The Fasig-Tipton November Sale has catalogued 23 Grade 1 winners or producers in 2017! Over the next few days, we’ll profile each of racing’s leading ladies to be offered at The November Sale.
Today’s post features Champions and Breeders’ Cup winners Songbird, Tepin, Catch a Glimpse, and Finest City.
SONGBIRD (Hip 120)
Medaglia d’Oro – Ivavinalot
O: Fox Hill Farms | T: Jerry Hollendorfer
Songbird is a two-time champion by international sire Medaglia d’Oro, and his best progeny by lifetime earnings. She earned more than $4,600,000 in 15 starts, of which she won 13. She won nine Grade 1 stakes in her three-year career, and 12 graded stakes in total. After crushing her maiden special weight opponents by 6 ½ furlongs at first asking, the impressive Songbird raced exclusively in graded stakes company.
Eclipse Award Champion 2YO Filly (2015)
Eclipse Award Champion 3YO Filly (2016)
1st Del Mar Debutante S. (G1)
1st Chandelier S. (G1)
1st Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)
1st Santa Anita Oaks (G1)
1st Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)
1st Alabama S. (G1)
1st Cotillion S. (G1)
1st Ogden Phipps S. (G1)
1st Delaware H. (G1)
1st Las Virgenes S. (G2)
1st Summertime Oaks (G2)
1st Santa Ysabel S. (G3)
2nd Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1)
2nd Personal Ensign S. (G1)
Songbird averaged nearly five lengths victorious in her 13 career wins, often under a hand ride!
On November 6
Songbird will be offered as Hip 120 at The November Sale, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
TEPIN (Hip 130)
Bernstein – Life Happened
In Foal to Curlin
O: Robert Masterson | T: Mark Casse
A two-time champion by Bernstein, Tepin is an exceptionally accomplished runner who was a graded stakes winner at two on the dirt and a multiple Grade/Group 1 winner on turf at four and five. With 13 wins in 23 starts, and an additional six placings, Tepin has won Grade or Group 1 events in three countries on two continents, defeating the best of her generation of both sexes. She earned more than $4,400,000 in a truly historical career. She is carrying her first foal, by Curlin.
Eclipse Champion Turf Female (2015, 2016)
1st Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) (2015)
1st Queen Anne S. (G1)
1st Woodbine Mile S. (G1)
1st Just a Game S. (G1)
1st First Lady (G1) (2015)
1st Jenny Wiley S. (G1)
1st Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. (G2) (2015, 2016)
1st Hillsborough S. (G2)
1st Delta Downs Princess S. (G3)
1st Endeavor S. (G3)
2nd Breeders’ Cup Mile (2016)
2nd Diana S. (G1)
2nd First Lady S. (G1) (2016)
2nd Ballton Spa S. (G2)
2nd San Clemente H. (G2)
3rd Rags to Riches S.
Tepin is the first North American-based horse to win the Queen Anne S. (G1) at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet.
On November 6
Tepin will be offered as Hip 130 at The November Sale, consigned by ELiTE.
Catch a Glimpse is a three-time champion by the late City Zip. She is one of his four Breeders’ Cup Champions sired over the course of three years, putting her in the category with fellow champions Dayatthespa, World All Week, and Finest City. She has won eight of 15 starts and earned more than $1,800,000 to date.
Sovereign Award Horse of the Year (2015)
Sovereign Award Champion Grass Mare (2015)
Sovereign Award Champion 2YO Filly (2015)
1st Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)
1st Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1)
1st Natalma S. (G2)
1st Herecomesthebride S. (G3)
1st Appalachian S. (G3)
1st Edgewood S. (G3)
1st Penn Mile S. (G3)
2nd Lake Placid S. (G3)
2nd Sand Spring S.
Catch a Glimpse defeated males in the Penn Mile S. (G3) in a field that included this year’s Arlington Million (G1) winner Beach Patrol and graded stakes winners Airoforce and Oscar Nominated.
On November 6
Catch a Glimpse will be offered as Hip 157 at The November Sale, consigned by Bluewater Sales.
Champion Finest City is five-year-old daughter of City Zip who, like Catch a Glimpse, is one of his impressive four Breeders’ Cup Champions over the course of 2014-2016. This iron mare has started 19 times to date, with at least five starts each year from age three through five, and has won or placed 15 times. Starting exclusively in graded stakes company since March of her four-year-old season, Finest City has earned over $1,200,000 and has not been off the board in 2017.
Eclipse Award Champion Female Sprinter (2016)
1st Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)
1st Great Lady M S. (G2) (2016)
1st Santa Monica S. (G2)
2nd Santa Margarita S. (G1)
2nd Humana Distaff S. (G1)
2nd Santa Monica S. (G2) (2016, 2017)
2nd John C. Mabee S. (G2)
3rd Vanity Mile S. (G1)
3rd Beholder Mile S. (G1)
3rd Great Lady M S. (2017)
Finest City defeated 2015 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint victress Wavell Avenue in the 2016 renewal, securing herself the Eclipse Award for Champion Female Sprinter.
On November 6
Finest City will be offered as Hip 171 at The November Sale, consigned by Ian Kruljac.