By the time that Greyciousness (1995 gray mare by Miswaki x Skatingonthinice, by Icecapade) produced G2 San Vicente Stakes winner The Factor in 2008, the broodmare was past her commercial peak.
In foal to a popular and commercial stallion like Stormy Atlantic at the Keeneland January sale in 2007, she brought only $47,000, for example. The Factor, who was a really nice foal, brought $50,000 in 2008, which is quite good for a foal by a $10,000 stallion. Yet her subsequent foal, by the stone-cold Cuvee, sold for $2,000.
And now the mare’s reputation has been reborn. As the dam of the most-watched 3yo sprinter of 2011, Greyciousness is a hot commodity once again. Her foal of 2010? A filly by Run Away and Hide who will be of interest to watch.
Why, the filly most probably won’t be able to outrun a fatman?
That filly is not The Factor, an important piece of information to note while appraising the fillys value.
If the filly was a $5,000 filly before The Factor ran she is still a $5,000 filly now, nothing has changed for the filly. The Factor on the other hand well HIS value is skyrocketing.
Well, I didn’t appraise the yearling half-sister, but the more The Factor does, the more she is worth. And if she’s nice and a half-sister to TF, then she really appreciates.