Quality on Offer at The July Sale

JulySaleCoverAngledFasig-Tipton has catalogued 300 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to be held on Tuesday, July 11 in Lexington, Kentucky beginning at 10 am.

“Buyers expect to find a precocious, athletic group of yearlings when they come to our July Sale, and that’s what they will find once again this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We look forward to kicking off the 2017 yearling sale season with a quality group of yearlings by many of the sport’s most successful, as well as up-and-coming young sires.”

This year’s catalogue cover features recent Grade 1 winning July Sale graduates CONNECT and KLIMT.  They are the latest stars to emerge from Fasig-Tipton’s Selected Yearling Sales, which The BloodHorse MarketWatch recently ranked at the top of all major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners, graded stakes winners, and stakes winners produced from horses sold.  The July Sale is also ranked first by percentage of Two-Year-Old winners sold.

“Our selected yearling sales are statistically proven to be highly concentrated sources of quality,” continued Browning.  “Buyers in search of success at the highest levels cannot afford to miss our selected yearling sales – and July is their first opportunity in 2017.”

Fasig-Tipton will also conduct its popular July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale the day prior to The July Sale, on Monday, July 10. Fasig-Tipton will continue to accept nominations for the Horses of Racing Age Sale through the month of June.

The July Sale catalogue may now be viewed online and via the Equineline catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available beginning June 13.

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

Curlin Colt Lights Up Tote at the July Sale

The Fasig-Tipton July Sale kicked off the yearling sales season on July 12 with a showcase of yearlings by a variety of sires both new and established. The top 10 hips were sired by nine different stallions, with yearlings by seven different sires bringing $250,000 or more.

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The sale topper belonged to rising star Curlin, who has sired three G1 winners to date in 2016. Hip 222, a colt by Curlin out of the multiple stakes winner-producer Franscat (Stormin Fever) was purchased for $475,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of St George Sales, agent.

Two-time and current leading sire Tapit, Speightstown, first crop sire Violence, City Zip, second crop sire Stay Thirsty, and the ever-popular leading freshman sire of 2015 Uncle Mo all sired yearlings which brought one-quarter million or more.

The sale’s high-priced filly, Hip 217, was by Uncle Mo out of Flowers Athefinish (Grand Reward). That filly was purchased for $250,000 by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent.

Uncle Mo led all sires by gross with seven sold for a total of $1,320,000, followed by Violence ($678,000 for five sold), Curlin ($670,000 for two sold), Oxbow ($590,000 for four sold), and Creative Cause ($565,000 for four sold).

Taylor Made Sales Agency led consignors by gross, with 14 sold for $1,077,000, while Cary Frommer topped the buyer’s list, spending $750,000 for eight yearlings. In an equitable market, the top 10 hips were offered by 10 different consignors and purchased by nine unique buyers.

In total, 183 yearlings sold for $15,756,500 for an average price of $86,101. The median was $60,000. Full results are available here.

Live Blog: The July Sale

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

This sale has ended (RESULTS).

Hip 338 c. Speightstown- Por Que’ Te Quiero (A.P. Indy), $350,000

Hip 338, a colt by Speightstown sold for $350,000. The chestnut colt was purchased by Kenny McPeek, agent for Fern Circle Racing from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables.

Out of the A.P. Indy mare Por Que’ Te Quiero, this colt is from the immediate family og stakes winners Sensation, Wisla, and Draw, among others.

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Hip 338 sold for $350,000. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 331 c. Uncle Mo-Pert Lady (Cox’s Ridge), $200,000

Hip 331, a colt by Uncle Mo sold for $200,000. The bay colt was purchased by TM Racing from the consignment of Mill Ridge Sales, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Dr. John A. Chandler, Jamm Ltd., and Mill Ridge Farm Ltd.

The colt is half-brother to multiple G2 winner Zavata, from the immediate family of G1 winners Dixie Union and Fall Aspen.

Hip 324 c. Stay Thirty-Our Fantene (Touch Gold), $260,000

Hip 324, a colt from the second crop of Stay Thirsty sold for $260,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Rigney Racing from the consignment of Joe Dodgen, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Smith Farm & Stable.

