Medaglia d’Oro Filly Pure Gold at The July Sale

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Hip 290 f. Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1,000,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

A filly by exceptional sire Medaglia d’Oro lit up the board late in the session during The July Sale on Tuesday, hammering down for a record-tying $1,000,000.

Offered as Hip 290 by Bluewater Sales, the sale topping filly was purchased by Lawrence Best’s OXO Equine. The filly is the first foal out of Hung the Moon, a young stakes winning mare by Malibu Moon. The price equals a record set in 1982 when a filly by Northern Dancer out of Bold Melody (Bold Ruler) sold for $1,000,000 and is good for tie-fourth best all time inclusive.

“You’re always thrilled to have a horse break out and kind of get through the ‘glass ceiling’ like the million dollar filly did late today,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “It just demonstrates the strength of the market [and] if you put good horses in front of quality buyers, anything can happen. She was a lovely filly.”

This renewal of The July Sale posted gains across the board, with the sale topper more than doubling last year’s top price ($475,000 for a Curlin colt out of Franscat) and 18 yearlings sold for $200,000 or more versus 17 in 2016, with 49 fewer horses offered.

“Obviously, a [very] good day,” remarked Browning. “Average was up, gross was up, median was up, RNA rate’s down… The market’s still [good], but there’s still some discipline. It’s not runaway, it’s not overly heated. There’s still some selectivity in the marketplace… It’s a healthy market. It sure bodes well for the rest of the yearling sales upcoming this year.”

The sale’s top colt (Hip 194) was a yearling from the second crop of 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb, which sold for $310,000 to Kenny McPeek, agent for Fern Circle from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

Among first-crop sires, Airdrie Stud’s Cairo Prince led the class with eight yearlings sold from as many offered for an average of $141,875, more than 14 times his 2015 stud fee, including two colts sold for more than $250,000.

Overall, 172 horses sold for $16,107,000, an improvement of 2.2% over last year, when 183 horses sold for $15,756,500. The average was $93,645, an 8.8% increase over $86,101 in 2016. The median, $70,000, was 16.7% better than $60,000 last year. The RNA rate was eight points lower than in 2016.

Full results are available online.

Live Blog: The July Sale

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 July Sale!

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Hip 290 f. Medaglia d’Oro-Hung the Moon — $1,000,000

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Hip 290 f. Medaglia d’Oro // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 290, a filly by exceptional sire Megadlia d’Oro, sold for $1,000,000 late in the day at The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly is the first foal out of stakes winner Hung the Moon, by Malibu Moon. Second dam is the stakes winning Crafty Prospector mare Sigrun, dam of graded stakes winner Whimsy. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winner Bay to Bay.

Hip 290 was bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables.

Hip 251 f. Maclean’s Music-Elusive Act — $230,000

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Hip 251 f. Maclean’s Music // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 251, a filly by Maclean’s Music, sire of Grade 1 winner Cloud Computing in his first crop, sold for $230,000 during The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

This filly is the first foal of the winning Elusive Quality mare Elusive Act. Third dam is Grade 1 winner Creaking Board (GB), sister to Group/Graded Stakes winners Dyhim Diamond (IRE), and Dakhla Oasis. The immediate family includes graded stakes winners Crowd Pleaser and Dynamic Holiday.

Hip 251 was bred in Kentucky by Hunter Valley Farm, Jayne Johnson, and John Wade.

Hip 248 c. Maclean’s Music-El Bank Robber — $270,000

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Hip 248 c. Maclean’s Music // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 248, a colt by Maclean’s Music, sire of this year’s G1-Preakness S. winner Cloud Computing in his first crop, sold for $270,000 during The July Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by William K. Wener from the consignment of Nardelli Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the stakes winning Eltish mare El Bank Robber, including Grade 2 placed winner Rprettyboydfloyd. Third dam is stakes winner Mythical Mood, dam of six winners, including Marco Be Good, dam of graded stakes winner Marco Be Good.

His 248 was bred in Kentucky by Kim Nardelli, Rodney Nardelli, and Ernie Wells.

Hip 235 c. Into Mischief-Diamond Fancy Free — $300,000

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Hip 235 c. Into Mischief // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 235, a colt by Into Mischief, sold for $300,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Diamond Fancy Free, a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and sire First Samurai. The family includes other Grade 1 winners Jeranmino and A Huevo, as well as graded stakes winners Kantharos, Fear the Cowboy, and Ikigai.

