Fillies Popular During First Session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

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Hip 79 sold for $525,000 to top Monday’s session.

Led by a filly by the late Smart Strike, a trio of six-figure fillies topped the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale held Monday in Timonium, Maryland.

Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds offered the session-topper, a Smart Strike filly catalogued as Hip 79. She was purchased for $525,000 by Xavier International Bloodstock. The chestnut filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during the final day of last week’s under tack show. Her dam, the stakes winner Salty Response, is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Salty Strike, herself by the sire of Hip 79.

Into Mischief, Leading Sire of Two-Year-Olds in 2016, sired the co-second priced offerings: Hip 34, offered by Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel, sold for $425,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for an undisclosed buyer; Hip 123 was purchased for the same price by Speedway Stables from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

In total, 38 two-year-olds eclipsed the six-figure mark, including a trio of $300,000+ colts: Hip 195, a Blame half-brother to recent Grade 2 winner Arklow, which sold for $375,000 to Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm; Hip 13, a Curlin colt from the Bobby Dodd consignment which caught the eye of Charles Zacney for $350,000; and Hip 262, a colt from the first crop of Orb which sold for $310,000 from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent for Jake Ballis, agent.

162 horses sold for a total of $11,537,500, compared to 157 sold for $10,715,700 during the first session in 2016. The average was $71,219, up 4.3% from $68,253 average in the first session last year, and the median of $40,000 was good for a 17.6% increase from last year’s first session median of $34,000. The RNA rate was 25.0%, down from 31.4% during the first session last year.

The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale resumes Tuesday at 11AM. Results are available online.

Live Blog: 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Day 1

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale!

Session 1 of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale has ended. Full results are available online.

Hip 264 f. Flat Out-Beau Watch: $265,000

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Hip 264

Hip 264, a filly from the first crop of three-time Grade 1 winner Flat Out, sold for $265,000 late during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The dark bay or brown filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The filly was purchased by Simon Callaghan, agent from the consignment of Paul Sharp, agent.

Hip 264 is out of the multiple stakes winning Beau Genius mare Beau Watch. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Gran Estreno (ARG) and graded stakes winner Grab the Prize.

Hip 262 c. Orb-Barbette: $310,000

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Hip 262

Hip 262, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb, sold for $310,000 towards the end of the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked three-eighths in 22:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The colt was purchased by Jake Ballis, agent from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

Hip 262 is out of the multiple stakes winning daughter of High Yield, Barbette, whose two-year-old of 2016 is a winner. The colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Diamond on the Run, and he hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Celestine.

Hip 257 f. Union Rags-Autumn Ash: $260,000

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Hip 257

Hip 257, a filly from the second crop of popular young sire Union Rags, sold for $260,000 late during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The chestnut filly worked a quarter in 22:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The filly was purchased by John Terranova, agent from the consignment of Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel.

The filly is a half-sister to two winners from as many to race out of the winning Tapit mare Autumn Ash. Her dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Pampered Princess.

 

Hip 220 f. Super Saver-Wish It Were: $290,000

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Hip 220

Hip 220, a bay filly by 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver, sold for $290,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked a quarter in 21:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Ralph M. Evans from the consignment of Kirkwood Stables, agent.

Out of the stakes winner Wish It Were, by Is It True, Hip 220 is a half-sister to four winners, including multiple stakes winner Ancient Rome (Roman Ruler), stakes-placed Little Hitman (Wildcat Heir)

Hip 195 c. Blame-Unbridled Empire: $375,000

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Hip 195

Hip 195, a bay colt by champion Blame, sold for $375,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt worked an eighth in 10:1 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 195 was purchased by Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.

Out of the Empire Maker mare Unbridled Empire, Hip 195 is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race, including Arklow (Arch) recent winner of the American Turf S. (G2) on the Kentucky Derby undercard. This colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Fourty Niners Son and Cindy’s Hero, the latter the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Delegation. The immediate family further inlcudes Grade 1 winners Silverbulletday, Shakin It Up, and Forest Secrets.

