11/01/2015 6:42PM

Fasig-Tipton November: Let Faith Arise, in foal to Tapit, sells for $2.1 million


Grade 1 winner Let Faith Arise, in foal to leading sire Tapit, sold for $2.1 million to Marie Jones to set the bar among broodmares early at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall selected mixed sale Sunday evening in Lexington, Ky.

The 5-year-old daughter of Kafwain was consigned by Taylor Made Sales, as agent.

"You buy the best, and you breed the best, and you hope to sell the best," Jones, who currently owns about a dozen mares, said.

Let Faith Arise scored her major win in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes and also won the Grade 3 Adoration Stakes. She placed in two other graded stakes events.

Let Faith Arise, who is out of the Grade 3-placed El Corredor mare Babe Hall, is from the family of Grade 1 winners Teddy's Promise, Danger's Hour, Moonshine Mullin, and Successful Affair, as well as graded stakes winners and sires General Meeting and Carson City.

Shortly following Let Faith Arise through the ring were stakes producer More Hennessy, who sold for $1.5 million to Summer Wind Farm; and Grade 1 winner Molly Morgan, who sold for $1.35 million to Stonestreet Farm.

More Hennessy is the dam of 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hootenanny, who also was a winner at the renowned Royal Ascot meeting. The 8-year-old Hennessy mare, a half sister to Grade 1 winner Cat Moves, was offered as agent by Eaton Sales. She sold in foal to international leading sire Galileo.

Molly Morgan, by Ghostzapper, was offered as a broodmare prospect only after an injury ended her career earlier this year, was consigned as agent by Belvedere Farm. The mare won three graded stakes events last year, then scored her highlight victory in the Grade 1 La Troienne Stakes in May at Churchill Downs.