Bayern x Lake Michigan ’18 colt
This strapping colt is by Hill ‘n’ Dale’s hot young sire BAYERN. Racing for Kaleem Shah and Bob Baffert, the royally-bred BAYERN was the top-ranked U.S.-based horse in the world in 2014 and multiple Eclipse Award finalist. As a three-year-old, BAYERN dominated the G1 Haskell Invitational and G2 Pennsylvania Derby, both over nine furlongs, before ending his campaign with a dramatic victory in the $5 million G1 Breeder’s Cup Classic at a mile and a quarter in 1:59 4/5, posting a 113 Beyer. On the board in 10 of 15 starts, BAYERN retired with six wins and earnings of nearly $4.5 million. BAYERN progeny are now scoring at the sales: his first crop of weanlings sold for up to $220k, and last year yearlings sold for $435k, $300k, $285k, $260k, etc. as well as a $600k whopper at Saratoga! Now his first 2-year-olds are also a hit, commanding bids of $400k, $350k, $220k, $200k, etc. at OBS and Fasig-Tipton Midlantic, and they’re proving to be not just pretty faces. BAYERN now has 9 juvenile winners to date from coast-to-coast at Saratoga to Gulfstream to Del Mar, including multiple stakes-placed filly Cedar Hall. This impressive colt is the very first foal out of the multiple race-winning PLEASANT TAP mare LAKE MICHIGAN, who just happens to be a full sister to graded stakes winner and graded stakes producer PLEASANT HILL (dam of G3-placed Heavenly Hill, stakes-placed Willow Hill, and black-type producer HEARTBROKEN HILL), and is also a half-sister to stakes winner WALLOON. Wow!
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