The 2017 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale closed on a high note on Tuesday, yielding gains in gross and average over the 2016 renewal.
“We were pleasantly surprised at the level of activity [and] the mood,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “I think that the buyers found it generally tougher to buy than they thought there were going to and I think the sellers may have found a little more activity in the marketplace than they anticipated coming into the sale. I thought overall it was a very positive two days, very encouraging.”
Cinnamon Spice, a winning half-sister to Grade 1 winner Violence, topped the sale when purchased for $700,000 early in the second session by Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holding from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Fox Hill Farm (video). Consigned as Hip 345, Cinnamon Spice’s price tag was good for a 112% increase over last year’s sale topper.