My Miss Tapit, Alter Moon Raise the Bar at July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

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My Miss Tapit // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale closed Monday evening in Lexington, KY with the highest gross in the sale’s history.

My Miss Tapit (Hip 485), a stakes winner by three-time leading sire Tapit topped the sale when hammered down for $700,000 halfway through the session (video). The four-year-old filly was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of ELiTE, agent. A stakes winner last year and third in the Princess Rooney S. (G2) on June 30, My Miss Tapit was previously campaigned by owner Mathis Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher. She has four wins and a third from six career starts with earnings of $132,555 to date. The sale topper eclipsed last year’s top price, when Grade 2 winner Distinta sold for $600,000.

“We had another successful horses of racing age exercise today,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We had lots of horses that had lots of appeal domestically, and a few internationally. It really helps when you have consignments from racing operations such as Stonestreet, WinStar, the Phippses/Claiborne. We saw ELiTE’s introduction to the marketplace last year, which certainly added a jolt of energy and I think raised the bar in the horses of racing age sales arena. Taylor Made [has] always done a good job attracting top products, and other folks are beginning to see the virtues and reality and the strength of the marketplace.”

Phipps-bred Fire Away (Hip 443) was the top-selling male on the day, bringing $450,000 from Joseph Brocklebank, agent for Form Bloodstock (video). The six-year-old graded stakes winning War Front horse was consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent, making their first foray into the horses of racing age market a successful one. Claiborne also offered multiple graded stakes placed winner Revved Up (Hip 504), a five-year-old Candy Ride (ARG) horse out of champion Storm Flag Flying, who was purchased by Empire Thoroughbreds, agent for Kingsport Farm for $350,000. Both Fire Away and Revved Up are from the immediate family of champion Personal Ensign, Grade 1 winner My Flag, and Storm Flag Flying.

The top sophomore sold was Alter Moon (Hip 574), an impressive five-length stakes winner last time out at Gulfstream Park, a narrow runner up on the day when fetching a winning bid of $675,000 from Steven W. Young, agent (video). The three-year-old daughter of Alternation has a record of three wins and two seconds in seven career starts, with earnings to date of $128,255. She was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Lady Lucy (Hip 465) was the top juvenile sold, bring $200,000 from Tom McCrocklin, agent. Offered by ELiTE, Lady Lucy broke her maiden in June on her second attempt and has earnings of $32,010 to date.

“I thought horses sold very fairly,” added Browning. “I think overall, consignors and buyers are happy with the level of commerce that took place.”

Overall, 100 horses sold for a total of $9,318,000, a 15.3% increase over $8,083,000 paid for 84 horses in 2017. The average was $93,180, while the median was $50,000. The RNA rate was 16.0%. Full results are available online.

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale (2018): Live Blog

Follow along as we recap the top hips of the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale!

Information: July 9, 2018 in Lexington, KY (Session 1/1)

The sale has ended. Full results are available online: [Results]

Hip 574 Alter Moon ($675,000)

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Alter Moon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Alter Moon, a three-year-old stakes winning filly by Alternation sold for $675,000 late at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This filly was a stakes winner last time out, winning the Azalea S. by five lengths at Gulfstream Park on June 30. In her previous start she won by daylight in an allowance at that same track, trouncing the field by nearly 15 lengths. Alter Moon was previously campaigned by owner JAL Racing and trainer Jose Valez. She has a record of 3-2-0 in seven careers starts and earnings of $128,255 to date.

Hip 556 Okinawa ($200,000)

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Okinawa // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Okinawa, a four-year-old winning daughter of The Factor sold for $200,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Nathan McCauley for Abbondanza Racing from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

 

This filly is a two-time winner who set a new course record at Aqueduct in April when she covered six furlongs in 1:07.91 on her way to a two-length victory. She was previously campaigned by owner Bass Stable and trainer Chad Brown. She has a record of 2-1-0 in six starts with earnings of $85,732 to date.

