Dontmesswithjoanne Leads ‘Unbelievably Strong’ May Digital Sale
The May Digital Sale on Fasig-Tipton Digital closed Tuesday afternoon with 34 hips sold for $1,402,700. Offerings consisted of breeding stock, including mares with foals at foot, horses of racing age, and yearlings.
Among the sale’s top results were a quintet of six-figure offerings:
- Dontmesswithjoanne (Hip 57), offered with her 2023 filly by Not This Time, sold for $210,000 to Good Luck Farm from the consignment of Simms Bloodstock, agent. Dontmesswithjoanne is a stakes winning daughter of Pioneerof the Nile from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Stellar Jayne and Starrer.
- Karakontie Flyer (Hip 8), offered with her 2023 colt by Upstart, sold for $200,000 to HMA from the consignment of Mullholland Farm, agent. Karakontie Flyer, by Karakontie, is a half-sister to a pair of Grade 1 winners in Pretty City Dancer, dam of this year’s Kentucky Oaks winner Pretty Mischievous, and Lear’s Princess. She was offered bred to Vekoma for 2024.
- Cornice Traverse (Hip 58), offered pregnant with her first foal to Good Magic for 2024, sold for $190,000 to Champion Equine LLC from the consignment of River Oak Farm LLC. A four-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, Cornice Traverse is a half-sister to stakes winner Bear’sway and a full sister to multiple Grade 1 performer Conquest Eclipse, from the immediate family of multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel John.
- Spankster (Hip 51), a four-year-old colt by Mastery, sold for $125,000 to Champion Equine LLC from the consignment of Case Clay Thoroughbred Management LLC, agent. A three-time winner at 3 and 4, Spankster has earned more than $255,000 in 15 career starts.
- You Gotta Be (Hip 60), a broodmare prospect added to the catalogue on Sunday, sold for $120,000 to Jason Loutsch from the consignment of Mill Ridge Farm, agent. A four-year-old filly by Curlin, You Gotta Be is out of a daughter of Kentucky Oaks winner Keeper Hill, from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Clabber Girl.
“The May Digital Sale was unbelievably strong,” said Leif Aaron, Director of Digital Sales. “We sold all types of horses and sold them well, averaging more than $40,000. The depth of buyers for the Digital sales continues to grow, with more than 300 users registered to bid this time around.”
In total, 34 offerings sold for $1,402,700, good for an average of $41,255. Nine horses sold for $50,000 or more.
Results are available online.
The next Fasig-Tipton Digital sale will be the August Digital Sale, which opens for bidding on Thursday, August 24, and closes Tuesday, August 28.
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