Hip 123 f. Into Mischief-So Long Sonoma: $425,000

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Hip 123

Hip 123, a bay filly by Into Mischief sold for $425,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 123 was purchased by Speedway Stables from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

Out of the graded stakes-placed winning So Long Sonoma, a daughter of American Chance, Hip 123 is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Track Barron and Maryland Million Ladies S. winner Surf Light.

 

 

 

 

Hip 79 f. Smart Strike-Salty Response: $525,000

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Hip 79

Hip 79, a chestnut filly by two-time leading sire Smart Strike, sold for $525,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). Xavier International Bloodstock, agent purchased Hip 79 from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

Hip 79 is out of the stakes winning Cozzene mare Salty Response, who has produced two winners from as many to race. The filly’s dam is herself a half-sister to Salty Strike, a multiple graded stakes winner by Smart Strike. This filly’s full brother Salty Comment is a five-time winner in Japan of more than $740,000 to date. Her immediate family further includes group stakes winner Eishin Lombard and stakes winners Delancy, Bella Notte, Muriesk, and Border Cat.

 

 

Hip 34 f. Into Mischief-Pooh Corner: $425,000

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Hip 34

Hip 34, a gray or roan filly by last year’s leading 2YO sire Into Mischief, sold for $425,000 at the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. This filly worked a quarter in 21:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent from the consignment of Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel.

This filly is the second foal out of the winning Tapit mare Pooh Corner. The mare’s first foal, three-year-old Totaled the Benz (Tiz Wonderful), broke his maiden at Laurel Park in April. Hip 34’s dam is a half-sister to G3 winner Katilac Ofthestars, and her family further includes stakes winners Astro Beauty and Astro Force.

Hip 13 c. Curlin-Over the Edge: $350,000

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Hip 13

Hip 13, a bay colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, sold for $350,000 early during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The popular colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent.

Out of the stakes-winning Thunder Gulch mare Over the Edge, Hip 13 is a full- or half-sibling to three winners, including Grade 2-placed Top of Mind (Curlin) and stakes-placed Stormy Holiday (Harlan’s Holiday). This colt hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Mr. Jester.

Hip 5 c. Bernardini-Officiate: $250,000

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Hip 5

Hip 5, a dark bay or brown son of 2006 Preakness S. (G1) winner Bernardini, sold for $250,000 early during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Peter Callahan from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

Out of the Deputy Minister mare Officiate, Hip 5 is a half-sibling to four winners, including Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks (G3) victress Mo Cuishle (Saint Ballado). The colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Dreamy Mimi and graded stakes winners Tricky Squaw, Stanley Park, Paid Up Subscriber, Top Kisser, and Barbecue Eddie.

 

Midlantic 2YO Sale: iPad App Breeze Video Tutorial

The equineline app is a great addition to any sale catalogue, and can be especially useful for Fasig-Tipton two-year-old sales! Here follows a tutorial for watching individual breeze videos on the iPad app!

1. Open the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalogue.

2. Search for a particular hip number, or flip through the catalogue.

3. Open the “flyout tab” by tapping on it with your finger or stylus. By default, the tab is closed. It will appear as a small grayed out box to the left of the pedigree:

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4. Click on the blue button labeled “Breeze Video.” This will take you to the individual breeze video without leaving the app!

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5. Click the play button to play the horse’s isolated breeze video, which includes run up, breeze, time, and gallop out. When you’re done, tap the “X” in the bottom right-hand corner to return to the pedigree page.

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If you prefer to view individual replays online, you can do so on the Fasig-Tipton website (click here).

Thanks for joining us for the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale under tack show, and we’ll see you Monday and Tuesday for the sale!

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Catalogue Now Online

Midlantic2YOs_cover_front_FINAL.pngFasig-Tipton has catalogued 575 entries for its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

“The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale and its dirt racetrack have long been a source of racing success at the highest levels,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett. “This year we have nearly 600 catalogued and perhaps our strongest sire power to date. Buyers at all levels, and from all regions, will find quality horses to suit their programs next month at Timonium.”

