Business Model Tops October Digital Selected Sale

Business Model, a four-year-old racing prospect by Candy Ride (ARG), sold for $130,000 to Fergus Galvin, agent, to top the October Digital Selected Sale, which closed the afternoon of Tuesday, October 11.

Godolphin, who bred and raced Business Model, consigned the gelding as Hip 20. Business Model is a winner at 3 and 4 with earnings of $146,993 to date. He entered the sale off a good runner up finish in allowance company at Churchill Downs on September 16. The four-year-old is out of the graded stakes winning Bernardini mare Innovative Idea, making him a half-brother to this year’s Acorn S. (G1) winner Matareya (Pioneerof the Nile).

“The October Digital Selected Sale posted a 70% clearance rate with a flurry of bidding across the country,” said Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales Leif Aaron. “It was another successful sale for our clients on our digital platform and we look forward to a strong December sale.”

The October Digital Selected Sale opened for bidding on Thursday, October 6 at 12 PM ET. The first of 32 catalogued entries closed Tuesday, October 11 at 2 PM ET, with each subsequent entry closing at two-minute intervals. Full results are available online.

The upcoming December Digital Selected Sale will be held December 8-13, with nominations closing November 30. The sale will feature weanlings, broodmares, broodmare prospects, and horses of racing age. For the first time for a digital sale, the sales grounds at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky, will be available for stabling to facilitate buyer inspections.

To nominate or learn more about the December sale, please contact Leif Aaron at or 859-255-1555.