ELiTE Press Release
Aunt Pearl (IRE), winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), has been retired from racing and will be consigned by Elite Sales at Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars on November 9 in Lexington, Kentucky. She will be part of a consignment that features three other Grade 1 winners.
At last year’s Fasig-Tipton Night of the Stars, Elite led all consigners by average, median, and gross sales, with its seven-horse consignment producing total sales of more than $22 million. Since its inception in 2017, Elite Sales has led the world in selling racehorses, having sold 15 millionaires in four years.
Aunt Pearl, owned by Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Peter Deutsch, Michael Kisber and The Elkstone Group, went undefeated in 2020 with three gate-to-wire scores, culminating in her Breeders’ Cup triumph. That race subsequently produced the winners of this year’s English One-Thousand Guineas (G1) and the Commonwealth Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot, cementing Aunt Pearl’s global status as one of the best of her generation. The three-year-old daughter of Lope de Vega (IRE), became a TDN ‘Rising Star’ with a five-length maiden win over the Churchill Downs turf course before setting a new stakes record in winning the Jessamine S. (G2) at Keeneland, completing the 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:40 4/5.
Also featured in Elite’s Night of the Stars draft is last year’s Frizette S. (G1) winner Dayoutoftheoffice. Campaigned by Siena Farm and Blazing Meadows Farm, Dayoutoftheoffice will be just the second G1 winning daughter of top sire Into Mischief to be sold at a breeding stock sale. After breaking her maiden in her debut at Gulfstream Park, Dayoutoftheoffice shipped to Saratoga and won the Schuylerville (G3) by 6 lengths before defeating subsequent Eclipse Champion Vequist by two lengths in the Frizette. Dayoutoftheoffice rounded out her two-year-old season with a second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Keeneland, besting fellow G1 winners Simply Ravishing and Princess Noor.
Elite will also consign Etoile (FR), a five-year-old Grade 1 winning daughter of leading international sire Siyouni (FR), to the Fasig-Tipton auction. A top rung stakes perfomer on both sides of the Atlantic, she captured last year’s G1 E.P. Taylor at Woodbine for owners Peter M. Brant, Mrs. M. V. Magnier, and Mrs. Paul Shanahan. Prior to her G1 victory in North America, Etoile captured France’s Prix Cleopatre (G3) at Saint-Cloud before missing by just a length in the Prix de Diane (G1). She finished ahead of eight Group or Listed stakes winners in that classic race, including two G1 winners. Etoile is on schedule to defend her crown in the E.P Taylor S. on October 15.
Rounding out Elite’s quartet of G1 winners is last year’s American Oaks conqueror Duopoly. Owned by Klaravich Stables, Duopoly won the American Oaks (G1) in impressive wire-to-wire fashion, finishing the last quarter mile in a sharp :22.63. She defeated a strong field that included two other G1 winners, one of which was 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner, Sharing. Prior to her win at Santa Anita, Duopoly also captured the Winter Memories Stakes at Aqueduct in front running style.
“We are honored that many of the sport’s most successful owners are entrusting Elite to bring their best to the marketplace,” said Bradley Weisbord of Elite Sales. “These four Grade 1 winning females, all off the track, should have broad appeal to the world’s leading buyers. We look forward to showcasing them at Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars on November 9 after the Breeders’ Cup.”