GISW Pinehurst Sells for File Worth in FT Digital Sale

Final yr’s GI Runhappy Del Mar Futurity S. winner Pinehurst (Twirling Sweet–Large Win, by Large’s Causeway) bought Nov. 22 in a Fasig-Tipton Digital ‘Flash Sale’ for a file digital gross sales worth within the U.S. to an undisclosed purchaser, in accordance with Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton’s Director of Digital Gross sales. The value additionally was undisclosed.

“Tom Ryan [of SF Bloodstock] referred to as us on Wednesday of final week and we have been capable of open the sale up the very subsequent day, which confirmed the flexibility of the web site and the way shortly we may get the whole lot going,” stated Aaron.

Aaron stated Pinehurst appealed to each homeowners and breeders worldwide and, because the sale progressed, they’d events notably within the Center East and the U.S. He stated Fasig-Tipton had over 1,000 folks log onto the web site throughout the sale with registered bidders from all around the world. Aaron stated there have been a complete of 41 particular person bids on the horse.

“He was already a Grade I winner and a lovely specimen,” stated Aaron, “so not solely did the horse actually match some races, notably within the Center East, however there have been additionally a whole lot of breeders who have been him as a stallion. We had events from all around the world with folks from all completely different backgrounds within the horse.”

Based on Aaron, the client wished to stay nameless at the moment as Pinehurst is finally going to be a stallion within the U.S. and desires to launch the farm and knowledge himself. Aaron did say he was “99% positive” the horse could be standing in Kentucky.

“Principally, what we tried to do was make it as useful for the patrons and sellers as we presumably may,” stated Aaron. “What we now have carried out greater than something is present simply how liquid horses could be and the way we are able to activate a dime to supply an expertise for the patrons and sellers that’s equal to the expertise they’ll count on at a dwell public sale.”

Along with successful the Del Mar Futurity, Pinehurst additionally received the G3 Al Rajhi Financial institution Saudi Derby in Saudi Arabia and was second within the GII San Vicente S. Skilled by each Bob Baffert and John Terranova, Pinehurst’s present race file stands at 7-3-1-0 with earnings of greater than $1.2 million. His possession group consisted of the partnership of SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital, Catherine Donovan, Golconda Secure, and Siena Farm. Bred on an analogous cross to celebrity stallion Gun Runner, Pinehurst was consigned to Fasig-Tipton by Elite, agent, as a racing or stallion prospect.

“There have been 41 bids on the horse,” stated Elite’s Brad Weisbord. “This can be a huge sale for us, as a result of we’ve not bought many horses digitally. It was an ideal alternative offered by SF Bloodstock and their companions to promote a younger horse, a GI winner, who had some nice credentials, and to their credit score, they utilized this platform in an ideal means. This platform actually hasn’t taken off in America in the way in which it has in different places but. However when utilized for high-end inventory like this, I feel it does have a whole lot of life. I feel that one of many causes it hasn’t taken off is that there hasn’t been sufficient high-end inventory put on-line. However yesterday, we noticed that while you do have high quality and while you do time it proper, you will get an ideal end result. We’re grateful that the SF workforce gave us the product to convey to {the marketplace}. They’ve been huge supporters of ours with their racehorses, not simply right here, however all year long.”

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