Eight Supplemental Entries Added to The Gulfstream Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued eight supplemental entries for The Gulfstream Sale, the company’s selected two-year-olds in training sale to be held on Wednesday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.

These newest entries are catalogued as hips 159-166:

  • Hip 159: Bodemeister – Bold Assurance colt (Paul Sharp, agent)
  • Hip 160: Curlin – Almonsoon colt (Paul Sharp, agent)
  • Hip 161: Malibu Moon – Stylish d’Oro filly (McKathan Bros, agent)
  • Hip 162: Tapizar – Running Wild colt (Randy Bradshaw, agent)
  • Hip 163: Cairo Prince – Spanish Post filly (Randy Bradshaw, agent)
  • Hip 164: Gio Ponti – Beautifulballerina colt (Hoby & Layna Kight, agent)
  • Hip 165: Morning Line – Fantasy Slam colt (SBM Training & Sales LLC, agent)
  • Hip 166: Fed Biz – Dress Parade filly (Sequel Bloodstock, agent)

These supplemental entries may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print versions of the Supplemental Catalogue will be available on-site at Gulfstream Park at sale time.

The sale’s under tack show will take place on Monday, March 26, beginning at 9 am.

Catalogue for The Gulfstream Sale Now Online

Gulstream_catalogue_front_FINALFasig-Tipton has catalogued 158 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, to be held on Wednesday, March 28, in the racetrack’s walking ring.  The sale will begin at 3 pm.

The under tack show is scheduled for Monday, March 26, beginning at 9 am.

“This is an exciting catalogue,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “There is strong sire power, quality individuals at a variety of price levels, as well as some exciting new faces in the consignor ranks coming to Gulfstream for the first time.  Additionally, this year’s sale is being held during Florida Derby week, which will bring extra buzz to the auction.”

Featured on the front cover of this year’s catalogue are current undefeated Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Oaks candidate DREAM TREE, and MOR SPIRIT, dominant winner of last year’s Metropolitan H. (G1).  The back cover features AUDIBLE, eye-catching 5 ½ length winner of the Holy Bull S. (G2) on February 3rd, as well as current graded stakes winners MOPOTISM, FOURSTAR CROOK, and SHAKHIMAT.

“Since conducting our first sale at Gulfstream in 2015, the racetrack success of our graduates has been nothing short of remarkable,” continued Browning.  “In just a short time, Gulfstream grads have claimed many of the sport’s biggest races, including the Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Florida Derby, Met Mile, Del Mar Futurity, and both the Futurity and Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos.  Most recently, 2017 sale grad AUDIBLE romped in the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream – 11 months after he breezed over the same dirt race track in our under tack show.”

The catalogue is now available online and will also be available via the Equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available from Fasig-Tipton offices by Monday, February 19.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro

Girl Talk Tops Solid Renewal of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Hip 574, 2018 Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale
Hip 574 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale ended Tuesday with gains across the board over last year’s edition and a decreased RNA rate. The sale was bolstered by 24 six-figure offerings, including yearlings, broodmares, and racing/broodmare prospects alike.

Girl Talk (Hip 574), a five-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, topped the session and the sale when sold for $310,000 to Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds as the last hip through the ring late Tuesday afternoon. The stakes placed winning daughter of Grade 2 winner One Caroline was offered as a racing and/or broodmare prospect by Denali Stud, agent for Ramona Bass LLC and Cheyenne Stables LLC.

“You can really sell a good horse right now,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There’s a lot of demand and the one thing that continues to be encouraging at the upper end of the marketplace is the number of bidders on both the foals and the mares.”

Also selling well on the day was Tricky One (Hip 498), a four-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song. Offered as a broodmare prospect by Gainesway, that filly fetched $275,000 from buyer International Equities Holding. Tricky One is a winning daughter out of the stakes winning Pulpit mare Simplify and a half-sister to stakes winner Simple Surprise.

A Tiznow colt (Hip 419) topped the yearlings on offer when sold for $260,000 to Jack Johnston.  Offered by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent for C & S, Hip 419 is a half-brother to three winners, including two stakes horses, from the immediate family of Grade 1 winning millionaire Star Standard.

A yearling son of Into Mischief (Hip 368) from the immediate family of champion Cozzene also came in over the bicentennial mark, selling for $220,000 to De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent.

Browning noted that outstanding conformation came at a “significant premium” during the two-day sale, regardless of whether the horse on offer was a yearling, broodmare, or racing/broodmare prospect.

Overall, 364 horses sold for a gross of $10,436,800, up 9.8% from last year’s total. The average was $28,673, a 5.9% increase from 2017, while the median was up 16.7% to $10,500. The RNA rate fell 2.8% to 22.7%.

