Royally Bred Remedy on Top at Kentucky Winter Mixed
The Kentucky Winter Mixed sale ended Tuesday afternoon on a high note, topped by a graded stakes credentialed broodmare prospect from the coveted family of champion sire Into Mischief.
Remedy (Hip 619), a five-year-old broodmare prospect with a collector's pedigree, sold for $570,000 to top the session and the sale (video). Twin Creeks Farm purchased the graded stakes placed daughter of Creative Cause from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. A winner at two and three, Remedy finished second in last year's Comely S. (G3) and Remington Park Oaks (G3). She is out of a 100% winner-producing daughter of 2016 Broodmare of the Year Leslie's Lady, whose six winners include three-time Eclipse Award winner and two-time Breeders' Cup champion Beholder; Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn; and 2019 Leading Sire and Grade 1 winner Into Mischief.
"We got some really nice horses that came in late," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning when asked about the supplemental catalogue from which the sale topper was offered. "A horse like Remedy was obviously a standout. She would have been a lovely mare in November, she was a lovely mare in February, she's going to be a lovely mare wherever she is."
The top-priced broodmare was Flashly (Hip 630), a young half-sister to Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia. Sallusto & Albina, agent purchased the five-year-old winning daughter of Denman (AUS) for $310,000 from the consignment of St George Sales, agent (video). Flashly was offered carrying her first foal, by last year's Leading Freshman Sire and 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.
Hip 526, a filly by Street Sense, was purchased by First Finds for $265,000 to become the sale's most expensive short yearling (video). The gray or roan filly, offered by Bluewater Sales, agent, is the first foal out of Froyo Star (Rockport Harbor), a half-sister to Street Sense's Grade 1 winning millionaire Sweet Reason. Hip 526 was bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables LLC.
Of the sale's place on the calendar as the last public auction before the start of the North American breeding season, Browning noted that "[Fasig-Tipton] has the flexibility to provide a legitimate marketplace for sellers and buyers alike… you can bring a quality horse here in February and be not only fairly treated but rewarded. The quality horses walk in here and they're bidding all over the house."
Overall, 368 horses sold for $9,777,100, good for an average of $26,568 and median of $8,500. Twenty-eight horses sold for $100,000 or more, up 27% from 22 sold at or above that level in 2019.
Results are available online.