 

Hip 504 Revved Up ($350,000)

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Revved Up // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Revved Up, a five-year-old multiple graded stakes placed winner by Candy Ride (ARG) sold for $350,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay horse was purchased by Empire Thoroughbreds, agent for Kingsport Farm from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

 

This horse is a four-time winner who was third in the River City H. (G3) last year and most recently second just half a length to multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero in the Arlington H. (G3) on July 7. He was previously campaigned by breeder Phipps Stable and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Revved Up has a record of 4-3-3 from 22 starts and earnings of $311,117 to date.

From the exceptional Phipps breeding program, Revved Up is one out three winners out of champion Storm Flag Flying, a four-time Grade 1 winner by Storm Cat. Storm Flag Flying is a daughter of four-time Grade 1 winner from the immediate family of champion Personal Ensign and Grade 1 winning millionaire Personal Flag.

Hip 492 One Liner ($400,000)

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One Liner // Fasig-Tipton Photo

One Liner, a four-year-old graded stakes winning son of Into Mischief sold for $400,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Whispering Oaks from the consignment of WinStar Racing, agent.

 

This colt was a winner at two, and followed up with a pair of wins to open his sophomore campaign, including a 3 1/2 length victory in the Southwest S. (G3) at Oaklawn Park, where he beat subsequent Kentucky Derby (G1) runner up Lookin At Lee by nearly 12 lengths. He is a winner in 2018 and placed second in the Pimlico Special S. (G3) earlier this season. One Liner was previously campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, SF Racing, and Head of Plains Partners and trainer Todd Pletcher. He is from the immediate family of G1 winners Albertus Maximus and Daredevil.

Hip 485 My Miss Tapit ($700,000)

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My Miss Tapit // Fasig-Tipton Photo

My Miss Tapit, a four-year-old stakes winning filly by Tapit sold for $700,000 to soar into the lead at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

 

My Miss Tapit won her maiden last spring at Gulfstream Park, and followed up that performance with a win in the Game Face S. at that track over Actress, next out winner of the Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2). This filly was most recently third in the Princess Rooney S. (G2) on June 30. She was previously campaigned by owner Mathis Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher. She has record of 3-0-1 from six career starts and earnings of $132,255 to date.

This filly is one of five winners and three stakes horses out of the graded stakes winning Broken Vow mare Sindy With an S from the immediate family of two-time champion and Grade 1 winner Ashado.

Hip 465 Lady Lucy ($200,000)

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Lady Lucy // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Lady Lucy, a two-year-old winning daughter of Into Mischief sold for $200,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Tom McCrocklin, agent from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

 

Lady Lucy broke her maiden going wire-to-wire on June 15 at Churchill Downs. She was previously campaigned by owner Bernard Schaeffer and trainer William Connelly. She has a record of 1-0-0 in two starts with earnings of $32,010 to date.

 

Hip 443 Fire Away ($450,000)

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Fire Away, a six-year-old graded stakes winning horse by War Front sold for $450,000 to take the lead midway through the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay horse was purchased by Joseph Brocklebank, agent for Form Bloodstock from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

 

This horse won the Dixie S. (G3) at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard, his third stakes win. He also captured the 2017 Artie Schiller S. and 2018 Danger’s Hour S. at Aqueduct and was third in the Tampa Bay S. (G3) at Tampa Bay in February. He was previously campaigned by breeder Phipps Stable and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Fire Away has a record of 7-4-4 in 23 starts with earnings of $613,397 to date. A product of the esteemed Phipps breeding program, this horse is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Mr. Speaker from the immediate family of champions Personal Ensign and Storm Flag Flying and Grade 1 winners My Flag and Traditionally.

Hip 440 Factorofwon ($400,000)

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Factorofwon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Factorofone, a three-year-old stakes winner by The Factor sold for $400,000 midway through the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Everett Dobson/Cheyenne Stable from the consignment of Warrendale Sales, agent.

