Midlantic Fall Yearlings Catalogue Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 360 yearlings for its Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, to be held on Tuesday October 4 in Timonium, Maryland. The sale will begin at 10 am.

This year’s catalogue cover features a host of recent graded stakes winning stars to come from Timonium, headlined by Eclipse Champion STELLAR WIND, G1 Kentucky Oaks winner CATHRYN SOPHIA, and G1 Stephen Foster H. winner BRADESTER.

“The three sale graduates on this year’s cover – STELLAR WIND, CATHRYN SOPHIA, and BRADESTER – are among the leaders of their respective divisions and representative of the type of quality produced by this sale each year,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.

Bennett also noted the broad diversity of yearlings in the sale that qualify for ever-improving state-bred programs.

“Our three front cover horses were bred in Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia,” continued Bennett. “We have representatives from states around the country eligible for their lucrative racing programs. We are particularly pleased to see strong growth in the number and quality of Maryland-Breds in the catalogue, as well.”

The catalogue is now available online. Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices by September 9.
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Record-Setting Sale Topper Leads New York Bred Yearlings

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Hip 458 sold for $450,000. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Last year’s leading freshman sire Uncle Mo continued his domination in the sales ring Sunday when  Mo Diddley, a dark bay or brown colt out of the stakes-placed Vindication mare Miss Bodine set a New York Bred Sale record when selling for $450,000 early Sunday evening.

Offered as Hip 458 by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds as agent, Mo Diddley was hammered down to Everett Dobson’s Cheyenne Stables. The colt’s extended family includes Grade 2 winner Icecoldbeeratreds and Canadian champion Bear Now.  The colt was bred by Andy Beadnell.

“I just liked his presence,” said Dobson. “Obviously Uncle Mo is maybe the most exciting new sire we’ve had in this sport in many, many years, and it’s a New York bred and I like that.”

Other notable hips included Hip 385, a colt by City Zip which sold for $375,000 to Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of Indian Creek, agent and Hip 490, a Mineshaft half-brother to multiple graded stakes winner Upstart, who is a 2013 graduate of this sale. That colt was sold for $335,000 to Linda Rice from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Sunnyfield Farm.

The sale’s top-priced filly was Hip 605, a daughter of Flatter out of the winning Forest Wildcat mare Wild Grace. The filly was purchased by Sheep Pond Partners for $260,000 from the consignment of Indian Creek, agent. The high-priced filly is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Fantastic Find.

Hip 605 was one of three fillies among the top 10 prices, which included yearlings by nine different sires: third crop sire Uncle Mo; second crop sires The Factor, Dialed In, and Gemologist; and established sires City Zip, Mineshaft, Flatter, Scat Daddy, and Into Mischief.

Among first crop sires, Orb led the way with Hip 319, a colt by Orb purchased by J.J. Crupi, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Orb was also responsible for Hip 536, a filly purchased by Linda Rice from the consignment of RF HF Bloodstock, agent. Flat Out scored the third highest price for a first crop sire with Hip 454, a filly purchased for $130,000 by J.J. Crupi, agent for St. Elias from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Windhorse Thoroughbreds.

Overall, 177 yearlings changed hands for a total of $13,672,500. Those numbers were good for an average of $77,246 and a median of $60,000. Seven horses sold for $250,000 or more, the same total as in 2015. The sale topper represented a 28.6% increase from last year’s top price of $350,000.

Due to dangerous weather conditions on Saturday night, the New York Bred Sale was conducted as a single session for the first time since 2001.

 

Live Blog: New York Bred Sale

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the New York Bred Sale!

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Hip 600 f. Uncle Mo-War Secret ($180,000)

Hip 600, a filly by UNCLE MO sold for $180,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Sam Wright, agent for Justin Casse from the consignment of Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services.

This filly is the first foal out of the unraced War Front mare War Secret. She is from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Vain Gold and Phantom Jet.

Hip 600 was bred in New York by Newtown Anner Stud.

