02/10/2016 1:08PM

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Scat Daddy in demand at sale

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The principles of supply and demand were very much in evidence at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington, Ky., as mares carrying foals from what will be Scat Daddy’s final crop dominated the leaderboard. Of the six highest-priced broodmares sold in foal during the two-day run, three were carrying foals by the late sire, led by the $350,000 Funfair, sold to Olin Gentry as agent.

Scat Daddy was enjoying a career year when he suddenly died at age 11 in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud due to a suspected heart attack.

“Losing Scat Daddy was a real loss to the North American breeding industry,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said. “He was a stallion that provided great versatility, had appeal to Americans and Europeans, and was a stallion that was coming into his own. That was a real, real, real significant and painful loss considering his youth.”