The colt is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Javerre out of multiple stakes winner Our Fantene.

Hip 322 c. City Zip-Nurse Margaret (Captain Bodgit), $280,000

Hip 322, a colt by City Zip sold for $280,000. The bay colt was purchased by Maverick Racing & China Horse Club from the consignment of CandyLand, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by David Soblick.

The colt is a half-brother to graded stakes winner and winner-producer Livin Lovin.

Hip 317 c. Twirling Candy-Nala’s Pride (Lion Heart), $200,000

Hip 317, a colt by G1 winner Twirling Candy sold for $200,000. The bay colt was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall. He was bred in Kentucky by Corrigan Racing Stable.

The colt is out of a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Adreamisborn. His second dam is multiple graded stakes winner Erica’s Dream.

Hip 312 c. Orb-Mullins Bay (Speightstown), $190,000

Hip 312, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb sold for $190,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Calumet Farm.

The colt is out of a full sister to graded stakes winner Bridgetown. He hails from the immediate family of multiple G1 winner Strike the Gold.

Hip 276 f. Uncle Mo-Kuhlu (Ghostzapper), $195,000

Hip 276, a filly by Uncle Mo sold for $195,000. The bay filly was purchased by Ruis Racing from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Mike Abraham.

The filly is out of the winning Ghostzapper mare Kuhlu, a half-sister to graded stakes winners Tableaux and Giant Gizmo. She hails from the immediate family of multiple G1-winning millionaire Mi Selecto.

Hip 265 c. Curlin-Johanna Glyer (Glyer), $195,000

Hip 265, a colt by champion Curlin sold for $195,000. The chestnut colt, named Don Curlione, was purchased by Town & Country Racing/Gary S. Broad from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency. He was bred in Kentucky by Echo Valley Horse Farm Inc.

The colt is out of a winning half-sister to G2 winner Citadeed. His immediate family includes graded stakes winner Lady Sonata.

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Hip 265 sold for $195,000. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Hip 263 c. Tapit-Ithinkisawapudycat (Bluegrass Cat), $450,000

Hip 263, a colt by two-time leading sire Tapit sold for $450,000. The bay colt was purchased by Cromwell Bloodstock from the consignment of Ashview Farm. He was bred in Kentucky by Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stable.

Out of the stakes-placed winning Bluegrass Cat mare Ithinkisawapudycat, this colt is a full brother to two-year-old winner Sweet Loretta. His dam is a half-sister to graded stakes winning champion Spring in the Air.

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Hip 263 sold for $450,000. Fasig-Tipton photo.

Hip 260 f. Paynter-Indian Legend (Cherokee Run), $185,000

Hip 260, a filly from the first crop of G1 winner Paynter sold for $185,000. The bay filly was purchased by Lansdowne Stable from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock. She was bred in Kentucky by Mark Stansell.

The filly is out of the Cherokee Run mare Indian Legend, a stakes-winning full sister to graded stakes winner Cherokee Queen.

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Hip 260 sold for $185,000. Photo courtesy of WinStar Farm.

Hip 259 c. Oxbow-Inda (A.P. Indy), $220,000

Hip 259, a colt from the first crop of G1 winner Oxbow sold for $220,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Lane’s End Bloodstock from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Calumet Farm.

The colt’s dam is a full sister to a graded stakes winner out of multiple G1-winning champion Queena. His immediate family further includes G1 winners Too Chic, Chic Shrine, Serra Lake, Verranzo, and Somali Lemonade.

Hip 247 f. Creative Cause-Marquise Miss (Marquetry), $235,000

Hip 247, a filly from the second crop of G1 winner Creative Cause sold for $235,000. The bay filly was purchased by Ruis Racing from the consignment of Airdrie Stud, agent. She was bred in Florida by Brereton C. Jones.

The filly is out of the stakes-placed winning Marquetry mare Marquise Miss, who has produced seven winners to date, including stakes winners Amiable Grace and Miss Tizzy.