Hip 235 was bred in Kentucky by Gabriel Duignan, Bruce Pieratt, Patsy Pieratt, Patrick Costello, and Petulama.

Hip 225 c. Strong Mandate-Comeon Dixie — $240,000

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Hip 225 c. Strong Mandate // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 225, a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winning juvenile Strong Mandate, sold for $240,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the Mr. Greeley mare Comeon Dixie, including stakes placed winner Mineswept. Comeon Dixie is a half-sister to Grade/Group 2 winners Limehouse and Blues and Royals. The immediate family further includes graded/group stakes winners Blue Jean Baby, I am Kamino Mago, and Nevisian Lad.

Hip 225 was bred in Kentucky by Connie Brown, Phyllys Adair, and Bill Adair.

Hip 194 c. Orb-Aurora Prospect — $310,000

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Hip 194 c. Orb // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 194, a colt from the second crop of G1-Kentucky Derby winner Orb, sold for $310,000 to take the lead mid-afternoon during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Fern Circle  from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

This colt is out of the five-time winning Arch mare Aurora Prospect, already the dam of winner Solon’s Warning. Second dam is takes winner Screen, a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winning track record setter Scan. The immediate family further includes champion Caerleon, Grade 1 winner Vision, and graded/group stakes winners Merce Cunningham, Bonaire (GB), Lundy’s Liability (BRZ), Yonger, Just Pretending, and The Leopard.

Hip 194 was bred in Kentucky by Heather M. Takahashi.

Hip 185 f. Hard Spun-A P Mink — $200,000

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Hip 185 f. Hard Spun // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 185, a filly by Hard Spun, sold for $200,000 during The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent.

 

This filly is out the A.P. Indy mare A P Mink, a daughter of stakes winner Fortune Pending. That mare produced seven winners, including graded stakes winner Palmeiro and multiple stakes winner Slews Final Answer, who produced multiple graded stakes winner Dynaflew and stakes winner Slews Answer. This is the family of Grade 1 winner Try Something New and graded stakes winner Raymi Coya.

Hip 185 was bred in Kentucky by Grousemont Farm.

Hip 178 c. Uncle Mo-Afleet Lass — $240,000

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Hip 178 c. Unle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 178, a colt by Uncle Mo, sold for $240,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Northway Bloodstock from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

 

This colt is out of the stakes winning Northern Afleet mare Afleet Lass, making him a half-brother to winner Honor the Fleet, recently third in the G3-Pegasus S. at Monmouth Park. Second dam is Breeze Lass, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Sam Who who produced 11 winners, including Irmadohememra, dam of champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Juno (BRZ).

Hip 178 was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway Thoroughbreds.

Hip 168 f. Malibu Moon-Write When Ready — $250,000

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Hip 168 f. Malibu Moon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 168, a filly by Malibu Moon, sold for $250,000 during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Jerry Crawford for Donegal Racing from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Kendall E. Hansen.

 

This filly is the second foal of Write When Ready, a five-time winning daughter of More Than Ready. Second dam is Epistle, by Deputy Minister, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Well Chosen, who produced Grade 1 winner Telling, and a half-sister to graded stakes winner In Contention. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winner Golden Ticket and graded stakes winners Academy Award, Statuette, Good Mood, Magical Feeling, and Multiple Choice.

Hip 168 was bred in Kentucky by Kendall E. Hansen, MD Racing.

Hip 165 f. Uncle Mo-Winiliscious — $200,000

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Hip 165 f. Uncle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 165, a filly by Uncle Mo, sold for $200,000 during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Crupi’s New Castle Farm from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

 

This filly is the first foal of stakes placed 10-time winner Winiliscious, by Lawyer Ron. This dam is stakes winner Coesse Express, dam of graded stakes winner Fly’n Bryan and of Coesse Gold, dam of multiple stakes winner Tappin for Gold. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winners Small Virtu and Mr. Sinatra.

Hip 165 was bred in New Jersey by Joseph A. Ioia.

Hip 152 c. Cairo Prince-Turtle Beach — $265,000

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Hip 152 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 152, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, sold for $265,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by WCI Investments from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent for Highclere.

 

This colt is a half-brother to four winners from as many to race out of the Out of Place mare Turtle Beach, including Grade 1 placed winner Putthebabiesdown. Second dam is Satin Promise, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Rose’s Cantina. Satin Promise produced five winners, including stakes winners Promise of War and Baldwin County, and Satinet, dam of stakes winners Britt’s Jules and Probation Ready.

Hip 152 was bred in Kentucky by Highclere.

