CINNAMON SPICE, a six-year-old half-sister to Grade 1 winner Violence, brought $700,000 from International Equities Holding at Tuesday’s final session of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Fox Hill Farms, Cinnamon Spice toured the ring as Hip No. 345
The Kentucky-bred daughter of Candy Ride possesses a current mark of 9-4-0-2, $144,820. She is out of the Gone West mare Violent Beauty, whose best runner, Violence, captured the 2012 CashCall Futurity (G1) at Hollywood Park.
Cinnamon Spice’s third dam was the Hall of Fame champion Sky Beauty and her fourth dam is Maplejinsky, a half-sister to European champion sprinter Dayjur whose descendants also include Grade 1 scorers Point of Entry, Pine Island, Pleasant Home, and Tale of Ekati.
The second highest price of the session was GLORY, who was the last horse through the ring as Hip 640. The Grade 2-placed five-year-old, also offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Fox Hill with Taylor Made serving as agent, was gaveled down to Abdullah Saeed Almaddah for $300,000.
By Tapit, Glory possesses a mark of 15-3-4-2, $202,690. She’s been stakes-placed four times, the best being a second in the 2016 Santa Ana (G2). Glory also placed in the 2015 runnings of the Robert J. Frankel (G3), Santa Ysabel (G3), and California Oaks.
Out of Ki Maniere, a daughter of Sadler’s Wells and Grade 1 winner Dress to Thrill, Glory descends from Irish highweight and classic winner Trusted Partner, whose descendants also include European highweight Free Eagle and Irish champions Easy to Copy, Lisieux Rose, Custom Cut, and Sapphire.
Although business was down Tuesday compared to last year’s corresponding session, the two-day auction saw increases in gross and average but a small dip in median. On Tuesday, 187 horses sold for $4,799,500, a decline of 3.4 percent from last year when 157 head brought $4,966,100. The session average was off 18.9 percent, from $31,631 to $25,666, while the median dipped 33.3 percent, from $12,000 to $8,000.
Cumulatively, 351 horses sold for $9,501,800, a rise of 15 percent over 2016 when $8,260,600 was grossed from the sale of 341 horses. The average rose 11.7 percent, from $24,225 to $27,071, while the median declined 5.3 percent, from $9,500 to $9,000.
Full results can be viewed at fasigtipton.com.