 

This filly broke her maiden last October at Santa Anita by more than three lengths, and became a stakes winner at that same track this May when she won the Black Pearl S. She was second this past weekend in the Stormy Blues S. at Laurel Park. She was previously campaigned by owner Red Baron’s Barn and trainer Phil Schoenthal. She has a record of 2-1-2 from five starts and earnings of $111,375 to date.

Hip 412 Blazen Betsy ($325,000)

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Blazen Betsy // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Blazen Betsy, a three-year-old winner by Speightstown sold for $325,000 early at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Green Lantern Stables from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

 

This filly broke her maiden in early June by more than 13 lengths at Thistledown in an effort described as “much the best under a brisk hand ride.” Blazen Betsy was previously campaigned by Southern Comfort Stable and trainer William Cowans. Blazen Betsy has a record of 1-1-0 in two starts with earnings $18,000 to date.

 

Hip 402 Altamura ($205,000)

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Altamura // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Altamura, a three-year-old stakes winning daughter of Artie Schiller, kicked off the 2018 July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale when sold for $205,000 as the first hip through the ring. The bay filly was purchased by Kempton Bloodstock, agent from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.

 

Unraced at two, Altamura broke her maiden in mid-June and followed up that performance with a win in the M. Tyson Gilpin S., both victories at Laurel Park. This Virginia-bred filly was previous campaigned by owners Fred Seitz, Danny Ward, and John Stephens and trained by John Stephens. Altamura has a record of 2-0-0 in four starts with earnings of $68,750 to date.

Eight Entries added to July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

HORA_catalogue_front_v2Fasig-Tipton has added eight new entries to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue, which has now grown to 173 accepted entries.

These new entries are catalogued as hips 566-573.  They include G1 winner WAKE FOREST (hip 566), three-year-old stakes winning colt ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (hip 572), and stakes placed three-year-old fillies CAROLINE THE GREAT (hip 569) and STARVING ARTIST (hip 570).  Also new to the catalogue are two-year-olds WAR BRIDLE (hip 567), who set a new track record at Belterra Park breaking his maiden on June 29, and SPICE IT UP (hip 573), who won her debut by nearly nine lengths at Thistledown on June 26.

All entries may now be viewed in the sale’s enhanced online catalogue.  The enhanced catalogue features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as an assessment of each horse by the Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper Mike Watchmaker.

Print catalogues will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton by Friday, July 6.  The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place Monday, July 9 beginning at 4 pm.  It will be followed by The July Sale of Selected Yearlings the next day, beginning at 10 am.

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

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Grows to 165 Entries

HORA_catalogue_front_v2Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue has grown to 165 accepted entries.  Thirteen entries have been added since the catalogue first went online this past Wednesday.

These new entries are catalogued as hips 553-565.

All entries may now be viewed in the sale’s enhanced online catalogue.  The enhanced catalogue features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as an assessment of each horse by the Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper Mike Watchmaker.

Print catalogues will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton by Friday, July 6.

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place Monday, July 9 beginning at 4 pm.  It will be followed by The July Sale of Selected Yearlings the next day, beginning at 10 am.

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

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Now Online

HORA_catalogue_front_v2.jpgFasig-Tipton has catalogued 152 initial entries for its July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held on Monday, July 9 in Lexington, Kentucky, beginning at 4 pm.  It will precede the July Selected Yearling Sale that will take place the following day beginning at 10 am.

The number of entries catalogued in the Horses of Racing Age Sale is expected to grow substantially as Fasig-Tipton will continue to review and accept nominations up until sale time.

“This is our largest H.O.R.A. catalogue to date, with 43% more entries catalogued at this initial release date compared to last year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “We encourage all prospective buyers to stay tuned for more entries in the lead up to the sale, as there are several more in the pipeline.”