Hip 588 f. Into Mischief-Tres Chaud ($225,000)

Hip 588, a filly by INTO MISCHIEF sold for $225,000 during the New York Bred Sale. The filly was purchased by Midwest Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

Out of the winning French Deputy mare Tres Chaud, this filly is a half-sister to five winners, including stakes winner Flatterywillgetyou. The immediate family includes Grade 1 winners Stella Madrid and Tis Juliet.

Hip 588 was bred in New York by TLC Thoroughbreds.

Hip 570 c. Scat Daddy-Stowe White ($250,000)

Hip 570, a colt by the late SCAT DADDY sold for $250,000 during the New York Bred Sale. The colt was purchased by Linda Rice from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Sunnyfield Farm.

This colt is out of the multiples stakes winning Not For Love mare Stowe White. His immediate family includes Grade 1 winner Noalcoholic and graded stakes winners Leonnatus Anteas, Leo’s Starlet, and Sandy’s Charm.

Hip 570 was bred in New York by Joanne T. Nielsen.

Hip 566 c. More Than Ready-St Francis Wood ($190,000)

Hip 566, a colt by More Than Ready sold for $190,000 during the New York Bred Sale. The colt was purchased by Arrowood Stables from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

Out of the winning Irish River (FR) mare St Francis Wood, this colt is a half-brother to four winners, including stakes winner Saratoga Dreamer. His immediate family includes Grade 1 winner Interco.

Hip 566 was bred in New York by Aynsford Holdings.

Hip 536 f. Orb-Sentimental Lass ($150,000)

Hip 536, a filly from the first crop of Kentucky Derby winner ORB sold for $150,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The colt was purchased by Linda Rice from the consignment of RF HF Bloodstock, agent.

This filly is the first foal of the stakes winning Freud mare Sentimental Lass. She hails from the immediate family of Grade 2 winner Solar Halo and stakes winners Scottish Bubbly, Chasing Bubbles, and Here Comes My Baby.

Hip 536 was bred in New York by Hidden Lake Farm and Fred Rosen.

Hip 509 c. Gemologist-Red Menace ($235,000)

Hip 509, a colt from the second crop of GEMOLOGIST sold for $235,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The colt was purchased by J.J. Crupi, agent for Bob Peterson Racing and St. Elias from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is the first foal of the unraced Stormy Atlantic mare Red Menace, herself a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Saratoga Snacks, a graduate of this sale in 2010. The immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner Without Feathers and graded stakes winner Treekster.

Hip 509 was bred in New York by Fred W. Hertrich III.

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Hip 509. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 490 c. Mineshaft-Party Silks ($335,000)

Hip 490, a colt by MINESHAFT sold for $335,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Linda Rice from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Sunnyfield Farm.

Out of the Touch Gold mare Party Silks, this colt is a half-brother to two winners, including Grade 2 winner Upstart, a graduate of this sale in 2013. Upstart was most recently second behind Frosted in the G1-Whitney S. at Saratoga. The immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Josh’s Madelyn, Zaungast, Gone For Real, and Plantagenet.

Hip 490 was bred in Kentucky by Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen.

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Hip 490. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 472 c. Blame-My Redbyrd ($200,000)

Hip 472, a colt by champion BLAME sold for $200,000. The bay colt was purchased by Mary A. Sullivan from the consignment of Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent.

This colt is the first foal out of the multiple stakes winning Royal Academy mare My Redbyrd. He hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Polar Bird (IRE) and Ocean Ridge.

Hip 472 was bred in New York by Newtown Anner Stud.

Hip 458 c. Uncle Mo-Miss Bodine ($450,000)

Hip 458, a colt by last year’s leading freshman sire UNCLE MO sold for $450,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, agent.

The colt is a half-brother to two winners from two to race out of the winning Vindication mare Miss Bodine. He hails from the immediate family of Canadian champion Bear Now and graded stakes winner Icecoldbeeratreds.

Hip 458 was bred in New York by Andy Beadnell.

