The Fasig-Tipton March Digital Sale closed Tuesday afternoon with 29 horses sold for $795,000. Offerings included breeding stock, horses of racing age, 2-year-olds, and yearlings.
Mount Craig (Arrogate) (Hip 11), a 4-year-old racing/stallion prospect, topped the sale when sold for $140,000 to Harry Rosenblum from the consignment of Juddmonte. Out of the stakes winning, graded stakes-placed Curlin mare Flash Forward, Mount Craig is placed in four of five starts at three and four with earnings to date of $54,074. A late addition to the sale after a running a good third in maiden special weight company Mar. 2, Mount Craig sold from trainer Bill Mott’s stable at Oaklawn Park.
“Fasig-Tipton does a great job with their internet bidding,” said Rosenblum. “They have a good product and great people. We’re thrilled to get Mount Craig as a racing prospect.”
Ek Haseena (Songandaprayer) (Hip 10), dam of recent G3 Saudi Derby winner Commissioner King (Commissioner), was the sale’s top-priced broodmare. George Sharp purchased Ek Haseena for $130,000 from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Danny and Allison Caldwell. A stakes-placed winner herself, Ek Haseena is already the dam of four winners from five to race. Ek Haseena was offered in foal to Jimmy Creed.
“We had a fantastic sale,” said Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales Leif Aaron. “This was the first calendar sale of the year and we’re thrilled with the results. It was great to see the 17-minute bidding war on Terrier (sold for $55,000), which showed that for the right horse, the digital platform can offer the same spirited bidding and excitement of an in-person sale.”
In total, 29 horses sold for $795,000, good for an average of $27,413. The RNA rate was 17%. Two-hundred-fifty users registered to bid on the 35 offerings.