There were a total of 425 horses sold at the Fasig-Tipton Winter Sale February 9th, 2021 for a total of $12,506,700. There were still 99 not sold, but that's still an improvement in overall sales from last year's edition, which sold 368 horses for just $9,777,100. (Credit Bloodhorse, Meredith Daughtery)A big purchase was WHOA NELLIE, the daughter of ORB out of ALLEGHNEY ANGEL by MEDAGLIA D'ORO, who sold for $450,000 to St Elias Stables, offered by Fox Hill Farm, represented by Taylor Made Farm.
Over 12 career starts, the 5-year-old mare won six times, placed twice, and showed thrice.LADY'S ISLAND, who we've recently seen winning the $100K Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream Park, walked in as Hip 524 and sold for $310,000. LADY'S ISLAND is a 7-year-old mare by GREATNESS out of BROADWAY MARTHA by BROAD BRUSH. She's won more than half her starts, going 18 wins for 35 lifetime starts. Her lifetime earnings stand at $665,575.Another big purchase was SAGUARO ROW for $500K by Catherine Hudson, a bloodstock agent. The 6-year-old mare by Union Rags was offered as Hip 675 by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred services representative.
SAGUARO ROW's dam is CHARLIE GIRL by INDIAN CHARLIE. She held a record of five wins, two seconds, and two thirds from sixteen lifetime starts. She won $342,354 in lifetime earnings. Two of her best speed figures came in Aqueduct and she is also Grade 3 placed.Catherin Hudson is hopeful about keeping her in training.An interesting colt at Hip 672 HELLO HOT ROD was purchased for $335,000 by George Sharp.
HELLO HOT ROD has three wins and one second in four starts. He's earned $113,941. He's the son of MOSLER out of HELLO NOW by TIZNOW.The Fasig-Tipton president and CEO Boyd Browning commented on the tremendous demand at the sale, that it was encouraging, that they need to keep growing and bringing in more interested buyers. On matters of the COVID-19 pandemic's influence on the industry, he was optimistic. If we're required to wear masks to get some business down, he says, then that's what we'll do. And that this demonstrates resilience and adaptability, he said to that effect.
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