Pachattack, who finished third in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr.
I) at Churchill Downs, commanded $1.2 million early in the first session
of the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington. Alan
Cooper, the racing manager for the Niarchos family, signed the sale
ticket and purchased the 5-year-old chestnut mare in the name of one of
the Niarchos’ entities, Flaxman Holdings.
The plan is to keep the daughter of Pulpit in training.
“She’s a lovely filly and we thought she should go on,” Cooper said.
“She was second to Aruna in the (Juddmonte) Spinster Stakes (gr. I).
She’s going to go to (trainer) Graham Motion. She has a lot of class.”