The July Selected Sale of Horses of Racing Age showcased a variety of ready-to-run racehorses on the evening of July 11, led by a pair of graded stakes winning mares.
Stormy Lucy (Hip 430), winner of last term’s Matriarch S. (G1), was sold for $575,000. SF Bloodstock purchased the Stormy Atlantic mare from the consignor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. That buyer also purchased Sugar Swirl S. (G3) winner Best Behavior (Hip 499) in the ring for $250,000, also from the Taylor Made consignment.
The evening’s offerings, which featured the dispersal of Eutrophia Farm, also included a handful of broodmares, yearlings, and unraced two-year-olds. The dispersal grossed $1,673,000.
Kitness (Hip 405), an eight-year-old daughter of Storm Cat, topped the broodmares offered when sold for $205,000 to I. Green from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Kitness sold with her 2016 Candy Ride (ARG) and in foal to Competitive Edge.
That mare’s 2014 filly by Lemon Drop Kid, Pat the Cat (Hip 422) was the top priced two-year-old when sold for $100,000 to Stephen Lyster Racing. The top yearling was Hip 415, a filly by Speightstown, which sold for $185,000 to Cromwell Bloodstock. All dispersal horses were consigned by Taylor Made Sales agency as agent.
Overall, 72 horses changed hands for a total of $5,048,500, a 26.3% increase over the 2015 gross. The average was up 14.1% to $70,118 and the RNA rate decreased to 20.9%, down 11.4% from the 2015 renewal.
The sale is now complete. Full results are available here.
Hip 499, Best Behavior ($250,000)
Hip 499, Best Behavior, a G3 winning daughter on Into Mischief, sold for $250,000. She was purchased by
SF Bloodstock from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Winner of the G3-Sugar Swirl S., Best Behavior has won 8 times, good for earnings of $380,518.
Hip 480, Lookout Sister ($230,000)
Hip 480, Lookout Sister, a three-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway, sold for $230,000. She was purchased by Don Alberto Corporation from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.
A two-time winner at two, Lookout Sister has earned $79,225 to date. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winners Union Rags and Declaration of War, as well as graded stakes winners Satans Quick Chick, Pratella, Blue Sky Holiday, and War Correspondent.
Hip 430, Stormy Lucy ($575,000)
Hip 430, G1 winner Stormy Lucy, sold privately in a deal brokered by Fasig-Tipton. She was purchased by SF Bloodstock from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
With career earnings of $851,700, Stormy Lucy’s impressive resume includes victories in the G1-Matriarch S., G2-Santa Ana S., and G3-Santa Barbara H. A durable and talented race mare, Stormy Lucy has started 34 times with a record of 8 wins, 5 seconds, and 5 thirds.
Hip 441, War Envoy ($150,000)
Hip 441, War Envoy, a winning, G1-placed son of War Front, sold for $150,000. The colt was purchased by I. Green from the consignment of Kingswood Farm, agent. The four-year-old colt has earned $233,700 in 18 starts to date, including graded/group stakes placings in England, Ireland, and Barbados.
War Envoy hails from the immediate family of champion G1 winners Winning Colors, Chris Evert, and Chief’s Crown, as well as G1 winners Classic Crown and Tap Dance City. His dam is French stakes winner La Conseillante.
Hip 423, Christie’s Ready ($150,000)
Hip 423, Christie’s Ready, a winning half-sister to graded stakes winner Sacristy, sold for $150,000. The four-year-old filly was purchased by Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the dispersal of Eutrophia Farm.
A three-time winning earner of $104,456, Christie’s Ready hails from the immediate family of G1 winners Purge, Jersey Girl, and Jersey Town, as well as graded stakes winners Little Sister, Valid Expectations, Valid Wager, and St Petersburg.
Hip 415, f. Speightstown-Namaskara (Giant’s Causeway) ($185,000)
Hip 415, a dark bay or brown filly by Speightstown, sold for $185,000. The filly was purchased by Cromwell Bloodstock from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the dispersal of Eutrophia Farm.
Hip 415 boasts three graded stakes winning fillies under her first two dams: G1 winner Aruna and G2 winners Surya and Hoop of Colour.