Full results are available online.

Accomplished Fillies and Mares Top First Session of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Hip 68 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Stakes winning broodmare prospects and in-foal mares were the most popular commodities during the first session of the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale on Monday. The session saw multiple six-figure sales for yearlings, broodmares, and racing/broodmare prospects.

The session topper was multiple stakes winner Bling On the Music (Hip 68), purchased for $260,000 by International Equities Holdings from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent. Winner of the Gold Rush Futurity and Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at two, Bling On the Music was also third in open company as a juvenile, finishing third in the Pocahontas S. (G2) on the way to career earnings of $153,167. She was sold as a broodmare prospect.

Multiple stakes winner Great Soul (Hip 211), a five-year-old daughter of Great Notion from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Street Magician, also sold well, fetching $220,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect from buyer Donato Lanni, agent. Great Soul was consigned by Indian Creek, agent.

The top in-foal mare of the day was Coy Cat (Hip 119), a stakes winning and stakes producing daughter of Hold That Tiger which sold for $150,000 in foal to Into Mischief. The mare was purchased by SF Bloodstock from the consignment of Bill Murphy, agent.

A daughter of Distorted Humor out of multiple stakes winner Gilded Gold (Hip 189) led the day’s yearlings when sold for $105,000 to Machmer Hall. The dark bay or brown filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Thieves Gold from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Hope for a Breeze, Gigantic Breeze, and Dr. Kashnikov. She was consigned by Denali Stud, agent.

A colt by Violence out of multiple graded stakes winner Classic Elegance (Hip 110) came a close second, selling for $100,000 to James R. Layden from the consignment of Buckland Sales, agent. That colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Believe You Can and graded stakes winners Basket Weave, Chorwon, Rush Bay, and Itsaknockout.

Overall, 181 horses sold for $4,134,200, good for an average of $22,841. The median was $10,000.

Full results are available online.

Twenty-seven New Entries Added to Kentucky Winter Mixed Supplement

The latest additions to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Supplemental Catalogue are now available online.

The twenty-seven new entries, catalogued as hips 548-574, include racing and/or broodmare prospects, in-foal mares, and short yearlings.

These latest entries include:

  • LIRICA (Hip 548): Daughter of KANTHAROS was a stakes winner at two and three.  Immediate family of current leading three-year-old colt MCKINZIE. Catalogued as a racing/broodmare prospect with Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
  • SECRET GARDEN (Hip 549): G1 winner in her native Peru hails from the immediate family of G1 winners BERNARDINI, CARA RAFAELA, and LOVE AND PRIDE.  Catalogued as a racing/broodmare prospect with South Point Sales Agency, agent.
  • GIRL TALK (Hip 574): Stakes-placed daughter of MEDAGLIA D’ORO is out of multiple graded stakes winner ONE CAROLINE. A $390,000 yearling, she is a half-sister to graded stakes placed IMPROV, and her female family includes European Champion ST. JOVITE. Catalogued as a racing/broodmare prospect with Denali Stud, agent.

The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale will be held this coming Monday and Tuesday, February 5-6, in Lexington, Kentucky.  The Supplemental Catalogue will be offered on Tuesday, February 6, following the conclusion of the main catalogue.

Print versions of the supplemental catalogue will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton. The supplemental catalogue may also be viewed via the equineline sales catalogue app.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro

First Group of Kentucky Winter Mixed Supplemental Entries Now Online

kwm-18Fasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 30 entries for the 2018 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalogue.  Those entries may now be viewed online.

Fasig-Tipton will continue to add supplemental entries through this Thursday, January 25.

The supplemental catalogue, which will begin with hip 518, will be offered immediately following the conclusion of the main catalogue on Tuesday, February 6.

Included in the supplement are stakes winning and pedigreed broodmare prospects; dams of current stakes winners in foal to ANIMAL KINGDOM and WILL TAKE CHARGE; young mares in foal to AMERICAN PHAROAH and DIALED IN; and short yearlings.

Print versions of the supplemental catalogue will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton at sale time. The supplement will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.

The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 5 and 6, at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky.  Both sessions will begin daily at 10 am.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859) 255-1555

Seven F-T Sales Grads Nominated for Eclipse Awards

Once again in 2017, Fasig-Tipton graduates have proved themselves the cream of the crop, with seven grads nominated for Eclipse Awards. The seven finalists, all from Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sales, are nominated across five categories.

