Super Majesty, a Grade 3 Winner by Super Saver, led all offerings during the first session of the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale when sold for $475,000 to Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock, agent for Baoma Corp in the early afternoon of February 6 (video). Consigned as Hip 238, the winner of the 2015 Dogwood S. (G3) was offered as a broodmare prospect by Darby Dan Farm, agent. Super Majesty’s $475,000 price tag was a 20.3% increase over last year’s sale topper.
Donato Lanni signed the ticket for the session topper on behalf of Charles and Susan Chu’s Baoma Corp. “The good ones always bring more,” Lanni told the Daily Racing Form. “I thought she stood out here. She’s a pretty mare.” Lanni further indicated that Super Majesty would visit 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
Consignor Darby Dan Farm’s Carl McEntee was pleased with the result. “It was fantastic. I’m very pleased for the owners, LNJ Foxwoods. It’s one of their first really big offerings at the sales, and I’m delighted for them.”
The session’s top selling broodmare was She’s All In, who sold for $325,000 to RML, agent (video). Offered as Hip 96, the 2012 Sixty Sails H. (G3) winner sold in foal to Grade 2 winner Magna Graduate. The mare was consigned by Vinery Sales, agent for the dispersal of Rockin Z Ranch. She’s All In sold carrying her second foal, having produced a Temple City filly in 2016.
Hip 157, a colt by The Factor, topped the short yearlings on offer when sold for $135,000 to Blue Sky Stables (video). Consigned by Stuart Morris, agent, the high-priced yearling is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Vettori. He was bred in Kentucky by Highclere. The colt’s $135,000 sale price was good for a 35% increase over the 2016 sale’s top-priced yearling.
“There was plenty of activity,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There is certainly a vibrant market even in February. Somebody has a nice broodmare prospect or a nice mare in foal, they can bring her here with complete confidence and know that there [are] going to be plenty of buyers to compete for her, or for a short yearling, or for any horse of quality.”
Overall, 164 hips changed hands for a total of $4,702,300 during Monday’s session, up 34.4% from 2016’s first session, when 184 hips sold for $3,294,500. The session average was $28,673, up 54.5% from $17,905 during the first session last year, while the $9,750 median was good for a 21.9% increase from $8,000 on this day in 2016. Twelve hips sold for $100,000 or more, compared to five during the first session last year.
The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale continues Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m. Session 1 results and full catalogue are available online.