Pounce Tops Successful February Digital Sale


The February Digital Sale closed Tuesday evening with 116 horses sold for $4,308,800. The catalogue featured horses of racing age, breeding stock, and yearlings. Also featured in the catalogue were breeding stock and yearlings from Phase 1 of the Dispersal of Ruis Racing LLC. The 752 registered bidders were a new record for a single sale on Fasig-Tipton Digital.

Pounce (Hip 138), a three-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky, topped the sale when sold for $370,000 to Resolute Bloodstock from the consignment of Highgate Sales, agent. Offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, Pounce is a winner at 2 and 3, on dirt and turf, and has earned $96,004 in just three career starts to date. She hails from the immediate family of two-time champion and millionaire Essence Hit Man.

The remainder of the top five sold included:

  • Broodmare Salt Lake Candy (Hip 36), in foal to Not This Time, sold for $330,000 to PMP from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. A young unraced daughter of Candy Ride (ARG), Salt Lake Candy is a half-sister to the dams of dual Eclipse Champion Goodnight Olive and graded stakes winner Mohawk Trail. The foal she carries is bred on the same cross as Grade 1 winner Epicenter and Grade 2 winner Simplification.
  • Baroness Juliette (Hip 40), in foal to Cancun, sold for $270,000 to H. Albina, agent for Newtownanner, from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The mare's second foal is recent Sam Davis S. (G3) (TAM) No More Time, currently 9th on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.
  • Antares (Hip 17), a four-year-old son of American Pharoah, sold for $210,000 to Willowbrook Stables, agent for Flying P Stable, from the consignment of Killora Stud LLC. Offered as a horse of racing age, Antares won two of his last three starts and has been on the board in six of nine career starts to date.
  • Sister Otoole (Hip 12), a daughter of Amira's Prince (IRE), sold for $190,000 to Willow Park Stud Scone from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent. A multiple stakes winner, five times graded stakes placed, Sister Otoole was offered as a broodmare prospect. Her half-sister Frosty O Toole (Frosted) provided a timely update with a good second in the Nellie Morse S. (LRL) on February 17. She is also a half-sister to the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Money from the immediate family of Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Well Armed and recent Grade 1 winners Cyberknife and Played Hard.

"The clearance rate (90%) was amazing, with rock solid action from top to bottom," said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton's Director of Digital Sales. "We have to thank our buyers and sellers for making this such a successful sale."

Overall, 116 horses sold for $4,308,800, good for an average of $37,144. With 129 hips offered, the RNA rate was just 10%. More than 750 potential buyers registered to bid, a single-sale record for the platform.

Full results are available online.

The next Fasig-Tipton Digital sale will be the March Digital Sale, which opens for bidding on Thursday, March 7, and closes on Tuesday, March 12. Entries close on February 28. Please call Leif Aaron at (859) 255-1555 to nominate or email laaron@fasigtipton.com. Nominations will also be accepted via the Client Portal.


Mark Casse, trainer of sale-topper Pounce (Hip 138)

"I'm happy we got her sold. I love these digital sales because this is a prime example for guys like us who buy and sell. It just works. When a horse runs well, that's what we do – we sell them. I've been fortunate to train some really good turf fillies and I think Pounce has the potential to be one."

PHOTO: Pounce