The offerings of The November Sale’s star-studded catalogue shone Monday night at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, KY. With a catalogue billed as featuring “quality on every page,” Fasig-Tipton’s premier breeding stock event exceeded the expectations of buyers, consignors, and management. Bolstered by a deep international buying bench and the selected sale’s North American supporters, this year’s November Sale posted gains across the board.
“This is a special sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “When you have special horses to sell, at the end of the night, you have pretty special results.”
The top price of the evening was $3.5 million for Baffled (Hip 104), the dam of multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Constitution. Offered in foal to Constitution’s sire, Tapit, Baffled was purchased by Bridlewood Farm & Don Alberto Corp from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
“She’s got all, looks, triple graded stakes producer, in foal to the best stallion in America,” remarked Bridlewood’s George Isaacs. “We’re trying to develop a serious breeding program and she’s the goods. A little more than I wanted to pay, but the good ones cost.”
Baffled is also the dam of graded stakes winners Boynton and Jacaranda. The latter, offered as Hip 154, realized $2 million later in the evening when sold to Reynolds Bell, agent for Alpha Delta. Jacaranda was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm.
As she did so often in her career, Curalina (Hip 123) led an exception field of racing and/or broodmare prospects when sold for $3 million. Offered as a broodmare prospect, three-time G1 winner and millionaire Curalina was purchased by Shadhai Farm from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent. Curalina’s dam Whatdreamsrmadeof (Hip 100), offered by Brookdale Sales for Casa Farms and carrying a full sibling to Curalina, realized $1.65 million earlier in the evening when purchased by Summer Wind Equine.
Other prominent offerings included 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) victress Stopchargingmaria (Hip 87), who brought $2.8 million as a broodmare prospect, and Love the Chase (Hip 59), dam of California Chrome, who sold for $1.95 million in foal to North America’s Leading Sire Tapit. Stopchargingmaria joined the broodmare band at Three Chimneys Farm, while John McCormack signed for Love the Chase. Both mares were consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Hip 25, a filly by Champion sire Galileo (IRE) earned the highest price of selected weanlings offered when sold for $550,000 early in the sale. By globally proven sire Galileo out of a Street Cry (IRE) daughter of Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, the filly’s international pedigree proved popular, and she was ultimately purchased by French-based company Meridian International from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“It begins with the quality product that our consignors entrust in us,” Browning said when asked about the quality and composition of this year’s catalogue. “When someone places their confidence in you, that’s the greatest compliment you can get. But it’s also a responsibility. We take that responsibility really seriously.”
All told, 88 horses changed hands for a total of $54,152,000, an increase of 24% from 2015, when 92 horses were sold for $43,666,000. The average was $615,364, an increase of 29.7% from $474,630 in 2015. Significantly, the median was $377,500, up 59.6% from $235,000 in 2015. The RNA rate fell by 6.4%. Fifteen fillies and mares sold for $1 million or more.
China Horse Club and SF Bloodstock made their presence felt on the buyer side, combining to purchase a total of 13 horses. China Horse Club spent $5,520,000 on five hips, topped by $2.4 million G1 winner Embellish the Lace, sold carrying her first foal, by Uncle Mo. SF Bloodstock added eight to their stable grossing $3,845,000, topped by this year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia, purchased for $1.4 million.
Cover Song (Hip 176), a graded stakes winner in her most recent start sold for $1,600,000 at The November Sale. Offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, she was purchased by Bobby Flay (James Delahooke, agent) from the consignment of Spendthrift Farm.
A daughter of MG1W Misty for Me (IRE), Cover Song won the Autumn Miss S. (G3) on October 29. She has earned $117,695 to date.
By two-time Champion Fastnet Rock, Cover Song is a half-sister to G2W two-year-old of this year Roly Poly. She is from the immediate family of G1W’s Desert Wine, Menifee, and Fasliyev.
Jacaranda (Hip 154), a graded stakes winner carrying her first foal sold for $2,000,000 at The November Sale. She was purchased by Alpha Delta (Reynolds Bell, agent) from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
By Congrats, Jacaranda won the Tempted S. (G3) at two and earned $207,00 in her career. Out of Baffled, who sold for $3,500,000 earlier this evening, Jacaranda is a half-sister to MG1W Constitution and G2W two-year-old of 2016 Boynton. She is from the immediate family of G1W’s Emcee and Awesome Humor and G2W Surfer.
