Amazonian Tops Final Phase of Glen Todd Dispersal on Fasig Digital
Bidding closed Thursday on the final phase of the Glen Todd Dispersal. The catalogue, which features 35 entries of in-foal mares and weanlings, opened for bidding on Thursday, September 22. Ballysax Bloodstock consigned as agent for the Estate of Glen Todd.
Amazonian (Hip 27), a graded stakes placed stakes winner by Malibu Moon, sold for $420,000 to KatieRich Farms to top the sale. Amazonian was offered carrying her second foal, by Nyquist; that foal is bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Nyquist’s first-crop Grade 1 winners Vequist and Gretzky the Great. With a deep Phipps family pedigree, the six-year-old mare’s second dam is multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire My Flag, who produced Eclipse Champion Storm Flag Flying, and who is herself a half-sister to Grade 1 winners and successful sires Miner’s Mark and Traditionally.
“We are very excited about adding Amazonian to the KatieRich broodmare band,” said George Barnes of KatieRich Farms. “A stakes winning mare from a top family, this mare’s page was enough to sell her. Seeing her class on display at the open house and the fact she’s in foal to one of the most exciting young stallions in Nyquist gave us confidence in pulling the trigger.”
My Kentucky Rose (Hip 6), dam of last year’s Canadian Derby (G3) winner Uncharacteristic, sold for $50,000 to Schiano Racing as the second highest price of the dispersal. My Kentucky Rose has produced two winners from two starters to date and was offering in foal to Horse of the Year Knicks Go.
My Kentucky Rose’s weanling filly by Frosted (Hip 32) sold for $40,000 to Castlegate Farm as the co-highest price of the weanling portion of the sale.
Also matching that $40,000 price tag was a weanling colt by Practical Joke out of Seven Feathers (Hip 30), purchased by James Doyle. The colt is the second foal out of a full sister to multiple stakes winner Taylor Said from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Chelsey Flower and Pure Fun.
“We are delighted with the result of the sale and somewhat taken aback by the results,” said Carl McEntee of Ballysax Bloodstock, which consigned on behalf of the Estate of Glen Todd. “Obviously Amazonian was the highlight of the sale, and we expected her to sell well, though even she brought above our valuations. It was bittersweet given the circumstances but I know that Mr. Todd would have been delighted and very proud of his daughters achievements. It was a great honor to know Mr. Todd and a privilege to have been tasked with the final phase of the dispersal. The online platform at Fasig-Tipton is exceptional and we should all be looking towards that forum as we move forward through the next decade.”
Overall, 35 horses sold for $1,024,100.
“Thank you very much to all the buyers who supported the sales of my Pop's prize possessions, his horses,” said Shelley Todd, daughter of Glen Todd. “I know they're going to good homes and that was the most important to the both of us. Best of luck, I look forward to following these horses into the winner’s circle.”
Todd continued: “Todd Manor is continuing operations here in Midway, Kentucky, as once it's in your blood, it's not coming out! Also to honor my late father Glen Todd and Uncle Troy Taylor, to ensure their dreams and legacies will carry on in ‘The Sport of Kings’.”
“I want to thank to the Todd family for entrusting Fasig-Tipton Digital with the dispersal of their late father’s bloodstock,” said Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales. “We had buyers from Washington State to Florida to Ontario and everywhere in between which is a real testament to Mr. Todd’s legacy. We had a record number of registered bidders in this sale and also had a record number of veterinarians visiting the repository for the weanlings. This sale was a great representation of what Fasig-Tipton Digital can accomplish. We had over 250 registered bidders and the bidding at the end of the sale was very spirited.”
Full results are available online.