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Hip 458. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 447 c. Dialed In-May Who ($260,000)

Hip 447, a colt by DIALED IN sold for $260,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Saratoga Seven Racing Partners from the consignment of Preferred Equine, agent. About an hour before the colt went into the ring, DIALED IN was represented by his first graded stakes winner when Gunnevera won the G2-Saratoga Special S. just down the street from the sales pavilion.

The first foal of the winning Lion Heart mare May Who, this colt is from the immediate family of stakes winners Dr Margaret, Dr Disco, Dance Gal Dance, Mayhaw, Hanover Street, and Auntie Millie, all under the second dam.

Hip 447 was bred in New York by Cliff Compton.

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Hip 447. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 436 c. Super Saver-Light Your World ($160,000)

Hip 436, a colt by SUPER SAVER sold for $160,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by WinStar Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is the second foal of the winning Awesome Again mare Light Your World. He is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Stop Traffic and Cross Traffic.

Hip 436 was bred in New York by Fred W. Hertrich III.

Hip 424 c. Candy Ride (ARG)-Just an Inkling ($170,000)

Hip 424, a colt by CANDY RIDE (ARG) sold for $170,000 during the New York Bred Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent.

A half-brother to two winners out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Just an Inkling, this colt is from the immediate family of Group 1 winner Jade Robbery and Grade 1 winner Corinthian.

Hip 424 was bred in New York by Lansdowne Thoroughbreds.

Hip 407 f. The Factor-Headstrong Beauty ($230,000)

Hip 407, a filly from the second crop of THE FACTOR sold for $230,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The filly was purchased by Patricia R. Schuler from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly is the second foal of the winning Latent Heat mare Headstrong Beauty. She hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Fancy Naskra and stakes winners Beautiful Stranger, Reata’s Quik Punch, Rose’s Cantina, and Soft and Sly.

Hip 407 was bred in New York by Hart Farm.

Hip 385 c. City Zip-Flaunted ($375,000)

Hip 385, a colt by CITY ZIP sold for $375,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of Indian Creek, agent.

This colt is the first foal of the Tale of the Cat mare Flaunted. His immediate family includes champion and broodmare of the year Relaxing, dam of champion Easy Goer, and Grade 1 winners Easy Now, Cadillacing, and Strolling Along.

Hip 385 was bred in New York by John Lauriello.

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Hip 385. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 384 c. The Factor-Flash Act ($290,000)

Hip 384, a colt from the second crop of THE FACTOR sold for $290,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by August Dawn Farm from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

This colt is the second foal of the winning Sky Mesa mare Flash Act. His second dam is multiple Grade 1 winner Missy’s Mirage. The colt hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Classy Mirage, Dublin, Indian Skimmer, and Touch of the Blues (FR).

Hip 384 was bred in New York by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.

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Hip 384. Photo courtesy of @allairewryan via Twitter.

 

Hip 357 c. Union Rags-Dash for Money ($200,000)

Hip 357, a colt from the second crop of UNION RAGS sold for $200,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Shortleaf Stable from the consignment of Winter Quarter Farm, agent.

Out of Dash for Money, a graded stakes placed winning daughter of General Meeting, this colt is a half-brother to five winners from five to race, including stakes winners So Lonesome and No Spin. He hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Commissioner.

Hip 357 was bred in New York by Waterville Lake Stables.

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Hip 357. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 329 c. More Than Ready-Brush the Rail ($150,000)

Hip 329, a colt by MORE THAN READY sold for $150,000 during the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by GMB Racing from the consignment of St George Sales, agent.

Out of the winning Broad Brush mare Brush the Rail, this colt is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Supervisor and stakes winners Silver Rail and Crafty Chris.

Hip 329 was bred in New York by Lansdowne Thoroughbreds.

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Hip 329. Photo courtesy of @archiestgeorge via Twitter.

 

Hip 322 c. Into Mischief-Blue Devil Bel ($175,000)

Hip 322, a colt by INTO MISCHIEF sold for $175,000 during the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by J.J. Crupi, agent for 4H from the consignment of Winter Quarter Farm, agent.

Out of the winning Gilded Time mare Blue Devil Bel, this colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Classy Cathy and graded stakes winners Sports View and Placerville.

Hip 322 was bred in New York by Oak Bluff Stables.

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Hip 322. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 319 c. Orb-Black Escort ($175,000)

Hip 319, a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner ORB sold for $175,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by J.J. Crupi, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Out of the stakes winning Southern Halo mare Black Escort, this colt is from the immediate family of French champion Sigy (FR), Grade 1 winner Afrikaburn, and graded stakes winners Bodhi, Funambule, Sicyos, Radjhasi, and Baroud D’honneur.

The colt was bred in New York by Barry R. Ostrager.

Hip 314 c. Tale of the Cat-Awesome Bull ($160,000)

Hip 314, a colt by TALE OF THE CAT, sold for $160,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by EQB, agent for Zayat Stables from the consignment of Denalid Stud, agent for Edition Farm.

This colt is a half-brother to two winners from two to race out of the winning Holy Bull mare Awesome Bull. His is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Two Altazano.

Hip 314 was bred in New York by Edition Farm.

Hip 310 c. Ghostzapper-Andraste ($190,000)

Hip 310, a colt by GHOSTZAPPER sold for $190,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Jumpsucker Stable from the consignment of Winter Quarter Farm, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out three to race out of the Pulpit mare Andraste. He hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Vicar and Astronomer Royal.

The colt was bred in New York by Waterville Lake Stables.

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Hip 310. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 305 f. Lemon Drop Kid-Absolute Patience ($120,000)

Hip 305, a filly by champion LEMON DROP KID sold for $120,000 at the New York Bred Sale. The bay filly was purchased by De Meric Sales, agent from the consignment of Royal Bloodstock LLC, agent.

Out of the Rakeen mare Absolute Patience, this filly is a full sister to four winners, including Grade 2 winner Hangover Kid. She is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Cost of Freedom and graded stakes winners Who Did It and Run, Surely Royal, and Truly a Judge.

The filly was bred in New York by Steve Taglienti & Bruce Grossman.

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Sires of Champions Prove Popular at Saratoga Sale

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Hip 191 (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

For the second night in a row, a Medaglia d’Oro filly lit up the tote board, this one soaring all the way to seven figures to lead the session and the sale. Hip 191, a filly by the sire of champion fillies Rachel Alexandra and Songbird and out of the stakes winning Thunder Gulch mare Whisper to Me sold for $1,450,000 to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm mid-way through the session on Tuesday night.

The sales-topping filly is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Overheard (Macho Uno), both bred by Mrs. Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud. On the filly’s public offering, consignor Denali Stud’s Craig Bandoroff said, “She is big and strong, with a lot of quality. The only reason she is here is that Mrs. Abercrombie owns the dam and two daughters.”

“She was the stand-out horse in the sale,” said Pope of the dark bay or brown filly. “She has an unbelievable amount of class.”

Hip 140, a colt by champion sire and sire of champions, Tapit, stole the show early, bringing $1,250,000 shortly after the start of the second session. That price was good for top-priced colt of both the session and the sale. The gray or roan colt is a full brother to Grade 2 placed winner Royal Obsession, who sold at the 2014 Saratoga Sale for $1,000,000.

The colt was purchased from the consignment of Gainesway, agent by powerhouse partnership Stonestreet Stables & MV Magnier, who teamed up for Monday night’s session topper, a $950,000 colt by Pioneerof the Nile also consigned by Gainesway.

John Moynihan, bloodstock advisor to Stonestreet, signed the ticket on behalf of the partnership. “He’s a beautiful Tapit,” he said. “He’s one of the best ones I’ve ever seen… he’s probably one of the two best horses in the sale.”

