Travers Winner V. E. Day Headlines Wanamaker's Sale


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V. E. Day

V. E. Day  , winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (G1), is one of the 27 hips set to be offered during this year's Wanamaker's June Sale which marks two years in operation. The catalog provides opportunities for buyers of all kinds, with racing prospects, yearlings, broodmares, mares in-foal, and a stallion on offer.

V. E. Day, consigned as Hip 24 by Lovacres Ranch as a stallion prospect, won the Mid-Summer Derby as a 3-year-old, along with a win in the Curlin Stakes the month before. At 4 he placed in the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) and the Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes. A son of turf staple English Channel , he was also a winner on turf and his second crop are 3-year-olds this year.

Cary Bloodstock consigns the stakes-winning mare Mega Dream , in-foal as Hip 16. A producer of two winners from three starters, including six-figure earner Secret House , Mega Dream won the 2012 Great Lady M Stakes on the grass at Hollywood Park and placed in the Royal Heroine Mile Stakes (G2T) the same year. She is currently in-foal on a March 17 cover date to grade 1 winner Lexitonian  , a son of Speightstown  , in his first season at stud. He stands for an advertised fee of $10,000 at Lane's End in Versailles, Ky.  

Also offered is the 2-year-old racing prospect Honor King (Hip 7), a son of 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming  . He is out of the Mineshaft   mare Lantern Glow, making this colt a half brother to 2014 Remsen Stakes (G2) winner Leave the Light On  and to New York-bred stakes performer Championofthenile .

For more information on those being offered in the 2022 Wanamaker's June Sale, go to Prospective buyers may browse the website to view pedigrees, pictures, and videos of each hip offered. In-person inspections may be scheduled by contacting sellers with the information provided in the catalog. 

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Bidding will open Thursday, June 30, at 8:00 a.m. (ET), with the first listing set to close at 5:00 p.m. Subsequent listings will close in three-minute increments. Detailed information on the buying process can be found at  

In addition, entries close Tuesday, July 5, for the Wanamaker's New York-bred Racing Age Sale, set to be held in conjunction with New York Thoroughbred Breeders July 13.