$1.2 Million Pair Shine at The Gulfstream Sale

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 9 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

This year’s renewal of The Gulfstream Sale featured three seven-figure two-year-olds, including two which tied for the top spot when sold for $1,200,000 each. The auction also posted the second highest average and median in the sale’s history, and the highest in both categories since the move to Gulfstream Park four years ago.

Hip 9, a filly by Medaglia d’Oro, got the bidding started early when sold for $1,200,000 off a 10 flat work (video). By the sire of champion fillies Songbird and Rachel Alexandra, Hip 9 was purchased by Stonestreet Stables LLC from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The dark bay or brown filly is from the family of Grade 1 winning millionaire Dream Supreme and Grade 1 winning juvenile and proven sire Majestic Warrior.

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 77 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Also dropping the hammer at $1,200,000 was Hip 77, a colt by popular juvenile sire Into Mischief. Hip 77, who also worked in 10 flat (video), was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. The bay colt’s immediate family includes Grade 1 winners Irish Smoke and Book Review.

“It was an extremely strong marketplace at the upper end, said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There were multiple bidders on the horses that performed well, vetted well, made good videos.”

Hip 31, a colt by the late Scat Daddy, came in a close third, selling for $1,000,000 to Todd Pletcher, agent for M V Magnier. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds, Hip 31 worked in 10 flat during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Another highlight of the sale was Hip 54, a filly from the second crop of Orb, who laid down a 21 flat quarter mile on the dirt during the under tack show (video), the fastest work at that distance since the sale relocated to Gulfstream Park in 2015. She was amply rewarded for that effort this evening when sold for $900,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for Baoma Corp. The speedster was consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent.

Notably, 14 horses sold for $600,000 or more, up from eight in 2017. “[There was] great attendance and distribution of the buying population across the board,” Browning added. “All in all, I thought it was a strong horse sale… it bodes well for our next sale in Timonium in May.”

Overall, 59 two-year-olds sold for a total of $23,495,000, good for an average of $385,164, a 13.5% increase from $339,392 in 2017. The median was up 9.3% to $295,000 from $270,000 in 2017. Both the average and median were the second highest in this sale’s history, and the highest since the sale moved to Gulfstream Park in 2015.

Full results are available online.

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Hip 117 c. Union Rags-Frolic’s Appeal: $750,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 117 worked in 21:1 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 117, a colt by Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags sold for $750,000 during The Gulfstream Sale. By Union Rags, a graduate of this sale in 2011, the bay colt was purchased by Donati Lanni, agent for Sheikh Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum from the consignment of Hoby & Layna Kight, agent. He worked a quarter on the dirt in 21:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This colt is a half-brother to last season’s two-year-old stakes winner Renaisance Frolic, out of the Trippi mare Frolic’s Appeal. He is from the immediate family of multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Smok’n Frolic, as well as Grade 2 winner Mopotism (a graduate of this sale in 2016) and Frolic’s Dream.

Hip 116 c. Uncle Mo-Four Sugars: $650,000

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Hip 116 worked in 10:2 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 116, a son of champion Uncle Mo sold for $650,000 during The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by L.E.B., agent for West Point Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. He worked an eighth on the dirt in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This colt is the second foal out of the unraced Lookin At Lucky mare Four Sugars, whose first foal is Gronkowski, a two-year-old winning in England last year. Four Sugars is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Flashy Bull and to stakes winner Pink Viper. The immediate family includes champion, Grade 1 winner, and sire Perfect Soul (IRE).

Hip 86 f. Into Mischief-Cashing Tickets: $775,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 86 worked in 10:1 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 86, a filly by Into Mischief sold for $775,000 during The Gulfstream Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. She worked an eighth on dirt in 10:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This filly is out of the unraced Indian Charlie mare Cashing Tickets, a full sister to graded stakes winner Conveyance. The filly’s immediate family further includes Grade 1 winners Secret Hello and Plum Pretty.

Hip 83 c. Speightstown-Brazen Persuasion: $650,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 83 worked in 10:1 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 83, a colt by Speightstown sold for $650,000 during The Gulfstream Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of SGV Thoroughbreds, agent. He worked an eighth on the dirt in 10:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This colt is the first foal out of Grade 3 winner Brazen Persuasion, by Indian Charlie. He is from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Godmother, Winter Melody, and Ocean Night.

Hip 77 c. Into Mischief-Assets of War: $1,200,000

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Hip 77 worked in 10 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 77, a colt by Into Mischief sold for $1,200,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. He worked an eighth on the dirt in 10 flat during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This colt is the second foal of the winning Lawyer Ron mare Assets of War, a daughter of graded stakes winner Added Asset. He is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Irish Smoke and Book Review.