This year’s catalogue cover features recent graded stakes winning graduates BULLARDS ALLEY (G1 Canadian International S.), IVY BELL (G2 Inside Information S.), FEAR THE COWBOY (G3 Harlan’s Holiday S.), and GO NONI GO (G3 Bourbonette Oaks).

“Since this sale was first held in 2013, sale graduates have made nearly 5,000 starts, and earned $29 million,” Browning continued.  “The sale has also produced an impressive 28% stakes horses and more than 50 stakes wins.”

Entries may be reviewed via the sale’s user-friendly enhanced online catalogue, which features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as an assessment of each horse by the Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper Mike Watchmaker.

Prospective buyers may also sign up for email alerts to receive pedigree and race-record updates, as well as notifications of new sale entries as they are accepted up until sale time.

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available on the sales grounds by July 6.

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

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale a “Breakthrough” in Fifth Renewal

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Sale-topper Distinta (Hip 423) sold for $600,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale celebrated its fifth year Monday night with a banner renewal that posted significant gains across the board.

“It kind of felt like this was a little bit of a breakthrough,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “It says, ‘This is an established sale.’ It fills a great niche and a need in the marketplace. It’s a great opportunity for people to buy and sell horses.”

The sale featured two offerings which exceeded last year’s top price ($575,000 for Grade 1 winner Stormy Lucy): Grade 2 winner Distinta (Hip 423), who topped the sale at $600,000 when sold to Medallion Racing from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, and multiple stakes winner Adorable Miss (Hip 403), who was purchased by Bluewater Sales, agent for $585,000 from the consignment of newcomer Elite Sales.

Nine horses sold for $200,000 or more, up from five in 2016. Three horses eclipsed the $500,000 mark, attained only by the sale topper last year. The top colt, Benefactor (Hip 409) sold for $275,000, nearly doubling the top price for a colt in 2016 ($150,000).

“Obviously, we’re very pleased with the results of the sale today,” said Browning. “It’s really no secret. At the end of the day when you have a nice group of horses, it really gives you an opportunity to attract the proper buyers and create an atmosphere that’s conducive to a strong sale, and it was certainly a strong marketplace tonight.”

Notably, Elite Sales and WinStar Racing offered their first consignments with success: Elite Sales sold 11 of 12 offered for $2,799,000, while WinStar Racing sold all seven of their offerings for a total of $741,000.

“It’s meaningful that we had some new faces that supported the sale this year with some quality horses. That means the world to [Fasig-Tipton],” continued Browning.

Overall, 84 horses sold for $8,083,000, good for an increase of 60.1% over 72 sold for $5,048,500 in 2016. The average was $96,226, a 37.2% percent improvement on last year’s average of $70,118, and the $56,000 median was 33.3% percent higher than $42,000 in 2016. The RNA rate was 15.2%, down from 20.9% last year.

Full results are available online.

Live Blog: July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale!

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale has ended. Results are available online.

Hip 522 ROSE TO FAME — $195,000

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Hip 522 Rose to Fame // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 522, stakes winning juvenile Rose to Fame, sold for $195,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Amy N. Moore from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

A two-year-old by second-crop sire Gemologist, Rose to Fame has two wins in two starts this year, including a win in the Brave Raj S. at Gulfstream Park. She has earned $85,380 to date.

Rose to Fame is a half-sister to three other winners, including multiple graded stakes placed winner Dazzling Gem. She is from the immediate family of champion Honor Code and Grade 1 winner Sophisticat.

Hip 500 UPPER ROOM — $225,000

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Hip 500 Upper Room // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 500, stakes placed winner Upper Room, sold for $225,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Phil Bongiovanni/F. Lyons, agent from the consignment of WinStar Racing, agent.

A three-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, Upper Room has won or placed in six of seven starts, and has not been off the board this year in five starts. He was second in the Parx Derby at Parx earlier this year and has career earnings of $57,990 to date.

