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)

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