Hip 68 f. Quality Road-Akron Moon: $800,000

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Hip 68 worked in 10 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 68, a filly by Quality Road sold for $800,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. By the sire of champion fillies Abel Tasman and Caledonia Road was purchased by KSI from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, agent. The bay filly worked an eighth on dirt in 10 flat during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This filly is the second foal out of the stakes placed winning Malibu Moon mare Akron Moon; her first foal is this filly’s full brother Diamond King, a stakes winner last year at two. She is from the immediate family of champion Johnny D. and Grade 1 winners Titanic Jack and Sober Suit.

Hip 62 c. Fed Biz-Virtuously: $725,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 62 worked in 10 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 62, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Fed Biz sold for $725,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, whose sire is a multiple track record setting son of Giant’s Causeway, was purchased by Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, agent. He worked an eighth on the dirt in 10 flat during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This colt is the second foal out of the winning Congrats mare Virtuously. He is from the immediate family of champions Edubai Del Ocho and Larkwhistle.

Hip 54 f. Orb-Taboo: $900,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 54 worked in 21 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 54, a filly from the second crop of Kentucky Derby victor Orb sold for $900,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent for Baoma Corp from the consignment of Tom McCrocklin, agent. She worked a quarter on the dirt in 21 flat (video), the fastest quarter mile work during this sale’s under tack show since its relocation to Gulfstream Park in 2015.

This filly is a half-sister to two winners out of the winning Forestry mare Taboo, including stakes placed Smartly Agree. She is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Dream of Summer, dam of Grade 1 winner Creative Cause and track record-setting multiple Grade 2 winner Destin.

Hip 40 f. Square Eddie-Silar Rules: $650,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 40 worked in 10 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 40, a daughter of Grade 1 winning juvenile Square Rules sold for $650,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Kenichi Watanabe from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, agent. The filly worked an eighth on the dirt in 10 flat during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This filly is a full sister to four winners, including Grade 1 winning juvenile Ralis, and multiple stakes winner graded stakes placed B Squared. Her immediate family notably includes multiple Grade 1 winning millionaires Sultry Song and Solar Splendor, as well as Grade 1 winner Mass Media.

Hip 31 c. Scat Daddy-Risky Rachel: $1,000,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 31 worked in 10 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 31, a colt by the late Scat Daddy sold for $1,000,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt, by much-missed sire of champions Scat Daddy, was purchased by Todd Pletcher, agent for M V Magnier from the consignment of SGV Thoroughbreds LLC, agent. The colt worked an eighth on the dirt in 10 flat during Monday’s under tack show (video).

This colt is the first foal out of multiple stakes winner Risky Rachel, by Limehouse. He is from the immediate prolific multiple graded stakes winning multimillionaire Say Florida Sandy and graded stakes winner Dancin Renee.

Hip 21 c. Uncle Mo-Potra Clasica (ARG): $850,000

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Hip 21 worked in 10:1 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 21, a colt by Champion Freshman Sire of 2015 Uncle Mo sold for $850,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Speedway Stable from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent. The colt worked an eighth on the dirt in 10:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Out of the stakes winning Potrillon (ARG) mare Potra Clasica (ARG), this colt is from the immediate family of champion Grade 1 winner Speightstown and Grade/Group 1 winners Petite Ile (IRE), Crusader Sword, and Turk Passenger.

Hip 9 f. Medaglia d’Oro-Mi Vida: $1,200,000

2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2 Y Olds in Training Sale
Hip 9 worked in 10 flat // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 9, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1,200,000 early at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown filly, by the sire of champion fillies Songbird and Rachel Alexandra, was purchased by John Moynihan from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10 flat on the dirt during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Out of the Distorted Humor mare Mi Vida, this filly is from the immediate family of multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Dream Supreme, dam of Grade 1 winning juvenile and sire Majestic Warrior. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winners Spinning Round, Kung Fu Mambo, and Sweet Sorrel.

 

Eight Supplemental Entries Added to The Gulfstream Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued eight supplemental entries for The Gulfstream Sale, the company’s selected two-year-olds in training sale to be held on Wednesday, March 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.

These newest entries are catalogued as hips 159-166:

  • Hip 159: Bodemeister – Bold Assurance colt (Paul Sharp, agent)
  • Hip 160: Curlin – Almonsoon colt (Paul Sharp, agent)
  • Hip 161: Malibu Moon – Stylish d’Oro filly (McKathan Bros, agent)
  • Hip 162: Tapizar – Running Wild colt (Randy Bradshaw, agent)
  • Hip 163: Cairo Prince – Spanish Post filly (Randy Bradshaw, agent)
  • Hip 164: Gio Ponti – Beautifulballerina colt (Hoby & Layna Kight, agent)
  • Hip 165: Morning Line – Fantasy Slam colt (SBM Training & Sales LLC, agent)
  • Hip 166: Fed Biz – Dress Parade filly (Sequel Bloodstock, agent)

These supplemental entries may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print versions of the Supplemental Catalogue will be available on-site at Gulfstream Park at sale time.

The sale’s under tack show will take place on Monday, March 26, beginning at 9 am.