Graduate: 2014 Saratoga Sale
Finalist: Champion Older Mare

An Eclipse Champion at two and three, Saratoga Sale graduate Songbird kicked off her four-year-old campaign in June at Belmont Park, where she captured the Ogden Phipps S. (G1) by a length over a field that included eventual Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) victress Bar of Gold; Grade 1 winner and multiple graded stakes winner Carina Mia; and multiple graded stakes winners Paid Up Subscriber and Highway Star. Songbird followed that score with a length victory in the Delaware H. (G1) at Delaware Park, her second tally at the classic 1 ¼ mile distance. Following a neck defeat to eventual Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Forever Unbridled in the Personal Ensign S. (G1) at Saratoga, Songbird was retired from racing.

In her four-year-old campaign alone, Songbird won two of three starts and earned $980,000. Songbird’s final tally came to 13 wins and two seconds in 15 career starts, with total earnings of $3,692,000, in addition to her two Eclipse championships to date.

Her exceptional performances on the track at two, three, and four earned her similar marketplace appraisal: Songbird sold for $9,500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, the highest-priced thoroughbred sold at auction in 2017 and the second highest-priced broodmare prospect ever sold at public auction.

Graduate: 2014 New York-Bred Sale
Finalist: Champion Male Sprinter

New York-Bred Sale graduate Mind Your Biscuits finished second by a neck in his four-year-old debut in the Gulfstream Park S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park in February, but used that run as a springboard to his richest score. In March, Mind Your Biscuits traveled to Saudi Arabia to contest the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at the famed Dubai World Cup Carnival, a race he captured despite a six-wide move around the turn. Back stateside at Belmont Park, Mind Your Biscuits won going away from multiple graded stakes winners Awesome Slew and Tommy Macho. The New York-bred colt closed the 2017 season with a third in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and a second in the Cigar Mile H. (G1).

In 2017, Mind Your Biscuits won two of six starts, placing in three others, and earned $1,713,800. A Grade 1 winner and multiple graded stakes winner at three in 2016, Mind Your Biscuits has six victories and nine placings from an impressive 19 career starts, with career earnings of $2,509,166 to date.

Graduate: 2016 Saratoga Sale
Finalist: Champion Two-Year-Old Male

Saratoga Sale grad Bolt d’Oro drew away to win his late summer career debut in August and promptly followed up that score with two Grade 1 wins in September. Bolt d’Oro captured the Del Mar Futurity (G1) at Del Mar on September 4, then ran away with the FrontRunner S. (G1) at Santa Anita by nearly eight lengths on September 30. The two-year-old colt showed his courage and class in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Del Mar, racing seven wide through both turns and closing swiftly to finish third, ahead of Grade 1 winners Firenze Fire and Free Drop Billy and graded stakes winner The Tabulator.

Bolt d’Oro closed his juvenile season with three wins and a third from four starts and earnings of $576,000.

Graduate: 2016 Saratoga Sale
Finalist: Champion Two-Year-Old Female

Undefeated two-year-old filly Rushing Fall is a graduate of the 2016 Saratoga Sale. She debuted in September, racing wide throughout to win over subsequent graded stakes winner Daddy Is a Legend. In October, Rushing Fall rolled to victory by more than three lengths in the Jessamine S. (G3) at Keeneland. She followed up that success with a win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Del Mar, racing wide throughout and pulling away gamely from a field of 13 other fillies, including seven European invaders.

Rushing Fall was undefeated in three starts at two and earned $685,000.

Graduate: 2013 Saratoga Sale, 2013 Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale
Finalist: Champion Older Female

Stellar Wind, a two-time Fasig-Tipton graduate and Eclipse Champion Filly at three, carried her form successfully in 2017. With characteristic determination, Stellar Wind opened her season with a victory in the Apple Blossom H. (G1) at Oaklawn Park, followed up by a win in the Beholder Mile S. (G1) at Santa Anita over last out Grade 1 winner Vale Dori (ARG) and reigning Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter Finest City. A month later, Stellar Wind bested Vale Dori again, this time in the Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) at Del Mar.

Stellar Wind won three of four starts in 2017 for earnings of $800,000. Stellar Wind has won 10 of 16 career starts to date for total earnings of $2,253,200.

Graduate: 2015 Saratoga Sale
Finalist: Champion Three-Year-Old Male

Saratoga Sale grad Battle of Midway broke his maiden first out in January of his three-year-old season. Jumping up in class, Battle of Midway finished third in the San Vicente S. (G2) three weeks later at Santa Anita, before scoring in an allowance at the same track just three weeks after that. In his next two starts, Battle of Midway finished second a half-length to now multiple Grade 1 winner Gormley in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in April and third in the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Over the summer, Battle of Midway captured victories in the Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita and the Shared Belief S. at Del Mar before running second in the Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park, his final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Championships.