Upper Room is a half-brother to two other winners out of the stakes winning Not For Love mare For Royalty: Grade 1 winner Constellation and stakes-placed winner Back Flip. Second dam is stakes winner Taft Little Queen, a full sister to stakes winner Irish Cherry, who produced multiple Grade 1 winner Spun Sugar. Second dam also produced champion El Viento and Grade 2 winner Kiss to Remember.

Hip 496 TOTAL TAP — $180,000

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Hip 496 Total Tap // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 496, stakes placed winner Total Tap, sold for $180,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Toby Sheets, agent from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

A three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG), Total Tap is a two-time winner who was second in the Prairie Mile S. at Prairie Meadows and third in the Northern Spur S. at Oaklawn Park earlier this year. He has earned $116,600 to date.

Total Tap is the first foal out of the winning Tapit mare Easy Tap, a half-sister to graded stakes winners Til Forbid and Hold Old Blue and stakes winners Cinch and Red and White, as well as to Coragil, dam of graded stakes winners Softly and Coragil Cat.

Hip 484 SOMETHING ELSE — $275,000

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Hip 484 Somethingelse // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 484, stakes winner Somethingelse, sold for $275,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Robert Masiello and West Point Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

A four-year-old daughter of Lesroidesanimaux (BRZ), Somethingelse has four wins in her career, including a victory in the Ginger Punch S. at Gulfstream Park earlier this year. She has placed in three other stakes and earned $207,040 to date.

Somethingelse is the first foal of the winning Maria’s Mon mare Gamecents. That mare is a half-sister to stakes winner Cohiba Miss, who produced multiple stakes winner Lady Cohiba. She is from the immediate family of Horse of the Year A.P. Indy; champions Lemon Drop Kid and Gay Mecene; Grade/Group 1 winners Wolfhound and Summer Squall; and Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise.

Hip 468 MY SWEET STELLA — $222,000

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Hip 468 My Sweet Stella // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 468, stakes placed winner My Sweet Stella, sold for $222,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by D. Wayne Lukas, agent from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

A three-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, My Sweet Stella is a two-time winner who was second in the Dixie Belle S. and Martha Washington S. at Oaklawn Park earlier this year. She has earned $137,966 to date.

My Sweet Stella is out of the winning Songandaprayer mare Megalicious, a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Abbondanza. Her second dam is stakes winner Katie McLaury.

Hip 462 MADE YOU LOOK — $190,000

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Hip 462 Made You Look // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 462, multiple graded stakes winner Made You Look, sold for $190,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

A three-year-old colt by More Than Ready, Made You Look won the G2-With Anticipation S. at Saratoga at two and won the G3-Dania Beach S. at Gulfstream Park earlier this year. He has earned $270,797 to date.

Made You Look is the first foal of the Unbridled’s Song mare Night and Day, a daughter of champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Serena’s Song. Serena’s Song also produced Group 1 winner Sophisticat; graded stakes winners Grand Reward, Harlington, and Schramsberg; and stakes winners Serena’s Tune and Serene Melody. She is from the immediate family of champion Honor Code.

Hip 458 LADY ALEXANDRA — $375,000

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Hip 458 Lady Alexandra // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 458, stakes-placed winner LADY ALEXANDRA, sold for $375,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Heider Family Sales from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

This three-year-old daughter of More Than Ready has three wins from six starts in her career. She is a winner at two and three and was third in the Ginger Brew S. at Gulfstream Park earlier this year. She has earned $150,250 to date.

Lady Alexandra is out of the King’s Best mare Lophorina (GB), whose dam is the world-trotting Nureyev mare Flagbird, a Group 1 winner in Italy, Group stakes winner in France and Ireland, Grade 1-placed in the United States, Group 2-placed in England, and a winner in the United Arab Emirates. She is from the immediate family of Horse of the Year and exceptional sire Mineshaft, Grade 1 winner and Broodmare of the Year Prospetors Delite, and Grade 1 winners Tomisue’s Delight and Runup the Colors.

