Wrong Color, Power Surge Top April Digital Selected Sale

The April Digital Selected Sale closed Tuesday afternoon with 15 offerings sold for $1,664,000. Among those sold were racing prospects, broodmare prospects, and in-foal mares. Bidding initially opened on Thursday, April 21.

Wrong Color (Hip 4), in foal to Caravaggio for 2023, sold for $400,000 to Anglo Saxon Bloodstock to top the sale. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Wrong Color is a stakes placed Gemologist half-sister to recent New Zealand Trophy (G2) winner Jean Gros and multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Tom's Ready.

Jay Em Ess Stable went to $370,000 to secure recent stakes winner Power Surge (Hip 22), a three-year-old daughter of Straight Fire consigned by Blaine Wright, agent. Winner of the Evening Jewel S. at Santa Anita on April 9, the California-bred filly has earned $126,590 to date. Power Surge is a half-sister to five other winners out of 100% winner-producer Strikes of Thunder (Thunder Gulch), including multiple stakes winner/graded stakes placed Even Thunder (Even the Score).

Rounding out the top five sold were:

  • Amazing Ride (Hip 5), in foal to Charlatan for 2023, sold for $270,000 to Green Ranch from the consignment of Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent. A winner daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) out of stakes winner/Grade 1 placed Endless Chatter (First Samurai), Amazing Ride's third dam is Grade 1 winner Preach, dam of sire Pulpit. The immediate family includes champions Minardi and Johannesburg; successful sire Tale of the Cat; and Grade 1 winner Joking.
  • Mamasez (Hip 11), in foal to Midshipman for 2023, sold for $150,000 to Castleton Lyons from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent. An unraced daughter of Giant's Causeway out of the Unbridled's Song mare Alpha Kitten, Mamsez is already the dam of two winners, including recent Monrovia S. (G2) winner Brooke Marie (Lemon Drop Kid). The mare herself is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Alpha Kitten (Tale of the Cat) and hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winning millionaire Came Home.
  • Topo Grigio (Hip 2), in foal to Liam's Map for 2023, sold for $140,000 to Denali Stud, agent from the consignment of Machmer Hall Sales. By Bodemeister, Topo Grigio is one of nine winners from 11 to race out of multiple graded stakes winner Summer Wind Dancer (Siberian Summer). She is a half-sister to the dam of Grade 1 placed/multiple graded stakes placed Voting Control.

At the close of active bidding, 15 horses had sold for $1,664,000, good for an average of $110,933. The median was $48,000. Buyers may still make offers on horses that failed to meet their reserve by visiting the sale page, and then clicking “Make Offer” next to the horse they are interested in purchasing.

What They're Saying

"Timing is everything. We had the right horse to sell - a filly by a hot sire, just won a stake, good looking and with clean vetting. All too often this update is lost waiting for a sale. The Fasig-Tipton Digital auction platform gave us exposure to the top buyers from around the world and our filly didn’t miss any training and got to sleep in her own stall. I would encourage anyone with the right horse to sell on the platform." -Jason Litt, selling partner of Power Surge (Hip 22)

"The digital format was seamless and easy to use, and the bidding process was exciting!" -Samantha Siegel, Jay Em Ess Stable, buyer of Power Surge (Hip 22)

"We were very pleased with the April Digital Sale. We are continuing to grow and seeing new clientele. It was great to see the spirited bidding in California and we are happy for both Samantha Siegel and the partners in Power Surge." -Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales

The next digital sale will be the first phase of the Glen Todd Dispersal, which is available for preview now at digital.fasigtipton.com. Bidding will open tomorrow, April 27, at 12 PM ET and close Tuesday, May 3, at 2 PM ET.

For more information on buying and selling at future Fasig-Tipton digital auctions, please contact Leif Aaron at laaron@fasigtipton.com or call 859-255-1555.