10/09/2012 3:05PM

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga mixed sale topped by Munnings weanlings in early selling


A pair of weanlings from Munnings’s first crop were the early leaders Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga mixed and racing-age sale.

By 3:30 p.m., the one-day auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., had sold 73 horses for a total of $1,079,700, yielding a $14,790 average at that stage and a $12,000 median in a market that was proving especially difficult for broodmares. The session also struggled early with a buyback rate that was running at 44 percent at 3:30 p.m.

The session-leading price of $67,000 was for the Munnings daughter of That’s Ok, a full sister to Spinaway runner-up Forever Partners. Vinery Sales sold the chestnut filly, a Feb. 24 foal, to Bernard Stables. Earlier in the session, a Munnings colt out of Nice Kitty Kitty, by Forest Wildcat, fetched a $57,000 bid from buyer Mill Creek Farm, agent. He is a March 26 foal and a half-brother to Canadian winner Pure Blue. The family also includes graded winner Dancinginherdreams and recent juvenile stakes winner Doubled. Vinery also sold the $57,000 colt.

Only four of the top 15 prices at that point were for mares. The top-priced broodmare at that point was $55,000 Song of Broadway, a 5-year-old Tiznow mare carrying a May foal by Freud. The three-time winner is out of stakes winner Morning Sun, by Dehere, and sold to Anthony Muiccio. Darby Dan Farm, agent, was the consignor.