Jacody sells for $1 million

January 07, 1994|By Ross Peddicord

Arnold and Sharon Mekiliesky, a Reisterstown couple who owned the 4-year-old filly Jacody, in partnership with Donna Donovan, have sold the horse to Saudi Arabian interests for $1 million.

L The sale of the horse was finalized in Florida on Wednesday.

"Everybody is standing around with their mouths open," Donovan said last night from her winter home near Gulfstream Park.

Each time Jacody won a stakes last year for the !partners, who raced her most of the year in Maryland, the price escalated.

Finally, when the contract was presented to bloodstock agent Don Brawer in Florida a couple of weeks ago with the $1 million price tag, he returned it with the money.

Neither Donovan nor the Mekilieskys knew the buyer's name. "The filly is supposed to stay with us at Gulfstream," Donovan said, "until she is shipped to Saudi Arabia."

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