Sauterne, Search Results, Secret Oath: Three Consecutive Mares Bring $3M or More at Fasig-Tipton

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In what was surely one of the most thrilling few moments of Fasig-Tipton's history, three consecutive mares through the November Sale ring fetched $3 million or more Tuesday evening. Hips 178-180–Sauterne (Fr) (Kingman {GB})–Salicorne, by Aragorn {Ire}), Search Results (Flatter–Co Cola, by Candy Ride {Arg}), and Secret Oath (Arrogate–Absinthe Minded, by Quiet American)–combined for a gross of $10.8 million in approximately five minutes.

Sauterne, winner this year of the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp in France and consigned by Nicky Drion Thoroughbreds, agent, was the first of the trio to go through the ring and fetched a cool $4.2 million from Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International on behalf of Japan's Grand Farm. The sophomore filly is out of an unraced half-sister to dual American and French champion Stacelita (Fr) (Monsun). Sauterne sold as a racing or broodmare prospect. Jean Pierre Dubois bred her in France.

Search Results, winner of the GI Acorn S. in 2021 and most recently sixth in Saturday's GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff, also sold as a racing or broodmare prospect. Bred by Machmer Hall in Kentucky and consigned by Elite, agent, she is from the same family as GISW Mind Your Biscuits (Posse) and Canadian champion Kimchi (Langfuhr). Search Results went to Katsumi Yoshida for $3.6 million.

Secret Oath, winner of the 2022 GI Kentucky Oaks, fetched $3 million from Spendthrift Farm LLC. Bred in Kentucky by Briland Farm, Robert Mitchell, and Stacy Mitchell, the chestnut was consigned by Bluewater Sales LLC, agent VI and sold specifically as a broodmare prospect. Her final appearance on the racetrack was a second behind Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Idiomatic (Curlin) in the Aug. 25 GI Personal Ensign S.


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