Live Blog: The July Sale

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 July Sale!

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Hip 290 f. Medaglia d’Oro-Hung the Moon — $1,000,000

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Hip 290 f. Medaglia d’Oro // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 290, a filly by exceptional sire Megadlia d’Oro, sold for $1,000,000 late in the day at The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly is the first foal out of stakes winner Hung the Moon, by Malibu Moon. Second dam is the stakes winning Crafty Prospector mare Sigrun, dam of graded stakes winner Whimsy. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winner Bay to Bay.

Hip 290 was bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables.

Hip 251 f. Maclean’s Music-Elusive Act — $230,000

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Hip 251 f. Maclean’s Music // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 251, a filly by Maclean’s Music, sire of Grade 1 winner Cloud Computing in his first crop, sold for $230,000 during The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

This filly is the first foal of the winning Elusive Quality mare Elusive Act. Third dam is Grade 1 winner Creaking Board (GB), sister to Group/Graded Stakes winners Dyhim Diamond (IRE), and Dakhla Oasis. The immediate family includes graded stakes winners Crowd Pleaser and Dynamic Holiday.

Hip 251 was bred in Kentucky by Hunter Valley Farm, Jayne Johnson, and John Wade.

Hip 248 c. Maclean’s Music-El Bank Robber — $270,000

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Hip 248 c. Maclean’s Music // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 248, a colt by Maclean’s Music, sire of this year’s G1-Preakness S. winner Cloud Computing in his first crop, sold for $270,000 during The July Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by William K. Wener from the consignment of Nardelli Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the stakes winning Eltish mare El Bank Robber, including Grade 2 placed winner Rprettyboydfloyd. Third dam is stakes winner Mythical Mood, dam of six winners, including Marco Be Good, dam of graded stakes winner Marco Be Good.

His 248 was bred in Kentucky by Kim Nardelli, Rodney Nardelli, and Ernie Wells.

Hip 235 c. Into Mischief-Diamond Fancy Free — $300,000

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Hip 235 c. Into Mischief // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 235, a colt by Into Mischief, sold for $300,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Diamond Fancy Free, a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and sire First Samurai. The family includes other Grade 1 winners Jeranmino and A Huevo, as well as graded stakes winners Kantharos, Fear the Cowboy, and Ikigai.

Hip 235 was bred in Kentucky by Gabriel Duignan, Bruce Pieratt, Patsy Pieratt, Patrick Costello, and Petulama.

Hip 225 c. Strong Mandate-Comeon Dixie — $240,000

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Hip 225 c. Strong Mandate // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 225, a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winning juvenile Strong Mandate, sold for $240,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the Mr. Greeley mare Comeon Dixie, including stakes placed winner Mineswept. Comeon Dixie is a half-sister to Grade/Group 2 winners Limehouse and Blues and Royals. The immediate family further includes graded/group stakes winners Blue Jean Baby, I am Kamino Mago, and Nevisian Lad.

Hip 225 was bred in Kentucky by Connie Brown, Phyllys Adair, and Bill Adair.

Hip 194 c. Orb-Aurora Prospect — $310,000

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Hip 194 c. Orb // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 194, a colt from the second crop of G1-Kentucky Derby winner Orb, sold for $310,000 to take the lead mid-afternoon during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Fern Circle  from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

This colt is out of the five-time winning Arch mare Aurora Prospect, already the dam of winner Solon’s Warning. Second dam is takes winner Screen, a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winning track record setter Scan. The immediate family further includes champion Caerleon, Grade 1 winner Vision, and graded/group stakes winners Merce Cunningham, Bonaire (GB), Lundy’s Liability (BRZ), Yonger, Just Pretending, and The Leopard.

Hip 194 was bred in Kentucky by Heather M. Takahashi.

Hip 185 f. Hard Spun-A P Mink — $200,000

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Hip 185 f. Hard Spun // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 185, a filly by Hard Spun, sold for $200,000 during The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent.

 

This filly is out the A.P. Indy mare A P Mink, a daughter of stakes winner Fortune Pending. That mare produced seven winners, including graded stakes winner Palmeiro and multiple stakes winner Slews Final Answer, who produced multiple graded stakes winner Dynaflew and stakes winner Slews Answer. This is the family of Grade 1 winner Try Something New and graded stakes winner Raymi Coya.

Hip 185 was bred in Kentucky by Grousemont Farm.

Hip 178 c. Uncle Mo-Afleet Lass — $240,000

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Hip 178 c. Unle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 178, a colt by Uncle Mo, sold for $240,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Northway Bloodstock from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

 

This colt is out of the stakes winning Northern Afleet mare Afleet Lass, making him a half-brother to winner Honor the Fleet, recently third in the G3-Pegasus S. at Monmouth Park. Second dam is Breeze Lass, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Sam Who who produced 11 winners, including Irmadohememra, dam of champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Juno (BRZ).

Hip 178 was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway Thoroughbreds.

Hip 168 f. Malibu Moon-Write When Ready — $250,000

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Hip 168 f. Malibu Moon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 168, a filly by Malibu Moon, sold for $250,000 during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Jerry Crawford for Donegal Racing from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Kendall E. Hansen.

 

This filly is the second foal of Write When Ready, a five-time winning daughter of More Than Ready. Second dam is Epistle, by Deputy Minister, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Well Chosen, who produced Grade 1 winner Telling, and a half-sister to graded stakes winner In Contention. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winner Golden Ticket and graded stakes winners Academy Award, Statuette, Good Mood, Magical Feeling, and Multiple Choice.

