Successful Return to December for Midlantic Mixed Sale

Returning to its customary December slot on the calendar for the first time since 2014, the Midlantic December Mixed Sale posted gains in gross, average, and median over its contemporary, the Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale held this January.

Multiple stakes placed winning three-year-old Carradine (Hip 256) topped the sale when sold for $105,000 to Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of Crane Thoroughbreds, agent for the dispersal of Harry Weisleder/DASL Stable. New York-bred Carradine, by Grasshopper, a winner at two and three, was third in the Damon Runyon S. at two and second in the Gander S. earlier this year.

Caradine’s dam, Summer Moon (Hip 218), by Maria’s Mon, was the most popular broodmare to go through the ring. She was purchased in foal to Bodemeister for $48,000 by Ed Price from the same consignment as her colt. Summer Moon has produced three winners from as many to race

The top selling racing/broodmare prospect was Ingrid (Hip 269), a three-year-old daughter of Gemologist. She was purchased for $75,000 by James Keogh (Grovendale), agent from the consignment of Marshall W. Silverman, agent for Black Swan Stable. A winner at two and three, Ingrid is a half-sister to six other winners, including Grade 1 winner Sean Avery and stakes placed winner Stayclassysandiego, dam of multiple Grade 2 winner Pretty N Cool.

The highest priced weanling on the day was Hip 160, a daughter of the late City Zip, which sold for $80,000. Douglas Arnold, agent purchased the chestnut filly from the consignment of Gracie Bloodstock, agent for Joe-Dan Farm. Hip 160 is the second foal out of multiple stakes winner Geeky Gorgeous (Devil His Due). In foal to Hey Chub, that mare was offered by the same consignor as Hip 61 earlier in the session, when she was purchased for $39,000 by Aaron Sones.

In total, 221 horses sold for a total of $2,448,200 up 170% from $906,400 in January. The average rose 73% to $11,078 from $6,428 earlier this year, and the median increased 43% to $5,000 from $3,500. The RNA rate was 21%.

Full results are available online.

Midlantic December Mixed Horses of Racing Age Supplement Grows to 72 Entries

mdm17-miThe Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale has grown to 72 entries.  These entries may now be viewed online, with print versions of the supplemental catalogue available on the sales grounds.

“We are thrilled to have added 30 new horses of racing age entries in the past week to reach a total of 72 entries for our inaugural H.O.R.A. supplement at this sale,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “Racing stables looking to ‘reload’ their barns for 2018 will find a quality group of race-ready horses that should suit a variety of programs.”

These latest entries bring the total number of offerings in the Midlantic December Mixed Sale to 309, between the main catalogue, addendum, and Horses of Racing Age supplement.

Midlantic December Mixed will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland, beginning at 11 am.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

Midlantic December Mixed Addendum & Horses of Racing Age Supplemental Catalogue Now Online

mdm17-miFasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale, to be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Hips 204-236 consist of mares, weanlings, and yearlings and are catalogued in an addendum to the main Midlantic December Mixed catalogue.

Hips 237-277 are all horses of racing age and are catalogued together in a separate Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue.

“These new entries add greater quality and diversity to what was already an attractive catalogue,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “I am especially pleased with our inaugural Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue, which has attracted a solid group of race ready horses.  We expect it to grow even more, as we will continue to accept horses of racing age entries through Tuesday, November 21.”

Both the addendum and Horses of Racing Age supplement include entries from the dispersal of Harry Weisleder/DASL Stable.

These new entries may now be viewed online.  Print versions will be available on the sales grounds at sale time.

The Midlantic December Mixed Sale will begin at 11 am.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

 

 

Midlantic December Mixed Catalogue Now Online

mdm17-miFasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division has catalogued 203 entries for the Midlantic December Mixed Sale, to be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland.  The sale will begin at 11 am.

“We have moved the sale back to our traditional December date, and have a quality catalogue of mares, weanlings, yearlings, and stallion prospects,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.

“We are also very excited about a new component we have added to the sale this year – a Horses of Racing Age supplement,” continued Bennett.  “We have already received a number of attractive entries and will continue to accept entries for the racing age supplement through November 21.”

The first group of Horses of Racing Age supplemental entries will be posted online late next week.  Printed supplemental catalogues will be available onsite at sale time.

The Midlantic December Mixed catalogue may now be viewed online.  Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices beginning November 13.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410)392-5555

Songbird, Tepin Star at Record-Breaking November Sale

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Songbird // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The stars aligned for a record-breaking sale Monday night at Fasig-Tipton, led by the sales of multiple champions Songbird and Tepin, and featuring two million-dollar weanlings.

