Fasig-Tipton Night of the Stars

'Remarkable' Fasig November Gross Tops $100 Million Again as Nest, Goodnight Olive Bring $6 Million

by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis LEXINGTON, KY - After a vibrant afternoon-into-night of bidding, the Fasig-Tipton November Sale grossed over $100 million for the third straight year with champions Nest (Curlin) and Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper) leading the way when bringing matching $6-million final bids Tuesday at Newtown Paddocks. "It was another remarkable horse sale, literally from start to finish," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It's really humbling to think that we've been able, for three years in a row, do over $100 million in sales in a single night....

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Nest to Bypass Breeders' Cup Distaff

Reigning champion sophomore filly Nest (Curlin) will not contest next month's GI Breeders' Cup Distaff, trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Saturday. Campaigned by Repole Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Michael House, the 4-year-old was last seen finishing fourth in Keeneland's GI Spinster S. Oct. 8. Additionally, plans have yet to be solidified whether the filly will be retired after the sale or will return in 2024. "While Nest has been galloping well since the Spinster, we just don't feel she's at her best for the Breeders' Cup Distaff," Pletcher told TDN...

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Fasig-Tipton Opens Nominations for 'Night of the Stars'

The Fasig-Tipton November Sale, also known as the 'Night of the Stars,' has officially opened nominations for the 2023 edition, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Nominations can be made by visiting fasigtipton.com. "We advertise the Fasig-Tipton November Sale as the world's premier breeding stock event, and for good reason," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It provides an atmosphere of electricity unlike any other Thoroughbred auction in the world, providing sellers with the strongest market for quality out there." The top-class sale is always...

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Kalypso Headed to Japan

Kalypso (Brody's Cause) (hip 192), last year's GI La Brea S. winner, got the broodmare portion of Fasig-Tipton's Night of the Stars going in earnest when bringing $2.1 from Japan's Katsumi Yoshida. Offered as a broodmare prospect only, she was consigned by Gainesway, Agent II on behalf of co-owner Gainesway, who campaigned her with David Bernsen, Rockingham Ranch and Chad Littlefield. Kalypso was a $240,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling buy.

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Bobby Flay's Pizza Bianca Offers a White-Hot Pedigree at Night of the Stars

Bobby Flay has always been content to settle for a bit of slow cooking when it comes to his Thoroughbred breeding program, but this particular project probably took a little longer than even the patient chef and restaurateur expected. Flay purchased the yearling filly White Hot (Ire) for 1,250,000 guineas at the 2014 Tattersalls October sale on the advice of his late bloodstock agent James Delahooke. Eight years later, he figures to be paid back, with interest, when her Breeders' Cup-winning daughter Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock {Aug}) sells with Elite...

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Rombauer's Dam and Full-Sister Supplemented to Fasig-Tipton

The dam of 2021 GI Preakness S. winner Rombauer (Twirling Candy) has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton 'Night of the Stars' sale, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 in Lexington. Additionally, Rombauer's weanling full-sister has been supplemented to the same sale. Both will sell under the consignment of Gainesway, agent. The 11-year-old Cashmere (Cowboy Cal) is slated to go through the ring as hip #319. A half-sister to GSWs California Flag (Avenue of Flags) and Cambiocorsa (Avenue of Flags), the latter who also produced two GSWs and is the granddam of...

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Fasig Bound Going Global Adds Another Graded Tally

Just minutes after her stablemate Balnikhov (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}) took Keeneland's GIII Bryan Station S., millionaire Going Global added another graded tally to her CV in what is likely to be the final start of her career. The bay is set to be offered next Sunday as hip 292 at Fasig-Tipton's Night of the Stars. The Irish import won six of her first seven Stateside starts, including the GI Del Mar Oaks last August followed by a score in this event last term when it was held at Del Mar...

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Spotlight on The Night of the Stars: Wicked Whisper

Wicked Whisper (Liam's Map - Zayanna, by Bernardini) made quite an impression in Saratoga during the summer of 2019 when she cruised to a 6 1/4-length juvenile maiden win and earned 'TDN Rising Star' status. That victory was just the beginning for the striking chestnut, who went on to become a Grade I winner at two and a graded winner at three. Now, she prepares to go through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale carrying her first foal by Curlin. "Wicked Whisper has every ingredient to be a foundation...

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