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The 2016 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale was held Monday and Tuesday under suitably wintry conditions. 437 horses were offered over the course of the two days, led by Flashy American, who sold for $395,000 when she went through the ring mid-afternoon during Tuesday’s session.
Flashy American (Hip 426) is a graded stakes winner who won stakes at four different tracks during the course of her career. She sold in foal to Kentucky Derby winner Orb, whose first foals are due this year. Offered by Taylor Made Sales Agency as agent, Flashy American was purchased by Blue Sky Stable. Neil Howard of Gainesway signed the ticket for the seven-year-old daughter of Flashy Bull.
“It was all about quality,” Howard said. “You look for [mares] that fit your program and she fit.” While breeding plans for Flashy American are not definite, Howard suggested she would most likely to be bred to Gainesway’s two-time leading sire Tapit.
“There is a real desire for quality,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning of the sale. “It’s the same trends that we’ve seen in recent years, and I expect those [trends] to continue in 2016. It’s a fair market place.”
Among racing/broodmare prospects, two stakes winning fillies shared top-billing when sold for $330,000 each. Achiever’s Legacy (Hip 519), a G1 placed stakes winning daughter of City Zip, was purchased by Lael Stable from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Shortly thereafter, Rockbridge Bloodstock, agent purchased Stoweshoe (Hip 522), a stakes winning full sister to MG2W Taris from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
Mares in foal to the late Scat Daddy also proved popular, accounting for two of the sale’s top top prices. Funfair (Hip 431), a six-year-old stakes winner by more than ready, brought $350,000 when offered in foal to Scat Daddy a few hips after the sale topper. That mare was purchased by Olin Gentry, agent from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm, agent. “The Scat Daddy had a lot to do with it,” Gentry admitted. “She is a nice mare.”
Monday’s session topper, Maggie d’Oro (Hip 55), also sold in foal to Scat Daddy. The unraced daughter of Medaglia d’Oro brought $210,000 during the afternoon of the first session. She was consigned by Select Sales, agent and purchased by Green Lantern Stables.
Also among the top prices was Dorothy’s Spirit (Hip 403), a daughter of Scat Daddy who sold for $190,000 in foal to multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, whose first foals arrive this year. Dorothy’s Spirit is a half sister to Im a Dixie Girl, dam of the talented three-year-old Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit.
“Losing Scat Daddy was a real loss to the North American racing and breeding market,” remarked Browning. “It was a loss to the industry.”
The sale’s top priced yearling (Hip 318) was a colt Hip from the second crop of CashCall Futurity (G1) winner Violence. Out of the With Approval mare Bala, the colt drew a top bid of $100,000 when selling to Marc Ricker, agent. A half brother to G2W/MGSW Bay to Bay, the colt was consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent.
Overall, 341 horses sold for $8,260,600, good for an average of $24,225. The median was $9,500 and the RNA rate was 22%. Full results are available online.
Follow along live as we recap the top hips during Session 2 at the the 2016 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.
The sale is now ended. Full results are available online.
Hip 522: $330,000
Stoweshoe (Hip 522), a stakes winning full sister to MG2W Taris, sold for $300,000. Hunter Valley Farm, agent offered the well-bred filly, who was purchased by Rockbridge Bloodstock/M. Recio, agent.
The three-year-old filly won the Henry Mercer Memorial S. at Charles Town at two and has two wins in four career starts.
A West Virginia-bred, Stoweshoe was offered as a racing and/or broodmare prospect.
Hip 519: $330,000
Achiever’s Legacy (Hip 519), a Grade 1 placed stakes winner, sold for $330,000. The four-year-old City Zip filly was purchased by Lael Stable from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
From the family of MG1W, two-time Canadian Horse of the Year Chief Bearhart, Achiever’s Legacy has earnings of $192,560 to date. Her second dam is Canadian Broodmare of the Year Amelia Bearhart.
Achiever’s Legacy was offered as a racing and/or broodmare prospect.
Hip 431: $350,000
Funfair (Hip 431), a stakes winner in foal to the late Scat Daddy, sold for $350k. The broodmare was purchased by Olin Gentry, agent from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm, agent.
A precocious daughter of More Than Ready, Funfair did her best running at 2, during which season she won the Colleen S. at Monmouth. She hails from the family of Grade 1 winners Just the Time and Reluctant Guest.
Funfair is pregnant with her second foal. She produced her first foal, a filly by Malibu Moon, in 2015.
Hip 426: $395,000
Flashy American (Hip 426), a graded stakes winner in foal to Kentucky Derby winner Orb, sold for $395,000. The seven-year-old mare was purchased by Blue Sky Stable from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales, agent.
