06/17/2011 1:27PM

Heiligbrodts to disperse stock


Corinne and Bill Heiligbrodt, among the nation’s leading owners with more than $21 million in purse earnings since 2005, will disperse their bloodstock and take a hiatus from Thoroughbred ownership “to devote more time to family and other business interests,” according to an announcement by Fasig-Tipton.

Fasig-Tipton will handle the first phase of the dispersal, which will take place on July 12 immediately following Fasig-Tipton’s July select yearling sale at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky. That sale will consist of about 80 horses of all ages and will take place in a continuous session immediately upon conclusion of the 303-horse yearling sale. Among the highlights are Steve Asmussen-trained Cornpiper, a 3-year-old Indian Charlie colt who won a Santa Anita maiden special weight in April, and recent Honeymoon Stakes winner Local, a 4-year-old Louisiana-bred Offlee Wild filly trained by James Hudson. The consignment will include yearlings, 2-year-olds in training, racehorses aged 3 and up, and mares in foal and with 2011 foals by their side.

Bluewater Sales will act as consignor for the Heiligbrodt’s stock.

The Heiligbrodts have been active in both Thoroughbred breeding and racing and have ranked among North America’s top 10 owners in each of the last four years. Among the 118 stakes winners to carry their colors were Grade 1 winners Appealing Zophie, Golden Ballet, Cashier’s Dream, and Lady Tak. They currently rank 14th on the owners’ rankings with $1,165,595 in earnings and 44 wins from 298 starts.

Catalogs for part one of the dispersal will be available from June 22 online and June 25 in print, and racing information updates will appear at www.fasigtipton.com until July 12.