Kiki Courtelis

Town and Country Brings More Mischief to Saratoga

The team at Town and Country Farms knew they had a good one when heading into the Keeneland September sale last fall and its Into Mischief colt delivered in the sales ring when selling to the stallion-making partnership of SF Bloodstock/Starlight Racing/Madaket for $850,000. Now named Newgate, he began to justify the price tag with a 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy debut at Del Mar last Saturday (video). The Courtelis family's operation will be hoping history repeats itself when it sends a full-sister to the colt through the sales ring during the...

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Fasig Adds April Digital Selected Sale

After launching their digital platform last week, Fasig-Tipton has added an April Digital Selected Sale set for Apr.21-26. Nominations will close Apr. 14, although the company will still accept approved selected nominations after that date. "We were very pleased with the debut of our digital platform earlier this week," said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales. "We received positive feedback from both buyers and sellers about both the platform and quality of offerings.   They conveyed to us their desire to see more Fasig Digital auctions in the near term,...

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Stallion Share Tops Initial Fasig Digital Sale

A stallion share in Almanzor (Fr) topped Fasig-Tipton's inaugural March Digital Selected Sale when selling for $250,000 to Riviera Equine SARL/Haras d'Etreham when online bidding concluded Tuesday afternoon. The 9-year-old stallion, who stands in France at Haras d'Etreham, will be represented by his first crop of 3-year-olds this year. A Group 1 winner on the racetrack, he is the sire of Dynastic (NZ), who is Group 1-placed in New Zealand, as well as the group-placed Andalus (NZ) and Queen Trezy (Fr). Also bringing six figures at the auction was Bramble...

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