Munny Spunt Tops First Session of Kentucky Winter Mixed
Fasig-Tipton conducted the first session of its Kentucky Winter Mixed sale Monday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. Offerings included racing/broodmare prospects, broodmares, and short yearlings.
Munny Spunt (Hip 293), a graded stakes winning daughter of Munnings, topped the session when sold for $340,000 to Family Friends from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent (video). Munny Spunt, winner of the Torrey Pines S. (G3) at 3, was offered in foal to Triple Crown champion Justify.
“It was a solid session today,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “I thought there was fair trade. There was lots of activity, especially on the short yearlings. The mares in foal and broodmare prospects that you would kind of turn down the page as you went through the catalogue sold well.”
Rounding out the first session’s top hips were:
- Brooke and Emory (Hip 60), purchased for $250,000 by BlackRidge Stables from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent. The young daughter of Speightstown out of multiple Grade 1 winner Hard Not to Like was offered with her second foal, a colt by Twirling Candy. Brooke and Emory is a half-sister to recent San Vicente S. (G2) runner up Faustin.
- Bubala (Hip 61), purchased for $250,000 by Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt from the consignment of Trackside Farm, agent. The daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) was offered in foal to last year’s Leading Third-Crop Sire Not This Time.
- Hits Pricey Legacy (Hip 202), purchased for $230,000 by Bowling Bloodstock, agent for Clearsky Farm, from the consignment of Buckland Sales, agent. Winner of last year’s Remington Park Oaks (G3), the four-time blacktype stakes winner was offered as a racing/broodmare prospect.
- A colt (Hip 62) from the second crop of Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible, purchased for $200,000 by Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt from the consignment of Trackside Farm, agent. The chestnut colt is the second foal out of the Candy Ride (ARG) mare Bubala (above).
- Mamie Van D (Hip 260), purchased for $200,000 by Catherine Parke from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. The five-year-old daughter of Curlin is out of a half-sister to three-time Leading Sire Tapit and was offered as a racing/broodmare prosect.
“We’ve seen a continuation of the marketplace we saw throughout 2022,” concluded Browning. “It’s healthy. It’s not exuberant. It’s rational.”
During the opening session, 182 horses changed hands for $5,524,300. The average was $30,353 and the median $10,500. The RNA rate was 20.5%.
Session results are available online. The sale continues Tuesday, February 7, at 10 AM.