Elite Sales

Something For Everyone As Keeneland November Wraps

The seasonal foliage was about the only thing falling at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded a wildly successful run in Lexington Friday afternoon. Over the course of 10 days of trade, sales officials reported gross receipts of $203,585,500 for 2470 horses sold, good for an average of $82,423. Further demonstrating the strength of middle market, the median price of $37,000 established a new November record, eclipsing the previous mark of $35,000 set on five previous occasions, but most recently in 2014. The buyback rate closed at a...

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Paris Lights Closes KEENOV Opener With a Bang

Bidding on behalf of Spendthrift Farm, Ned Toffey went to a session-topping $3.1 million to acquire Paris Lights (Curlin--Paris Bikini, by Bernardini) as the third-last horse through the ring as part of the supplemental catalog on the opening day of the Keeneland November Sale in Lexington. The 4-year-old filly, who was consigned to the sale by ELiTE, agent, went three-for-four as during her sophomore season, capping the campaign with a hard-fought head defeat of fellow WinStar Stablemates Racing colorbearer Crystal Ball (Malibu Moon) in the GI Coaching Club American Oaks...

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Paris Lights Supplemented to KEENOV

Grade I winner Paris Lights (Curlin--Paris Bikini, by Bernardini) has been supplemented to Book1 of the Keeneland November Sale, which will be held Nov. 10-19. Consigned by ELiTE, agent, she is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect. Bred by WinStar Farm and campaigned by WinStar Stablemates Racing, Paris Lights won last term's GI CCA Oaks and this year's GIII Distaff H. "Paris Lights is the whole package," WinStar Farm President and CEO Elliott Walden said. "She has a Grace I race record combined with a world-class pedigree. We are...

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Aunt Pearl Retired And Scheduled to Sell at FTKNOV

Breeders' Cup winner and 'TDN Rising Star' Aunt Pearl (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}--Matauri Pearl {Ire}, by Hurricane Run {Ire}) has been retired and will be entered in the Nov. 9 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, according to a release from Elite Sales, who will consign the 3-year-old filly. Campaigned by Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Peter Deutsch, Michael Kisber, and The Elkstone Group, Aunt Pearl was undefeated in three starts at two, beginning with her five-length 'TDN Rising Star' debut in a Churchill Downs maiden special weight and continuing in the GII...

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Vibrant Market At Fasig July HORA & Breeding Stock Sales

By Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis LEXINGTON, KY--There was plenty of buzz at Newtown Paddocks Monday with a lively day of trade for Fasig-Tipton's July Breeding Stock and Horses of Racing Age Sales. The popular Horses of Racing Age Sale was back for its ninth straight year and there was plenty of demand for promising or accomplished runners. Stakes winner Front Run the Fed (Fed Biz) topped the auction, selling to George Sharp for $440,000 off a third-place finish in the GIII Poker S. The second highest-priced horses was recent...

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Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age Sale Monday

The Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age--an amalgamation of live and digital auctions--will be conducted Monday, with bidding beginning at 1 p.m. The auction will be held with live auctioneers at the Keeneland sales pavilion and with horses presented for sale both physically at Keeneland and at off-site locations. Buyers have the option of attending the sale live or of bidding online. Elite Sales will offer 10 horses at the auction and all but one will be on-site Monday afternoon. The racing/broodmare prospect Mary's France (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}) (hip 4)...

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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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