Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland Push Back Starting Dates Of November Mixed Sales

Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland have pushed back the starting dates of their respective signature November mixed sales by a day to allow more time for travel and inspection following the Breeders’ Cup, which takes place Nov. 1-2.

Fasig-Tipton has adjusted the date of its selected breeding stock sale, The November Sale, to Tuesday, Nov. 5. The sale had previously been scheduled for Nov. 4.

Keeneland announced that its 2019 November Breeding Stock Sale will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at noon, and run through Sunday, Nov. 17. The November Sale was originally scheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 5.

 

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OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2019 New Owner of the Year Award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and had a positive impact on the industry.

The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2019. The award will be presented at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., scheduled to be held October 28 through October 30, 2019, in the week leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Nominees for the New Owner of the Year Award must have made their first start as a Thoroughbred owner in the past four years, had an ownership stake in a horse at the time it won a stakes race in the past 12 months, and had a verifiable owner license in 2019.

Anyone, including current owners, can nominate an owner who meets the criteria for the award. Thoroughbred performance as well as a nominee’s promotion of the sport will be considered. A selection committee that includes industry personnel and established owners will choose the winner.

Past recipients of the New Owner of the Year Award include Sol Kumin, LNJ Foxwoods, Charles and Susan Chu, and the Churchill Downs Racing Club.

“The annual Thoroughbred Owner Conference celebrates Thoroughbred ownership, so it is the perfect venue to present the New Owner of the Year Award,” said Gary Falter, project manager for OwnerView.

To submit a nomination, please contact Gary Falter for a nomination form at (859) 224-2803 or gfalter@jockeyclub.com.

More information about the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, including online registration, can be found at ownerview.com.

OwnerView is a joint effort spearheaded by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds and provide accurate information on trainers, public racing syndicates, the process of purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred, racehorse retirement, and owner licensing.

Formed in 1898, Fasig-Tipton is North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction house. With headquarters in Lexington, Ky., the company conducts 14 sales annually in California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, and New York.

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Big World Sells for $725,000 at Fasig Tipton

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Louisiana bred, Big World (Custom For Carlos-Tensas Wedding Joy) wins the G1 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2017. Barbara Livingston photo.

 

Champion Louisiana Bred filly Big World sold Monday, November 6, at the Fasig Tipton November Sale in Lexington, Kentucky for $725,000. The Grade 1 stakes winner brought the highest price to date for a Louisiana bred. She was among the top 25% of horses sold in the record breaking auction which saw the highest gross in the sale’s history. She was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, LLC.

“This is a fine Grade 1 winning Louisiana Bred mare. She is by a stallion who stands here in Louisiana that is really turning heads,” says Roger Heitzmann, III, Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “As I have said in the past, I see the path for Louisiana breds moving in a positive direction as we go forward.”

Bred in Louisiana by Curt Leake and Elm Tree Farm, LLC (Michelle & Jody Huckabay), Big World has earned $629,190 to date with a record of 7 wins and 5 thirds from 13 starts including the 2017 G1 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs and the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct.  Her dam Tensas Wedding Joy is an unraced daughter of Broken Vow. She is by Custom For Carlos who is among the leading sires in Louisiana as well as the top 15 third crop sires currently standing in North America. Custom For Carlos stands at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom,  Louisiana for a 2018 fee of $3,500 Live Foal.

Louisiana breds continue to improve in value on the national sales stage. A full brother to Big World Sold in March of this year for $400,000 at Fasig Tipton Gulfsteam, while a year ago, another Louisiana bred, a colt by Curlin-Moonlight Love sold for $350,000 at Keeneland September.

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Big World to Sell at Fasig-Tipton November

Maggi Moss will offer this year’s GI La Troienne S. winner Big World (Custom for Carlos–Tensas Wedding Joy, by Broken Vow) at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale through the Bluewater Sales consignment. The 4-year-old Louisiana bred filly, a five-time stakes winner, captured the 2015 GIII Tempted S. as a 2-year-old. She capped a four-race win streak with a 1 1/4-length victory in the May 5 La Troienne. On the board in all but one of 13 starts to date, Big World has won seven times for earnings of $629,190.

“Big World has taken me on a great journey and her victory in the La Troienne was a highlight of my career as an owner,” Moss said.

Big World’s juvenile full-sibling Gracida, a $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream purchase by Amr Zedan, was a front-running winner of his debut at Del Mar Saturday.

 

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Custom For Carlos Two-Year-Old; Full Brother to Big World Brings $400,000 at Fasig Tipton Gulfstream Sale

A 2015 Louisiana bred colt by Custom For Carlos out of Tensas Wedding Joy sold for $400,000 at the Fasig Tipton Gulfstream Sale, Wednesday, March 1. The chestnut colt is a full brother to Graded Stakes winner Big World who has  5 wins from 9 starts to date including the G3 Tempted S., Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S., LA Bred Premier Night Distaff S., etc.

He was bred in Louisiana by Curt Leake and Elmtree Farm, LLC. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., he was puchased by Dennis O’Neill for brother trainer Doug O’Neill. Among the top runners the O’Neill barn has delivered are Derby winners Nyquist and I’ll Have Another.

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