Two-time champion filly and nine-time Grade 1 winner Songbird topped the sale when sold for $9,500,000 midway through the evening. Offered as Hip 120 by Taylor Made Sales Agency, the four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was purchased by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm. Songbird is the second most expensive broodmare prospect sold at auction; the most expensive was Havre de Grace, purchased for $10,000,000 at this sale in 2012, also to Pope.

“We had a remarkable catalogue and we had remarkable results tonight,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

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Tepin // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Also popular was two-time champion turf female Tepin, who fetched a price of $8,000,000. Offered as Hip 130 by ELiTE, Tepin was purchased in foal to Curlin by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier. Tepin is the second most expensive broodmare sold at this auction.

A pair of weanling fillies tied for a new sale record early in the evening when sold for $1,000,000 each.

The first through the ring was Hip 21, a daughter of Street Sense who is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Callback. That filly was purchased by Reynolds Bell, agent for Alpha Delta from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent. The second was Hip 46, a filly from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. That filly, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, was purchased by Narvick International from the consignment of Eaton Sales.

“The buzz in the pavilion tonight and in the back walking ring was just exceptional,” added Browning. “We were fortunate enough to have a great deal of quality on offer tonight. All in all, we’re just ecstatic.”

Overall, 19 horses sold for $1,000,000 or more, up from 15 in 2016. The gross was $74,200,000, a new record for The November Sale, up 37% from last year. The average was $645,217, up 4.9% from 2016, while the $250,000 median tied for second best at this sale all time. The RNA rate was 18.4%.

Results are available online.

 

The November Sale: Live Blog

The November Sale has ended. Results are available online.

Hip 196 Quidura (GB) ($3,600,000)

196webHip 196, Grade 2 winner Quidura (GB) sold for $3,600,000 at The November Sale. The Dubawi filly was purchased as a racing/broodmare prospect by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.

A winner at two in Germany, Quidura arrived in North America at three, where she won the Valley View S. (G3). This year at four she picked up the Canadian S. (G2) and was twice G1 placed. Quidura was campaigned by owner Gestuet Faehrhof and Graham Motion, for whom she earned $503,788.

Quidura is a half-sister to Group 3 winners Querari and Quasillo, from the immediate family of One Thousand Guineas (G2) victress Quebrada (IRE).

Hip 188 Illuminant ($1,100,000)

188web.jpgHip 188, Grade 1 winner Illuminant sold for $1,100,000 at The November Sale. Offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, the Quality Road mare was purchased by Shadai Farm from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

A winner at three, Illuminant captured the Gamely S. (G1) at four and the Monrovia S. (G2) and Wishing Well S. at five. She earned $536,243 for owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Head of Plains Partners, and SF Racing and trainer Michael McCarthy.

Illuminant is out of the multiple stakes winning Polish Numbers mare Sparkling Number. She is from the immediate family of multiple graded stakes winner Honey Fox.

 

Hip 181 Gomo i/f Medaglia d’Oro ($1,500,000)

181web.jpgHip 181, Grade 1 winner Gomo in foal to Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1,500,000 at The November Sale. The Uncle Mo mare was purchased by Bridlewood Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Gomo won the Alcibiades S. (G1) at two on the dirt and was stakes placed on the turf. She earned $349,130.  She was campaigned by owner Reddam Racing and trainer Doug O’Neill.

From the exceptional first crop of Uncle Mo, Gomo is carrying her first foal, a son or daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who has seven individual Grade 1 winners in 2017.

 

Hip 171 Finest City ($1,500,000)

171web.jpgHip 171, Champion Finest City sold for $1,500,000 at The November Sale. The City Zip mare was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida from the consignment of Ian Kruljac, agent for Seltzer Thoroughbreds.

Champion sprinter in 2016, Finest City won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and Great Lady M S. (G2) that year. She placed in an addition four Grade 1 events on her way to earnings of $1,256,394. She was campaigned by owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds and trainer Ian Kruljac.

Finest City is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Burning Roma, Squander, and Goodbye Halo.

Hip 162 Dacita (CHI) ($1,850,000)

162web.jpgHip 162, Champion Dacita (CHI) sold for $1,850,000 at The November Sale. The Scat Daddy mare was purchased as a racing/broodmare prospect by Don Alberto Corporation from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

Dacita was a champion at two and three in her native Chile, where she captured three G1 contests. She added Grade 1 wins at four and five in the United States, including the Diana S. (G1) and Beverly D. S. (G1). She earned $1,398,369 and was campaigned in North America by Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds and trainer Chad Brown.

