Hip 500, a filly by Ghostzapper out of Lethal Hunter (Jade Hunter), hammered down at $485,000 to buyer Shawn Dugan, Agent at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Wednesday September 11, 2019.
Bred in Kentucky by M.Auerbach, LLC. and Adena Springs, the unnamed filly is the 1/2 sister to 2019 stakes winner and current trainee The Hunted along with Grade 2 Placed Huntsville and 2 other Maiden Allowance winners. She is from the family of Idaho Hall of Fame race mare Lethal Leta, an 8 time stakes winner, and 2 time California Champion-Multiple Graded Stakes Winner-Multiple Grade 1 Placed Lethal Heat. The family also boasts 7 active producers in the first and second dams.
Hip 500 was foaled, raised and sold by Catherine Parke's Valkyre Stud in Georgetown, Kentucky. Valkyre Stud is a leading botique breeder and consignor of thoroughbred race horses boasting 6 Grade 1 winning graduates and 20 graded stakes winners.
M.Auerbach, LLC. is the breeder-owner of 15 Graded Stakes winners including current runners 2019 Grade 2 winners Prince Earl (Paddy O'Prado) and America's Tale (Gio Ponti). M.Auerbach, LLC. has produced 6 graded stakes winners in the last 4 calendar years and has had 4 different stakes winning horses in 2019 including 3 year old Our Silver Oak (Unusual Heat) and homebred The Hunted (Unusual Heat).
Lethal Hunter is currently believed in foal to Spendthrift Farm's Bolt D'Oro (Medaglia D'Oro).