A prolific stakes performer, Flashy American is a GSW/G1P earner of $776,863. She won at five different tracks in the course of her career, including four stakes wins at four different tracks.
Flashy American is pregnant with her first foal. Orb’s first foals will arrive in 2016.
Hip 403: $190,000
Dorothy’s Spirit (Hip 403), a daughter of the late Scat Daddy in foal to Verrazano, sold for $190,000. The broodmare was purchased by Terry Miller, agent from the consignment of Select Sales, agent.
Dorothy’s Spirit is half sister to five winners, including Im a Dixie Girl, the stakes winning dam of talented three-year-old Mor Spirit, recent winner of the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity.
Dorothy’s Spirit’s produced her first foal, a filly by Curlin, in 2015. Verrazano’s first foals arrive in 2016.
Hip 389: $150,000
Darling Bird (Hip 389), a Birdstone mare in foal to young sire Gemologist, sold for $150,000. The mare was purchased by John McCormack from the consignment of Select Sales, agent.
A half sister to Grade 2 winner Forever Darling, Darling Bird hails from the family of Grade 1 winners Roamin Rachel, Cat’s Cradle, and Japanese Horse of the Year Zenno Rob Roy.
Darling Bird produced her first foal, a colt by Alternation, in 2015. Gemologist’s first foals will arrive in 2016.
Hip 338: $150,000
Bonnie Bear (Hip 338), a stakes producer in foal to the late Scat Daddy, sold for $150,000. The mare was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm, agent.
A dark bay or brown mare by Gone West, Bonnie Bear has produced four winners from four foals to race, including the Grade 2 placed winner Blushing Bear. The mare is half sister to Grade 1 placed stakes winner Achiever’s Legacy, who will be offered as Hip 519 later today.
This well-bred broodmare is out of a half sister to MG1W, five-time champion, and millionaire Chief Bearhart.
Hip 318: $100,000
A dark bay or brown colt (Hip 318) from the first crop of G1 CashCall Futurity winner Violence sold for $100k. The colt was offered by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent and purchased by Marc Ricker, agent.
The colt is half brother to the talented G2W/MGSW Bay to Bay, from the family of graded stakes winners J J’s Lucky Train and Mach Ride.
Hip 314: $115,000
Aunt Ellen (Hip 314), a stakes winner in foal to Bodemeister, sold for $115,000 early in the second session of the 2016 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. The mare was purchased by Bluewater Sales, agent from the consignment of James B. Keogh, agent.
The gray or roan Pure Prize mare is carrying her first foal. She hails from the family of graded stakes winners Starforaday, Meadow Flight, People’s Princess, Carolyn’s Cat, and Mufajaah.
Follow along live as we recap the top hips during Session 1 at the the 2016 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.
Session 1 is now ended. Full results are available online.
Hip 296: $190,000
ZONDAQ (Hip 296), a racing/broodmare prospect by Bernardini, sold for $190,000. Zondaq was purchased by New Providence Bloodstock from the consignment of Valkyre Stud, agent.
Zondaq is a three-year-old half sister to three stakes winners, including Grade 2 winners Discreet Dancer and Travelin Man. The filly is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners A.P. Indy, Wolfhound, Ruler of the World, and Duke of Marmalade (IRE).
Hip 245 : $95,000
TITANIUM JO (Hip 245), a winner daughter of Bernstein, sold for $95,000. Titanium Jo was purchased by Bla Bla Bloodstock from the consignment of Hidden Brook, agent.
Titanium Jo is a four-year-old half sister to graded stakes winners Sara Louise (Malibu Moon) and Just Louise (Five Star Day). The three-time winner hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Til Forbid, Scoop, Looking Cool, Softly, and Coragil Cat.
Titanium Jo was offered as a racing and/or broodmare prospect.
Hip 228: $130,000
SUZY SAGE (Hip 228), in foal to champion Uncle Mo, sold for $130,000. Suzy Sage was purchased by Bluewater Sales, agent from the consignment of Burleson Farms, agent.
Suzy Sage is an unraced five-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song carrying her first foal. The mare’s immediate family includes a plethora of Grade 1 winners, including Too Chic, Queena, Chic Shirine, Brahms, Verrazano, Somali Lemonade, and Serra Lake.
Hip 151: $95,000
QUIET HOUR (Hip 151), a black-type placed winning daughter of Quiet American, sold for $95,000. Quiet Hour was purchased by Mulholland Springs from the consignment of Hidden Brook, agent.
Quiet Hour is a four-time winner with two stakes placings to her credit. She is a half sister to five winners, including juvenile stakes winner Away We Go. Quiet Hour sold as a broodmare prospect.
