07/24/2006 11:00PM

ClassicStar dispersing at F-T


Fasig-Tipton Kentucky will conduct a dispersal of about 90 broodmares owned by ClassicStar at its November mixed sale in Lexington, Ky., the auction house announced Tuesday.

That will be the first of two expected broodmare dispersals by ClassicStar.

ClassicStar has not yet finalized its list of mares on offer, pending pregnancy checks, said Fasig-Tipton's marketing director, Terence Collier.

"All the pregnant mares will be offered this year," Collier said. "Any mares not tested pregnant will be put through the breeding shed, and they'll offer them in the second phase of the dispersal next year."

ClassicStar collected expensive broodmares in the last five years, buying such stars as champion Xtra Heat privately; a full sister to Fusaichi Pegasus named Bliss for $4 million; champion Banshee Breeze's dam, Banshee Winds, for $2.4 million; Turko's Turn, dam of Horse of the Year Point Given, for $2 million; Win's Fair Lady, a full sister to Graeme Hall and a half-sister to Harmony Lodge, for $2.2 million; and Grade 1 winner Gaviola for $1.9 million

In 2002, ClassicStar was the nation's leading broodmare buyer, spending more than $17 million for 27 mares.