Hip 408, Namaskara ($180,000)
Hip 408, Namaskara, a young Giant’s Causeway mare believed to be pregnant to Hard Spun, sold for $180,000. She was Cove Springs LLC from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the dispersal of Eutrophia Farm.
Out of the G2-winning Unbridled mare Surya, Namaskara is a stakes placed winner of $142,367. She is half-sister to six winners, including G1 winner Aruna and G2 winner Hoop of Colour.
Hip 405, Kitness ($205,000)
Hip 405, Kitness, a young Storm Cat mare from the family of G1-winning sire Sky Mesa, sold for $205,000. She was purchased by I. Green from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the dispersal of Eutrophia Farm.
Offered with her 2016 colt by Candy Ride (ARG), Kitness is believed to be pregnant to G1 winner Competitive Edge, who entered stud this year. Kitness is out of La Affirmed, a winning half-sister to champion G1 winner Outstandingly. Her immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Lovelier, Della Francesca, Caress, Golden Velvet, Archimedes, Country Cat, and Bernstein.
Hip 404, Entwine ($170,000)
Hip 404, Entwine, an Empire Maker mare out of multiple G1 winner Flute, sold for $170,000. She was purchased by Sallusto & Albina, agents for Newtown Anner Stud Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the dispersal of Eutrophia Farm.
Offered with her 2016 filly by Scat Daddy, Entwine is believed to be pregnant to young multiple G1 winner Declaration of War. Entwine is a half sister to G2 winner Filimbi and Crosswinds, dam of G1 winner Weep No More. Her immediate family further includes G1 winners Brian Boru and Workforce (GB).
The interactive catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale is now available online. The session will be held Monday, July 11 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 100 accepted entries, but that number will grow as Fasig-Tipton will continue to review and accept nominations up until sale time.
“Now in its fourth year, this auction has gained a strong foothold with both buyers and sellers,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Our best advertisement, however, is the strength of our graduates. The sale has produced 25% stakes horses and earners of more than $11.5 million to date, including last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Champion WAVELL AVENUE.”
Included in this year’s catalogue is the Dispersal of Eutrophia Farm, which consists of mares and foals, yearlings, two-year-olds, and Horses of Racing Age.
The sale’s enhanced online catalogue features pedigrees, race videos, statistical links, Ragozin “sheet” numbers, real-time past performances, as well as 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 8.
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Mrs. Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander will disperse the majority of the Thoroughbred holdings of her Eutrophia Farm on Monday, July 11 at Fasig-Tipton’s July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale.
Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign 23 horses as part of the reduction, which consists of mares and foals, yearlings, two-year-olds and horses of racing age.
Mares will be offered alongside their 2016 foals by CANDY RIDE, CURLIN, GIO PONTI, MAGNA GRADUATE, SCAT DADDY and VERRAZANO. Covering sires represented include COMPETITIVE EDGE, DECLARATION OF WAR, HARD SPUN, LOOKIN AT LUCKY, MAGNA GRADUATE, MIDSHIPMAN, MUNNINGS and VERRAZANO.
Sires of yearlings and two-year-olds include LEMON DROP KID, SMART STRIKE, STAY THIRSTY, SPEIGHTSTOWN, TALE OF EKATI, TAPIZAR, and UNION RAGS.
Mrs. Alexander, along with her late husband Quentin, began breeding Thoroughbreds in 1970. Under the name of Eutrophia Farm, the Alexanders bred or raced five Ohio Champions and were often at the top of Ohio’s owner and breeder standings. Eutrophia’s most accomplished runner to date is MAGNA GRADUATE, a seven-time graded stakes winner of over $2.5 million. Mrs. Alexander and her family have also produced and campaigned numerous champions in the Hunter world.
“We are flattered that Mrs. Alexander has entrusted the sale of her breeding and racing stock with Fasig-Tipton,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “She, along with her late husband Quentin, operated a breeding and racing operation at the highest level for nearly five decades, and the quality of her stock is reflective of her passion for racing and love for all things equine.”
The interactive catalogue for the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale including the Eutrophia Farm Dispersal will be available online Wednesday, June 29th. Fasig-Tipton will continue to review and accept nominations up to the day of sale. A printed version of the catalogue will be available on the sales grounds by July 8th.
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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.
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