Songbird To Mandy Pope For $9.5 Million, Tepin To Magnier For $8 Million At Fasig-Tipton November

Fasig-Tipton launched its single-session November Sale of breeding stock Monday night to a flurry of seven-figure price tags, which are detailed below.

The most anticipated two hips in the sale, Songbird and Tepin, lit up the board in competitive bidding sessions. Multiple Eclipse Award-winning champion Songbird, billed as the “most accomplished broodmare prospect ever to be offered at public auction in North America,” brought an eye-popping $9.5 million from Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm and will therefore remain in Kentucky. Taylor Made Sales offered the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who was conditioned by Jerry Hollendorfer for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm.

Pope indicated Songbird’s breeding plans are not yet determined.

Porter told the press his stable star had nearly doubled her reserve, which was below $5 million. That was the same figure Porter said he put in Havre de Grace, who sold for $10 million at the 2012 Fasig November sale.

“You know, if you’ve got one bidder at $5 million, it’s going to be pretty obvious if it’s just the auctioneer and that one other person,” Porter said. “There’s no sense making a fool of yourself and I didn’t want to make a fool of myself. I just thought it’d be better if they knew real people were bidding. Nobody wants to get run up on that kind of horse and if that was all she was going to bring, I was going to have to live with it.”

Tepin drew $8 million from M.V. Magnier, bidding from the back ring at Fasig-Tipton. Elite Sales consigned the daughter of Bernstein, who is also a half sister to Vyjack, for owner/breeder Robert Masterson. Two-time Eclipse Award winner Tepin won over the turf in three countries and faced the males repeatedly under the guidance of trainer Mark Casse. Magnier indicated to media that Tepin, who sold in foal to Curlin, would join Coolmore’s broodmare band in Ireland and likely visit Galileo in 2018.

  • Stays In Vegas, selling in foal to Curlin, hammered at $1.45 million to James Keogh, signing for Star Guitar Inc. The daughter of City Zip, offered by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, retired at the end of last year the winner of more than $400,000 and the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes. Jerry Hollendorfer conditioned the mare for Jungle Racing, KMN Racing, and LNJ Foxwoods.
  • Nickname, a daughter of Scat Daddy who retires as a Grade 1 winner, brought $3 million from agent Kerri Radcliffe. Consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent, Nickname was trained by Richard Mandella for LNJ Foxwoods in her time on-track.
  • Miss Temple City drew $2.5 million from agent Steve Young, who declined to identify the purchaser but noted the mare will stay in the United States. Select Sales, agent for The Club Racing LLC, consigned the daughter of Temple city who has earned more than $1.6 million in earnings. Miss Temple City wrapped her career last month with a sixth in the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile for trainer Graham Motion.”She was good her whole life and I hope she’s good in her second career,” said Young. “We had to fight hard to get her but I’m glad we got her. She won against colts, she won against older horses, she was great over in Europe, she’s a Dynaformer line horse who won going five and a half furlongs — she’s a very rare horse.”
  • Mesa Fresca, dam of Grade 1 winner Harmonize, brought $2 million midway through the night. Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain, consigned the Sky Mesa daughter, who was presented in foal to commercially-popular stallion War Front.
  • Earlier, Land Over Sea kicked off the broodmare portion of the session with a bang, dropping the hammer at $1.3 million to Shadai Farm.The half sister to War Story sold in foal to Nyquist, and boasts a runner-up effort in the 2016 Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, as well as a win in the G2 Fair Grounds Oaks from the Doug O’Neill barn. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales, the daughter of Bellamy Road raced under Reddam Racing’s silks.

Two weanlings also topped seven figures within the first two hours of the auction.

  • The first was Hip 21, a Street Sense filly who raised $1 million from Reynolds Bell, acting agent for Alpha Delta. The full sister to Grade 1 Las Virgenes winner Callback was consigned by Paramount Sales.
  • Later in the sale, an American Pharoah weanling consigned as Hip 46 also brought $1 million for consignor Eaton Sales. Emmanuel de Seroux signed the ticket on behalf of Grand Farm of Japan. The filly is out of Untouched Talent, making her a half sister to graded stakes winner and sire Bodemeister.

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