Elite Sales

Winkfield Winner Among Latest Fasig Supplements

Last Sunday's Jimmy Winkfield S. winner Hello Hot Rod (Mosler) is one of two new supplements to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. The sophomore colt, who has now won his last three after just missing on debut, is catalogued as hip 672 with ELiTE. Both he and hip 673 will sell next Tuesday, Feb. 9. Trained by co-owner Brittany Russell, the dark bay is half to MSW $377,100 earner Hello Beautiful (Golden Lad). "Hello Hot Rod is an exciting addition to our Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale," said Fasig-Tipton President...

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Weisbord to be Released from Hospital After Successful Brain Surgery

Bradley Weisbord is expected to be released from Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City on Saturday, Dec. 19, after a successful six-hour surgery Tuesday to remove a benign cavernous malformation symptomatic hemorrhage in the left temporal lobe of his brain, according to his father. "The surgery went well, but it was difficult and complex," said Barry Weisbord. "Brad will recover for six to eight weeks before returning to work in February." The surgery was performed by Dr. Philip Stieg, who has been the Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell for...

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Brant Goes to $4.1M for Champion Uni at FTKNOV

Champion Uni (GB) (More Than Ready--Unaided, by Dansili {GB}) made another big splash during Fasig-Tipton November's 'Night of the Stars' Sunday when selling for $4.1 million to Peter Brant. The chestnut, a stakes winner in both America and France as a sophomore, scored her first top-level triumph in the 2018 GI Matriarch S. and picked up tallies in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile and GI First Lady S. last season to earn champion turf female honors. She defended her First Lady crown this fall and was fifth while attempting for...

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Monomoy Girl Lights Up 'Night of the Stars', Sells to Spendthrift for $9.5 Million

Seven hips after her onetime rival Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) brought the hammer down for $5 million, champion and Saturday's dazzling GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Monomoy Girl (Tapizar--Drumette, by Henny Hughes) set a clear new highwater mark at the 'Night of the Stars' when selling to Spendthrift Farm for a jaw-dropping $9.5 million Sunday at Fasig-Tipton November. Spendthrift also brought home Got Stormy (Get Stormy) for $2.75 million earlier in the sale. Sold as hip 192 by ELiTE Sales, Monomoy Girl is one of the most popular mares...

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Midnight Bisou Hammers for $5M at FTKNOV As Co-Owner Allen Buys Out Other Partners

Superstar and champion Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute--Diva Delite, by Repent) was a predictably popular item at the Fasig-Tipton November 'Night of the Stars' Sunday, but in the end she'll go to a familiar face, as Chuck Allen, partner on the mare during her racing career, bought out the other partners and brought the hammer down at $5 million. The 5-year-old sold as hip 185, consigned by ELiTE Sales. A five-time graded stakes winner and dual Grade I winner as a sophomore, the $80,000 OBS April buy earned a runaway divisional...

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Trio of Champions at FT November from Elite

Elite Sales will offer three champion fillies and mares for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale Nov. 8 when they send Monomoy Girl (Tapizar--Drumette, by Henny Hughes), Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute--Diva Delite, by Repent) and Uni (GB) (More Than Ready--Unaided {GB}, by Dansili {GB}) through the ring. Among them, the group have earned a combined $13.2 million. Monomoy Girl, owned by Monomoy Stables, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, was 2018's Champion 3-Year-Old Filly and the 2018 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner. She is three-for-three in 2020 and added...

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Bidding Back in the Bluegrass with Fasig-Tipton's Horses of Racing Age Sale Monday

The Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale, which has steadily built momentum through its first seven years, comes smack up against the swirling uncertainty of a global pandemic when it returns for its eighth renewal at the company's Newtown Paddocks Monday afternoon. The catalogue for the one-session auction, bolstered by the late addition of recent stakes winners, includes 182 offerings. Bidding begins at 4 p.m. Consignors seemed eager to get back to business ahead of the auction, but were cautious about expectations. "This sale is getting more popular every...

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County Final Among 11 Supplements to Fasig-Tipton HORA Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added 11 supplemental entries, led by graded stakes placed juvenile County Final (Oxbow), to its July Horses of Racing Age Sale which will be held Monday in Lexington. County Final, who will be offered as hip 166, was a debut winner over the turf at Churchill Downs June 5 and is coming off a runner-up effort behind 'TDN Rising Star' Cazdero (Street Sense) in the June 27 GIII Bashford Manor S. He is consigned by trainer and co-owner John Ennis. Also added to the auction is the 3-year-old...

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Hooked On Horse Racing: Liz Crow

Tired of all the bad news? So were we. So, in our new series, we focus on the positive, asking people from non-horse racing families two questions: how they get hooked, and how they'll hook someone else on horse racing this year. LIZ CROW, BSW BLOODSTOCK & ELITE SALES What was the experience that made you fall in love with horse racing? I grew up in Washington, D.C. where both my parents worked in politics. Horse racing was far from anything I ran into on a day-to-day basis. My mom...

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