The under tack show will be held over three sessions, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 16-18. Each under tack show session will begin at 8:00 am. The 142nd Preakness Stakes will be held at nearby Pimlico on Saturday, May 20 and the sale will follow on May 22 and 23. Each sale session will begin at 11 am.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available by April 20.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410)392-555

Andrew Williams Named Fasig-Tipton Australasian Representative

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Courtesy Andrew Williams Bloodstock Facebook Page

Australian bloodstock agent Andrew Williams has been named Fasig-Tipton’s representative in Australia and New Zealand, beginning immediately.

“It is a privilege to now be associated with such a prestigious company like Fasig-Tipton, a company for which I have always had the utmost respect,” said Williams.  “I look forward to promoting the Fasig-Tipton brand in Australia and New Zealand, as well as assisting Australasian clients at Saratoga in August and at the November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington.”

A native of Waikato, New Zealand, Williams recently launched his own bloodstock agency, Andrew Williams Bloodstock.  Prior to the establishment of his own agency, Williams spent four years in bloodstock and sales at noted Australian farm Arrowfield Stud, where he was heavily involved selling yearlings and nominations in some of Australia’s most important stallions.

Prior to Arrowfield, Williams spent five years working in stallion season sales for Darley America in Kentucky, where he gained intimate knowledge of the North American Thoroughbred industry, and its participants.

“We are pleased to welcome Andy to the Fasig-Tipton team,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “With his experience and knowledge of both the Australasian and North American markets, he is a natural fit to represent Fasig-Tipton in such an important and vibrant region of the Thoroughbred world.”

Andrew Williams may be contacted at andrew@andrewwilliamsbloodstock.com.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Fasig-Tipton to Conduct The Turf Showcase on September 10

Fasig-Tipton is adding a new selected yearling sale to its auction calendar in 2017.

The Turf Showcase, a sale consisting of yearlings suited for the turf, will be conducted Sunday, September 10 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky.

“This is an exciting addition to the sales calendar for Fasig-Tipton, and provides a great opportunity for buyers from around the globe to shop for yearlings with turf appeal,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “The performance of American-bred horses at Royal Ascot last year clearly demonstrated the quality of turf performers bred and raised in the United States.”

“In addition, more than 40% of 2017 graded stakes races in the United States will be turf races, and we are seeing North American racing and breeding programs investing in high class grass performers at an increasing rate,” continued Browning.  “The Turf Showcase will offer a concentration of quality yearlings in a single session, and should interest buyers from both North America and abroad.”

All yearlings under consideration for The Turf Showcase will be approved on pedigree and physical conformation by Fasig-Tipton.  Nomination forms are now available online at fasigtipton.com.

Fasig-Tipton has recently begun yearling inspections for its July, Saratoga and New York Bred sales, and will conduct inspections for The Turf Showcase in conjunction with those visits.

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Spectacular Gulfstream Sale Posts Gains Across the Board

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Hip 57 sold for $1.5 million // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale realized gains across the board during its successful third renewal on March 1 at Gulfstream Park. Led by a trio of seven-figure juveniles, the sale posted gains in gross, average, and median.

The top-priced offering of the evening was Hip 57, a daughter of Uncle Mo which sold for $1,500,000 to OXO Equine from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent. Frommer purchased the filly for $250,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale. OXO Equine also signed for a $1,100,000 More Than Ready colt (Hip 156) offered by Frommer late in the sale. Frommer paid $235,000 for the colt last July.

The third seven-figure two-year-old was Hip 135, a speedy colt by Bernardini offered by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Eaton Sales, agent for M.V. Magnier purchased the colt for $1,450,000. Hartley/De Renzo purchased the colt for $350,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale.

Overall, 74 juveniles sold for $25,115,000, up 16.3% from 66 sold for $21,590,000 in 2016. The $339,392 average was good for a 3.8% increase over last year’s average of $327,121, while the median rose 8.0% to $270,000 from $250,000 in 2016. The RNA rate was a historical sale low of 14.9%.

