Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Havre de Grace and a few other big horses from the Fasig-Tipton sale

Havre de Grace

During Mondays one-day Fasig-Tipton November sale, the bidding for reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace opened at $500,000 before escalating to her final price of $10,000,000, sold to Mandy Popes Whisper Hill Farm.

Below are photos of some other horses that attracted interest, while yesterday’s post included Cry and Catch Me ($3.5 million), Zagora ($2.5 million), Contested ($2.3 million), Musical Romance ($1.6 million), and Eden’s Moon ($1.525 million), plus the sale-topping foal, a daughter of Cry and Catch Me sired by Medaglia d’Oro ($620,000).
Broodmare prospect Havre de Grace showing to prospective buyers at the Taylor Made barn.

The 2011 Horse of the Year eventually sold for $10,000,000 to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm.
Pilfer (by Deputy Minister) sold for $1,950,000 carrying a full sibling to Grade 1 stakes winner To Honor and Serve (by Bernardini). She was purchased by Borges Torrealba Holdings.
Cactus Ridge's Grade 1-winning daughter Hot Cha Cha, carrying her first foal (by Kitten's Joy), was a $1,000,000 sale to Katsumi Yoshida.
Stuart Morris of consignor Dapple Stud feeding Hot Cha Cha an apple.
Brookdale consigned 2012 Derby-Preakness winner I'll Have Another's dam Arch's Gal Edith, a $950,000 RNA in foal to Gio Ponti.
Arch's Gal Edith, by Arch.
Coolmore's M.V. Magnier bought Untouched Talent, the dam of Grade 1 winner Bodemeister. Also consigned by Brookdale, she is in foal to Unbridled's Song and sold  for $5,000,000 -- the second-highest price of the sale. Untouched Talent was a Grade 3 winner by Storm Cat.
Hawk Wing's Grade 1 winner Cambina, a racing or broodmare prospect, was a $590,000 RNA from the Three Chimneys consignment.
Dust and Diamonds, second in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint three days earlier, sold through Three Chimneys for $900,000 to Borges Torrealba Holdings.
The evening's most expensive weanling, a Medaglia d'Oro - Cry and Catch Me filly bought out of the Hill 'n' Dale consignment by Waratah Thoroughbreds. (iPhone photo)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photos from Fasig-Tipton November sale

Zagora, two days after winning the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

On the morning of their November sale, a few sights from the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds.

Hip 113, a Hard Spun colt out of Medicinal.

Brushed By a Star, a day after winning the Grade 2 Chilukki S. at Churchill.

Grade 1 winner Cry and Catch Me -- you'd be hard pressed to find a more attractive daughter or son of Street Cry.

Cry and Catch Me's first foal is a gorgeous daughter of Medaglia d'Oro.

Grade 1 winner Eden's Moon.

Multiple stakes-placed Kiss in the Forest, impressive winner of an allowance at Keeneland on October 20th.

Four-time stakes winner Lotta Lovin.

Millionaire Somethinaboutlaura, in foal to Awesome Again.

May Day Rose, the winner of two Grade 3 races this season.

Refugee, the dam of 2012 Grade 1 winner Executiveprivilege.

2011 champion Musical Romance arrives on the sales grounds after a flight from California.

Two-time 2012 Grade 1 winner Contested.

Zagora showing to a potential buyer.