Hip 55: $210,000
MAGGIE D’ORO (Hip 55), a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro in foal to the late Scat Daddy, sold for $210,000. Maggie d’Oro was purchased by Green Lantern Stables from the consignment of Select Sales, agent.
Maggie d’Oro is half sister to nine winners, including SW/MGSP Gaff. She is pregnant with her second foal. Her first foal is a colt by Data Link born in 2015.
Hip 28: $100,000
LADY ZIEG (Hip 28), a stakes producing mare by Touch Gold, sold for $100,000. Lady Zieg was purchased by Fran & Ron Stolich from the consignment of Summerfield, agent.
Lady Zieg is a winning daughter of graded stakes winner Crystal Symphony. Crystal Symphony has also produced graded stakes winner Classic Campaign and stakes winners Lindelaan and Cuyahog. Lady Zieg is in foal to Eclipse Champion 3YO Colt Will Take Charge, whose first foals will arrive this year.
Hip 18: $167,000
KATERI (Hip 18), a four-year-old Indian Charlie mare in foal to young sire and G1 winner Paynter, sold for $167,000 early in the first session of the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. Kateri was purchased by Newtown Anner Stud from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.
Kateri is a half sister to Ogden Phipps H. (G1) winner Tiz Miz Sue, from the family of Eclipse Champion and Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Cozzene. She is pregnant with her first foal.
Fasig-Tipton has added a no-guarantee season to leading sire MEDAGLIA D’ORO to its upcoming Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. The season will be offered after hip 480, just before the beginning of the supplemental catalogue, during the sale’s second session this Tuesday, February 9.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the season will be donated to charities that include the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
“We’re thrilled that part of the proceeds of this Medaglia d’Oro season will be shared with charitable organizations such as the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. This season is an exciting addition to this year’s sale, especially after the tremendous day Medaglia d’Oro had on Saturday with two brilliant Grade 1 winners in SONGBIRD and MSHAWISH.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a non-profit organization that accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Currently the TAA provides grants to over 50 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations supporting over 180 facilities across the United States and Canada. These accredited organizations have gone through a rigorous accreditation process which included inspections of all facilities housing their horses.
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As a racehorse, Rhumb Line was useful. A chestnut filly by Mr. Greeley, Rhumb Line didn’t start as a juvenile. She won her first time out as a sophomore and followed that score with two allowance wins at Belmont later that spring. After a three-for-three opening parlay, Rhumb Line was sent to the post in the Mother Goose S. (G1), where she suffered her first defeat to eventual multiple Grade 1 winner Spoken Fur. Rhumb Line retired in January 2004 with three wins in nine starts and career earnings just shy of $100,000.
Rhumb Line was consigned to the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale by Mill Ridge Sales as agent. On Valentine’s Day, she entertained possible buyers from Barn 1 at Fasig-Tipton’s Lexington headquarters. She had a decent pedigree, with a scattering of black type throughout, but none under her first dam, Rose Rhapsody. In fact, Rhumb Line was that mare’s best runner. Not bred in 2004, Rhumb Line would be offered as hip 470, a broodmare prospect.
Despite a first dam devoid of black type, Michael Hernon saw something he liked in the five-year-old Mr. Greeley mare. “Upon initial inspection, I immediately liked Rhumb Line,” said Hernon. “She struck me as an impressive broodmare prospect.” He went to $20,000 to secure Rhumb Line for his broodmare band. Hernon’s investment paid off by fall of the following year, when he sold Rhumb Line’s first foal. Hernon would eventually sell the mare, but not before he successfully sold her first five foals.
Hernon chose a series of talented young sires for his new broodmare, with Rhumb Line producing foals from the early crops of Grade 1 winners Officer (third crop), Tapit (second, third, and fifth crops), and Corinthian (first crop). The last foal bred by Hernon was by Birdstone, whose three-year-olds of 2010 included Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird.
Rhumb Line produced two graded stakes winners under Hernon’s care. The first was her 2008 filly by Tapit. Hernon sold that filly as a weanling. She was purchased again the following year as yearling by Jerry and Ann Moss, of Zenyatta fame, and named Zazu.
Zazu was a multiple Grade 1 winning sophomore who earned $691,985 from four wins in 12 starts, including the 2011 Las Virgenes S. (G1), Lady’s Secret S. (G1), and Hollywood Oaks (G2). Zazu’s sophomore success put Rhumb Line on the map – and on buyers’ minds – but the success of her 2008 filly wouldn’t become a factor until 2011.