Full results are available online.

Live Blog: The Gulfstream Sale

Follow along as we recap the top hips of The Gulfstream Sale!

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Hip 156 c. More Than Ready – Tensas Punch (War Front) – $1,100,000

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Hip 156 sold for $1,100,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 156, a colt by More Than Ready sold for $1,100,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Hip 156 is out of the stakes winning War Front mare Tensas Punch. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Liaison.

 

Hip 148 c. Bodemeister – Stop the Wedding (Congrats) – $525,000

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Hip 148 sold for $525,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 148, a colt from the second crop of Bodemeister sold for $525,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Kindred Stables from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:3 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Hip 148 is the second foal of the winning Congrats mare Stop the Wedding. Her first foal is a two-year-old winner of 2016. The colt hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Outta Tune.

Hip 144 c. Orb – Spring Awakening (In Excess-IRE) – $500,000

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Hip 144 sold for $500,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 144, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb sold for $500,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by China Horse Club & WinStar Farm from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Hip 144 is out of Spring Awakening, a G1-placed stakes-winning daughter of In Excess (IRE). Spring Awakening has produced three winners from as many foals to race, including the graded stakes winning Tapit filly Walk Close. This colt’s immediate family further includes G1 winners Hold That Tiger and Editor’s Note.

Hip 135 c. Bernardini – Winner (Horse Chestnut-SAF) – $1,450,000

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Hip 135 sold for $1,450,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 135, a colt by Bernardini sold for $1,450,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Eaton Sales, agent for M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:0 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Hip 135 is out of the winning Horse Chestnut (SAF) mare Winner, dam of four winners to date, including G3W/G1P Ocho Ocho Ocho. The colt’s immediate family includes G1 winners Personal Ensign (Champion), Storm Flag Flying (Champion), Personal Flag (Broodmare of the Year), My Flag, Miner’s Mark, Tradititionally, and Mr Speaker.

 

Hip 126 f. Pioneerof the Nile – Ribbon Taffy (Hard Spun) – $540,000

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Hip 126 sold for $540,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 126, a filly by Pioneerof the Nile sold for $540,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Hip 126 is the second foal of the winning Hard Spun mare Ribbon Taffy, herself a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Barrier Reef. This filly hails from the immediate family of G1 winners Yes It’s True and Silver Max.

Hip 118 c. Bodemeister – Pink Diamond (Mineshaft) – $750,000

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Hip 118 sold for $750,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 118, a colt from the second crop of Bodemeister sold for $750,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:0 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

Hip 118 is out of the stakes-placed winning Mineshaft mare Pink Diamond. The colt’s immediate family includes G1 winner Vific (FR) and graded stakes winners Keys to the Heart and Chinandega.

 

 

Hip 100 f. Scat Daddy – Me and Miss Jones (Smarty Jones) – $800,000

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Hip 100 sold for $800,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 100, a filly by the late Scat Daddy sold for $800,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Kerri Radcliffe, agent from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

A half-sister to one winner from as many to race out of the Smarty Jones mare Me and Miss Jones, Hip 100 hails from the immediate family of G1 winners Wildcat Heir, Determined King, Louis Quatorze, Royal Indy, and Awesome Gem.

Hip 97 c. Into Mischief – Mamasan (First Samurai) – $500,000

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Hip 97 sold for $500,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 91, a colt by Into Mischief sold for $500,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Live Oak Plantation from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 91 is the first foal out of the winning First Samurai mare Mamasan, herself a half-sister to stakes winners P. S. U. Grad and Artisanal. The colt’s immediate family further includes G1 winners Richter Scale and Best Pal.

Hip 86 c. Pioneerof the Nile – Katz Me If You Can (Storm Cat) – $700,000

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Hip 86 sold for $700,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 86, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile sold for $700,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Justin Casse for M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Starting Point Thoroughbreds. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 86 is out of Katz Me If You Can, a G2W/MGSW daughter of Storm Cat. She is the dam of four winners, including Unkatzable, herself the dam of MSW/G1P Comfort. This colt’s second dam is Hollywood Starlet S. (G1) winner Cuddles.