 

Hip 161 Crowley’s Law (GB) i/f War Front ($1,100,000)

161web.jpgHip 161, stakes winner Crowley’s Law (GB) in foal to War Front sold for $1,100,000 at The November Sale. The Dubawi mare was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Crowley’s Law is a winner in England and in North America, capturing the River Memories S. and finishing second in the First Lady S. (G1) at four. She is from the immediate family of Group 1 winner Bushranger (IRE) and graded/group stakes winners Montekin, Mazaad, and Helen of Spain.

Crowley’s Law was campaigned by Rockingham Ranch and trainer Peter Miller. She earned $298,757.

 

Hip 160 Coasted ($1,300,000)

160web.jpgHip 160, stakes winner Coasted sold for $1,300,000 at The November Sale. Sold as a racing/broodmare prospect, the Tizway filly was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida from the consignment of Bluewater Sales.

Coasted won the P. G. Johnson S. at Saratoga at two and was runner up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). She earned $366,066 for owner Treadway Racing Stable and trainer Leah Gyarmati.

Coasted is out of multiple Grade 2 winner Malibu Pier, by Malibu Moon, and is from the immediate family of Champion and Grade 1 winner Bannaby.

 

 

Hip 157 Catch a Glimpse ($3,000,000)

157webHip 157, Champion Catch a Glimpse sold for $3,000,000 at The November Sale. The City Zip filly was purchased as a racing/broodmare prospect by K I Farm Corporation from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

Catch a Glimpse was Sovereign Award Horse of the Year, Champion Grass Mare, and Champion Two-Year-Old Filly in Canada at two with wins in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) and the Natalama S. (G2). She was a multiple graded stakes winner at three, most notably winning the Belmont Oaks Invitational S. (G1) and the Penn Mile S. (G3) against males. She earned $1,853,615 for owners Gary Barber, Michael Ambler, and Windways Farm and trainer Mark Casse.

Catch a Glimpse is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner High Yield and graded/group stakes winners High Yield and Medea (IRE).

Hip 142 American Story ($2,200,000)

142web.jpgHip 142, Grade 1 producer American Story sold for $2,200,000 at The November Sale. The Ghostzapper mare was purchased by Don Alberto Corporation from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

American Story is the dam of two winners from as many to race: 2017 Test S. (G1) American Gal and Americanize, winner of the Damascus S. on the Breeders’ Cup undercard, both by Concord Point. She has a two-year-old and a yearling also by Concord Point and a weanling by Bayern.

American Story is a half sister to Grade 1 winning millionaire Reynaldothewizard and Grade 1 winner Seventh Street out of the stakes winning Meadowlake mare Holiday Runner.

Hip 136 Yahilwa i/f War Front ($1,100,000)

136web.jpgHip 136, graded stakes winner Yahilwa in foal to international sire War Front sold for $1,100,000 at The November Sale. The Medaglia d’Oro mare was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Winner of the Sixty Sails H. (G3), Yahilwa won four times and was twice G1-placed in her career. She earned $583,495 for owner D P Racing and trainer James Cassidy.

Yahilwa is from the family of graded stakes winners Houston, Elaborate, Aryoutalkintome, Crowd Pleaser, and Ubiquity.

 

Hip 130 Tepin i/f Curlin ($8,000,000)

130bHip 130, multiple Champion Tepin in foal to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin sold for $8,000,000 at The November Sale. The exceptional mare was purchased by MV Magnier from the consignment of ELiTE, agent for Robert Masterson.

Tepin was Eclipse Champion Turf Female at four and five. At four, she won three Grade 1’s, capping off her season with a win over males in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). At five, she won G1’s in three countries last year at five, capturing the Queen Anne S. (G1) at Royal Ascot, Woodbine Mile (G1) in Canada, and Jenny Wiley S. (G1) in the U.S.

Tepin was campaigned by owner Robert Masterson and trainer Mark Casse, for whom she earned $4,437,918.

Hip 123 Stays in Vegas i/f Curlin ($1,450,000)

123web.jpgHip 123, graded stakes winner Stays in Vegas in foal to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin sold for $1,450,000 at The November Sale. The City Zip mare was purchased by James Keogh, agent for Star Guitar from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

Stays in Vegas captured the Senorita S. (G3) on the turf at three and won five times in her career on the way to earnings of $419,279 for owners Jungle Racing, KMN Racing, and LNJ Foxwoods and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Stays in Vegas is from the immediate family of Champion Heavenly Prize and Grade 1 winners Persistently and Good Reward.

