Yearlings by Not This Time proved a hot commodity in Book 1 at the Keeneland September Sale. Hip 344, a Not This Time colt out of the winning Street Cry (IRE) mare Street Mate, sold on the sale’s second day for $1,350,000 to West Bloodstock, agent for Robert and Lawana Low. Bred in Kentucky by Bret Jones and consigned by Airdrie Stud Raised and Offered, the colt is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Bell’s the One and to Grade 3 winner King Cause.
Also selling in the second session was Hip 257, a colt by Not This Time who fetched $650,000 from Spendthrift/BSW/Crow Colts Group. Out of the Flatter mare Nagambie, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Fault, the chestnut colt is a half-brother to Alcibiades S. (G1) winner Juju’s Map. This is also the female family of Grade 1 winner Bast, and Grade 2 winners Mananan Mclir and Fioretti.
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong extended to $600,000 in the second session to secure the bid on Hip 334, a daughter of Not This Time out of the Malibu Moon mare Spirit of the Dawn. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the bay filly was bred in Kentucky by International Equities holding Inc.
Not This Time has been represented on the racetrack this season by Up to the Mark, winner of the Manhattan S. (G1) and the Turf Classic S. (G1), and by Sibelius, winner of the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen S. (G1). In the auction ring in 2023, Not This Time has also been represented by yearlings of $900,000 and $725,000, and 2-year-olds of up to $500,000.