Fasig-Tipton has not received payment for grade I winner Crisp and the broodmares Little Bonnet and Sky Mom, who were sold for more than $1.9 million combined during the 2010 Kentucky November select mixed sale in Lexington, according to a story published March 5 by the Racing Post.
Dubai-based agent Ajay Anne purchased the three horses for a group of Dubai-based investors headed by Amer Abdul Aziz. Crisp (by El Corredor) brought $900,000 while the stakes-placed winner Little Bonnet (by Coronado's Quest), who is the dam of grade I winner Boys At Tosconova , and grade III winner Sky Mom (by Maria's Mon) brought $725,000 and $320,000, respectively.
Bluewater Sales, agent, consigned Crisp while Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned Little Bonnet and Sky Mom.
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning, reached by telephone March 7, declined to comment. But Abdul Aziz, in a March 3 interview with the Post, indicated the transactions were close to being finalized.
“We purchased the horses because they are very exciting horses, top quality,” he told the Post. “There have been some delays because of the formation of the investment company and that is being finalized. We are just liquidating the funds into the company’s account. As we speak the payment is being made.
“Everything was finalized two days ago so we are looking at closing the deal in the next couple of days. There was some delay with the licensing, there was some delay with the investors, but all that has been finalized. By next week, we will be able to sign all the contracts and go ahead with it. Once the payment of the horses is finalized, then we can move on to the next stage.”