In the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Del Mar, Battle of Midway passed foes five-wide midway through the second turn and fought valiantly through the stretch to hit the wire ahead of then-or-subsequent Grade 1 winners Sharp Azteca, Practical Joke, Mor Spirit, and Cupid.

Battle of Midway won five of 10 career starts, placing four times, for total earnings of $1,249,949.

Graduate: 2016 Saratoga Sale
Finalist: Champion Two-Year-Old Female

Moonshine Memories, a graduate of the 2016 Saratoga Sale, made her debut a winning one in August when she dispatched heavily favored Tyfosha by a length to win a maiden special weight at Del Mar. The filly rushed immediately to the top of her class a month later with a game win in the Del Mar Debutante S. (G1), which she promptly followed up with a convincing victory in the Chandelier S. (G1) at Santa Anita.

Moonshine Memories won three of four starts at two and has earned $426,000 to date.

Kentucky Winter Mixed Catalogue Now Online

kwm-18Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 517 entries to date for the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 5 and 6, in Lexington, Kentucky.  Sessions will begin each day at 10 am.

The sale will also feature a supplemental catalogue that will be available online and on the sales grounds.  Fasig-Tipton will continue to accept entries, on an approval basis, over the next two weeks.

Hips 1-300 will be offered in the Monday session.  Hips 301-517, as well as the supplemental catalogue, will be offered in the Tuesday session.

“Buyers looking to fill their orders before the start of breeding season will find a number of excellent opportunities at Kentucky Winter Mixed,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “Racing and broodmare prospects with blacktype credentials, a quality group of in foal mares, and more than 200 ‘short’ yearlings make this an attractive catalogue on a number of fronts.”

The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale catalogue may now be viewed online.  Print catalogues will be available beginning Wednesday, January 17.  The catalogue will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro

Successful Return to December for Midlantic Mixed Sale

Returning to its customary December slot on the calendar for the first time since 2014, the Midlantic December Mixed Sale posted gains in gross, average, and median over its contemporary, the Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale held this January.

Multiple stakes placed winning three-year-old Carradine (Hip 256) topped the sale when sold for $105,000 to Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of Crane Thoroughbreds, agent for the dispersal of Harry Weisleder/DASL Stable. New York-bred Carradine, by Grasshopper, a winner at two and three, was third in the Damon Runyon S. at two and second in the Gander S. earlier this year.

Caradine’s dam, Summer Moon (Hip 218), by Maria’s Mon, was the most popular broodmare to go through the ring. She was purchased in foal to Bodemeister for $48,000 by Ed Price from the same consignment as her colt. Summer Moon has produced three winners from as many to race

The top selling racing/broodmare prospect was Ingrid (Hip 269), a three-year-old daughter of Gemologist. She was purchased for $75,000 by James Keogh (Grovendale), agent from the consignment of Marshall W. Silverman, agent for Black Swan Stable. A winner at two and three, Ingrid is a half-sister to six other winners, including Grade 1 winner Sean Avery and stakes placed winner Stayclassysandiego, dam of multiple Grade 2 winner Pretty N Cool.

The highest priced weanling on the day was Hip 160, a daughter of the late City Zip, which sold for $80,000. Douglas Arnold, agent purchased the chestnut filly from the consignment of Gracie Bloodstock, agent for Joe-Dan Farm. Hip 160 is the second foal out of multiple stakes winner Geeky Gorgeous (Devil His Due). In foal to Hey Chub, that mare was offered by the same consignor as Hip 61 earlier in the session, when she was purchased for $39,000 by Aaron Sones.

In total, 221 horses sold for a total of $2,448,200 up 170% from $906,400 in January. The average rose 73% to $11,078 from $6,428 earlier this year, and the median increased 43% to $5,000 from $3,500. The RNA rate was 21%.

Full results are available online.

Midlantic December Mixed Horses of Racing Age Supplement Grows to 72 Entries

mdm17-miThe Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale has grown to 72 entries.  These entries may now be viewed online, with print versions of the supplemental catalogue available on the sales grounds.

“We are thrilled to have added 30 new horses of racing age entries in the past week to reach a total of 72 entries for our inaugural H.O.R.A. supplement at this sale,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “Racing stables looking to ‘reload’ their barns for 2018 will find a quality group of race-ready horses that should suit a variety of programs.”

These latest entries bring the total number of offerings in the Midlantic December Mixed Sale to 309, between the main catalogue, addendum, and Horses of Racing Age supplement.

Midlantic December Mixed will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland, beginning at 11 am.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555