Jacaranda is carrying her first foal, by Candy Ride (ARG). Champion Candy Ride is the sire of 56 black-type winners and the earners of more than $61 million to date. He is the sire of Champion Shared Belief, as well as G1W’s Misremembered, Sidney’s Candy, and Twirling Candy.
Haveyougoneaway (Hip 142), a current G1 winner by Congrats sold for $1,100,000 at The November Sale. Offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, Haveyougoneaway was purchased by Lake Villa Farm from the consignment of Sequel Bloodstock, agent.
An earner of $907,425 to date, Haveyougoneaway’s biggest score came this summer at Saratoga when she annexed the Ballerina S. (G1). Prior to that start, she captured the Honorable Miss H. (G2). This progressive New York-bred has won or placed in 21 of 27 starts to date, with six wins in stakes company.
Haveyougoneaway hails from the immediate family of G1 winning millionaire On the Line and GSW Regal Remark.
Lady Zuzu (Hip 140), a winning daughter of Dynaformer sold for $2,350,000 at The November Sale. Offered in foal to sire of Champions War Front, Lady Zuzu was purchased by Wertheimer & Frere from the consignment of Three Chimneys Farm, agent.
Lady Zuzu is a half-sister to MGSW/MG1P Optimizer, who set a course record in the Kent S. (G3) at Delaware Park. Her second dam is G1W Fantastic Find, a half-sister to G1W’s Dancing Spree and Furlough. Fantastic Find produced MG1W Finder’s Fee, herself the grand-dam of GSW Feathered.
Lady Zuzu is offered carrying her first foal, by War Front. War Front is the sire of 52 black-type winners in his first seven crops, including Champions Lines of Battle and Giovanni Boldini and G1W’s Air Force Blue, Declaration of War, and Jack Milton. War Front’s foals have earned more than $36 million to date.
Embellish the Lace (Hip 129), a G1 winning daughter of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver sold for $2,400,000 at The November Sale. She offered carrying her first foal, by Uncle Mo. Embellish the Lace was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Embellish the Lace was a winner at two, but did her best running at three, when she captured the Alabama S. (G1) at Saratoga last term. She won three times in six starts and earned $441,500.
Embellish the Lace is a half-sister to Travers S. (G1) winner Afleet Alex and to MSW Reporting for Duty. She is from the immediate family of MGSW Eye of the Tiger and SW Wildwood Flower, herself the dam of G1W Materiality and G2W/G1P My Miss Sophia.
Embellish the Lace is in foal to last year’s Leading First Crop Sire Uncle Mo, sire of 10 GSW and a Champion in his first crop, which are three-year-olds of 2016. His offspring have already earned more than $14.5 million.
Curalina (Hip 123), a three-time G1 winner by Horse of the Year Curlin sold for $3,000,000 at The November Sale. Offered as a broodmare prospect, Curalina was purchased by Shadai Farm from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners.
Curalina won or placed in 11 of 13 starts, including six wins. She captures four graded stakes in her career, including the La Troienne S. (G1), CCA Oaks (G1), Acorn S. (G1), and Shuvee H. (G3). She placed in four G1 events, including last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. She earned $1,535,940.
Curalina’s dam Whatdreamsrmadeof, back in foal to Curlin, sold for $1,650,000 earlier this evening.
Cathryn Sophia (Hip 113), this year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) sold for $1,400,000 at The November Sale. Offered as a broodmare prospect, Cathryn Sophia was purchased by SF Bloodstock from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Cathryn Sophia was an exceptionally fast two-year-old who carried her speed around two turns at three. She won six of nine starts and earned $1,229,720. Notably, Cathryn Sophia won her first four starts by a combined totaled of 41 ½ lengths, including a 16 ¼ length score in the Gin Talking S. at two.
The best offspring to date of her young sire Street Boss, Cathryn Sophia raced exclusively in stakes company after breaking her maiden at first asking at two. She was three-times placed in G1 events, accounting for the only three losses of her career.
