Zadorsky, Into Happiness Top Fasig-Tipton August Digital Sale
The August Digital Sale closed Tuesday afternoon with 84 horses sold for $2,074,700. Offerings included breeding stock, horses of racing age, and yearlings. A pair of active race fillies shared top billing, while the gross and number of registered bidders established new records for the Digital platform.
Zadorsky (Hip 1), a two-year-old Tapiture filly and the first offering to close, sold for $180,000 to Hoolie Racing Stable from the consignment of Legion Bloodstock. The bay filly was most recently 2 1/4 lengths first in maiden special weight company at Saratoga on August 13 under the tutelage of trainer Wayne Catalano. Zadorsky has won or placed in all three of her career starts, with earnings of $72,890. She was offered from her training stable at Churchill Downs.
Into Happiness (Hip 8), a four-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, matched the $180,000 top price when sold to KPO Holdings from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The bay filly is coming off a three-race win streak, including a pair of victories at Saratoga, the most recent on August 9 for trainer Mark Hennig. Into Happiness has a record of 13-4-2-0 and earnings of $215,797 to date. She was offered from her training stable at Saratoga.
Stakes producer San Antonio Stroll (Hip 16) was the sale’s top-priced broodmare, sold for $175,000 to Girvin’s Girls from the consignment of Ocala Stud, agent for Cliff Love & Michelle Love. A nine-year-old daughter of Stroll, San Antonio Stroll is the dam of last year’s Saratoga Special S. (G2) winner Damon’s Mound (Girvin), who provided a timely update when he won the Robert Hilton Memorial S. at Charles Town on Friday to increase his earnings to $379,700. The mare was offered carrying a foal from the first crop of Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster.
“The August Digital Sale showed a very healthy market at all levels,” said Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales Leif Aaron. "For the first time on the platform, we grossed more than $2,000,000 in a single sale. A record number of registered bidders for a record number of entries shows that Digital is continuing to grow in the right direction. We're very excited for the future."
In total, 84 horses sold for $2,074,700, good for an average of $24,699. Nearly 450 prospective buyers registered to bid on 122 offerings from 146 catalogued. The gross and number of registered bidders (448) were new highwater markers for the Digital platform, which launched in March of last year.
Results are available online.
The next Fasig-Tipton Digital will be the October Digital Sale, which opens for bidding on Thursday, October 5 and closes on Tuesday, October 10. Nominations are now being accepted. Please call Leif Aaron at (859) 255-1555 to nominate or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Fasig-Tipton and Taylor Made did an outstanding job of promoting our entries in the August Digital Sale. We are so pleased with the results and will regularly utilize the online platform as an outlet to sell our ready-made, proven racehorses.” -Jon Green, DJ Stable (Hips 2, 5, 7, 18, 46, 53, 56, 79, 89, 99; Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent)