Catalogue for The Gulfstream Sale Now Online

Gulstream_catalogue_front_FINALFasig-Tipton has catalogued 158 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, to be held on Wednesday, March 28, in the racetrack’s walking ring.  The sale will begin at 3 pm.

The under tack show is scheduled for Monday, March 26, beginning at 9 am.

“This is an exciting catalogue,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “There is strong sire power, quality individuals at a variety of price levels, as well as some exciting new faces in the consignor ranks coming to Gulfstream for the first time.  Additionally, this year’s sale is being held during Florida Derby week, which will bring extra buzz to the auction.”

Featured on the front cover of this year’s catalogue are current undefeated Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Oaks candidate DREAM TREE, and MOR SPIRIT, dominant winner of last year’s Metropolitan H. (G1).  The back cover features AUDIBLE, eye-catching 5 ½ length winner of the Holy Bull S. (G2) on February 3rd, as well as current graded stakes winners MOPOTISM, FOURSTAR CROOK, and SHAKHIMAT.

“Since conducting our first sale at Gulfstream in 2015, the racetrack success of our graduates has been nothing short of remarkable,” continued Browning.  “In just a short time, Gulfstream grads have claimed many of the sport’s biggest races, including the Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Florida Derby, Met Mile, Del Mar Futurity, and both the Futurity and Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos.  Most recently, 2017 sale grad AUDIBLE romped in the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream – 11 months after he breezed over the same dirt race track in our under tack show.”

The catalogue is now available online and will also be available via the Equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available from Fasig-Tipton offices by Monday, February 19.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro

Girl Talk Tops Solid Renewal of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Hip 574, 2018 Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale
Hip 574 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale ended Tuesday with gains across the board over last year’s edition and a decreased RNA rate. The sale was bolstered by 24 six-figure offerings, including yearlings, broodmares, and racing/broodmare prospects alike.

Girl Talk (Hip 574), a five-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, topped the session and the sale when sold for $310,000 to Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds as the last hip through the ring late Tuesday afternoon. The stakes placed winning daughter of Grade 2 winner One Caroline was offered as a racing and/or broodmare prospect by Denali Stud, agent for Ramona Bass LLC and Cheyenne Stables LLC.

“You can really sell a good horse right now,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There’s a lot of demand and the one thing that continues to be encouraging at the upper end of the marketplace is the number of bidders on both the foals and the mares.”

Also selling well on the day was Tricky One (Hip 498), a four-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song. Offered as a broodmare prospect by Gainesway, that filly fetched $275,000 from buyer International Equities Holding. Tricky One is a winning daughter out of the stakes winning Pulpit mare Simplify and a half-sister to stakes winner Simple Surprise.

A Tiznow colt (Hip 419) topped the yearlings on offer when sold for $260,000 to Jack Johnston.  Offered by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent for C & S, Hip 419 is a half-brother to three winners, including two stakes horses, from the immediate family of Grade 1 winning millionaire Star Standard.

A yearling son of Into Mischief (Hip 368) from the immediate family of champion Cozzene also came in over the bicentennial mark, selling for $220,000 to De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent.

Browning noted that outstanding conformation came at a “significant premium” during the two-day sale, regardless of whether the horse on offer was a yearling, broodmare, or racing/broodmare prospect.

Overall, 364 horses sold for a gross of $10,436,800, up 9.8% from last year’s total. The average was $28,673, a 5.9% increase from 2017, while the median was up 16.7% to $10,500. The RNA rate fell 2.8% to 22.7%.

Full results are available online.

Accomplished Fillies and Mares Top First Session of Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Hip 68 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Stakes winning broodmare prospects and in-foal mares were the most popular commodities during the first session of the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale on Monday. The session saw multiple six-figure sales for yearlings, broodmares, and racing/broodmare prospects.

The session topper was multiple stakes winner Bling On the Music (Hip 68), purchased for $260,000 by International Equities Holdings from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent. Winner of the Gold Rush Futurity and Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at two, Bling On the Music was also third in open company as a juvenile, finishing third in the Pocahontas S. (G2) on the way to career earnings of $153,167. She was sold as a broodmare prospect.

Multiple stakes winner Great Soul (Hip 211), a five-year-old daughter of Great Notion from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Street Magician, also sold well, fetching $220,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect from buyer Donato Lanni, agent. Great Soul was consigned by Indian Creek, agent.

The top in-foal mare of the day was Coy Cat (Hip 119), a stakes winning and stakes producing daughter of Hold That Tiger which sold for $150,000 in foal to Into Mischief. The mare was purchased by SF Bloodstock from the consignment of Bill Murphy, agent.

A daughter of Distorted Humor out of multiple stakes winner Gilded Gold (Hip 189) led the day’s yearlings when sold for $105,000 to Machmer Hall. The dark bay or brown filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Thieves Gold from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Hope for a Breeze, Gigantic Breeze, and Dr. Kashnikov. She was consigned by Denali Stud, agent.

A colt by Violence out of multiple graded stakes winner Classic Elegance (Hip 110) came a close second, selling for $100,000 to James R. Layden from the consignment of Buckland Sales, agent. That colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Believe You Can and graded stakes winners Basket Weave, Chorwon, Rush Bay, and Itsaknockout.

Overall, 181 horses sold for $4,134,200, good for an average of $22,841. The median was $10,000.

Full results are available online.