Hip 455 KATHY’S SONG — $190,000

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Hip 455 Kathy’s Song // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 455, Kathy’s Song sold for $190,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by David Meah, agent from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

A three-year-old by Candy Ride (ARG), Kathy’s Song is a half-sister to three other winners, including stakes-placed winner Distillery. A two-time winner, Kathy’s Song has earned $65,210 to date.

Kathy’s Song is out of the A.P. Indy mare Strawberry Sense, a full sister to graded stakes winner Scipion and a half-sister to champion Vindication and stakes winner In Step, dam of Grade 2 winner Hemsworth. Her second dam is graded stakes winner Strawberry Reason, by Strawberry Road (AUS).

Hip 451 INSTA ERMA — $290,000

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Hip 451 Insta Erma // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 451, stakes-placed winner Insta Erma, sold for $290,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by David Meah, agent from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

A four-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile, Insta Erma is a two-time winner who was second earlier this year in the Lady Canterbury S. at Canterbury Park. She has earned $153,452 to date.

Insta Erma is a half-sister to seven other winners, including stakes winner Mordi’s Miracle, who is graded stakes placed, and graded stakes placed winner Emmajestic. Her dam, graded stakes placed winner Enchanted Woods, by Woodman, is a half-sister to stakes winner Grand Appointment. She is from the immediate family of stakes winners Donerail Court, Advancing Star, Darby Fair, Souvenir Copy, and Dance Sequence.

Hip 440 HAPPY MESA — $525,000

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Hip 440 Happy Mesa // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 440, multiple stakes winner Happy Mesa, sold for $525,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Out of This World Racing from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

A three-year-old filly by Sky Mesa, Happy Mesa won the Selima S. last year at two and captured the Hilltop S. at Pimlico earlier this year. She has earned $168,055, with three wins and two seconds in eight career starts. She is a winner on both dirt and turf.

Happy Mesa is the first foal of the stakes-placed winner Happy Choice, by Broken Vow, a half sister to stakes winner No Use Denying. She is from the immediate family of champions Chris Evert, Chief’s Crown, Winning Colors, and Grade 1 winners Classic Crown and Tap Dance City, and Missed the Storm.

Hip 423 DISTINTA — $600,000

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Hip 423 Distinta // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 423, Grade 2 winning distaffer Distinta, sold for $600,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The chestnut mare was purchased by Medallion Racing from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

A five-year-old by champion Summer Bird, Distinta won the G2-Inside Information S. earlier this year and was recently second in the G2-Princess Rooney S., both at Gulfstream Park. She is a four-time winner of $346,715 to date.

A half-sister to four other winners out of the Storm Cat mare Miss Kitty, Distinta is from the immediate family of Horse of the Year Dr. Fager and graded stakes winners Judge T C, Zanetti, and Desert Clearance.

Hip 419 CLOSING BELL — $185,000

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Hip 419 Closing Bell // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 419, Grade 1-placed stakes winner Closing Bell, sold for $185,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay or brown horse was purchased by Preferred Equine, agent from the consignment of WinStar Racing, Agent.

A five-year-old by three-time leading sire Tapit, Closing Bell won the Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs at three and was second in the G1-Secretariat S. at Arlington Park. He placed in the G2-Muniz Memorial H. at four, and is a winner this year at five. He has earned $558,114 to date.

Closing Bell is a half-brother to six other winners, including Grade 1 winner Mani Bhavan and Grade 2 winner Hear the Ghost. His dam, the Coronado’s Quest mare Rehear, is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Turkappeal, dam of graded stakes winner Pink Champagne and stakes winner Z Appeal.

Hip 411 BRONSON — $275,000

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Hip 411 Bronson // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 411, stakes winner Bronson, sold for $275,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Three Diamonds Farm from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

A three-year-old by Medaglia d’Oro, Bronson is the winner of this year’s English Channel S. at Gulfstream Park, and was recently runner-up in the Not Surprising S. at the same venue. He has earned $142,310 to date.

