Munnings Mare Tops Opening Fasig-Tipton Session
Munnings daughter Munny Spunt was on top at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale on Monday with Family Friends paying $340,000 to make her the most expensive offering of the first session.
“She's a little taller than most Munnings,” buyer Judy Pryor told Thoroughbred Daily News. “She is perfectly smooth and correct for breeding purposes. She has a nice walk and she's in foal to Justify. And I wanted to go home with a famous horse.”
Offered by Hunter Valley Farm, the Grade III winning 9-year-old sold in foal to Justify on a March 18 cover and foaled a filly named Midsummer March by Mendelssohn in 2021. Each of her four dams on the page has produced at least one stakes winners with her dam a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Blues Street and Grade III placed Beale Street.
“We knew she was probably one of the highlights of the day,” Hunter Valley’s Fergus Galvin told Thoroughbred Daily News. “She's graded stakes winner by Munnings and in foal to the right stallion. And her produce, we're still waiting for that runner, but she's got a good sales history. I think they got a good buy. She's a really good mare.”
Munny Spunt’s third dam is the Grade I winning Stormy Blues, who also produced two stakes performers and the dam of a stakes producer.
Munnings three stakes winners in 2023 is third best among all North American sires with his five stakes performers seventh best among the group.