Hip 81 f. Mineshaft – Jellicle (IRE) (Successful Appeal) – $575,000

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Hip 81 sold for $575,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 81, a filly by Mineshaft sold for $575,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 81 is the second foal out of the winning Successful Appeal mare Jellicle (IRE). Her second dam is graded stakes winner Catboat, herself the dam of the talented Mineshaft filly It’s Tricky, a three-time G1 winner of more than $1.6 million.

Hip 57 f. Uncle Mo – Flowers Athefinish (Grand Reward) – $1,500,000

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Hip 57 sold for $1,500,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 57, a filly by Uncle Mo sold for $1,500,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 57 is out of the winning Grand Reward mare Flowers Athefinish, and is a full sister to stakes-placed winning Might Mo. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Moriarty and graded stakes winners Lotus Pool, Lear Spear, Montgomery’s Arch, and S’maverlous.

 

Hip 54 c. Exchange Rate – Fast Tip (Najran) – $550,000

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Hip 54 sold for $550,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 54, a colt by the late Exchange Rate sold for $550,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by John Ferguson from the consignment of Ricehorse Stables, agent for Bell Inizio Farm. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 54 is the first foal of the stakes winning Najran mare Fast Tip. The colt hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Muny, Boom Towner, and Belong To Me.

Hip 40 f. Scat Daddy – Classic Strike (Smart Strike) – $550,000

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Hip 40 sold for $550,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 40, a filly by the late Smart Strike sold for $550,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10:3 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 40 is out of the winning Smart Strike mare Classic Strike, already the dam of five winners from as many foals to race. This filly is a full sister to G2 winning millionaire Handsome Mike and a half-sister to last term’s Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner Union Strike.

Hip 25 c. Into Mischief – Blue Devil Bel (Gilded Time) – $500,000

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Hip 25 sold for $500,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 25, a colt by Into Mischief sold for $500,000 at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay colt was purchased by China Horse Club & WinStar Farm from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 25 is out of the winning Gilded Time mare Blue Devil Bel, herself a half-sister to stakes winner and stakes winner producer Akilina. The colt is from the immediate family of three-time G1 winner Classy Cathy and graded stakes winners Sports View and Placerville.

Hip 16 f. Uncle Mo – Afleet Maggi (Afleet Alex) – $750,000

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Hip 16 sold for $750,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 16, a filly by Uncle Mo sold for $750,000 early at The Gulfstream Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Kerri Radcliffe, agent from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, agent. The filly worked an eighth in 10:1 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 16 is out of the winning Afleet Alex mare Afleet Maggi. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Golden Ticket and graded stakes winners Good Mood, Statuette, and Magical Feeling.

Hip 6 c. Medaglia d’Oro – Wild Chant (War Chant) – $900,000

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Hip 6 sold for $900,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 6, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro sold for $900,000 early at The Gulfstream Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by WinStar Farm & Breeze Easy from the consignment of Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Monday’s under tack show (video).

 

Hip 6 is out of the winning War Chant mare Wild Chant, already the dam of three winners from as many foals to race. The colt’s second dam is G2 winner Fun House, dam of Champion Untapable and G1 winner Paddy O’Prado. The immediate family further includes G1 winners Olympio and Pyro.

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Nyquist: Gulfstream Sale Success Story

On March 4, 2015, future Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist entered the paddock at Gulfstream Park, announced simply as “a bay colt by Uncle Mo out of Seeking Gabrielle.” After a solid 10:2 work two days prior, the handsome bay colt was popular among potential buyers, drawing a final bid of $400,000 from Doug O’Neill, agent. Nyquist was consigned by Niall Brennan Stables.

Nyquist made his first start for new owner Reddam Racing only three months selling at Gulfstream Park. On June 5, Nyquist won his debut at Santa Anita in what was then just 0.06 seconds off the track record for five furlongs. He made the jump directly to graded stakes company two months later, running away with the Best Pal S. (G2) at Del Mar by 5 ¼ lengths. Nyquist broke through at the top level in his next start, winning the Del Mar Futurity (G1) by 3 ¾ lengths before annexing the FrontRunner S. (G1) three weeks later at Santa Anita.