Bronson is a half-brother to four other winners, including Grade 2 winners Moulin de Mougin and Schiaparelli and multiple stakes winner Alexis Tangier. His dam, graded stakes winner Cambiocorsa, is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner California Flag.

Hip 403 ADORABLE MISS — $585,000

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Hip 403 Adorable Miss // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 403, multiple stakes winner Adorable Miss, got the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale rolling early when sold for $585,000 as the third horse through the ring. The bay filly was purchased by Bluewater Sales, agent from the consignment of Elite Sales, agent.

A three-year-old by Kitten’s Joy, Adorable Miss is the winner of this year’s Martha Washington S. and Honey Rider S. at Gulfstream Park, and boasts earnings of $151,590 to date. A three-time winner in four starts, this talented young filly have never been off the board.

Adorable Miss is a full sister to graded stakes winner Noble Beauty out of the Mineshaft mare Money Huntress, a daughter of Grade 1 winner Favorite Funtime.

All photos (c) Fasig-Tipton Photo.

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Recent Stakes Winner DREAMIN added to July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

HORASaleCoverAngledDREAMIN, winner of the Saylorville S. at Prairie Meadows this past Thursday, has been added to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale as Hip 526 with Darby Dan Farm, agent.

DREAMIN defeated graded stakes winner I’M A LOOKER in a final time of 1:08.80 and earned a 90 Beyer speed figure in the win.  The four-year-old filly has now won three starts in row, two of which are stakes victories.  Also a stakes winner at two, she hails from a female family that includes graded stakes winners SPEED DIALER, TRICKY CREEK, PARADE GROUND, PARADE LEADER and Canadian Champion WAVERING GIRL.

DREAMIN will be available for inspection tomorrow morning, on Monday, July 10.

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place tomorrow evening beginning at 5 pm.  The catalogue may be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues are available on-site at Fasig-Tipton.

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

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Grows to 125 Entries

HORASaleCoverAngledFasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue has grown to 125 accepted entries.  Nineteen entries have been added since the catalogue first went online on June 28.

Included among the 125 catalogued are 16 stakes winners, four of which are graded stakes winners.

All entries may now be viewed in the sale’s enhanced online catalogue.  The enhanced catalogue features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as an assessment of each horse by the Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper Mike Watchmaker.

Print catalogues will be available on-site at Fasig-Tipton tomorrow, July 7.

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place this Monday, July 10 beginning at 5 pm.  It will be followed by The July Sale of Selected Yearlings the next day, beginning at 10 am.

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

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Now Online

HORASaleCoverAngledThe interactive catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available online.  The session will be held Monday, July 10 at 5 pm in Lexington, Kentucky.  It will precede the July Selected Yearling Sale that will take place the following day beginning at 10 am.

The catalogue currently features ­­­106 accepted entries, but that number will grow as Fasig-Tipton will continue to review and accept nominations up until sale time.

“This is our fifth year conducting the Horses of Racing Age Sale, and we feel that this is our strongest catalogue to date,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “The sale has attracted entries from several of the most prominent racing stables in the country, and buyers will find a number of turn-key, quality offerings no matter their budget.”

The sale’s graduates continue to produce impressive results on the race track.

“Since this sale was first held in 2013, sale graduates have made more than 3,500 starts for their new owners, earning more than $19 million,” Browning continued.  “The sale has also produced 25% stakes horses and more than 40 stakes wins.”

The sale’s enhanced online catalogue features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as an assessment of each horse by the Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper Mike Watchmaker.

Prospective buyers may also sign up for email alerts through Fasig-Tipton’s website to receive pedigree and race-record updates, as well as notifications of new sale entries as they are accepted up until sale time.

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available on the sales grounds by July 7.

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