10/13/2014 7:26PM

Fasig-Tipton Texas: Trappe Shot filly headlines new-format sale


A yearling filly from the first crop of Trappe Shot brought a bid of $50,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of yearlings, breeding stock and racing prospects Monday at Lone Star Park near Dallas. This year’s renewal marked the first time the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and mixed auctions were combined.

Fasig-Tipton reported 114 horses sold for a total of $687,900, or an average of $6,034. There were 57 horses that did not sell. The median was $3,000, and the buyback rate was 33 percent.

Fasig-Tipton moved the Texas yearling sale six weeks later this year and expanded it to include breeding stock and horses of racing age at the request of the state’s breeders. The traditional winter mixed sale was last conducted in 2011.

“It’s a new sale in content, so the only thing we can go back to is the mixed sale we had several years ago and certainly it was by far better than that,” said Tim Boyce, sales director for Fasig-Tipton Texas. “Whether this type of sale this time of year helps the marketplace, we’re going to evaluate that.”

During the last winter mixed sale, in December 2011, a total of 55 horses sold for $250,440, for an average of $4,553. During last year’s yearling sale, 97 sold for $1,255,100 million, for an average of $12,939.

The yearlings sold first on Monday, with an unnamed daughter of Claiborne Farm sire Trappe Shot bringing the sale-topping bid from the Texas-based operation Grand Oaks. The Texas-bred is out of the winning Silver Deputy mare Deputy G G, and a half-sister to Ranger Heartley, a past winner of the California Derby. Stoneview Farm, agent, consigned the Trappe Shot filly that hails from the female family of recent Grade 1 Spinster winner Don’t Tell Sophia. She sold as Hip No. 32.

The second-highest priced yearling was an unnamed Jet Phone filly that brought $30,000 from Double Infinity Ranch. She is a Texas-bred out of the multiple stakes-winning Early Flyer mare Formal Flyer, and she was consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent.

White Scarf, a Matty G mare believed to be in foal to Old Fashioned, topped the broodmare portion of the auction at $10,000. Van French purchased White Scarf, who was consigned by Ellen Caines, agent for H & E Ranch.

The top-selling weanling was a Mr. Nightlinger colt who brought $10,000 from Inside Move, Inc. Caines, acting as agent, consigned the Texas-bred who is out of the multiple stakes-winning mare One O Seven, by Vice Regent.

Foreinfinity and Networked, a pair of racing-age horses coming off wins, did not sell after bringing respective bids of $39,000 and $29,000. They were the final horses through the ring Monday.

For hip-by-hip results, click here.