Offerings by three-time leading sire Tapit proved popular, accounting for six of the sale’s top 15 prices. Last year’s champion freshman sire Uncle Mo and Medaglia d’Oro each had two among the top 15. Established sires Pioneerof the Nile, Ghostzapper, War Front, Malibu Moon, and Speightstown rounded out the remainder of the top 15.

Over the course of the sale, 156 yearlings sold for a total of $45,570,000, good for an average of $292,115 and median of $237,500. The RNA rate for the second session was 15.6%. Twenty-nine horses sold for $500,000 or more, up from 26 in 2015.

Live Blog: The Saratoga Sale, Session 2

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of The Saratoga Sale!

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Hip 221 f. Tapit-Boston Lady ($600k)

Hip 221, a full sister to a Grade 1 placed runner by TAPIT, sold for $600,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Sport Thoroughbreds from the consignment of James M. Herbener, Jr., agent.

This filly is a full sister to Normandy Invasion, a Grade 1 placed winner and track record setter. Hip 221 hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Gulls Cry, Nemain, and Navesink. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Fox Hill Farm.

Hip 201 c. Scat Daddy-Alegendinmyownmind (GB) ($525k)

Hip 201, a colt by the late SCAT DADDY, sold for $525,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Justin Casse, agent from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

Out of the Cape Cross mare Alegendinmyownmind (GB), this colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Together (IRE), Jan Vermeer, and Imperial Beauty. He was bred in Kentucky by Tada Nobutaka.

Hip 199 c. Speightstown-A Bit of Humor ($600k)

Hip 199, a colt by SPEIGHTSTOWN sold for $600,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Kenji Ryotokuji from the consignment of Fairlawn Farm.

This colt is out of A Bit of Humor, a winning full sister to multiple stakes winner Saratoga Humor. Hip 199 was bred in Kentucky by the consignor, Fairlawn Farm.

Hip 191 f. Medaglia d’Oro-Whisper to Me ($1.45M)

Hip 191, a filly by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, sire of champion Saratoga Sale grad SONGBIRD, took the session and sale lead when sold for $1,450,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

Hip 191 is out of the stakes winning Thunder Gulch mare Whisper to Me, who has produced three winners to date, including Grade 2 winner Overheard. She hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Chris Evert, Classic Crown, Winning Colors, Tap Dance City, and Confessional. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Pin Oak Stud.

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Hip 191 f. Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1,450,000. (Fasig-Tipton Screenshot)

Hip 189 f. Medaglia d’Oro-West Coast Swing ($550k)

Hip 189, a filly by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, sold for $550,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm from the consignment of Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent.

The filly is out of Grade 2 placed stakes winner West Coast Swing, dam of two winners to date. Hip 189 is from the immediate family of Canadian champion and broodmare of the year, Classy ‘N Smart, from whom descend Grade 1 winners Sky Classic, Always A Classic, Dance Smartly, Dancethruthedawn, Moreno, and the influential sire Smart Strike. The filly was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm.

Hip 181 f. Tapit-Upperline ($500k)

Hip 181, a filly by leading sire TAPIT sold for $500,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Hip 181 is the second foal out of multiple graded stakes winner Upperline (Maria’s Mon). That mare’s first foal is a current two-year-old winner in Ireland. The filly’s immediate family includes Grade 1 winners Ivyanna and An Act. She was bred in Kentucky by Town & Country Horse Farms.

Hip 179 f. Malibu Moon-Unenchantedevening ($650k)

Hip 179, a filly by popular sire MALIBU MOON sold for $650,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Bridlewood Farm & M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

Out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, this filly is a half-sister to five winners from as many to race, including graded stakes placed stakes winner Indian Evening. Hip 179 hails from the immediate family of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm.

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Hip 179 f. Malibu Moon sold for $650,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 168 f. Tapit-Super Espresso ($750k)

Hip 168, a filly by TAPIT sold for $750,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Sallusto & Albina, agents from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly’s dam is graded stakes winner Super Espress, by Medaglia d’Oro, making her a full sister to current three-year-old winner Espresso Time. Hip 168 comes from an exceptionally deep family which includes Grade 1 winners Althea, Balleto (UAE), Acoma, Arch, Bayern, Ali Oop, Ketoh, and Aldiza. The filly was bred in Kentucky by B. Flay Thoroughbreds.