Hip 235 c. Graydar-Heavenly Ghost (Ghostzapper), $200,000

Hip 235, a colt from the first crop of G1 Graydar sold for $200,000. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Twin Creeks Racing Stable from the consignment of Hidden Brook, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Amy Bayle, Lori Allen, & Catherine Jennings.

The colt is out of a half-sister to graded stakes winners Dilemma and Heavenly Ransom, and hails from the immediate family of G1 winners Sabin and Love Theway You are.

Hip 224 c. Violence-Frolic’s Dream (Smoke Glacken), $335,000

Hip 224, a colt from the first crop of G1 winner Violence sold for $335,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by LaPenta, Bridlewood, & Three Chimneys from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

The colt is out of the G2-winning Smoke Glacken mare Frolic’s Dream. That mare has produced two winners from two to race, including Bode’s Dream, recent winner of the Astoria S. to become her sire Bodemeister’s first stakes winner. His immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Fabulous Frolic, Lindsay Frolic, Super Frolic, Smok’n Frolic, and Hunters Bay.

Hip 222 c. Curlin-Franscat (Stormin Fever), $475,000

Hip 222, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin sold for $475,000. The chestnut colt was purchased by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of St George Sales, agent. He was bred in Florida by Miller Racing LLC.

The colt is a half-brother to six winners out of the winning Stormin Fever mare Franscat, including stakes winners Swinger’s Party and Hubba Shake. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winners Ogygian  and Honour and Glory.

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Hip 222 sold for $475,000. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Hip 217 f. Uncle Mo-Flowers Athefinish (Grand Reward), $250,000

Hip 217, a filly from the third crop of Uncle Mo sold for $250,000. The bay filly was purchased by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall.

The filly is out of the winning Grand Reward winner Flowers Athefinish, who has produced two winners from two to race, including this filly’s full sister, stakes-placed winner Mighty Mo. Her immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Lotus Pool and Lear Spear.

Hip 192 c. Mission Impazible-Deputy Reality (Deputy Minister), $185,000

Hip 192, a colt from the second crop of multiple G2 winner Mission Impazible sold for $185,000. The colt was purchased by EQB, agent for Zayat Stables from the consignment of Sequel New York, agent. He was bred in New York by Sequel Thoroughbreds & Twin Creeks Farm.

The colt is a half-brother to three winners, including G2 winner Teeth of the Dog, and hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Funistrada, Krisada, and Lone Star Sky.

Hip 177 c. More Than Ready-Cocktail Cruise (Hennessy), $220,000

Hip 177, a colt by More Than Ready, sold for $220,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Kenny McPeek, agent for Fern Creek from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by DS Stable LLC.

Out of the winning Hennessy mare Cocktail Cruise, the colt is from the immediate family of G1 winner Toylsome as well as graded stakes winners Ocean Queen, Chitu, Dance Parade, Leading Light, and Coral Mist.

Hip 172 c. Quality Road-Cinnamon Girl (Meadowlake), $125,000

Hip 172, colt by Quality Road sold for $125,000. The bay colt was purchased by Kenny McPeek, agent for Walking L Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Rosilyn Polan, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by David Soblick.

The colt is out of a full sister to multiple G1-placed stakes winner Abby Girl. He hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Lingote de Oro and Explosive Darling.

Hip 152 c. Sky Mesa-Boodles (Mr. Greeley), $140,000

Hip 152, a colt by Sky Mesa sold for $140,000. The chestnut colt was purchased by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Ashview Farm, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stable.

The colt is half-brother to two winners, including graded stakes winner Market Rally and graded stakes-placed stakes winner Watchyourownbobber.

Hip 145 c. Super Saver-Beso Grande (Mass Media), $150,000

Hip 145, a colt by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver sold for $150,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Silver Creek Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms.

Out of the multiple stakes winning Mass Media mare Beso Grande, the colt’s immediate famil includes multiple G2 winner Crafty Friend.

Hip 143 f. Midnight Lute-Bemused (Maria’s Mon), $155,000

Hip 143, a filly by Midnight Lute sold for $155,000. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Xavier International Bloodstock from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by AJ Suited LLC.

