Top level horses on offer at Fasig-Tipton in November
Headlined by renowned fillies and mares, including a handful who competed at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 5 and 6 in Del mar, The November sale to Fasig-Tipton will have the top crust of breeders to consider on November 9 in its pens from Newtown to Lexington. The auction will begin at 2 p.m. ET.
This year, 274 horses were cataloged, made up of broodmares, broodmares and race candidates / broodmare.
“The stage is set for another successful sale. We are very satisfied with the quality of the horses in the field. It’s always exciting to have horses of this caliber and so accomplished come out of the racetrack with such success, ”said Boyd Browning Jr., Fasig-Tipton President and CEO.
“Going around and seeing the horses, it was refreshing and energizing to see how the physique matches the pedigrees. It seems to be upbeat and has an upbeat tone in the air.”
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Dubbed the “Night of the Stars”, this year’s draft leaves little to be desired in weaners with exceptional physique by commercial stallions, winning ranked mares who have already produced ranked runners and are full of prominent stallions, and Top form fillies with recent success on the track.
Breeders are auctioning off the best of their programs, and buyers from all over the world will converge in Lexington for the chance to find an exceptional individual to add to their stables or mares.
“Our November sale is unique and specialized, being a high end sale. I think it’s important for people to keep in mind that last November we had a phenomenal sale. It was solid with tremendous results achieved, “said Browning. “We are delighted to start the auction on November 9 and still a little worried. You never know what to expect, but all signs look positive.”
The energy created between breeders, owners and buyers ranging from yearling sales to Breeders’ Cup weekend and breeder sales is electric, and for good reason. Last year Spendthrift Farm bought a 3 year old filly 2018 champion and an older dirt hen 2020 champion Monomoy girl of ELiTE, agent, for $ 9.5 million, a world record for a racing candidate / broodmare sold at public auction. The daughter of Tapizar had added a second victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) the day before his appearance in the ring.
Twenty-two horses were sold in the 2020 edition for seven figures. Fasig-Tipton reported a total of 142 horses last year sold for a gross amount of $ 80,237,000 (the second highest in sales history), creating an average of $ 565,049 and a median of 200,000 $. The 69 horses that did not reach their reserves represented an RNA level of 32.7%.
Shedaresthedevil arrives on the lot for the November sale
Twenty-one Category / Group 1 winners are expected to step into the ring on Tuesday. Four fillies and mares come directly from the Breeders’ Cup: Kimari (Hip 195), Emma proud (Hip 224), Supreme queen (Hip 227) and Shedaresthedevil (Hip 232).
“Queen Supreme is an interesting mare on offer. She is a grade 1 winner in South Africa by Exceed and excel , and she’s gorgeous, “said Meg Levy of Bluewater Sales, who consults the 5-year-old mare.” You wouldn’t call her Supreme Queen if she wasn’t gorgeous. We hope it will appeal to the Australian and Japanese markets. She has an exquisite physique and will suit the American market as well. “
ELiTE represents four of the level 1 offers.
“The two headliners would easily be aunt pearl , winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) in 2020, ”said Bradley Weisbord, Founder and Managing Partner of ELiTE. “It was shipped to Fasig-Tipton in excellent condition from Bruce Jackson at Fair Hill Equine Therapy. A somewhat disappointing year which did not bring her back to her form; she was undefeated as a 2 year old winner without Lasix. With her top form, she beat Mother Earth and Campanelle .
“Day at the office is one of the two in evil grade 1 winners will still be offered for auction. She won the Frizette Stakes (G1) and finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), both in 2020, ”continued Weisbord. ELiTE also offers star , who won the EP Taylor Stakes (G1T) at Honeysuckle last year and is by the best father Siyouni , and Duopoly is his fourth Grade 1 winner. In 2020, Duopoly won the American Oaks (G1T).
Fox Hill Farm of the late Rick Porter has two mares registered with Taylor Made Sales Agency.
“It’s a bit bittersweet, we are selling two beautiful fillies for Fox Hill Farm. We have sold them so many high quality horses over the past few years,” said Mark Taylor, VP of Sales and Marketing for Taylor Made Sales. “We have Pretty Olimpica (Hip 193) and windmill (Hip 258). When you see them they are very typical of Fox Hill quality. They still have beautiful horses that have performed on the track. These two mares have gone out a lot and are very well received. “
Seven grade 1 winners will be offered full of popular Into Mischief sires, Uncle Mo , and Quality road . Fourteen candidates for races or winning grade 1 broodmares will be considered, and the possibility of adding one of these applicants to a racing stable or group of broodmares will be attractive to buyers.
“We have a special group of mares,” Levy said of sending Bluewater. “Valor (Hip 251) won the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1) last year. She is from a 1st year winner (Last full measurement ), who is also the result of a 1st year laureate (Lazy slusan ). It’s a triple threat and very unusual, which makes it a collector’s item. “
“This sale is always fun. You get a select group of quality horses,” Taylor said. “Princess Noor (Hip 222) is the queen of the show. She showed incredible talent, so brilliant at 2 years old… if there is a more beautiful horse in the sales field, then I have to go see them because she is a queen, full of Into Mischief…. “
A collection of 141 high quality, good breed weaned sires from both new and established sires were cataloged. They include the offspring of the best Into Mischief stallions, Curlin , and Quality Road, as well as the first first year stallion Gun racer . Young weaned from the second harvest of To justify and from the first harvest of Audible , Maximus Malice , Mitole , Omaha Beach , and Vino Rosso .
The foal Vino Rosso presented as Hip 118 for display at the Grovendale shipment
Taylor Made Sales Agency offers 15 newborns.
“We have never had such a large group of high quality foals,” said Taylor. “Two, in particular, are horses you wouldn’t normally see at a weaning sale: an Into Mischief foal from Moi (Hip 75) and a Curlin filly from Sippican Harbor (Hip 107). “
Taylor Made ships one of the two Constitution weaned foals in the sale, a foal (Hip 135) of Year of Promise, a half-sister of the 1st year winners Smiling tiger and It’s a tiger .
“Uncle Mos and a Oro Medal (weaners) are quality yearling horses that are offered early, ”said Taylor. “As strong as the yearling market is this year, I think some smart money will try to enter the cycle earlier and avoid some competition instead of hitting heads with everyone at (Fasig-Tipton ) Saratoga next year or (Keeneland) in September. “
Mitole, whose first generation of foals is offered, is represented by four weaned foals in the sale.
“I love the Mitoles that I’ve seen so far,” Levy commented. “I especially like ours, Hip 115. It has a nice walk and covers the ground well. It looks more two laps than some of the ones I’ve seen, being Mitole was a sprinter.”
Buyers were especially busy in the Newtown Paddocks barn area on November 8.
“Trafficking in weaned youngsters has been intense since we started showing on Sunday,” Levy said. “The mares can be a bit uneven with all the ground buyers have to cover. As a shipper I’m always nervous these days because people are going back and forth.”
The main catalog was printed with 259 hips, and the 260-274 hips are part of the supplemental catalog. Monday evening, 69 horses are withdrawn.
Boyd Browning Jr.
“Consistency is important for both buyers and shippers. Fasig-Tipton tries to let people know what to expect,” Browning said. “We are always looking to improve the quality and tweak to provide better service and get better horses.
“We hope to put a lot of smiles on the faces of people, sellers and buyers tomorrow, with hopeful future success with what they buy on November 9th.”