Hip 120 Songbird ($9,500,000)

hip120b.jpgHip 120, the incomparable multiple Champion Songbird sold for $9,500,000 at The November Sale. Offered as a broodmare prospect, the Medaglia d’Oro filly was purchased by Whisper Hill Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Fox Hill Farm.

Campaigned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird was a nine-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Champion at two and three. She won 13 of 15 starts and earned $4,692,0000, racing almost exclusively in graded stakes winning company.

Hip 102 Nickname ($3,000,000)

102web.jpgHip 102, Grade 1 winner Nickname sold for $3,000,000 at The November Sale. Scat Daddy’s only Grade 1 winner on dirt, Nickname was purchased by Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

Nickname won the Frizette S. (G1) at two and earned $557,710 in her career. She is from the immediate family of CashCall Futurity (G1) winner Comma to the Top.

Nickname was campaigned by owner LNJ Foxwoods and trainer Richard Mandella.

 

 

Hip 99 Miss Temple City ($2,500,000)

99web.jpgHip 99, multiple Grade 1 winner Miss Temple City sold for $2,500,000 at The November Sale. The talented Temple City mare was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Select Sales, agent for The Racing Club & Partners.

Miss Temple City is a three-time Grade 1 winner with earnings of $1,677,868 lifetime. She captured the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) and Maker’s 46 Mile (G1), both against males, before shipping to California to win the Matriarch S. (G1) against distaffers.

Miss Temple City was campaigned by owners The Racing Club, Needle in a Haystack, and Sagamore Farm and trainer Graham Motion.

Hip 96 Mesa Fresca i/f War Front ($2,000,000)

96web.jpgHip 96, Grade 1 producer Mesa Fresca in foal to top international sire War Front sold for $2,000,000 at The November Sale. The Sky Mesa mare was purchased by Cheveley Park Stud from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain.

Mesa Fresca is the dam of Grade 1 winner Harmonize, by Scat Daddy, who won the Del Mar Oaks (G1), as well as the Jessamine S. (G3) in course record time, and Glens Falls S. (G3). Harmonize earned $827,860.

 

 

 

Hip 85 Land Over Sea i/f Nyquist ($1,300,000)

85web.jpgHip 85, Grade 2 winner Land Over Sea sold for $1,300,000 during The November Sale. The daughter of Bellamy Road, offered in foal to Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, was purchased by Shadai Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) at three, Land Over Sea was three times Grade 1 placed, at two and three, and earned $746,500. She is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner War Story, from the immediate family of Champions Green Forest and Epitome.

Land Over Sea was campaigned by owner Reddam Racing and trainer Doug O’Neill.

Hip 72 f. Medaglia d’Oro – Glittering Tax ($650,000)

72webHip 72, a filly by international sire Medaglia d’Oro sold for $650,000 during The November Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Baccari Bloodstock from the consignment of Buckland Sales, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to six winners out of the stakes placed winning Artax mare Glittering Tax, who has produced multiple Grade 1 winner Miss Temple City and graded stakes winner Pricedtoperfection.

Hip 72 was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

 

 

Hip 63 c. American Pharoah – Dancing Trieste ($525,000)

63webHip 63, a colt from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah sold for $525,000 during The November Sale. The bay colt was purchased by International Equities Holdings from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the Old Trieste mare Dancing Trieste, including multiple stakes winner Giovanni Boldini, a multiple G1 placed son of War Front. The immediate family includes champions Art Nouveau, La Galerie (ARG), and Gernika (ARG), as well as Grade/Group 1 winners Goustache (ARG), Apeles, and Arte Pop.

Hip 63 was bred in Kentucky by G. Boldini.

Hip 46 f. American Pharoah – Untouched Talent ($1,000,000)

46web.jpgHip 46, a filly from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah sold for $1,000,000 during The November Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Narvick International from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

This filly is out of the Storm Cat mare Untouched Talent, dam of five winners from as many to race, most notably Grade 1 winner Bodemeister. That horse is responsible for this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming in his first crop.

Hip 46 was bred in Kentucky by Eaton.

Hip 21 f. Street Sense – Quickest ($1,000,000)

21web.jpgHip 21, a filly by Street Sense who is a full sister to a Grade 1 winner sold for a record $1,000,000 at The November Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Reynolds Bell, agent for Alpha Delta from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

This filly is out of the Forest Wildcat mare Quickest, who produced Grade 1 winner Callback, a full sister to Hip 21, as well as stakes winner Defy Gravity. Quickest is a half-sister to Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winners Rhythm, Girolamo, Imaging, Got Lucky, and Bluegrass Cat.