The filly is a half-sister to four winners, including stakes-placed winner Our Jenny B. Her immediate family includes G1 winners Overanalyze and Meadow Breeze.

Hip 132 c. Shackleford-Ballado’s Thunder (Saint Ballado), $130,000

Hip 132, a colt from the second crop of multiple G1 winner Shackleford sold for $130,000. The chestnut colt was purchased by Allied Racing Stable from the consignment of VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Doug Branham & Felicia Branham.

The colt is out of the stakes winning Saint Ballado mare Ballado’s Thunder. He is from the immediate family of Montjoy, graded stakes winner in England, France, and the United States.

Hip 124 f. Oxbow-A P’s Hidden Honey (A.P. Indy), $145,000

Hip 124, a filly from the first crop of Preakness S. (G1) winner Oxbow sold for $145,000. The bay filly was purchased by Waves Bloodstock from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Calumet Farm.

The filly is from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Top Secret and Megascape.

Hip 115 f. Uncle Mo-Afleet Maggi (Afleet Alex), $225,000

Hip 115, a filly by popular young sire Uncle Mo sold for $225,000. The bay filly was purchased by JSM Equine from the consignment of Select Sales, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Mike Freeney & Pat Freeney.

The filly is out of the winning Afleet Alex mare Afleet Maggi. Her immediate family includes G1 winner Golden Ticket and graded stakes winners Good Mood, Academy Award, Statuette, and Magical Feeling.

Hip 98 c. New Year’s Day-Vindicated Ghost (Vindication), $125,000

Hip 98, a colt from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner New Year’s Day sold for $125,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Gary and Mary West Stables Inc.

The colt is the second foal of the winning Vindication mare Vindicated Ghost. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Dismasted and graded stakes winners Salute the Sarge, Chelokee, Kilmona, Acteur Francais, and Assessment.

Hip 104 c. Creative Cause-Who’sbeeninmybed (The Daddy), $155,000

Hip 104, a colt from the second crop of G1 winner Creative Cause sold for $155,000. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Mike McCarty from the consignment of Airdrie Stud, agent. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.

The colt hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Tarlow, as well as graded stakes winners Mr. Bowling and Yankee Fortune.

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Hip 104 sold for $155,000. Photo courtesy of Airdrie Stud.

Hip 101 f. Point of Entry-What’smineismine (Mineshaft), $135,000

Hip 101, a filly by multiple G1 winner Point of Entry sold for $135,000. The chestnut filly was purchased by F. Thomas Conway from the consignment of Shawhan Place. She was bred in Kentucky by Adena Springs, Shawhan Place, Dr. Perry Wornall, & Billy Thomson.

The filly is out of a winning half-sister to graded stakes winner Holiday Star. Her immediate family includes G1 winner First Approach and G2 winner Last Approach.

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Hip 101 sold for $135,000. Photo courtesy of Cormac Breathnach.

Hip 90 f. Shanghai Bobby-True Ruby (Rubiano), $170,000

Hip 90, a filly from the first crop of champion Shanghai Bobby sold for $170,000. The dark bay or brown filly, named Orient Hwin, was purchased by Scanlon Training and Sales from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by RedBob Farms Inc.

The filly is out of the multiple stakes-placed winning Rubiano mare True Ruby. She hails from the immediate family of stakes winners Double Link, Equi Power, Clever Moon, and Moon Charmer.

Hip 91 c. The Factor-Twilite Rendezvous (Mr. Greeley), $180,000

Hip 91, a colt from the second crop of multiple G1 winner The Factor sold for $180,000. The bay colt was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent. The colt was bred in Kentucky by David Shimmon.

The colt is out of Twilite Rendezvous, a Mr. Greeley half-sister to multiple stakes winner Twilights Prayer.

Hip 61 f. Violence-Stella’s Dream (Pioneerof the Nile), $235,000

Hip 61, a filly from the first crop of G1 winner Violence sold for $235,000. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds, who acquired her in utero when purchasing her dam for $115,000 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.