Hip 137 c. Cairo Prince-Tesoro de Amor — $260,000

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Hip 137 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 137, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, sold for $260,000 during The July Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.

 

This colt is the second foal out of the graded stakes placed winning Medaglia d’Oro mare Tesoro de Amor, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Mr. Livingstone. The immediate family includes graded stakes winners Voodoo Lily, Spellbound, and Kid Cruz.

Hip 137 was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.

Hip 131 c. Curlin-Surf Light — $200,000

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Hip 131 c. Curlin // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 131, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, sold for $200,000 during The July Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Kenneth Mc from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

 

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the stakes winning Malibu Moon mare Surf Light. Third dam is Silent Bullet, dam of nine winners, including stakes winners Silent Valay, Amerrica’s Bullet, Valay Bullet, and Bullet Valay. The immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner Track Barrow and graded stakes winners Romantic Lead and Angela’s Love.

Hip 131 was bred in Kentucky by Seclusive Farm and Chester Prince.

Hip 103 f. Verrazano-She’s a Wow — $230,000

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Hip 103 f. Verrazano // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 103, a filly from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, sold for $230,000 at The July Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by John Brocklebank, agent from the consignment of Runnymede Farm, agent.

 

This filly is a half-sister to three winners from as many to race out of the winning Speightstown mare She’s a Wow. Third dam is French stakes winner Charlotte Amalie (FR), dam of Grade 2 winner Badouizm and stakes winners Esteemed Friend and Red Monsson, as well as winner Bally Five, dam of Grade 2 winner Yarrow Brave.

Hip 103 was bred in Kentucky by Epic Thoroughbreds.

Hip 80 c. Into Mischief-Queen Brianna — $200,000

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Hip 80 c. Into Mischief // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 80, a colt by Into Mischief, sold for $200,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Lothenbach Racing from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.

 

This colt is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Queen Briana, a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner and sire Rockport Harbor. Third dam is stakes winner Regal Pennant, who produced six winners, including Grade 2 winner Regally Appealing and this colt’s second dam, Regal Miss Copelan.

Hip 80 was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm.

Hip 71 c. Cairo Prince-Perfect Pegasus — $160,000

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Hip 71 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 71, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Cairo Prince, sold for $160,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Grand Oaks from the consignment of Allied Bloodstock, agent.

 

This colt is the second foal of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Perfect Pegasus, a half-sister to track record setting graded stakes winner Pefect Officer. The immediate family includes Group 1 stakes winners Full of Hope (GB), Westbury, and Koko Mambo.

Hip 71 was bred in Kentucky by Hayden Noriega.

Hip 69 c. Tiznow-Passe — $260,000

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Hip 69 c. Tiznow // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 69, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year Tiznow, sold for $260,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Maverick Racing and China Horse Club from the consignment of Perrone Sales Ltd., agent for Apache Farm LLC et al.

 

This colt is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 placed stakes winner Wonder Gal. Second dam is stakes winner Gal on the Go, who produced multiple graded stakes winner Social Queen, herself the dam of Grade 1 winning millionaire Force the Past. The immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner and multimillionaire Perfect Drift.

Hip 69 was bred in Kentucky by Apache Farm and WinStar Farm.

Hip 64 f. Uncle Mo-Paint Me Red — $160,000

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Hip 64 f. Uncle Mo // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 64, a filly by Uncle Mo, sold for $160,000 during The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Quarter Pole Enterprises from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

 

This filly is a half-sister to two winners from as many to race out of the stakes winning Red Bullet mare Paint Me Red. Second dam is stakes winner Queen St. West, a half-sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Becky Sharp.

Hip 64 was bred in Kentucky by H & E Ranch.

 

Hip 22 c. Shackleford-Lunargal — $240,000

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Hip 22 c. Shackleford // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 22, a colt from the third crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Shackleford, sold for $240,000 during The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Sagamore Farm from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

 

This colt is a half-brother to six winners from as many to race out of the stakes winning Yes It’s True mare Lunargal, including graded stakes placed winner Random Walk. Lunargal is a full sister to stakes winner Lunarlady and a half-sister to graded stakes winners Lunarpal and Astrology.

Hip 22 was bred in Kentucky by Crystal Ball Stables, LLC.

