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US: Munny Spunt tops first session of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Munny Spunt, a graded-stakes-winning daughter of Munnings (Speightstown), topped the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale when sold for US$340,000 (approx. AU$491,360) to Family Friends from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm. Munny Spunt, winner of the Torrey Pines Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) as a three-year-old, was offered in foal to Triple Crown champion Justify (Scat Daddy). During the opening session, 182 horses changed hands for US$5,524,300 (approx. AU$7.98 million). The average was US$30,353 (approx. AU$43,870) and the median US$10,500 (approx. AU$15,180). The RNA rate was 20.5 per cent. “It was a solid session today,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said. “I thought there was fair trade. There was lots of activity, especially on the short yearlings. The mares in foal and broodmare prospects that you would kind of turn down the page as you went through the catalogue sold well. We’ve seen a continuation of the marketplace we saw throughout 2022. It’s healthy. It’s not exuberant. It’s rational.”