Bidding for “Pinehurst Flash Sale” Opens Tomorrow on Fasig-Tipton Digital

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Three-year-old colt Pinehurst, a Grade 1 winner and multiple graded stakes winning millionaire, will be offered for sale on Fasig-Tipton Digital in a one-horse online auction.  The son of Twirling Candy will be consigned as a racing/stallion prospect by ELiTE, agent.

Bidding will open tomorrow on Thursday, November 17 at noon eastern.  Bidding will close on Tuesday, November 22 at 2 pm eastern.

Following a debut victory at two from the rail at Del Mar, Pinehurst captured the Del Mar Futurity S. (G1) by more than four lengths in his second career start. 

In his three-year-old debut, he finished second to the highly regarded Forbidden Kingdom in the San Vicente S. (G2), earning a 90 Beyer speed figure and a 10 Ragozin figure.  In his next start, he shipped to Saudi Arabia to win the Saudi Derby (G3).  Stretching out to a mile, he was on or near the lead throughout and gamely repelled foes in the stretch.

Pinehurst has earned more than $1,200,000 to date.

Pinehurst is by Twirling Candy, a Grade 1 winning son of Candy Ride (ARG) and the sire of seven Grade 1 winners and four millionaires.  His first dam, Giant Win, is a multiple stakes producing full sister to graded stakes winner First Passage.  First Passage is in turn the dam of graded stakes winner Berned, as well as First to Act, who has placed in the Beldame S. (G2) and Turnback the Alarm H. (G3) this year.  Pinehurst’s immediate family also includes Grade 1 winners Graeme Hall and Harmony Lodge.

“Pinehurst’s credentials make him a highly attractive offering,” said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales.  “He’s a Grade 1 winner at two, an international graded stakes winner at three, and impeccably bred.  He should have a broad appeal to racing and stallion operations the world over.”

For further information:
Leif Aaron