Live Blog: The Turf Showcase (2017)

Follow along as we recap the top hips of the inaugural Turf Showcase presented by Woodbine Racetrack!

The Turf Showcase has ended. Results are available at www.fasigtipton.com.

 

Hip 110 c. Divine Park – Quality Included: $150,000

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Hip 110, a colt by Divine Park, sire of the great Lady Eli, sold for $150,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by Godolphin from the consignment of Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.

This colt is out of the Include mare Quality Included, a daughter of graded stakes placed multiple stakes winner Changed Tune. That mare is the dam of English stakes winner Noble Storm and of stakes placed Unchanged Melody, who produced stakes winner Bert’s Melody.

Hip 110 was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.

 

Hip 95 c. Noble Mission (GB) – Mayoress (GB): $150,000

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Hip 95, a colt from the first crop of multiple Group 1 winner Noble Mission (GB), sold for $150,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by J S Company from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

 

This colt is out of the Machiavellian mare Mayoress (GB), a winner in France. Out of the Grade 2 winner Minister Wife, Mayoress is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Marietta and a half-sister to French stakes winner Thousand Islands (GB), herself the dam of graded stakes winner Watershed. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winner Reluctant Guest.

Hip 95 was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III and John D. Fielding.

Hip 85 c. Scat Daddy – Madera Dancer: $200,000

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Hip 85, a colt by exceptional sire Scat Daddy, sold for $200,000 at The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by Hunter Valley Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

 

This colt is the second foal out of the Rahy mare Madera Dancer. She is a daughter of stakes winner Maxxi Arte (IRE). The immediate family includes Group 1 winners Linngari and Mont Ormel and group stakes winners Linnga and Bella Matteo.

Hip 85 was bred in Kentucky by DP racing.

 

Hip 84 c. Scat Daddy – Luvly Rita: $250,000

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Hip 84, a colt from the final crop of Scat Daddy, sold for $250,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales, agent.

 

This colt is the first foal of the Danehill Dancer mare Luvly Rita, who raced in both the United States and Ireland. She is a half sister to Australian stakes winner Renew. The colt’s immediate family includes Group 1 winners Yesterday (IRE), Quarter Moon (IRE, and Diamondsandrubies (IRE).

Hip 84 was bred in Kentucky by Don Alberto Corporation.

 

Hip 74 c. Animal Kingdom – Lady of Akita: $185,000

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Hip 74, a colt from the first North American crop of Animal Kingdom, sold for $185,000 during The Turf Showcase. The chestnut colt was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Runnymede Farm, agent.

 

This colt is out of the Fantastic Light mare Lady of Akita, a multiple winner in England and the dam of two winners in Europe to date. That mare is a half sister to Agnes Digital, a champion in Japan and winner of the Hong Kong Cup (G1). She is also a full sister to stakes winner Jalisco Light and a half-sister to stakes winner Shell Game. The immediate family also included two-time champion and Group 1 winner Blushing Groom (FR) and recent Pacific Classic (G1) winner Collected.

Hip 74 was bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm and Peter J. Callahan.

Hip 50 c. Scat Daddy – Harbingerofthings: $250,000

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Hip 50, a colt from the last crop Scat Daddy, sold for $250,000 at The Turf Showcase. Scat Daddy sired four winners at Royal Ascot in 2017, including Commonwealth Cup (G1) winner Caravaggio. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Lothenbach Stables from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.

 

This colt is the first foal out of the stakes winning Rockport Harbor mare Harbingerofthings, herself a half-sister to a stakes winner. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winner Street Magician.

Hip 50 was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm.

 

Hip 12 f. Kitten’s Joy – Brushwork: $200,000

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Hip 12, a filly by leading turf sire Kitten’s Joy, sold for $200,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The bay filly was purchase by Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

 

This filly is out of the Discreet Cat mare Brushwork, making her a full sister to multiple stakes winner Kitten’s Cat, winner of the Juvenile Turf Sprint S. at two and Kitten’s Joy S. this year at three, and the earner of over $300,000 to date. Her second dam is multiple Grade 1 winning turf mare Manistique. The filly is from the family of Grade 1 winner Unbridled Command.

Hip 12 was bred in Kentucky by Kenneth L. Ramsey and Sarah K. Ramsey.

Hip 8 c. Hard Spun – Bole de Cristal (IRE): $137,000

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Hip 8, a solt by Hard Spun, sold for $137,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Jerry Crawford, agent for Donegal Racing, from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

 

This colt is the third foal out of the Galileo mare Bola de Cristal (IRE), a half-sister to North American Grade 2 winner Grande Melody (IRE), who is also a stakes performer in France. The colt’s immediate family also includes English Group 1 winner Crystal Music and graded/group stakes winners Crystal Hearted (GB), Dubai Success, State Crystal, Libran, Three Rocks, and Solar Crystal.

Hip 8 was bred in Kentucky by  Sangreal Investments.

Hip 4 c. Temple City – Birdie Birdie: $115,000

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Hip 4, a colt by Temple City, sold for $115,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by David Meah, agent for George Yager, from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

 

This colt is out of the winning El Prado (IRE) mare Birdie Birdie, who has produced two winners from as many to race, including multiple graded stakes winner Free Rose, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) and La Jolla S. (G3) last year, and stakes-placed Sylven Park. The immediate family includes European champion and multiple Group 1 winner One Cool Cat, as well as graded/group stakes winners Valinsky (GB), Sha Ta, State Shinto, and Brier Creek.

Hip 4 was bred in Kentucky by Nathan John McCauley.

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