Hip 21 was bred in Kentucky by Vincent Colbert, who also bred Callback.

Hip 19 f. Speightstown – Pressurizing ($375,000)

19web.jpgHip 19, a daughter of Speightstown out of a half-sister to two Grade 1 winners sold for $375,000 at The November Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock from the consignment of Select Sales, agent.

This filly is out of the Henrythenavigator mare Pressurizing, a half-sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta and three-time Grade 1 winner Balance. Dam is also a half-sister to stakes winner Where’s Bailey, dam of Grade 2 winner She’s Not Here and to Treasure Trail, dam of graded stakes winner Long Island Sound.

Hip 19 was bred in Kentucky by Gilgai Farm.

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Breeders’ Cup Connections Catalogued at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Billed as the World’s Premier Breeding Stock Event, Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale features 25 fillies, mares, and weanlings connected to this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Among those catalogued are Filly & Mare Sprint contenders Skye Diamonds, Finest City, and Finley’sluckycharm; Filly & Mare Turf contenders Zipessa, Dacita, and Kitten’s Roar; and Juvenile Fillies contender Piedi Bianchi, as well as the dams, half-siblings, and close relatives of 18 other runners.

The November Sale will be held Monday, November 6 at 4 PM in Lexington, KY.

Complete list of Breeders’ Cup connected entries is available here.

Full catalogue is available at www.fasigtipton.com.

Two More Supplemental Entries Added to The November Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added an additional two supplemental entries to the catalogue for the 2017 November Sale to be held on Monday, November 6 in Lexington, Kentucky.  These new supplemental entries are catalogued as hips 202-203, and bring the total number of entries in the supplement to 11.  These latest entries are:

  • DIAMOND DONA (Hip 202): Five-year-old mare by Champion BERNARDINI is out of another Champion – MARYFIELD. MARYFIELD won the Ballerina S. (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on her way to an Eclipse Championship.  DIAMOND DONA is offered carrying a foal from the first crop of TAPIT’S brilliant multiple G1 winning son, FROSTED.  Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
  • LIBBY’S TAIL (Hip 203): Three-year-old daughter of TIZ WONDERFUL was second, beaten just a head, in last year’s Frizette S. (G1). Multiple stakes placed, she also won her debut at Belmont at two.  She hails from a prolific female family, with her first four dams all being stakes producers. Consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect 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 up until the Breeders’ Cup.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Medaglia d’Oro on Top at Record-Setting October Sale

Chris Baccari sells hip 736 for buyer Mark Casse 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Sale
Hip 736 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

A record-setting renewal of The October Sale ended Thursday with an historical high in gross and average.

In sum, 981 yearlings sold for $35,812,900, good for an average of $36,507 and median of $12,000. Gross was up 39.4% over 2016, while average rose 10.4%. The previous record gross and average were attained in 2014, when 837 yearlings sold for $30,006,200, averaging of $35,850.

A colt by internationally successful sire Medaglia d’Oro topped the sale when sold for $700,000 during the sale’s third session. Offered as Hip 736 by Baccari Bloodstock, agent, the popular colt was purchased by Mark Casse, agent.

“There were a lot of happy faces and a lot of people who really had meaningful and significant sales this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “That’s probably the most encouraging thing from our perspective. You can bring a legitimate horse here and get paid real money.”

Medaglia d’Oro was also responsible for the sale’s top filly, Hip 967, who was purchased for $350,000 by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

Colts by Violence, Curlin, and Into Mischief sold for $400,000 or more during the four-day sale, all eclipsing last year’s top price of $350,000. Into Mischief was popular during the final session, accounting for three of the top six prices on the day.

Two colts shared topped billing during session four when sold for $400,000. First through the ring was Hip 1178, a colt by Into Mischief purchased by Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of Dromoland Farm. The second was Hip 1265, a son of Curlin purchased by Mark Casse, agent from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent. The session’s top filly was a $260,000 daughter of Into Mischief purchased by  Tracy Farmer from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

On the overall gains, Browning added, “It gives everybody confidence in the marketplace moving forward to further assess sales placement, to make sure they get the right horses in the right places. If you have a horse that might need a little more time from a maturity standpoint, you don’t have to push. You’ll be rewarded for doing the right thing by the horse and bringing it to a venue like this.”

