The March Digital Sale closed Tuesday afternoon with 29 horses sold for $795,000. Offerings included breeding stock, horses of racing age, 2-year-olds, and yearlings.
Mount Craig (Hip 11), a 4-year-old racing/stallion prospect by Arrogate, topped the sale when sold for $140,000 to Harry Rosenblum from the consignment of Juddmonte. Out of the stakes winning, graded stakes placed Curlin mare Flash Forward, Mount Craig is placed in four of five starts at three and four with earnings to date of $54,074. A late addition to the sale after a running a good third in maiden special weight company on March 2, Mount Craig sold from trainer Bill Mott’s stable at Oaklawn Park.
“Fasig-Tipton does a great job with their internet bidding,” said Rosenblum. “They have a good product and great people. We’re thrilled to get Mount Craig as a racing prospect.”
Ek Haseena (Hip 10), dam of recent Group 3 Saudi Derby winner Commissioner King, was the sale’s top-priced broodmare. George Sharp purchased the daughter of Songandaprayer for $130,000 from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Danny and Allison Caldwell. A stakes placed winner herself, Ek Haseena is already the dam of four winners from five to race. These include Commissioner King, a three-time winner in four starts to date at two and three whose victory in the Saudi Derby on the Saudi World Cup undercard boosted his earnings to $933,867. Ek Haseena was offered in foal to Jimmy Creed.
Other top hips included:
– Warranty (Hip 8), a stakes placed winning half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Imprimis, sold for $70,000 to the Fire At Will Syndicate from the consignment of Machmer Hall Sales, agent. The daughter of Artie Schiller was offered in foal to Champion Two-Year-Old Game Winner.
– Mimi’s Shot (Hip 3), sold with her 2023 Florida-bred Girvin colt foaled Jan. 19, was purchased for $55,000 by Victory Stable from the consignment of Boutte Sales, agent. Lynne Boutte originally purchased the mare in foal at the 2022 October Digital Selected Sale for $15,000 from the consignment of KP Sales, agent.
– Terrier (Hip 6), a 3-year-old colt by three-time leading sire Into Mischief, sold for $55,000 to JD Thoroughbreds LLC and Joey K. Davis from the consignment of SF Racing et al. A debut winner at Santa Anita on Feb. 10, Terrier was the subject of an extended bidding war which took him 17 minutes past his scheduled closing time of 2:10 PM ET. He was sold out of trainer Tim Yakteen’s barn at Santa Anita Park.
– Scherzo (GB) (Hip 9), a graded stakes placed daughter of Golden Horn (GB), sold for $55,000 to Sonata Stables from the consignment of Baroda Stud, agent. A multiple winner in North America at three, four, and five, Scherzo was placed in last year’s G3 Astra Stakes at Santa Anita. The 6-year-old mare was offered as a broodmare prospect.
“We had a fantastic sale,” said Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales Leif Aaron. “This was the first calendar sale of the year and we’re thrilled with the results. It was great to see the 17-minute bidding war on Terrier, which showed that for the right horse, the digital platform can offer the same spirited bidding and excitement of an in-person sale.”
In total, 29 horses sold for $795,000, good for an average of $27,413. The RNA rate was 17 percent. Two-hundred-fifty users registered to bid on the 35 offerings.
Results are available online.