All photos copyright Fasig-Tipton Photo.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Take Charge Lady

“Definitely the Dehere filly”

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Hip 428, The July Sale (2000)

In mid-July of 2000, trainer Kenny McPeek had a choice to make. He was torn between two yearling fillies on offer at the Fasig-Tipton July Summer Selected Yearling Sale: one by Saint Ballado, the other by Dehere. Before either filly went through the ring, McPeek sought advice from colleague Dominic Brennan:

“Definitely the Dehere filly.”

The July Sale is known for offering precocious young athletes, a standard well met by the Dehere filly, then known only as Hip 428. The February foal’s catalogue page didn’t have an overwhelming amount of blacktype: the first stakes winner on the page was under the third dam, and through four dams there were no graded stakes winners on display.

When asked what first drew him to Hip 428, McPeek said plainly, “The truth is she didn’t have much page… but she was pretty striking. She was a beautiful filly with a lot of leg to her.”

McPeek purchased the bay filly from the Bluewater Sales consignment for $175,000 on behalf of owner Select Stable.

“I just had to hang on”

Hip 428, named Take Charge Lady, was sent to Another Episode Farm in Ocala, FL for her early training. She arrived in McPeek’s barn in the spring and broke her maiden, a 4 ½ furlong affair, in April by 4 ¼ lengths after a single work.

“Tony D’Amico ended up riding her,” McPeek recalled, noting that the jockey originally scheduled to pilot Take Charge Lady in her debut chose a different mount in the race. “Tony said, ‘I just had to hang on.’ And I specifically didn’t run her short ever again after that first race. She was too fast.”

Given the remainder of the spring and summer to mature, Take Charge Lady posted an easy allowance win in September and captured the Alcibiades S. (G2) her third time out.

“Good horses work on a different set of numbers”

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Take Charge Lady wins the 2001 Ashland S. (G1). Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Take Charge Lady took the winter off and returned to the track victorious early in her sophomore season, winning the Silverbulletday S. (G3) by 8 ½ lengths in February. Three weeks later, she was five lengths the best in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). A month after that, she dusted her rivals by 4 ½ lengths on her way to winning the Ashland S. (G1), the first of her three wins at the Grade 1 level.

“It was a great ride,” said McPeek of the spring leading up to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). “She was so freaky earlier in the season. I remember working her one day in company with Repent (also a GSW July Sale grad) and they worked so fast it scared me. Then I had an old experienced trainer tell me, ‘Don’t worry about it. Good horses work on a different set of numbers.'”

Take Charge Lady came up just about a length short as the favorite in the Oaks, but came back just three weeks later to capture the Dogwood S. (G3) before taking a brief refresher.

In the fall of her three-year-old season, Take Charge Lady captured the Spinster S. (G1) against older fillies and mares, then took the listed $201K NTRA Great State Challenge Distaff Invitational S. easily in her last start of the season.

“A lot of people told us not to go to that race”

Take Charge Lady ran second to a trio of talented fillies and mares in her first three starts of her four-year-old season, yielding to future Hall of Famer Azeri in the Apple Blossom H. (G1) in April, eventual seven-time Grade 1 winner Sightseek in the Ogden Phipps H. (G1) in June, and eventual four-time Grade/Group 1 winner Wild Spirit in the Del Mar H. (G2) in July.

Of the match-up with Azeri, McPeek recalled that there were those around him urging him not to put his filly up against eventual four-time champion and Hall of Famer, whose win streak at the time was sitting at seven.

“A lot of people told us not to go to that race. It’s still one of the greatest races I’ve ever been involved in,” said McPeek. “They were just nose-to-nose the last quarter of a mile and, of course, Azeri got [Take Charge Lady] last jump. But, you know, that was a fun day. We were trying to break Azeri’s win streak.”

Take Charge Lady returned to her winning ways with an emphatic 10 ½ length victory in the Arlington Matron H. (G3) in September. She then successfully defended her three-year-old victory in the Spinster S. (G1) with a repeat win that October.

“They’ll make their own pedigree if they’re any good”

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Catalogue page for Lady Take Charge, out of Take Charge Lady

 Take Charge Lady was retired after her four-year-old season with a record of 11 wins and seven seconds in 22 starts and earnings of $2,480,377. She was bred to Seeking the Gold and offered in foal to that sire in the fall of 2004, where she sold for $4.2 million to Eaton Sales.

Charming, her first foal, was born two months later. That filly was a $3.2 million yearling purchase who broke her maiden first time out before suffering a career-ending injury and retiring to the breeding shed. Not for naught, however, as Charming went on to produce Take Charge Brandi, 2014 Eclipse Champion 2YO Filly and Grade 1 winner of more than $1.6 million.