The second of Rhumb Line’s graded stakes winners was a full brother to Zazu born in 2010, a yearling purchased by Ben Glass, agent for Gary and Mary West. The colt, later named Flashback, would win the Robert B. Lewis S. (G2) and place in two Grade 1 events as a three-year-old.
In the fall of Zazu’s spectacular sophomore season, Hernon considered the success of his February Sale bargain purchase and decided to offer her at public auction, in foal to Tapit. That November, he let her go for a considerable profit to a group that included Australian agent Neil Bowden.
Hernon’s luck didn’t end with his efforts. As S.F. Bloodstock, Bowden and his partners sold Rhumb Line’s 2012 Tapit colt for seven figures before selling the mare (again in foal to Tapit) to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.
To date, Rhumb Line has produced five winners from six starters, including two graded black-type winners, one black-type winner, and one graded black-type placed winner. Her offspring have earned $1,253,479 running in the United States, Canada, and England.
The 2016 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale will be held February 8-9, with sessions beginning daily at 11 am. The full catalogue, including supplemental entries and past performances, is available online now at www.fasigtipton.com.
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Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 48 entries for the 2016 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalogue.
The supplemental catalogue, which consists of hips 481-528, will begin immediately following the conclusion of the main catalogue on Tuesday, February 9. The supplement consists of several stakes performing racing and/or broodmare prospects, short yearlings, and mares in foal.
NAVAL COMMAND (Hip 508): Four-year-old filly was a stakes winner at two and has career earnings of more than $137,000. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
NICKY’S BROWN MISS (Hip 510): Winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Turf at two, and multiple stakes placed at three, this four-year-old filly has career earnings of more than $191,000. Consigned by Bluewater Sales ,agent.
ACHIEVERS LEGACY (Hip 519): Four-year-old daughter of CITY ZIP is a stakes winner and G1 placed earner of nearly $200,000. Her female family includes Champion CHIEF BEARHART and G1 winners EXPLOSIVE RED and PRIVATE ZONE. She is consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
STOWESHOE (Hip 522): Three-year-old daughter of FLATTER was a stakes winner last year at two. She is a full-sister to multiple graded stakes winner TARIS and a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed THEATRE STAR. Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
Supplemental entries may now be viewed online and in the equineline sales catalogue app. Print version of the supplemental catalogue will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton at sale time.
The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 8 and 9, at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. Both sessions will begin daily at 11 am.
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The 2016 edition of the Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale ended Sunday afternoon in Timonium with improvements in median and RNA rate, led by a yearling colt by Curlin, sire of last year’s Eclipse Champion 3YO Filly, Stellar Wind. The $4,350 median represented an 8.8% increase from the previous sale, held in 2014. The RNA rate was a remarkably low 13.3%, down from 33.3% in 2014.
“I have to say I was happy,” said Paget Bennett, Direct of Sales for Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division. “We had a great crowd. There were a lot of people here to the end. I would say, really, we ran out of horses, race horses especially. People knew what they wanted, and they came and bought them.”
Offered as Hip 101 by Bill Reightler as agent, the sale-topper was purchased for $76,000 by Machmer Hall. The colt’s immediate family includes G1 winning champion Miesque’s Approval. Carrie Brogden, who signed the ticket for Machmer Hall, was excited to add the Curlin yearling to her operation. “[He is] a big, strong, strapping dude. We hope he has a great spring on the land in Bourbon County.” The colt’s price tag represented a 27% increase from the previous edition’s sale topper.
Several other short yearlings sold well, including a filly by Tiz Wonderful out of stakes winner Dreaming Anna (Hip 116), which sold for $42,000 to Matthew Schera from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent for Spendthrift Farm, which stood Tiz Wonderful in 2014 for $7,500 before he was sold to Korea that October. A colt by Girolamo (Hip 75) sold for $27,000 to Cary Frommer from the consignment of Chanceland Farm, agent. Girolamo stood for $12,500 in 2014.
The leader among broodmares and broodmare prospects was Moon Orbit, an unraced five-year-old mare by Malibu Moon. Moon Orbit, offered as Hip 15, was purchased by Susan Casey for $65,000 from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent. Offered as a broodmare prospect, Moon Orbit is a full sister to G3 winner Moonwalk, from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Stormy Lucy.
Among racing prospects, Cantina Butterfly, a three-year-old daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner Silver Train, led the way when sold for $36,000 towards the end of the sale. Offered as Hip 153, Cantina Butterfly was purchased by Trinbrook from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent for the estate of Charles Jefferis II.
The Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale will be followed in a week’s time by the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, which will be held February 8-9 in Lexington, KY, which sessions beginning at 11am.