Live Blog: The Saratoga Sale, Session 1 (2017)

Join us as we recap the top hips of the first session of the 2017 Saratoga Sale!

Session 1 has ended. Results are available at www.fasigtipton.com.

Hip 98 c. Into Mischief-Victorious Ami // $850,000

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Hip 98 c. Into Mischief // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 98, a son of Into Mischief, sold for $850,000 during the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Lael Stable from the consignment of Warrendale Sales, agent for Tall Oaks.

This colt is a half-sibling to four winners out of the stakes winning Victory Gallop mare Victorious Ami, including graded stakes winners Ami’s Holiday and Ami’s Mesa. Victorious Ami is a half-sister to Galloping Ami, dam of graded stakes winning champion Amis Gizmo, graded stakes winner Ami’s Flatter, and stakes winner Aragorn Ami.

Hip 98 was bred in Ontario by Tall Oaks Farm.

Hip 81 c. Uncle Mo-Teak Totem // $650,000

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Hip 81 c. Uncle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 81, a colt by champion Uncle Mo, sold for $650,000 during the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

This colt is out of the stakes winning Northern Afleet mare Teak Totem, dam of five winners, including Grade 2 winner Adios Charlie. Team Totem is a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Teaks North and to multiple Grade 2 winner Wooden Phone.

Hip 81 was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

Hip 49 c. Malibu Moon-Royal Irish Lass // $650,000

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Hip 49 c. Malibu Moon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 49, a colt by prolific sire Malibu Moon, sold for $650,000 during The Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Woodford Racing from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent for Brandywine Farm.

This colt is a half-sibling to three winners, including this year’s Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) winner Royal Mo, a talented three-year-old which also placed in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), and to stakes winner Tara from the Cape. The colt’s second dam is multiple graded stakes winner Irish Linnet, who produced seven winners, including stakes winners Irish Art and Blushing Irish.

Hip 49 was bred in Kentucky by  Brandywine Farm and Spendthrift Farm.

Hip 45 c. Curlin-River’s Prayer // $1,000,000

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Hip 45 c. Curlin // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 45, a colt by four-time champion Curlin, sold for $1,000,000 to during the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Eric Fein from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.

This colt is a half-sibling to three winners out of the Grade 1 winning Devon Lane mare River’s Prayer. He is from the immediate family of stakes winners Never Roung, Lexington Laugh, and Desert Whirlwind.

The colt was bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.

Hip 44 c. Medaglia d’Oro-Rigoletta // $900,000

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Hip 44 c. Medaglia d’Oro // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 44, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro sold for $900,000 during the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Mike Repole and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

 

This colt is out of the Grade 1 winning Concerto mare Rigoletta, who also produced recent Affirmed S. (G3) winner, who placed in both the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and the Kentucky Derby (G1) earlier this year. Hip 44 is from the immediate family of champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Musical Romance.

The colt was bred in Kentucky by Thoro-Bred Stables.

Hip 34 f. Curlin-Purple Cat // $750,000

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Hip 34 f. Curlin // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 34, a filly by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, sold for $750,000 during the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Juddmonte Farms from the consignment of Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent.

 

This filly is the third foal of the winning Bluegrass Cat mare Purple Cat. That mare is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Sky Diva and Grade 1-placed multiple stakes winner Quick Little Miss.  Hip 34’s immediate family also includes multiple Grade 1 winner Pure Clan and graded stakes winners Gather the Clan (IRE), Greater Good, and What A Summer.

The filly was bred in New York by Newtown Anner Stud.

Hip 26 c. Union Rags-Passion Du Coeur // $650,000

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Hip 26 c. Union Rags // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 26, a colt from the third crop of Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Union Rags, sold for $650,000 during the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Robert Baker and William Mack from the consignment of VanMeter-Gentry Sales.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners from as many to race out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Passion Du Coeur, a full sister to multiple stakes winner Distorted Passion. That mare is the dam of last term’s Lake George S. (G2) winner and multiple graded stakes winner winner Mrs McDougal. Hip 26 is from the immediate family of Grade 2 winner Warbling.

The colt was bred in Kentucky by Elm Tree Farm.

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