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Hip 168 f. Tapit sold for $750,000. (Photo courtesy of Bluewater Sales)

Hip 164 c. Tapit-Storm Dixie ($800k)

Hip 164, a TAPIT half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Princess of Sylmar sold for $800,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

Out of Storm Dixie, a stakes placed winning daughter of Catientus, Hip 164 is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Rhythm Band and Canadian champion Youcan’tcatchme. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Barronstown Stud and was purchased as a weanling for $500,000 last November.

Princess of Sylmar was purchased for $3,100,000 by Shadai Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

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Hip 164 c. Tapit sold for $800,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 148 c. Frankel (GB)-She Be Wild ($500k)

Hip 148, a colt by European champion FRANKEL (GB) sold for $500,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Jim McIngvale from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

The colt’s dam is champion She Be Wild, winner of the 2009 G1-Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. His immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner Carson Hollow and graded stakes winners Portcullis and Part the Seas. Hip 148 was bred in Kentucky by Nancy Mazzoni.

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Hip 148 c. Frankel (GB) sold for $500,000. (Photo courtesy of Bluewater Sales)

Hip 140 c. Tapit-Rote ($1.25M)

Hip 140, a colt by leading sire TAPIT took the session and sale lead when sold for $1,250,000 early during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables and M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Gainesway.

Out of the winning Tiznow mare Rote, Hip 140 is a full brother to Royal Obsession, a multiple winner who was second in this year’s G2-Gazelle S. That filly sold for $1,000,000 during the 2014 edition of the Saratoga Sale. The colt’s immediate family includes Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song and graded stakes winners Prod, Nijana, Lech, Savina, and Devious Intent. The seven-figure colt was  bred in Kentucky by Marbat, LLC.

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Hip 140 c. Tapit sold for $1,250,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Pioneerof the Nile Colt Tops First Session of Saratoga Sale

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Hip 111, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile, sold for $950,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

The first session of the Saratoga Sale was packed with sire power, with leading sires Tapit and Uncle Mo accounting for several of the session’s top prices. However, it was Pioneerof the Nile, sire of Triple Crown winning Saratoga Sale grad American Pharoah, and consistent sire Ghostzapper, who accounted for the session’s top priced colt and filly.

The session’s top price belonged to Hip 111, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile which brought $950,000 when purchased by Stonestreet and M. V. Magnier from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. The session-topping colt is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Ocean Knight (Curlin), also owned by Stonestreet.

Hip 61, a filly by Ghostzapper, led the way for the fillies when purchased for $800,000 by Tom Haughey’s PTK Racing from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent. Out of Grade 2 winner Ivanavinalot, the top-priced filly is a half sister to undefeated champion Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro), herself a graduate the 2014 edition of the Saratoga Sale.

“She was great-looking and well-bred, and she’s a half to Songbird,” Haughey said of his purchased. “My daughter and my trainer and I all looked at her and we all loved her.”

At the end of the first session, 11 yearlings had sold for $500,000 or more, including Hip 27, a colt by leading sire Tapit which sold for $750,000. That colt, purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Top Line Sales, agent, is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Corfu (Malibu Moon).

Michael Wallace, who signed the ticket for Hip 27 on behalf of the buyer, wasn’t fazed by the price. “Colts like that deserve to make that sort of money,” said Wallace. “It’s very hard to breed a product like that and get everything so right. If you can achieve those goals, you deserve to be well-paid.”

Among those yearlings bringing half a million or more were two successful pinhooks of expensive weanlings. Hip 27, above, was a $390,000 purchase nine months ago. Hip 46, an Uncle Mo colt purchased for $650,000 by China Horse Club from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent, cost $370,000 last November.

