LEXINGTON, Ky.--Fasig-Tipton's single session selected breeding stock auction on Sunday, Nov. 6, for the second consecutive year, grossed more than $100,000,000.
Thirty-one horses sold for $1,000,000 or more over the course of the single session, including 10 which sold for $2,000,000 or more.
Eclipse Champion Gamine (Hip 289), offered carrying her first foal by Quality Road, topped the sale when sold for $7,000,000 to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, agent.
A 5-year-old daughter of three-time Leading Sire Into Mischief, Gamine set records on and off the track.
In May of 2019, Gamine set a then-record for most expensive 2-year-old Thoroughbred sold at public auction in the state of Maryland when sold for $1,800,000 at the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale.
Eighteen months later, she blazed a new track record in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, covering 7 furlongs in 1:20.20 to defeat older fillies and mares by 6 ¼ lengths as she pleased.
A nine-time winner in 11 career starts, Gamine scored seven times in graded stakes company, including in addition to her Breeders’ Cup victory: an 18 ¾-length victory in the G1 Acorn Stakes in her stakes debut at 3; a 7-length win in the G1 Test Stakes; and victories in the G1 Derby City Distaff Stakes and G1 Ballerina Handicap last year at 4.
She earned $1,771,500 on the track for owner Michael Lund Petersen and was named Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter at 3 in 2020.
“IT'S KIND OF a magical night,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Last year, we surpassed $100,000,000 in gross for the first time and it was one of those goals you dreamt about, but you didn’t think it was realistic to accomplish. We were fortunate enough to do it last year and we did it again this year. It was another remarkable sale.”
A pair of racing/broodmare prospects sold for $5,000,000 each as the sale second-highest priced offerings:
The first of these through the ring was the sport’s fastest G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil (Hip 233), who sold for $5,000,000 to Whisper Hill Farm.
Hunter Valley Farm, agent, offered the 5-year-old daughter of Daredevil as a racing/broodmare prospect.
To date, Shedaresthedevil has won 10 times, including victories in the G1Kentucky Oaks, G1 La Troienne Stakes, G1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and five other graded stakes, and earned $2,777,458.
Also drawing a top bid of $5,000,000 was international Group 1 winner Campanelle (IRE) (Hip 272), purchased by M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent for Stonestreet Stables.
A 4-year-old daughter of Kodiac, Campanelle won the G1 Prix Morny in France at 2 and scored in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes that year at Royal Ascot.
Last year, she returned to that prestigious meet, winning the G1 Commonwealth Cup.
This year in North America, she added the G3 Ladies Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs to her resume, making her a graded/group winner in three countries.
To date, Campanelle has won six times for earnings of $1,070,417.
Another pair of Grade 1 winners sold for $4,000,000 each to round out the session’s top five prices:
Narvick International went to $4,000,000 to secure dual hemisphere G1 winner Blue Stripe (ARG) (Hip 316) from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent and M.V. Magnier bought multiple Grade 1 winner Bellafina (Hip 264), in foal to Tiz the Law, for $4,000,000 from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.
Earlier in the session, Bellafina's first foal, a filly by Uncle Mo (Hip 128), sold for $1,350,000 to top the weanling portion of the sale.
Paramount Bloodstock purchased the February foal, bred by Orpendale/Chelston/Wynatt & Kaleem Shah Inc., also from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.
The price was the second highest ever paid for a weanling in the history of The November Sale.
“The excitement and the energy were palpable,” said Browning. “It was a great environment to sell some really quality horses. Tonight was absolutely a reflection of the quality horses we’re given the opportunity to sell. It was a fantastic horse sale tonight. We couldn’t be any more appreciative of the support and trust that people give us.”
Overall, 169 horses sold for $101,214,000, the second consecutive year that The November Sale realized total sales in excess of $100,000,000 and second only to last year’s edition in gross.
The average was $598,899 and the median was $250,000.