The Saratoga Sale (2018): Session 1 Live Blog

Session 1 has ended. Results are available online. Session 2 begins August 7 at 6:30 PM.

Hip 108 c. Into Mischief-Silky Serenade ($750,000)

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Hip 108, a colt by Into Mischief out of Silky Serenade sold for $750,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.

 

This colt is out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Silky Serenade, whose two-year-old Restless Rider (Distorted Humor) recently won the Debutante S. at Churchill Downs. Silky Serenade is a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Private Vow. Third dam is graded stakes winner Sacque (GB).

Hip 108 was bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC.

Hip 105 f. Verrazano-Shehadmefromhello ($750,000)

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Hip 105, a filly from the second crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano out of Grade 1 producer Shehadmefromhello sold for $750,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Bridlewood from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

 

This filly is a half-sister to four winners from as many to race out of the winning Empire Maker mare Shehadmefromhello, also the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Separationofpowers, recent winner of the Test S. (G1) at Saratoga as well as of the Frizette S. (G1) at Belmont as a juvenile last year. The immediate family features stakes winners under each of the first four dams.

Hip 105 was bred in Kentucky by Three Diamonds Farm.

Hip 93 f. Candy Ride (ARG)-Sambuca Classica ($775,000)

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Hip 93, a filly by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Sambuca Classica sold for $775,000 at The Saratoga. The chestnut filly, by the sire of Horse of the Year Gun Runner, was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

 

This filly is one of five winners from five foals out of the Cat Thief mare Sambuca Classica, making her a half-sister to Eclipse Champion Two-Year-Old colt Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) and to multiple stakes winners Antytime Magic (Fusaischi Pegasus) and Uptown Twirl (Twirling Candy). The immediate family includes champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Revidere.

Hip 93 was bred in Kentucky by China Horse Club International Limited.

Hip 82 f. Into Mischief-Reve d’Amour ($950,000)

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Hip 82, a filly by Into Mischief out of Reve d’Amour sold for $950,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

 

This filly is the second foal out of the Warrio’s Reward mare Reve D’Amour, whose first foal is already placed at two this year. Reve d’Amour is out of Group 2 winner and multiple group stakes winner Smolensk, making her a half-sister to eight winners, including Grade 1 placed graded stakes winner Can the Man (by this filly’s sire Into Mischief) and multiple stakes winner Martha’s Moon.

Third dam is Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blush With Pride, notably the dam of Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour. Better Than Honour set a world record when sold for $14 million at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. That mare is the dam of two Belmont S. (G1) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches (champion), as well as Grade 2 winner Casino Drive. She is also the granddam of Grade 1 winner Streaming. This rich immediate family also includes Grade/Group 1 winners Peeping Fawn (champion) and Thewayyouare.

Hip 82 was bred in Kentucky by Three Chimneys Farm, LLC.

Hip 65 f. War Front-Pine Needles ($825,000)

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Hip 65, a filly by prolific sire War Front out of Pine Needles sold for $825,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC.

 

This filly is the first foal out of Pine Needles, a graded stakes placed winner by Giant’s Causeway. Pine Needles is out of Meridiana (GER), a Group 1 winner in Europe and Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner in the United States. That mare is the dam of no less than seven winners, including stakes winners Chamois and Infinite Wisdom.

Hip 65 was bred in Kentucky by Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC, Pollock Farms, and Hugh Owen.

Hip 62 c. American Pharoah-Party Silks ($1,000,000)

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Hip 62, a colt from the first crop of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah out of multiple stakes producer Party Silks sold for $1,000,000 half-way through the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Bob Baffert, agent for MV Magnier from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Sunnyfield Farm. American Pharoah is a graduate of the ’13 Saratoga Sale.

 

Dam is Party Silks, by Touch Gold, dam of three to race, all winners. This colt is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner Upstart (Flatter), a ’13 New York Bred Yearlings sale grad with career earnings of more than $1.7 million, and to stakes placed winner New York Hero (Mineshaft). Party Silks is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Josh’s Madelyn. The immediate family includes champion Plantagenet and graded stakes winners Percipient, Zaungast, and Gone For Real.

Hip 62 was bred in New York by Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen.

Hip 39 f. Curlin-Minnie Macy ($850,000)

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Hip 39, a filly by Curlin sold for $850,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

 

This filly is the third foal out of Minnie Macy (A.P. Indy), and is a full sister to two-year-old filly Virginia Eloise, who broke her maiden by five lengths at Del Mar on July 4 in her career debut. Minnie Macy is out of graded stakes winner and multiple stakes winner Miss Macy Sue, making her a half sister to three winners: multiple Grade 1 winner Liam’s Map; Grade 1 placed graded stakes winning juvenile Not This Time; and Grade 2 placed stakes winner Taylor S.

Hip 39 was bred in Kentucky by St. Elias Stables, LLC.

Hip 27 f. War Front-Life Happened ($750,000)

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Hip 27, an filly by top sire War Front out of multiple graded stakes winner producer Life Happened sold for $750,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Solis/Litt from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

 

This filly is out of Life Happened, by Stravinsky, a 100% winner producer from five foals to race, including two millionaires. Hip 27 is a half-sister to Tepin (Bernstein), two-time Eclipse Champion with nearly $3.5 million earned and Grade/Group 1 winner in three countries, with notable wins in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and the Queen Anne S. (G1) at the prestigious Royal Ascot Meet. This filly is also a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Vyjack (Into Mischief), earner of more than $1.4 million over six seasons on the track. Those talented half-siblings are both Fasig-Tipton graduates: Tepin is a graduate of the ’13 Saratoga Sale, while Vyjack sold at the ’11 July Sale and ’12 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale.

Hip 27 was bred in Ireland by Life Happened Syndicate.

Hip 26 f. American Pharoah-Life at Ten ($1,200,000)

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Hip 26, a filly from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah out of multiple Grade 1 winner Life At Ten sold for $1,200,000 to become the first seven-figure sale at the 2018 Saratoga Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. American Pharoah is a graduate of the ’13 Saratoga Sale.

 

This filly is out of Life At Ten, by Malibu Moon, winner of the Beldame S. (G1) and Ogden Phipps H. (G1), in addition to four other stakes, two of them graded. That impressive racemare earned $1,277,515 in eight career wins. As a broodmare, she has produced three winners from as many to race, including Grade 2 placed winner Singing Bullet (Hard Spun) and Bohemian Queen (Animal Kingdom), who broke her maiden just this afternoon at Woodbine.

This exceptional pedigree includes champion, Grade 1 winner, and successful sire Rubiano; Grade 2 winner and three-time Leading Sire Tapit; and influential sire Relaunch.

Hip 26 was bred in Ontario by Adena Springs.

 

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