Overall, 73 horses changed hands for a total of $21,215,000. The session average was $290,616 and the median was $240,000. The buyback rate was 29.8 percent.

 

 

Live Blog: The Saratoga Sale, Session 1

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of The Saratoga Sale!

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Hip 111 c. Pioneerof the Nile-Ocean Goddess ($950k)

Hip 111, a colt by Triple Crown sire PIONEEROF THE NILE sold for $950,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables and M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

The colt is the second foal of the winning Stormy Atlantic mare Ocean Goddess, making him a half brother to graded stakes winner Ocean Knight. His immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Winter Melody and Brazen Persuasion. Hip 111 was bred in Kentucky by Thoro-Bred Stables.

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Hip 111 c. Pioneerof the Nile sold for $950,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 108 f. Tapit-New Normal ($500k)

Hip 108, a filly by leading sire TAPIT sold for $500,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Timber Town, agent.

Out of New Normal, a graded stakes winning daughter of Forestry, this filly hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Noble’s Promise, Soaring Softly, and Plenty of Grace. She was bred in Kentucky by R. S. Evans.

Hip 63 c. Uncle Mo-Jody Slew ($550k)

Hip 63, a colt by UNCLE MO sold for $550,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent from the consignment of James M. Herbener, Jr., agent.

Out of the Grade 3 winning Slew City Slew mare Jody Slew, this colt’s immediate family includes champion Grade 1 winners Green Forest and Epitome. Hip 63 was bred in Kentucky by Lochlow Farm.

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Hip 63 c. Uncle Mo sold for $550,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 61 f. Ghostzapper-Ivanavinalot ($800k)

Hip 61, a half sister to undefeated champion Songbird by GHOSTZAPPER jumped into the lead when sold for $800k during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is a half sibling to four winners including five time Grade 1 winner Songbird, who is a graduate of the 2014 Saratoga Sale. Hip 61 was purchased by PTK from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

Out of the Grade 2 winning West Acre mare Ivanavinalot, this popular offering is from the immediate family of Mico Margarita, Crafty Dude, That Lady, Ode to Elaine, Shananie’s Beat, and Slick Lady. The filly was bred in Kentucky by John Antonelli.

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Hip 61 f. Ghostzapper sold for $800,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 49 f. Tapit-Her Smile ($625k)

Hip 49, a filly by Tapit sold for $625,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock from the consignment of KatieRich Farms.

Hip 49 is the second foal out of Grade 1 winner Her Smile, a daughter of Include. The filly’s immediate family includes graded stakes winner Prospective Ruler and stakes winners Moon River, Favored Lady, and Izzy Speaking. Hip 49 was bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms.

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Hip 49 f. Tapit sold for $625,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 46 c. Uncle Mo-Gypsy Sage ($650k)

Hip 46, a colt by UNCLE Mo sold for $650,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent.

Hip 46 is the second foal out of the winning Hennessy mare Gypsy Sage. He hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Gulls Cry, Nemain, and Navesink. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm & Ashford Stud.

Hip 45 c. Tapit-Great Hot (BRZ) ($650k)

Hip 45, a colt by leading sire TAPIT sold for $650,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

This is the first foal out of multiple Grade 2 winner/multiple Grade 1 placed Great Hot (BRZ), a daughter or Orientate. The colt’s impressive family includes Grade 1 winners Field Cat, Hold That Tiger, Editor’s Note, Hennessy, and Pearl City. Hip 45 was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway.

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Hip 45 c. Tapit sold for $650,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 40 c. Medaglia d’Oro-Globe Trot ($630k)

Hip 40, a colt by MEDAGLIA D’ORO sold for $630,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Ruis Racing from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

The second foal out of the winning A.P. Indy mare Globe Trot, Hip 40 hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Zensational and graded stakes winners Departing and Clearly Foxy. The colt was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm.

