The Elite Sales team sold five more mares for $1 million or more at Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars and Keeneland November’s Book 1, with WinStar Farm’s Paris Lights topping them all, selling for $3.1 million to Spendthrift Farm. She was just the 3rd G1 winning daughter of Curlin to ever be presented at public auction and she also gave Elite it’s first Keeneland November sales topper. Paris Lights is the 20th $1 million mare to her sold by Elite.
Across town at Fasig-Tipton, G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf champion Aunt Pearl stole the show, selling for $3 million to Masahiro Miki. Campaigned by Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Michael Kisber, Peter Deutsch and The Elkstone Group, Aunt Pearl was brilliant at two, earning TDN ‘Rising Star’ honors in her debut before breaking the stakes record in the G2 Jessamine on her way to the Breeders’ Cup.
Siena Farms and Tim Hamm’s Dayoutoftheoffice went for $2.85 million to Shadai Farm. Dayoutoftheoffice is Into Mischief’s most accomplished two-year-old filly to date and the 95 Beyer Speed Figure she earned when winning last year’s G1 Frizette is the fastest of any two-year-old filly in 2020 and 2021.
Klaravich Stables’ G1 American Oaks winner Duopoly hammered for $1.6 million to Katsumi Yoshida. The four-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom was a brilliant gate to wire winner in the American Oaks, coming home the final quarter mile in 22 3/5.
Peter Brant and Coolmore’s Etoile sold for $1.6 million as well, selling to Lake Villa Farm of Japan. Purchased by these partners out of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, Etoile captured the G1 E. P. Taylor last year. She is French Champion sire Siyouni’s most accomplished filly to ever be presented at public auction.