$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.

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
(859)255-1555

Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale to Be Held Florida Derby Week in 2018

Fasig-Tipton has established the sale date for its 2018 Gulfstream Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Hallandale Beach, Florida.  The sale will be held on Wednesday, March 28 in the lead up to Gulfstream Park’s Grade 1 Florida Derby on Saturday, March 31.  The Under Tack Show will be conducted on Monday, March 26.

“Moving our 2018 Gulfstream Sale three weeks later allows us to be a part of the excitement of Florida Derby week,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “Positioning the sale around the Florida Derby should bring the auction added exposure, and the timing should work well for both buyers and sellers.”

Nomination forms for the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale are now available.

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

Live Blog: The Gulfstream Sale

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

The sale has ended. [Results]

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.

Catalogue Now Available for The Gulfstream Sale

gulfstream_sale_cover_front_FINAL.pngFasig-Tipton has catalogued 162 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, to be held on Wednesday, March 1, in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The sale, which be conducted in Gulfstream Park’s walking ring, will begin at 4 pm.

The under tack show is scheduled for Monday, February 27, beginning at 10 am.

“This sale has a lot of momentum coming off two highly successful renewals since moving to Gulfstream Park in 2015,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “This catalogue reflects that momentum, with increased numbers and outstanding quality.”

This year’s catalogue cover features 2015 sale graduate NYQUIST, who decisively captured last year’s G1 Kentucky Derby to become the latest Classic success for The Gulfstream Sale.

“There is no better advertisement for a sale than selling the Kentucky Derby winner,” continued Browning. “It’s a great testament to the quality of horses our consignors offer at Gulfstream, and to the success that buyers are finding from purchasing these horses off a proven dirt track.  Prior to winning the Kentucky Derby, NYQUIST won the G1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream – thirteen months after he had performed over the very same racetrack 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 by Monday, January 30.

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