Cassatt (Hip 112), a GSW in foal to Horse of the Year Curlin sold for $2,500,000 at The November Sale. Offered carrying her first foal, Cassatt was purchased by Elevage Bloodstock from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
A seven-time winner, Cassatt won the Monmouth Oaks (G3) at three. She earned $714,733 in her career. She is a daughter of Leading Sire Tapit, whose daughters have already produced stakes winners such as Dynamic Dash and Myfourchix.
Cassatt is out of Justenufftime, a half-sister to MSW/GSP Justenuffheart. That mare is a half-sister to Champion and Leading Sire Kitten’s Joy and to G1W Precious Kitten. Justenuffheart produced Champion Dreaming of Anna, herself the dam of GSW Dreamologist, and MG2W’s Lewis Michael and Justenuffhumor.
Baffled (Hip 104), dam of three graded stakes winners from her first four foals to race sold for $3,500,000 The November Sale. Offered in foal to Leading Sire Tapit, Baffled was purchased by Bridlewood Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Baffled is most notably the dam of MG1W Constitution. Winner of the Florida Derby (G1) at three and the Donn H. (G1) at four, Constitution earned $1,031,591 in his career. In foal to Tapit, Baffled is carrying a full sibling to Constitution. Baffled has also produced GSW Jacaranda, and current G2W two-year-old Boynton.
Baffled is a half-sister to G1W Emcee and SW Spring Party. She is a full sister to G2W Surfer. She is from the immediate family of G1W Awesome Humor.
Whatdreamsrmadeof (Hip 100), dam of MG1W Curalina sold for $1,650,000 at The November Sale. Offered in foal to Curlin, Whatdreamsrmadeof was purchased by Summer Wind Equine from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent for Casa Farms.
Whatdreamsrmadeof is W/SP daughter of Graeme Hall and a half-sister to SW/GSP Ladyecho. Her second dam Andrea Ruckus is ancestress of GSW’s Gentleman Beau, Dundalk Dust, and Uncaptured.
Whatdreamsrmadeof is most notably the dam of MG1W Curalina, a three-time G1W of $1,535,940. Curalina recorded six wins in 13 career starts, including the Acorn S. (G1), CCA Oaks (G1), La Troienne S. (G1), and Shuvee H. (G3). A top filly in a strong crop, Curalina also placed in four G1 events, including last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).
Whatdreamsrmadeof is back in foal to Curalina’s sire Curlin, a two-time Horse of the Year who is the sire of three G1 winners in 2016, including, in addition to Curalina, Champion Stellar Wind and MG1W Exaggerator.
Tapas (Hip 91), an unraced daughter of two-time Leading Sire Tapit sold for $1,300,000 at The November Sale. Offered in foal to prolific sire Medaglia d’Oro, Tapas was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.
Tapas is a half-sister to G2 winner Justwhistledixie. That mare is the dam of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner New Year’s Day and 2016 MG2W Mohaymen. Tapas is also half-sister to G2 winner Chace City.
Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and Champions Songbird and Vancouver. His offspring have earned more than $80,000,000 to date.
Stopchargingmaria (Hip 87), last term’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) victress sold for $2,800,000 at The November Sale. She was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Winner of the Alabama S. (G1) and Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at three, Stopchargingmaria is a three-time G1 winner of $3,014,000. She also won the Demoiselle S. (G3) at two, the Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2) at three, and the Shuvee H. (G3) and Allaire DuPont Distaff S. (G3) at four. A multiple winner at the highest level, Stopchargingmaria was a G1 winner at three and four and G1 placed at two. She was sold as a broodmare prospect.
By Tale of the Cat, Stopchargingmaria is out of the stakes winning Montbrook mare Exotic Bloom. Her second dam is a multiple stakes winner producer. Her immediate family further includes GSW’s Vision and Verse and Indriya.
Paid Up Subscriber (Hip 72), a four-year-old graded-stakes winner by Champion Candy Ride (ARG) sold for$1,100,000 at The November Sale. She was purchased by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.
Paid Up Subscriber is the winner of this year’s Fleur de Lis H. (G2) and placed in the Delaware H. (G1) and the Spinster S. (G1). A four-time winner, Paid Up Subscriber has earned $558,300 to date. She was sold as a racing/broodmare prospect.
Paid Up Subscriber is a daughter of the W/SP Shriek, a daughter of Street Cry (IRE). Shriek is a half-sister to G2W Stanley Park and SW Turf Melody. The immediate family includes G1 winner Dreamy Mimi.
