Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Part Two: 2012 Fasig-Tipton July Sale

Sales are my passion and therefore among my very favorite subjects to blog about. This morning, the fourth sale I have covered took place in Lexington, Kentucky: the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. This select yearling sale featured over 300 quality one-year-old Thoroughbreds and my top ten selections, as well as my ten honorable mentions, strolled through the sales ring.

How I wish I’d been able to evaluate the conformation of the sales entrants prior to the sale! But I simply went off of pedigree evaluations.

The yearlings consigned in the July Sale were sold for an average price of $81,291, which increased by 16% from last year. Altogether, my top ten selections brought $946,000. My honorable mentions sold for a total of $650,000. Together, my top twenty selections were purchased for a total of $1,596,000.

Listed below are the horses featured in Part One, with descriptions of the results of the auction:

Hip #75: This Tale of the Cat filly from the family of Hall of Famer Safely Kept was sold for $100,000 to Angel Equine.

Hip #85:
This Harlan’s Holiday colt, who is a half-brother to the multiple graded stakes-winning Tajaaweed, was declared out of the sale.

Hip #105:
It puzzled me that this colt, from the family of Octave, did not reach his reserve, only driving the hammer to $39,000. He was sold privately for $36,000.

Hip #140:
This son of Yes It’s True was purchased by Breaking Point Farm for the bargain price of $20,000.

Hip #146:
This Dixie Union colt failed to reach his reserve, driving the hammer to just $60,000.

Hip #157:
My fourth top selection in this sale, this Scat Daddy colt was sold to Crupi’s New Castle Farm Inc. for $160,000.

Hip #181:
This Sky Mesa colt – my third top selection in the sale – brought $270,000 for Mark Casse, agent, with the highest price tag of any of my selections.

Hip #205:
This Street Boss colt left the ring with a price tag of $160,000 attached to him, landing in the hands of XIB, agent.

Hip #245:
I am baffled that this colt, my top selection, failed to reach his reserve, only driving the hammer to $49,000. But, of course, price isn’t everything; it’s what the horse proves on the track.

Hip #308:
This Forestry filly earned a final bid of $200,000, going to Cheyenne Stables LLC.

Honorable Mentions:

Hip #9: This Afleet Alex colt brought a price tag of $250,000 for Mark Casse, agent.

Hip #14:
This Successful Appeal filly did not reach her reserve, only driving the hammer to $42,000.

Hip #25:
This Elusive Quality colt, who is a direct descendant of the great mare La Troienne, failed to reach his reserve, stopping the bidding at $47,000.

Hip #51:
This Zensational colt was purchased for $120,000 by Paul Sharp, agent for H. Walton.

Hip #56:
This Brother Derek filly brought $100,000 for Cromwell Bloodstock.

Hip #89:
This Artie Schiller did not reach his reserve, stopping the hammer at just $19,000.

Hip #142:
This Yes It’s true colt was declared out of the sale.

Hip #242:
This Mr. Greeley colt was purchased by A J Hill for $100,000.

Hip #321:
This Pioneerof the Nile filly went to Abbott Bloodstock for $80,000.

Hip #325:
This Pleasantly Perfect filly did not reach her reserve.

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