Mensa ‘Hammers’ for Resolute $740,000

April 29, 2024

Sets Digital Sale Record After Bidding War

Mensa. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

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LEXINGTON, Ky.—Two-year-old colt Mensa sold for $740,000 on April 29 in the one-horse Mensa Flash Sale, setting a record for the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform. Offered by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for D.J. Stables LLC Graduate, Mensa was the subject of a nine-minute protracted bidding war, with John Stewart’s Resolute Bloodstock eventually emerging as the winner.

An easy gate-to-wire winner of his debut on April 12 at Gulfstream Park for trainer Mark Casse, Mensa is entered in Thursday’s Kentucky Juvenile S. at Churchill Downs, where he has been installed as the second choice in the morning line odds. 

“We are always looking to add talented runners to our stable and we’re thrilled to have such an exciting two-year-old colt in Mensa,” said buyer John Stewart of Resolute Racing. “We have already bought several horses on Fasig-Tipton Digital, and obviously love the platform. Fasig Digital delivers quality offerings to the market on a year-round basis, and all the information is right at your fingertips. We’re looking forward to ‘Thurby!’”

Mensa is from the first crop of Complexity, winner of the Champagne S. (G1) at two. Complexity currently leads the early ranks for a first-crop sire by winners and total progeny earnings.

“Today’s digital sale results, for our horse Mensa, is a testament to the combined efforts of Taylor Made Sales, our trainer Mark Casse, and of course Fasig-Tipton,” said seller Jon Green of D.J. Stables. “Having purchased and now sold the highest priced horses in digital sale history, it’s obvious that we are true believers of that platform. We would like to thank Resolute Racing and sincerely wish them the best of luck with this worthy colt.”

Mensa is the most expensive offering on Fasig-Tipton Digital to date, eclipsing the previous record set earlier this month when broodmare Eileen’s Dream sold for $660,000 with her Curlin foal at foot and bred back to Charlatan.

“We would like to thank the Greens and Taylor Made for the opportunity to sell this record setting colt on Fasig-Tipton Digital,” said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales. “His webpage had 2,500 individual visitors, which is remarkable for just a single horse.”

The full result of today’s Mensa’s Flash Sale may be viewed online.

Fasig-Tipton’s next digital sale is the May Digital Sale, scheduled for May 9-14. Nominations close tomorrow, May 1.  Nominations can be made at digital.fasigtipton.com.

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