Recent Winner Breeze Easy (GB) Tops December Digital Sale

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Breeze Easy (GB) | Hodges Photography

The December Digital Sale closed Tuesday evening with 186 horses sold for $3,167,000. The catalogue, which was the largest ever offered on the platform to date, featured broodmares, horses of racing age, broodmare prospects, yearlings, weanlings, and a stallion share in and lifetime breeding right to first-crop sire Flameaway.

Four-year-old race filly Breeze Easy (GB) (Hip 310) topped the sale when sold for $180,000 to Glenn Burrows from the consignment of St George Sales, agent. Fresh off an allowance win Friday at the Fair Grounds, Breeze Easy is a graded stakes placed daughter of Bated Breath (GB) and has earned just shy of $200,000 to date racing in England, Ireland, and the United States. Out of the stakes winning Royal Academy mare Polar Circle, Breeze Easy is a half-sister to Group 2 placed and group stakes winner Artic Sound.

Said Burrows on his purchase of the sale topper: "Bidding from Australia, it’s exciting for me to be able to buy a Graded placed racemare fresh off a nice win on the turf only several days earlier in the US. I’ve bought many fillies and mares around the world online and found the Fasig process seamless and the information provided was first class and gave me the confidence to click a button and buy a mare. It’s now very exciting to have a mare running in stakes races in the U.S. before I bring her back to Australia to either continue racing or be retired to my Willow Park Stud in Scone."

KBS went to $150,000 to secure the sale’s second highest-priced offering, Googol Joke (Hip 32), a two-year-old son of Practical Joke consigned by Greenfield Farms, agent. A maiden winner last time out at the Fair Grounds, Googol Joke came into the sale with one win and one third from two career starts and earnings of $35,978.

Rounding out the top three prices of the sale was Sherif Ali (Hip 12), a two-year-old colt by American Pharoah, sold for $115,000 to Jonathan Green from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Sherif Ali broke his maiden on debut at Woodbine in October and came into the sale off a good second in allowance company over the same track and distance shortly after bidding opened on Thursday. The colt has a record of one win and one second from two lifetime starts and earnings of $29,628.

"This was a 'slam dunk' to close out the year. I'm very happy with the results," said Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales Leif Aaron. "The number of entries, registered bidders, and gross all exceeded previous records for our digital sales. We got the stallion share and lifetime breeding right done. We did in a week online what normally takes sales companies, stud farms, and buyers 60 days. I'm very proud of that and proud of our team at Fasig-Tipton."

Commented first-time Digital seller Paul Manganaro, seller of Por Que No (Hip 309), in foal to Constitution: "The flexibility and ease of the process was great, and my mare never had to leave her stall on the farm. I am still amazed that it took only five short days from the time I called Fasig to the time my mare sold. I see the many benefits that digital sales can have for both sellers and buyers and I will make sure digital sales are part of my plan going forward."

Overall, 186 horses sold for $3,167,000. More than 700 users registered to bid, with buyers in 27 states and another three countries. Full results are available online.

The next Fasig-Tipton Digital Sale will be the February Digital Sale, which opens for bidding on Thursday, February 15, and closes on Tuesday, February 20. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit for details.

For more information:
Leif Aaron, Director of Digital Sales
(859) 255-1555