Overall, 110 horses sold for six figures or more compared to 71 last year, with 35 topping the $200,000 mark, an increase over 17 last year. The RNA rate was 22.6%.

Results are available online

The October Sale: Live Blog, Session 4

Follow along as we recap the top hips of The October Sale!

The sale has ended. Results are available online.

Hip 1457 c. Violence – No Small Wonder ($240,000)

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Hip 1457 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1457, a colt by successful Freshman Sire Violence sold for $240,000 towards the end of the fourth session of The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Michael Neatherlin, agent from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

This colt is out of the winning Capote mare No Small Wonder, making him a half-brother to four winners, including stakes winner Wonderful Luck, herself the dam of stakes winner Rockshaw. This is the immediate family of graded stakes winners Imperial Colony, Lucky Lindy, and Occasional View.

Hip 1457 was bred in Kentucky by Big Aut Farms.

Hip 1431 c. Medaglia d’Oro – Murani ($300,000)

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Hip 1431 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1430, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro sold for $300,000 late in the fourth session of The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is out of the stakes winning Distorted Humor mare Murani, making him a half-brother to champion and multiple graded stakes winner Dynamic Sky, as well as two other winners.

Hip 1431 was bred in Ontario by Josham Farms Limited.

Hip 1365 c. Curlin – Mekong Delta ($400,000)

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Hip 1365 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1365, a colt by Curlin took the session lead when sold for $400,000 during the fourth session of The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Mark Casse, agent from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is the first foal out of Mekong Delta, a multiple graded stakes placed winning daughter of Stormy Atlantic. She is a full sister to Canadian champion Leonnatus Anteas. The immediate family further includes G1 Preakness S. winner Red Bullet and graded/group winners Leo’s Starlet and Sistercharlie (IRE).

Hip 1365 was bred in Ontario by Josham Farms Limited.

Hip 1299 f. Into Mischief – Limbo ($260,000)

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Hip 1299 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1299, a filly by Into Mischief sold for $260,000 during the fourth session of The October Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Tracy Farmer from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to seven winners from as many to race out of the A.P. Indy mare Limbo, including stakes winners Gentleman Chester and Back Forty. She is from the immediate family of Champions Northernette, Storm Bird, and Pas de Response, as well as Grade/Group 1 winners Green Tune and Didimo.

Hip 1299 was bred in Kentucky by John Kerber and Iveta Kerber.

Hip 1241 f. Bodemeister – Katana (NZ) ($225,000)

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Hip 1241 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1241, a daughter from the third crop of Bodemeister sold for $225,000 during the fourth session of The October Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Michael Neatherlin, agent from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

This filly is out of the Group 1 placed New Zealand stakes winner Natana (NZ), who is in turn the dam of Grade 1 placed Grade 2 winner Broken Sword. She hails from the immediate family of Group 1 winners Yir Tiz and Mr. Tiz.

Hip 1241 was bred in Kentucky by SF Racing Group.

Hip 1225 c. Giant’s Causeway – Jor Jah ($255,000)

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Hip 1225 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1225, a colt by three-time Leading Sire Giant’s Causeway sold for $255,000 during the fourth session of The October Sale. The bay bolt was purchased by Keith Desormeaux, angent for Head of Plains Partners from the consignment of VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent.

This colt is the first foal of the winning Street Sense mare Jor Jah. He is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Gaudery and graded stakes placed stakes winners Wilzada and Gay Rights.

Hip 1225 was bred in Kentucky by T. F. Van Meter and Ricky Stevers.

Hip 1178 c. Into Mischief – Im Cruising Dixie ($400,000)

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Hip 1178 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1178, a colt by Into Mischief sold for $400,00 during the fourth session of The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race out of the Dixie Union mare Im Cruising Dixie, including stakes placed winner Mezzano. The dam is a half-sister to stakes winners Patsyprospect and Terreavigne, from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Toocleverforwords and Star Gallant.

Hip 1178 was bred in Kentucky by KY Thoroughbred Racing Stable.

Hip 1147 f. Into Mischief – Holloween Candy ($240,000)

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Hip 1147 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 1147, a filly by ultra consistent sire Into Mischief sold for $240,000 during the fourth session of The October Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Martin Anthony from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

This filly is out of the winning Candy Ride (ARG) mare Holloween Candy, dam of stakes placed winner Getting Joellenned and a half-sister to seven winners, including two graded stakes placed. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Lunar Spook and champion and graded stakes winner Riker.

Hip 1147 was bred in Kentucky by Breffni Farm.