Monday night at Fasig Tipton was well represented by the top fillies and mares in the country. Below is the story of Miss Temple City who we were very sad to see go, but all good things comes to an end and she is ready to be a Mum. She was bought by Steve Young as agent for an undisclosed buyer but thankfully she’ll be staying in the US. She is currently being turned out at beautiful Claiborne Farm.
Arles was soon after. She has been lightly raced this year but won the Long Island Handicap (Grade 3) at Aqueduct a couple of days before, going wire to wire. Tough thing to do over 1 1/2 miles. She was bought by a Japanese owner for $700,000.
Queen Blossom was the next to go through the ring. Bred on strong European lines by Jeremy out of a Mark Of Esteem mare, she was sold for $220,000 to owners who race in California.
Towards the end of the night everyone waited with bated breath for German bred Graded Stakes winning Quidura. We were hoping to have her back here at Herringswell but she was sold for the amazing price of $3,600,000 which was out of reach of most people. Sadly she did not return to us.
Always a tough time when these horses we’ve got to know and love over the years have to move on but we keep in the back of our minds that although we love them and take care of them like our own, they are not ours to keep.