The filly is the first foal out of the Pioneerof the Nile mare Stella’s Dream, a half-sister to stakes winner Little Miss Zip. Her immediate family includes Forty One Carats, track-record setting winner of the Pegasus H. (G2).

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Hip 61 sold for $235,000. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Hip 52 c. Uncle Mo-Spicy Teddy (Spanish Steps), $200,000

Hip 52, a colt by last year’s leading freshman sire Uncle Mo sold for $200,000. The bay colt was purchased by M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Parrish Hill Farm. He was bred in Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm and Ashford Stud.

The colt is the second foal out of a half-sister to multiple G1 winner Sir Bear.

Hip 46 c. Uncle Mo-Smarty Bull (Smarty Jones), $175,000

Hip 46, a colt by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Uncle Mo sold for $175,000. The bay colt, named Blu Grotto, was purchased by Safari Bloodstock from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Dennis Drazin.

The colt is the first foal of the winning Smarty Jones mare Smarty Bull. He hails from the immediate family of stakes winners Bam Bam Bull, Laila’s Punch, and Chancyleigh.

Hip 44 f. Uncle Mo-Smart Stride (Smart Strike), $150,000

Hip 44, a filly from the third crop of champion Uncle Mo sold for $150,000. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by F. Brothers, agent for Starlight from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. She was bred in Ohio by Steve M. DeMaiolo.

The filly is the first foal out of the winning Smart Strike mare Smart Stride. Her second dam is G2 winner is Shawklit Mint, and her immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Mt. Shawklit, Craft Shaw, and Intense Holiday.

Hip 33 f. Animal Kingdom-Set’n On Ready (More Than Ready), $145,000

Hip 33, a filly from the first North American crop of champion Animal Kingdom sold for $145,000. The bay filly was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Nursery Place, Donaldson, & Broadbent.

The filly is out of the stakes-placed winning More Than Ready mare Set’n On Ready, and hails from the immediate family og G1 winners Tropicaro (FR) and Amaron.

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Hip 33 sold for $145,000. Photo courtesy of Darley Stallions.

Hip 31 f. Uncle Mo-Select Cat (Tale of the Cat), $125,000

Hip 31, a filly by leading second crop sire Uncle Mo sold for $125,000. The bay filly was purchased by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. She was bred in Kentucky by Henry Field & Hollymount Trust, et al.

The filly is out of the stakes-placed winning Tale of the Cat mare Select Cat, and hails from the immediate family of Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Stopchargingmaria, as well as G2 winners Vision and Verse (sire) and Ginger Brew.

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Hip 31 sold for $125,ooo. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Yearling Numbers Increase for The July Sale; Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale Moved to Monday Evening

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 347 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to be held on Tuesday, July 12 in Lexington, Kentucky.

As a result of the increased numbers in the yearling catalogue, the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will now be held the evening of Monday, July 11, preceding the yearling sale that will take place the next day beginning at 10 am.

“The continued growth of the July yearling catalogue, coupled with the popularity of the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale has prompted the schedule change,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We’ll offer a quality group of Horses of Racing Age on Monday evening as our opening act, and then the July Selected Yearling Sale will take center stage the following morning.”

The July yearling sale is coming off a 2015 renewal that saw the highest average and median for the sale since 2007, resulting in a larger catalogue for the third consecutive year.

“This year’s catalogue is up in numbers, but just as importantly, boasts increased quality – including yearlings by current top ranked sires TAPIT, UNCLE MO, CURLIN, CONGRATS, CITY ZIP and MALIBU MOON,” Browning noted.

The July Sale, which counts Grade 1 winners NOBLE BIRD, DORTMUND, BIRDATTHEWIRE and STREET FANCY as recent graduates, is the first of Fasig-Tipton’s Selected Yearling Sales to be conducted this summer. Statistics recently released by The Blood-Horse MarketWatch once again rank these selected sales at the top of all major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners, graded stakes winners and stakes winners from horses sold.

The July Sale catalogue may now be viewed online and via the Equineline catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available by June 14.

Fasig-Tipton will also continue to accept nominations for the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale through the month of June.

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