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Hip 40 c. Medaglia d’Oro sold for $630,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 30 c. Uncle Mo-Flirting With Fate ($650k)

Hip 30, a colt by popular young sire UNCLE MO sold for $650,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Summerfield, agent.

Out of the winning Saint Ballado mare Flirting With Fate, Hip 30 is a half brother to Grade 1 winner Dance With Date, and hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner My Gallant. The colt was bred in Florida by Best A Luck Farm.

Hip 27 c. Tapit-Fashion Cat ($750k)

Hip 27, a colt by North America’s leading sire TAPIT sold for $750,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Top Line Sales, agent.

Out of the winning Forest Wildcat mare Fashion Cat, Hip 27 is a half brother to Grade 2 winner Corfu (Malibu Moon). Fashion Cat herself is a half sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Peace Rules. The colt was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

Hip 10 f. Uncle Mo-Dream Sweeper ($500k)

Hip 10, a filly by last term’s leading freshman sire UNCLE MO led the way early when sold for $500,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Juddmonte Farms from the consignment of Warrendale Sales, agent.

Out of DREAM SWEEPER, a stakes-placed daughter of SALT LAKE, Hip 10 hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners DREAM RUSH and DREAMING OF JULIA. She was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Rod Orr.

 

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Hip 10 f. Uncle Mo sold for $500,000 (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

2016 Saratoga Cover Story: Part 3/3

What does it take to be a cover horse? Let this year’s class of Saratoga Sale cover horses show you!

Graded Stakes won by 2016 Saratoga Sale cover horses so far in 2016:

Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G2) – Le Bernardin
Las Virgenes S. (G2) – Songbird
Endeavor S. (G3) – Tepin
Santa Ysabel S. (G3) – Songbird
Gulfstream Park H. (G2) – Blofeld
Hillsborough S. (G2) – Tepin
Santa Anita S. (G1) – Songbird
Bay Shore S. (G3) – Unified
Jenny Wiley S. (G1) – Tepin
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. (G2) – Tepin
Peter Pan S. (G2) – Unified
Woody Stephens S. (G2) – Tom’s Ready
Queen Anne S. (G1) – Tepin
Summertime Oaks (G2) – Songbird
CCA Oaks (G1) – Songbird
Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) – Stellar Wind

In Case You Missed It: Part 1 Part 2

2016 Saratoga Cover Story: Part 2/3

What does it take to be a cover horse? Let this year’s class of Saratoga Sale cover horses show you!

Graded Stakes won by 2016 Saratoga Sale cover horses in the second half of 2015:

Vanderbilt H. (G1) – Rock Fall
Haskell Invitational S. (G1) – American Pharoah
Torrey Pines S. (G3) – Stellar Wind
Del Mar Debutante S. (G1) – Songbird
Summer S. (G2) – Conquest Daddyo
Chandelier S. (G1) – Songbird
Vosburgh S. (G1) – Rock Fall
First Lady S. (G1) – Tepin
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) – Tonalist
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) – Songbird
Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) – Tepin
Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) – American Pharoah
Cigar Mile H. (G1) – Tonalist

Check back later today for part 3!

In Case You Missed It: Part 1

2016 Saratoga Cover Story: Part 1/3

What does it take to be a cover horse? Let this year’s class of Saratoga Sale cover horses show you!

Graded Stakes won by 2016 Saratoga Sale cover horses in the first half of 2015:

Las Virgenes S. (G1) – Callback
Donn H. (G1) – Constitution
Santa Ysabel S. (G3) – Stellar Wind
Rebel S. (G2) – American Pharoah
Santa Anita Oaks (G1) – Stellar Wind
Arkansas Derby (G1) – American Pharoah
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) – Tepin
Kentucky Derby (G1) – American Pharoah
Westchester S. (G3) – Tonalist
Preakness S. (G1) – American Pharoah
True North S. (G2) – Rock Fall
Just A Game S. (G1) – Tepin
Belmont S. (G1) – American Pharoah
Summertime Oaks (G2) – Stellar Wind

Check back later today for parts 2 and 3!