|Hip 4 in the sales ring|
Photo by Terri Cage
Horse after horse strolled through the back ring at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky as a crowd of prospective buyers lined the rail. As a yearling’s time to sell neared, the young horse would leave the back ring for the alley behind the sales ring. Once in the sales ring, each yearling would take in the peculiar sight of the auditorium as buyers placed their bids on the regally bred Thoroughbreds. For the first time ever, I watched this action happen before me, at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale.
Of the 17 selections I made (which you can read about in Part One), 14 sold for a total of $1,345,000, averaging $96,071. This average was nearly $7,000 higher than the sale’s average, which increased by 10.45% from last year. Among my selections was the sale topper (hip 51), who sold for $460,000 – $85,000 higher than last year’s sale topper.
Listed below are the horses featured in Part One, listed with their sire and dam, buyer, and price:
Hip #4: Summer Bird – Gold N Shaft; Arch Kingsley, Agent; $60,000
Hip #7: Tiz Wonderful – Greer Lynn; Kings Equine; $30,000
Hip #17: Midshipman – Home Run Kiss; RNA ($19,000)
Hip #21: Notional – House of Soviet’s; Hubert Guy Bloodstock; $30,000
Hip #28: Zensational – Indigene; Rick Greenberg, Ken McPeek, Agent; $50,000
Hip #33: Line of David – Just for You; Paul Sharp; $50,000 (Private Sale)
Hip #45: Tiz Wonderful – Lakefront; Triple SSS Stables; $40,000 (Private Sale)
Hip #51: Desert Party – Lil Cozette; Regis Farms; $460,000 (Sale Topper)
Hip #54: Super Saver – Lungargal; Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds; $165,000
Hip #58: Tiz Wonderful – Major’s Girl; RNA ($48,000)
Hip #69: Majesticperfection – Miss Tippins; Triple SSS Stables; $35,000
Hip #70: Majesticperfection – More d’Amour; Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC; $135,000
Hip #109: Desert Party – Rokeby Rosie; Ciaran Dunne; $90,000
Hip #110: Old Fashioned – Romantic Romance; Big D Stable; $67,000
Hip #164: Majesticperfection – Touch of Joy; Kenneth McPeek, Agent; $48,000
Hip #176: Discreetly Mine – Untarnished; Rise Up Stables; $85,000
Hip #179: Old Fashoned – Varilla; RNA ($24,000)
Also catching my eye were these hips: 35 (who sold for $80,000) and 139 (who sold for $50,000).