Holy Class, a yearling filly by Holy Bull, brought the top price of $30,000 Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton Texas mixed sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Doyce and Shirley Ellenburg bought her from B.L. Littleton, who was conducting a dispersal.
Holy Class was produced from the 11-year-old Bold Ego mare Sonsearay, who captured the 1994 Chapel Belle Stakes at Louisiana Downs and the 1993 TTBA Sale Futurity at Trinity Meadows. Sonsearay is a half-sister to added-money winner and sire Bold Pac Man (by Nasty and Bold).
Fasig-Tipton reported that 207 horses were sold for a gross of $665,600, an average of $3,215, and a median of $2,000. Compared to last year, the number sold and gross were up by 44.8% and 24.6%, respectively, but the average and median were down by 13.9% and 20.0%, respectively. The buy-back rate rose from 25.5% last year to 27.4% this year.