Take Charge Lady’s 2009 foal, a colt by the name of Take Charge Indy, by A.P. Indy, captured the Florida Derby (G1) in his sophomore season and the Alysheba S. (G2) at age four. His first foals are two-year-olds of 2017.

In 2010, Take Charge Lady produced Will Take Charge, an exceptional son of Unbridled’s Song, who took home Eclipse Champion 3YO Colt honors in 2013. A multiple Grade 1 winner of over $3.9 million, Will Take Charge’s championship season was a display of exceptional durability and consistency: he started 11 times, won five graded stakes, including the Travers S. (G1) and Clark H. (G1), and finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), a nose behind multiple Grade 1 winner Mucho Macho Man in a stretch drive for the ages. Will Take Charge’s first weanlings sold for up to $350K last fall, and four of his first yearlings are catalogued in the 2017 July Sale.

Take Charge Lady has also been responsible for a $2.2 million yearling (2012 filly, I’ll Take Charge) and a $3.2 million weanling (2015 filly, Lady Take Charge). Overall, she has produced six winners from seven starters, one champion, and two Grade 1 winners.

The 2017 July Sale will be held Tuesday, July 11 at 10 AM. The catalogue is available online at www.fasigtipton.com.

Well ‘Connect’ed: July Sale Success Story

“Very athletic-looking” with a nice pedigree was how agent Chris Brothers, who represents Paul Pompa Jr. at most sales, described the yearling Connect at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings.

Known only as Hip 117 at the time, a dark bay or brown colt consigned by VanMeter Sales who Brothers had short-listed for Pompa. On July 14, the Curlin yearling out of Holy Bull mare Bullville Belle, walked into the Fasig-Tipton sales ring, pricked his ears as he studied the crowd, and walked out belonging to Pompa for $150,000.

Later named Connect, the colt broke his maiden by four lengths in May of last year at Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown. After an allowance victory at Belmont on June 11 of his three-year-old season, Connect shipped north to Saratoga to run in a race named after his prolific sire: the Curlin Stakes. Not only did the gate-to-wire victory and the significance of the race’s name provide a thrill for Pompa, but the performance was telling of what was to come later that fall and into the following year.

“This might be the second best horse I’ve ever owned,” said Pompa – who also owned dual classic winner and Fasig-Tipton-sold yearling Big Brown – to The Saratoga Special after Connect’s win in the Curlin. “Early in the year, Chad had talked about timing it for this, because he knew this horse was special, we wanted to use this to get a race over the track, let’s hope that we show up for the Travers.”

In hindsight, Pompa echoed those sentiments during a recent phone conversation about Connect.

“I think the Curlin was a nice win because it was his first stakes try, up at Saratoga, and the race he won was named after his father, Curlin,” Pompa said, citing the race as his favorite victory of Connect’s. “And then the [Grade 2] Pennsylvania Derby, and then obviously the Grade 1 Cigar Mile.”

One month after his length victory in the Curlin, Connect contended the Travers (G1), running into Arrogate, who broke the 147-year-old track record, and finishing sixth. But having already proved himself, it was no secret that Connect was a viable contender for the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx. Running mid-pack and making a ground-covering move along the inside rail as the field galloped around the far turn, Connect dug in and fought off recent Stephen Foster H. (G1) winner Gun Runner in the stretch to win by a half-length.

Connect went on to contest the Cigar Mile (G1). He ran from off the pace, grinding down the stretch alongside Divining Rod, who matched his stride until Connect extended himself to win by a head and become a millionaire.

“When you’re an owner, and you have the horse in any kind of race and you’re a big favorite, then there’s more pressure on you,” Pompa said. “He was a big favorite in the Cigar Mile, so we knew he belonged there. And then for him to perform and to win was extremely satisfying.”

After five months off, Connect came back to the races as a four-year-old in the one mile Westchester (G3) at Belmont Park in May, leaving the field behind in a 4 ¾-length victory.

There’s something to be said about buying a yearling and watching it transform into an excelling athlete. Pompa describes it well through the process he has observed in Connect’s career so far.

“You know they’re very young, they’re yearlings, so everything has to fall together the right way,” Pompa said about searching out potential at yearling sales. “I’ve been doing this for 17 years now, so I’ve had some big horses… it is very exciting, especially when it works out.”

And for Connect, it has obviously worked out.

The 2017 July Sale will be held Tuesday, July 11 at 10 AM. The catalogue is available online at www.fasigtipton.com.

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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Fasig-Tipton Photo

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!

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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