- Category: Pensioners
- Written by Maggie Kimmitt
Betty Moran’s Brushwood Stable has long been a formidable force at the sales. Headline-making purchases over the years have often topped seven figures. La Affirmed, second dam of sire Sky Mesa, went to $1.9 million in 1996. Her colt by Storm Cat sold for $5.5 million at the 2001 Keeneland September sale. More recently Unrivaled Belle, now dam of leading California filly Unique Bella, was bought by Brushwood for $2.8 million in 2011, and resold for $3.8 million in 2016.