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Fasig-Tipton Boss Appeals To Aust Buying Bench
Lexington-based sales company Fasig-Tipton is preparing an outstanding catalogue of mares for its annual November Sale to be held on November 5, many of which have pedigree links to appeal to the Australasian market. Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr appealed to Australian buyers: "We have an outstanding catalogue in development that will include a large number of off the track race mares as well as several young mares in foal on their first covers that should really suit the Australasian broodmare owner… North American broodmares have punched well above their weight in Australasia as producers with the likes of Foxwedge, Anabandana, Smart Missile, Red Ruler, November Rain, Platinum Princess and So Pristine [all] recent group winners, which cannot be ignored by breeders or yearling buyers alike." The sale boasts an impressive line-up that includes 3-time Gr1 winner Havre de Grace (Saint Liam-Easter Bunnette, by Carson City), Gr1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Musical Romance (Concorde's Tune-Candlelightdinner, by Slew Gin Fizz), as well as the dams of Gr1 Kentucky Derby and Gr1 Preakness Stakes quinella I'll Have Another (Flower Alley-Arch's Gal Edith, by Arch) and Bodemeister (Empire Maker-Untouched Talent, by Storm Cat). From a Southern Hemisphere perspective, the catalogue includes the multiple stakes-winning mare Hessonite (Freud-Lakab, by Manila), who hails from the family of King's Rose (King's Best-Rose City, by City West) and Anabandana (Anabaa-Great Notice, by Nureyev). The catalogue currently includes more than 50 stakes-winning fillies and 15 producers of graded/group stakes winners.