The Fasig-Tipton July Sale kicked off the yearling sales season on July 12 with a showcase of yearlings by a variety of sires both new and established. The top 10 hips were sired by nine different stallions, with yearlings by seven different sires bringing $250,000 or more.
The sale topper belonged to rising star Curlin, who has sired three G1 winners to date in 2016. Hip 222, a colt by Curlin out of the multiple stakes winner-producer Franscat (Stormin Fever) was purchased for $475,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of St George Sales, agent.
Two-time and current leading sire Tapit, Speightstown, first crop sire Violence, City Zip, second crop sire Stay Thirsty, and the ever-popular leading freshman sire of 2015 Uncle Mo all sired yearlings which brought one-quarter million or more.
The sale’s high-priced filly, Hip 217, was by Uncle Mo out of Flowers Athefinish (Grand Reward). That filly was purchased for $250,000 by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent.
Uncle Mo led all sires by gross with seven sold for a total of $1,320,000, followed by Violence ($678,000 for five sold), Curlin ($670,000 for two sold), Oxbow ($590,000 for four sold), and Creative Cause ($565,000 for four sold).
Taylor Made Sales Agency led consignors by gross, with 14 sold for $1,077,000, while Cary Frommer topped the buyer’s list, spending $750,000 for eight yearlings. In an equitable market, the top 10 hips were offered by 10 different consignors and purchased by nine unique buyers.
In total, 183 yearlings sold for $15,756,500 for an average price of $86,101. The median was $60,000. Full results are available here.