Fasig-Tipton Kentucky once again has some big names in its November mixed sale, including nine grade I winners just off the racetrack.
About 175 horses have been cataloged to the session, which will be held at 2 p.m. EST Nov. 4. The catalog includes about 100 broodmares and broodmare prospects and 75 weanlings.
The nine grade I-winning broodmare prospects are Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Appealing Zophie (by Successful Appeal ); Martin Schwartz' Asi Siempre (El Prado); J. Paul Reddam's Cash Included (Include ); Dogwood Stable's Cotton Blossom (Broken Vow ); Julian Basin, Fast Lane Farms, Reddam, and Stuart Lerner's Dancing Edie (Moscow Ballet); West Point Stable, Lewis Lakin, and John Sikura's Dream Rush (Wild Rush); Oxbow Racing's Ermine (Exchange Rate); Mark Gorman, Nick Mestrandrea, and Jim Perry's Maryfield (Elusive Quality); and Fox Hill Farm's Round Pond (Awesome Again ).
The auction has always attracted top broodmare prospects and young mares. Last year, the sale was headed by grade I winner Sharp Lisa, who was just off the racetrack. Consigned by Taylor Made as agent for Reddam, she was purchased by Adrian Nicoll as agent for BBA (Ireland) for $3.4 million.
Overall in 2006, the sale saw 170 horses sold for $64,130,000, an average of $377,235 and a median of $175,000. Another 54 head (24.1%) failed to sell.
The numbers for the auction were up considerably from 2005. The 2006 gross was up 107.3% from $30,938,000; the average increased 32.9% from $283,835; and the median advanced 105.9% from $85,000. The buy-back rate in 2005 was 31.9%.
This year's sale also includes such proven producers as Winter's Gone (by Dynaformer), the dam of Sharp Lisa, in foal to Storm Cat, and Appealing Storm (by Valid Appeal), the dam of grade I winner Vacare, in foal to Bernardini.