Fasig-Tipton: catalogue was smaller than 2010 but trade was similar
Fasig-Tipton closes with solid level of trade
THE Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale concluded on Monday night with figures on a similar level to last year.
From a 12 per cent smaller catalogue, gross receipts reached $2,821,500 (£1,746,281/€2,069,126, down eight per cent), with the average falling slightly to $15,418 (£9,544/€11,307, down three per cent) and the median up to $5,700 from $5,000 12 months ago (£3,529/€4,182, up 14 per cent).
The top lot was a smartly-bred yearling filly by IndianCharlie offered by Gainesway Farm who sold for $245,000 to SF Bloodstock.
Out of the stakes-placed Matchlite mare Lady's Legacy, the filly is a half-sister to Grade 2 third Little Matth Man and to Grade 3-placed Shameful, herself producer of multiple Grade 1 winner/champion juvenile filly Indian Blessing, also by Indian Charlie. This is also the family of Grade 1 winners Roamin Rachel, Zenno Rob Roy and Cat's Cradle.
There were six six-figure lots including two mares offered by Hidden Brook Farm. Selling for $170,000 to Paul Pompa jr was the seven-year-old Hatta Diamond.
A dual winner at four withearnings of $99,300, she is out of a half-sister to four stakes winners. Like the great Zenyatta she is a daughter of Street Cry, and she was offered in foal to Bernardini, whoZenyatta will be covered by in 2011.
Hidden Brook also sold Tejareb, by Sadler's Wells out of the Mr Prospector mare La Pepite, for $130,000 to Dell Ennis.
The eight-year-old was well-beaten in four starts for Clive Brittain, but is a half-sister to the useful Soldera, dam of Grade 2 winner Exhi, and from the family of champions L'Enjoleur and La Voyageuse, sires D'Accord, Medaille D'Or and Montelimar, along with Majestic Roi.
1999 Oaks runner-up and easy Lancashire Oaks winner Noushkey, yet to produce a black-type performer from six foals to race, was bought by Hunter Valley Farm for $20,000.