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

Graded Stakes Winning Mares Lead the Way at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

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.

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Stormy Lucy, photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency

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.

For full results, click here.

Live Blog: July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

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

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.

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Hip 430, Stormy Lucy, sold for $575,000. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

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.

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Kitness (Hip 405), with her 2016 colt by Candy Ride (ARG), sold for $205,000.

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).

2016 July Selected Horses of Racing Age Catalogue Now Online

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.

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

Eutrophia Farm to Disperse at Fasig-Tipton July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

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

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