Fasig-Tipton to Conduct Dispersal of Lothenbach Breeding Stock, Yearlings, and Horses of Racing Age at Kentucky Winter Mixed and on Fasig-Tipton Digital

Bell's the One (Coady Photo)
Bell's the One (Coady Photo)

Lothenbach Stables, Inc. will completely disperse its breeding stock, yearlings, and horses of racing age with Fasig-Tipton over the next three weeks.

Robert Lothenbach, the prominent Minnesota owner and breeder who passed away in November of 2023, operated one of the most successful racing stables in North America for more than 30 years.  Since 2000 alone, Lothenbach color bearers have won more than 800 races and earned more than $30,000,000 on the racetrack according to Equibase.  His stable ranked in the top 10 nationally in 2020 and 2022.

All breeding stock and yearlings will be sold at Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, to be held on February 5 and 6 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The 65 entries of breeding stock and yearlings at Kentucky Winter Mixed will be spread among two consignors – Vinery and Taylor Made.

The majority of these entries will be offered in the sale’s supplement.  The main catalogue also contains entries that had been previously catalogued prior to the estate’s decision to completely disperse. 

All Lothenbach supplement entries may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print versions will be available on the sales grounds.

Included among the breeding stock offerings are Bell’s the One (hip 476), winner of the Derby City Distaff S. (G1) and a five-time graded stakes winner of more than $2,000,000.  Also offered is broodmare prospect She Can’t Sing (hip 485), a graded stakes winner of $883,558 and a daughter of Bernardini. Mares in foal to Authentic, Blame, Bolt d'Oro, Candy Ride, Charlatan, Into Mischief, Jackie’s Warrior, Maclean’s Music, Omaha Beach, Uncle Mo, and Yaupon are also on offer.

The Kentucky Winter Mixed offerings also include 22 yearlings, by such sires as American Pharoah, Candy Ride, City of Light, Essential Quality, Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Maxfield, Medaglia d’Oro, Omaha Beach, Practical Joke, Twirling Candy, and War Front.

“Mr. Lothenbach’s breeding program was old-time – pedigrees he had developed as part of an operation that was 100% breed to race,” commented Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “His families have never been offered on the public market and his yearlings have been raised with one goal – to be racehorses.”

Prior to the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, the complete dispersal of Lothenbach Stable’s horses of racing age will be conducted on Fasig-Tipton Digital, the company’s online platform.  The approximately 90 Horses of Racing Age, which consist of three-years-old or older, will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. 

Bidding for the Lothenbach Dispersal of Horses of Racing Age on Fasig-Tipton Digital will open on Monday, January 29 and close on Friday, February 2.  The catalogue will be made available for previewing prior to the start of the digital sale.

“Mr. Lothenbach’s passing is an immense loss to Thoroughbred racing, as he loved and participated in all aspects of our sport as an owner and breeder, while also highly active at auctions,” noted Browning.  “We are honored that his family has chosen Fasig-Tipton for the dispersal of the majority of his Thoroughbred holdings.”

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Evan Ferraro