Hip 168 was bred in Kentucky by Kendall E. Hansen, MD Racing.

Hip 165 f. Uncle Mo-Winiliscious — $200,000

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Hip 165 f. Uncle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 165, a filly by Uncle Mo, sold for $200,000 during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Crupi’s New Castle Farm from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

 

This filly is the first foal of stakes placed 10-time winner Winiliscious, by Lawyer Ron. This dam is stakes winner Coesse Express, dam of graded stakes winner Fly’n Bryan and of Coesse Gold, dam of multiple stakes winner Tappin for Gold. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winners Small Virtu and Mr. Sinatra.

Hip 165 was bred in New Jersey by Joseph A. Ioia.

Hip 152 c. Cairo Prince-Turtle Beach — $265,000

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Hip 152 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 152, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, sold for $265,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by WCI Investments from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent for Highclere.

 

This colt is a half-brother to four winners from as many to race out of the Out of Place mare Turtle Beach, including Grade 1 placed winner Putthebabiesdown. Second dam is Satin Promise, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Rose’s Cantina. Satin Promise produced five winners, including stakes winners Promise of War and Baldwin County, and Satinet, dam of stakes winners Britt’s Jules and Probation Ready.

Hip 152 was bred in Kentucky by Highclere.

Hip 137 c. Cairo Prince-Tesoro de Amor — $260,000

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Hip 137 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 137, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, sold for $260,000 during The July Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.

 

This colt is the second foal out of the graded stakes placed winning Medaglia d’Oro mare Tesoro de Amor, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Mr. Livingstone. The immediate family includes graded stakes winners Voodoo Lily, Spellbound, and Kid Cruz.

Hip 137 was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.

Hip 131 c. Curlin-Surf Light — $200,000

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Hip 131 c. Curlin // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 131, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, sold for $200,000 during The July Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Kenneth Mc from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

 

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the stakes winning Malibu Moon mare Surf Light. Third dam is Silent Bullet, dam of nine winners, including stakes winners Silent Valay, Amerrica’s Bullet, Valay Bullet, and Bullet Valay. The immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner Track Barrow and graded stakes winners Romantic Lead and Angela’s Love.

Hip 131 was bred in Kentucky by Seclusive Farm and Chester Prince.

Hip 103 f. Verrazano-She’s a Wow — $230,000

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Hip 103 f. Verrazano // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 103, a filly from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, sold for $230,000 at The July Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by John Brocklebank, agent from the consignment of Runnymede Farm, agent.

 

This filly is a half-sister to three winners from as many to race out of the winning Speightstown mare She’s a Wow. Third dam is French stakes winner Charlotte Amalie (FR), dam of Grade 2 winner Badouizm and stakes winners Esteemed Friend and Red Monsson, as well as winner Bally Five, dam of Grade 2 winner Yarrow Brave.

Hip 103 was bred in Kentucky by Epic Thoroughbreds.

Hip 80 c. Into Mischief-Queen Brianna — $200,000

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Hip 80 c. Into Mischief // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 80, a colt by Into Mischief, sold for $200,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Lothenbach Racing from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.

 

This colt is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Queen Briana, a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire Rockport Harbor. Third dam is stakes winner Regal Pennant, who produced six winners, including Grade 2 winner Regally Appealing and this colt’s second dam, Regal Miss Copelan.

Hip 80 was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm.

Hip 71 c. Cairo Prince-Perfect Pegasus — $160,000

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Hip 71 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 71, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, sold for $160,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Grand Oaks from the consignment of Allied Bloodstock, agent.

 

This colt is the second foal of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Perfect Pegasus, a half-sister to track record setting graded stakes winner Pefect Officer. The immediate family includes Group 1 stakes winners Full of Hope (GB), Westbury, and Koko Mambo.

Hip 71 was bred in Kentucky by Hayden Noriega.

Hip 69 c. Tiznow-Passe — $260,000

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Hip 69 c. Tiznow // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 69, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Tiznow, sold for $260,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Maverick Racing and China Horse Club from the consignment of Perrone Sales Ltd., agent for Apache Farm LLC et al.

 

This colt is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 placed stakes winner Wonder Gal. Second dam is stakes winner Gal on the Go, who produced multiple graded stakes winner Social Queen, herself the dam of Grade 1 winning millionaire Force the Past. The immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner and multimillionaire Perfect Drift.

Hip 69 was bred in Kentucky by Apache Farm and WinStar Farm.

Hip 64 f. Uncle Mo-Paint Me Red — $160,000

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Hip 64 f. Uncle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 64, a filly by Uncle Mo, sold for $160,000 during The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Quarter Pole Enterprises from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

 

This filly is a half-sister to two winners from as many to race out of the stakes winning Red Bullet mare Paint Me Red. Second dam is stakes winner Queen St. West, a half-sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Becky Sharp.

Hip 64 was bred in Kentucky by H & E Ranch.

 

Hip 22 c. Shackleford-Lunargal — $240,000

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Hip 22 c. Shackleford // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 22, a colt from the third crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Shackleford, sold for $240,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Sagamore Farm from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

 

This colt is a half-brother to six winners from as many to race out of the stakes winning Yes It’s True mare Lunargal, including graded stakes placed winner Random Walk. Lunargal is a full sister to stakes winner Lunarlady and a half-sister to graded stakes winners Lunarpal and Astrology.

Hip 22 was bred in Kentucky by Crystal Ball Stables, LLC.

All photos copyright Fasig-Tipton Photo.

 

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