Gary and Mary West, saw off all challengers to land hip 165, a colt by Lemon Drop Kid-- Wow Me Free, by Menifee, for $230,000. It was the third-highest price of the auction and a nice result for a sire whose son Dreamy Kid won last weekend’s GII Swaps S. at Hollywood Park. From the family of Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow (Alysheba), the colt was consigned by Kitty Taylor’s Warrendale Sales on behalf of his breeders, Edward A. Seltzer and Beverly Anderson.

Seltzer raced the colt’s second dam, Alywow’s halfsister Double Wow (With Approval), and bred his dam Wow Me Free. Sent through the 2005 Keeneland September Sale, Wow Me Free was bought back for $42,000 and subsequently put in to training, and enjoyed considerable success on the track, winning the GIII Next Move H. and finishing third in the GII Shuvee H. in 2008. This colt was the 7-year-old mare’s first foal, and Seltzer’s daughter Krista Seltzer--who helps manage the family’s successful breeding and racing operation--was on hand to root him on. “It’s always nice when the buyers like the horse as much as you do,” she said. “We love the mare and bought her back as a yearling, and the family’s been very good to us.”

Seltzer is a real estate investor who has owned hotels in South Beach. He and Beverly Anderson own GSW Wyomia (Vindication), runner-up in GI Ashland S. this April, and Seltzer co-bred and sold her Grade I-winning brother Red Giant (Giant’s Causeway). Since getting into the game in 1958, when he purchased 1/16th of a $500 claimer, Seltzer has bred or raced numerous stakes winners, including 1985 GI Preakness S. here Tank’s Prospect.

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