Luminance (Hip 60), a three-year-old track record setting daughter of Tale of the Cat sold for $1,000,000 at The November Sale. She was purchased by Don Alberto Corporation from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
Luminance broke her maiden at first asking, setting a track record for 5f at Del Mar at two. A winner at three, she also placed in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1). She is a winner this year at four with earnings to date of $212,858. She was sold as a racing/broodmare prospect.
Luminance is out of MG1W Versailles Treaty, dam of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner George Vancouver and G2W Saarland. The immediate family further includes G1 winners General Assembly, Gold Fever, and Boisterous.
Love the Chase (Hip 59), dam of North America’s Richest Racehorse California Chrome sold for $1,950,000 at The November Sale. The popular broodmare was offered in foal to Tapit by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent and purchased by John McCormack Bloodstock.
A winning daughter of prolific Maryland sire Not For Love, Love the Chase is best known as the dam of Horse of the Year California Chrome, who counts among his victories the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Dubai World Cup (G1). He has earned $14,452,650 in his 25 starts to date, and has found the winner’s circle 15 times and at ages two, three, and five. In an injury-shorted four-year-old season, California Chrome was second in the Dubai World Cup (G1) and the San Antonio Invitational S. (G2), the latter to the exceptional Shared Belief. He is pointing towards the inaugural Pegasus World Cup (G1) in January.
Love the Chase is in foal to two-time and current Leading Sire Tapit, sire of six Champions to date, among them Untapable, Stardombound, and Hansen.
Hip 37, a filly by last term’s Leading Freshman Sire Uncle Mo sold for $380,000 at The November Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Solis/Litt from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Copper Water Thoroughbred Company, Ltd.
Hip 37 is by Uncle Mo, sire of GSW fillies such as Mokat, Aunti Joy, Lost Raven, Mo D’Amour, and Gomo. This filly is the first foal of Flattermewithroses, a SW daughter of Flatter. Her third dam is MGSW Fluttery Danseur, the dam of SW Derive.
Hip 36, a colt from the second crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb sold for $310,000 at The November Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Davant Latham, agent from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway Thoroughbreds, Brian Graves, Kidder-Cole, et al.
This colt is the first foal of GSW Flashy American, by Flashy Bull. He is from the immediate family of MGSW I’m Already Sexy.
Hip 35, a filly by three-time Leading Sire Scat Daddy sold for $300,000 at The November Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Al Shahania Stud from the consignment of Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services. This filly was bred in Kentucky by Eutrophia Farm.
This filly is by Scat Daddy, sire of eight Champions, including current G1 winner Dacita (CHI), and of 2016 G1 winner Celestine.
Hip 35 is out of the Empire Maker mare Entwine. That mare is out of multiple G1 winner Flute, making her a half-sister to G2 winner Filimbi, and to Crosswinds, dam of 2016 G1 winner Weep No More. The immediate family further includes G1 winners Brian Boru, Workforce (GB), and Qualify (IRE).
Hip 25, a filly by European Champion and prolific sire Galileo sold for $550,000 at The November Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Meridian International from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent. The popular filly was bred in Ireland by Elevage 11, LLC.
This filly is by Galileo, leading sire in Europe in seven of the last nine years. Galileo has already sire 62 G1 winners across the world, including undefeated Frankel (GB), himself already off to an exceptional start at stud.
The filly is the second foal out of the Street Cry (IRE) mare Better Not Cry. That mare is the daughter of Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister), who has already produced back-to-back Belmont S. (G1) winners Rags to Riches, Champion 3YO Filly of her crop, and Jazil. She has also produced G2 winner Casino Drive and stakes winner Man of Iron. She is the dam of Teeming, who produced G1 winner Streaming and stakes winners Treasuring and Cascading.
Better Than Honour sold for $14,000,000 at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, a World Record price for a broodmare which still stands.
Fasig-Tipton has added two additional entries to the catalogue for the 2016 November Sale to be held on Monday, November 7 in Lexington, Kentucky. These entries are catalogued as Hips 176 and 177:
SHELBYSMILE (Hip 176): This 3YO Smart Strike filly was an impressive winner of the River Memories Stakes at Woodbine on November 5 against older fillies and mares, in which she earned a 91 Beyer. This lightly raced and improving filly has a quality pedigree featuring group/graded stakes performers. She will be consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
KISS TO REMEMBER (Hip 177): Impressive winner of the G2 Chilukki Stakes at Churchill Downs on November 5. She has earned over $750,000 to date and was a close second in the G1 Ballerina at Saratoga to G1 winner Unbridled Forever in 2015. She will be consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales, agent.