With four wins in as many starts in California, Nyquist shipped for the first time to Kentucky for the Breeders’ Cup Championships. Under gray skies, Nyquist was bumped hard twice as he broke from the far outside 13 post, raced wide throughout, swung into the six path on the final turn, and dug in doggedly to capture the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).

Unbeaten in five starts as a juvenile, Nyquist took a brief winter break, during which he was named Eclipse Champion 2YO Male of 2015 by an astounding 255 votes. He returned to his home base at Santa Anita for his sophomore debut, which he dispatched future Grade 1 winner Exaggerator by 1 ½ lengths in the San Vicente S. (G2).

Nyquist returned to Gulfstream Park in April 2016 to go head-to-head with fellow unbeaten sophomore Mohaymen, who had annexed the two G2 Derby preps at Gulfstream in January and February. In a race that was touted as a heavyweight fight, Nyquist captured the Florida Derby (G1) easily, leading from the second call on to win the race by 3 ¼ lengths.

On May 7, Nyquist went to lucky post 13 to contest the Run for the Roses. After patiently tracking the pace from the outside, Nyquist took the lead in the stretch and never looked back. He won by 1 ¼ lengths over a field which included no less than 14 then-or-future graded/group stakes winners, including G1 winners Exaggerator, Gun Runner, Body’s Cause, Mor Spirit, Creator, and Outwork.

Nyquist retired with a record of eight wins in 11 starts and earnings of $5,189,200. He is currently standing his first season at stud at Darley in Lexington, KY.

The 2017 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training will be held Wednesday, March 1 at 4 PM in the paddock at Gulfstream Park. The under tack show will be conducted on the main track beginning at 10 AM on Monday, February 27. The catalogue is available online.

Well-Related Cinnamon Spice Tops Strong Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale

Hip 345, 2017 Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale
Hip 345 Cinnamon Spice // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The 2017 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale closed on a high note on Tuesday, yielding gains in gross and average over the 2016 renewal.

“We were pleasantly surprised at the level of activity [and] the mood,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “I think that the buyers found it generally tougher to buy than they thought there were going to and I think the sellers may have found a little more activity in the marketplace than they anticipated coming into the sale. I thought overall it was a very positive two days, very encouraging.”

Cinnamon Spice, a winning half-sister to Grade 1 winner Violence, topped the sale when purchased for $700,000 early in the second session by  Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holding from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Fox Hill Farm (video). Consigned as Hip 345, Cinnamon Spice’s price tag was good for a 112% increase over last year’s sale topper.

Francis Relihan, bidding on behalf of Aboughazale, told The Blood-Horse, “She cost more than we expected, but the quality always rises to the top. We knew we would have a challenge to get her.”

On the other side of the sale, Mark Taylor of Taylor Made praised the result. “It exceeded our expectations,” he told The Blood-Horse.

Browning commented on the sale topper, “She captured everybody’s attention. As soon as anyone saw her, they wanted to own her. She’s a beautiful filly. The sales history on a broodmare comes in and she was bought by Fox Hill Farm, Tom McGreevy agent, you know that she’s going to be good looking, you that she’s going to have been treated right, you know that she’s going to have every opportunity. People have confidence doing business with them, and it showed again today.”

Hip 492, a colt by successful young sire Uncle Mo leapt to the top of the short yearlings when sold for $172,000 to Artic Bloodstock (video). The colt was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent. The price represented a 72% increase over the top short yearling sold in 2016.

Over the course of two days, 351 hips sold for a gross of $9,501,800, up 15% from $8,260,600 for 341 hips sold last year. The $27,071 average represented an increase of 11.7% from $24,225 in 2016. The median was $9,000 and the RNA rate was 25.5%. Twenty-three hips sold for $100,000 or more, up from 14 in 2016.

Full results are available online.