Gainesway sent just three mares through the ring at Tuesday’s Fasig-Tipton Sale but all three lit up the ring when bringing no less than $2.2 million, led by Finite.
A multiple graded stakes winner, OXO Equine’s Larry Best admitted to Blood-Horse that he fell in love with the Munnings mare and couldn’t leave without her. The seven-figure price tag also saw her happy former connections salute her with a cheer of “Thank you Finite” after the ticket was signed. Read more about Finite’s sale and Best’s plans for her here.
Congratulations to the happy sellers of G2 winner FINITE on their fantastic sale at #FasigNovember! FINITE sold for $2,200,000 to OXO Equine from the consignment of @Gainesway, agt. pic.twitter.com/ClG71QNaz6
— Fasig-Tipton (@FasigTiptonCo) November 9, 2021
Spendthrift Farm was the winning bidder on Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi when buying the mare for $2 million. Also second in the Darley Alcibiades (G1) during her 2-year-old season, Perfect Alibi is carrying her first foal by Into Mischief and was the eighth most expensive in-foal mare of the sale. Read more here.
Grade 1 winner Simply Ravishing rounded out the mares with a price tag of $1.7 million when purchased by Katsumi Yoshida. The winner of both the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) on dirt and the P.G. Johnson Stakes on turf, she was the most expensive New York-bred of the sale.
What a journey! Simply Ravishing, bred by @meglevy and out of a mare she purchased for $500, was a $50,000 yearling, a G1W, and now goes to Katsumi Yoshida for $1,700,000. The #NYbred daughter of the late @sequelnewyork #NYsire Laoban was born at Stonegate Stables. pic.twitter.com/2nGTUCIxnF
— NYTB (@nytbreeders) November 10, 2021
The lone weanling of the Gainesway consignment was the $210,000 Gun Runner colt out of This Cat Can Dance. A half-brother to AFLEET ALEX’s Grade 2-placed Dream Dance, the colt was purchased by Stonehaven Steadings.