Pounce Tops Fasig-Tipton February Digital Sale

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Pounce (Lookin At Lucky–Bouncy, by Twirling Candy) topped the Fasig-Tipton February Digital Sale, selling for $370,000 to John Stewart's Resolute Bloodstock. The sale closed Tuesday evening with 116 horses sold for $4,308,800. The catalogue featured horses of racing age, breeding stock, and yearlings. Also featured in the catalogue were breeding stock and yearlings from Phase 1 of the Dispersal of Ruis Racing LLC. The 752 registered bidders were a new record for a single sale on Fasig-Tipton Digital.

Pounce was from the consignment of Highgate Sales, agent. Offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, Pounce a winner at two and three, and on dirt and turf, earned $96,004 in three career starts to date. She hails from the immediate family of two-time champion and millionaire Essence Hit Man.

“I'm happy we got her sold,” said Pounce's trainer Mark Casse. “I love these digital sales because this is a prime example for guys like us who buy and sell. It just works. When a horse runs well, that's what we do–we sell them. I've been fortunate to train some really good turf fillies and I think Pounce has the potential to be one.”

The remainder of the top five sold included:

  • Broodmare Salt Lake Candy (Hip 36), in foal to Not This Time, sold for $330,000 to PMP from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. A young unraced daughter of Candy Ride (Arg), Salt Lake Candy is a half-sister to the dams of dual Eclipse Champion Goodnight Olive and GSW Mohawk Trail. The foal she carries is bred on the same cross as Grade I winner Epicenter and Grade II winner Simplification.
  • Baroness Juliette (Hip 40), in foal to Cancun, sold for $270,000 to Hanzley Albina, agent for Newtown Anner, from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The mare's second foal is recent GIII Sam Davis S. No More Time, currently ninth on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.
  • Antares (Hip 17), a 4-year-old son of American Pharoah, sold for $210,000 to Willowbrook Stables, agent for Flying P Stable, from the consignment of Killora Stud LLC. Offered as a horse of racing age, Antares won two of his last three starts and has been on the board in six of nine career starts to date.
  • Sister Otoole (Hip 12), a daughter of Amira's Prince (Ire), sold for $190,000 to Willow Park Stud Scone from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent. A multiple stakes winner, five-time graded stakes placed, Sister Otoole was offered as a broodmare prospect. Her half-sister Frosty O Toole (Frosted) provided a timely update with a good second in Laurel's Nellie Morse S. on Feb. 17. She is also a half-sister to the dam of MGSW Mr. Money from the immediate family of G1 Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed and recent Grade I winners Cyberknife and Played Hard.

 

“The clearance rate (90%) was amazing, with rock solid action from top to bottom,” said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales. “We have to thank our buyers and sellers for making this such a successful sale.”

Overall, 116 horses sold for $4,308,800, good for an average of $37,144. With 129 hips offered, the RNA rate was just 10%. More than 750 potential buyers registered to bid, a single-sale record for the platform.

 

Full results are available online.

The next Fasig-Tipton Digital sale will be the March Digital Sale, which opens for bidding on Thursday, Mar. 7, and closes on Tuesday, Mar. 12. Entries close on Feb. 28.

For more information, contact Leif Aaron at (859) 255-1555 or email [email protected]. Nominations will also be accepted via the Client Portal.

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