Two days later Flight route experienced a pivotal moment in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) tournament on November 5, the second undefeated career with earnings of US$1.39 million as a stallion. will come into focus more clearly through a creative auction related to the Metaverse experience.
It was announced on October 25 by Lane’s End and Keeneland that the coveted 2.5% ownership stake in Flightline will be offered for sale on 7 November at the start of the Keeneland November Livestock Sale.
The winner will receive all the rights, benefits and obligations of a co-owner by mutual agreement of the 4-year-old and that individual or entity will have access to mating seasons and a share of livestock turnover in accordance with their percentage of ownership. Whether Flightline will race for 5th place after the Classics or retire will be decided after the Breeder’s Cup.
Bill Farish of Lane’s End, son of Tapit will be the property of the association at the end of his racing career”, but he is certain to retire as one of the most valuable thoroughbred prospects in recent memory. is a historic addition to the Lane’s End roster and the model association is an exciting way to get more people involved in a sport that otherwise has a high barrier to entry.”
Flightline, a three-time 1st place winner at distances from 7 to 1 1/4 miles, the perfect 5 for 5 for trainer John Sadler, are hugely popular figures in the sport. Classic. He won his most recent start, the TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) September 3, with an incredible 19/4 run and is now also the highest ranked runner world in the latest Longines World Best Race Horse Ranking.
The oddly fast pony won his 5 starts by a total margin of nearly 62 lengths for an average win margin of more than 12 lengths per start.
Depending on what happens in the $6 million Classic, some industry experts have estimated that the Flightline’s value as a steed could be as high as $60 million or more.
Flightline, in addition to Charlie mare Feathered, is owned by Hronis Racing, the breeder of Summer Wind Equine, West Point Thoroughbreds, Woodford Racing, the racing arm of Lane’s End and Siena Farm. A portion of West Point shares will account for 2.5% of the auction.
West Point purchased Flightline for $1 million from Lane’s End consignment at the 2019 Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s sale of selected New York birds of the year.
“The auction is a first and it is an exciting venture or partnership for us,” said Terry Finley, West Point president and founder. “It would give us a good indication of interest in this horse at stud, although we know there will be great demand for its services.”
Eligible bidders can check the terms of the supply agreement and must then pre-register and have established credit with Keeneland Sales before being allowed to bid on November 7. Bidding will takes place on-site, over the phone or through Keeneland’s online auction platform.
The November sale will also feature a unique immersive Metaverse experience that first gives viewers a close-up look at the sale from a virtual sale round modeled on Keeneland’s setup.
“With these immediate firsts — the chance to own a piece of the world’s finest racehorses and the chance to experience the world’s premier auction house in the Metaverse — Lane’s End and Keeneland once again demonstrate their commitment “Keeneland is always looking to innovate, but always has the groundwork to do what’s best,” said Shannon Arvin, chairman and chief executive officer of Keeneland. for the sport, with horses at the heart of it.”
The virtual component will be hosted on Spatial and accessible with an Oculus headset or by other options including desktop or mobile.
More than 3,600 horses have been cataloged for Keeneland’s 79th November Breeding Sale, which will begin at 1pm on November 7 and run through November 16.