These entries may be viewed online.
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The Fasig-Tipton November Sale has catalogued 26 G1 winners or producers in 2016! Over the next few days, we’ll profile each of racing’s leading ladies to be offered at The November Sale.
Today’s post features G1 winning broodmares Embellish the Lace and Stopchargingmaria.
EMBELLISH THE LACE (Hip 129)
Super Saver – Expanse
Embellish the Lace is a G1 winner from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver. A winner of half her career starts and earner of $441,500, Embellish the Lace is offered in foal to 2015 Leading Freshman sire and current #2 General Sire Uncle Mo.
1st Alabama S. (G1)
Watch Embellish the Lace win the 2015 Alabama S. below, defeating G1 winners I’m a Chatterbox, Curalina, Include Betty, and Lovely Maria:
Embellish the Lace is the leading female earner to date for her sire Super Saver.
On November 7
Embellish the Lace will be offered as Hip 129 at the November Sale, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
STOPCHARGINGMARIA (Hip 87)
Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom
Talented and consistent, Stopchargingmaria earned $3,014,00 in her four-year career. She is a three-time G1 winner by Tale of the Cat and will be offered as a broodmare prospect.
1st Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1)
1st Alabama S. (G1)
1st Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)
1st Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2)
1st Demoiselle S. (G2)
1st Tempted S. (G3)
1st Shuvee H. (G3)
1st Allaire DuPont Distaff S. (G1)
2nd Madison S. (G1) (twice)
2nd Beldame S. (G1)
2nd Spinaway S. (G1)
3rd Frizette S. (G1)
Watch Stopchargingmaria win the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff:
Stopchargingmaria was a G1 performer at two, three, four, and five.
On November 7
Stopchargingmaria will be offered as Hip 87 at the November Sale, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Eltimaas is a half-sister to Champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Action This Day. She is the dam of two winners from her first two foals, including G1 winner Drefong. She is offered in foal to Candy Ride (ARG).
Drefong (Gio Ponti), winner of the King’s Bishop S. (G1) and $378,040 to date.
Watch Drefong win the 2016 King’s Bishop S. (G1):
Eltimaas’s 2015 foal, a filly by Animal Kingdom, is the most expensive yearling by Animal Kingdom sold at public auction to date.
Breeders’ Cup Connection
Drefong is entered in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on November 5.
On November 7
Eltimaas will be offered as Hip 128 at the November Sale, consigned by Select Sales.
Fasig-Tipton has added two more supplemental entries to the catalogue for the 2016 November Sale to be held on Monday, November 7th in Lexington, Kentucky. These entries are catalogued as hips 174 and 175:
COVER SONG (Hip 174): Regally bred three-year-old filly won G3 Autumn Miss S. in final time of 1:33.6 going a mile on turf at Santa Anita this past Saturday. By Champion Racehorse and Champion Sire FASTNET ROCK, she is the first foal out of Classic winner and European Champion MISTY FOR ME (Galileo). Her two-year-old half-sister ROLY POLY (War Front) is a G2 winner and G1 placed this year in Europe, and is the morning line favorite for Friday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Her rich international family also includes G1 winners BALLYDOYLE, DESERT WINE, MENIFEE, BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN and FASLIYEV. She will be offered as a racing/broodmare prospect by Spendthrift Farm LLC.
GRAND GLORY (Hip 175): This young broodmare by DISTORTED HUMOR is off to a fast start as a producer. Her first foal, GLORYZAPPER, won the G3 L.A. Woman S. at Santa Anita on October 9 and is entered in Saturday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Her second foal, BANREE, was multiple graded stakes placed at two last year in New York. She is back in foal to GHOSTZAPPER, carrying a full sibling to GLORYZAPPER. GRAND GLORY will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
These entries may now be viewed online. Print versions of all supplemental entries will be available on the Fasig-Tipton grounds at sale time.
Fasig-Tipton will continue to accept approved November Sale entries through the end of this week.
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