Success Story: The October Sale

Since the 2016 edition of The October Sale, sale grads have run rampant, capturing graded stakes across the country and in Canada. Among those graded stakes are five Grade 1 wins, courtesy of The October Sale’s five newest Grade 1 victors: Annals of Time, Girvin, La Coronel, Mor Spirit, and Zipessa.

Annals of Time

Annals of Time has never been off the board in five career starts, in which he has won three times. After finishing third in the Hill Prince S. (G3) in the fall of his three-year-old season, Annals of Time stepped up immediately into Grade 1 company. In his first start at the highest level, Annals of Time captured the Hollywood Derby (G1) by 1 ½ lengths over multiple Grade 1 winner Beach Patrol. After a break, he recently returned to win an allowance at Belmont.

Breeder Monticule consigned the bay son of hot turf sire Temple City to the 2014 October Sale, where he was purchased for $80,000 by Nick de Meric, agent.

Annals of Time is campaigned by owner Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence and trainer Chad Brown. He has earned $337,000 to date.

Girvin

A four-time winner in nine career starts, Girvin opened his account with a maiden win on his first outing at two, and claimed his spot in the Kentucky Derby (G1) starting gate with subsequent wins in the Risen Star S. (G2) and the Louisiana Derby (G2). However, his biggest score came this summer at Monmouth Park, when he captured an exceptionally hard fought renewal of the Haskell Invitational S. (G1) over a packed field which included McCracken, Practical Joke, and Irish War Cry.

The dark bay or brown son of Tale of Ekati was offered at the 2015 October Sale by Legacy Bloodstock. He was purchased for $130,000 by Grand Oaks.

Girvin is campaigned by owner Brad Grady and trainer Joe Sharp, and has earned $1,586,392 to date.

La Coronel

The October Sale’s newest Grade 1 winner, three-year-old La Coronel’s biggest score came just recently, on October 14, when led gate-to-wire to capture the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. (G1). Prior to that impressive victory against older fillies and mares, La Coronel was already a three-time graded stakes winner, having captured the Jessamine S. (G3) in her stakes debut at two and the Appalachian S. (G3) and Edgewood S. (G3) earlier this year.

This talented young daughter of Colonel John was consigned to the 2015 October Sale by Nardelli Sales, where she was purchased for $37,000 by Teresa & David Palmer, agent. La Coronel races for owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse and has earned $585,560 to date.

Mor Spirit

A Grade 1 winner at two and a graded stakes winner at three, Mor Spirit captured the Steven Sexton Mile S. (G3) this spring at four before advancing to his greatest victory yet. Going a mile on the dirt, Mor Spirit blew away his competition by 6 ¼ lengths, clear of a full field of 12 which included Grade 1 winner Denman’s Call and graded stakes winners Sharp Azteca, Tom’s Ready, and Mohaymen, among others.

Consigned to the 2014 October Sale by Allied Bloodstock, the dark bay or brown son Eskendereya sold for $85,000 to Red Wings. He would later realize $650,000 at the following year’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale when purchased by Bernard Schiappa and Michael Lund Petersen.

Mor Spirit is campaigned by owner Petersen and trainer Bob Baffert. He has won or placed in 11 of 13 career starts, including six wins, and has earned $1,658,400 to date.

Zipessa

Zipessa showed her class and earned G1 honors on her latest outing, capturing the First Lady S. (G1) with ease over the likes of Hawksmoor, Roca Rojo, Dona Bruja, and Dickinson. Zipessa had previously captures the Dr. James Penny Memorial S. (G3) and placed in the Rodeo Drive S. (G1) behind Avenge and the Beverly D S. (G1) behind Sea Calisi and Al’s Gal.

Zipessa, an attractive chestnut daughter of the late City Zip, was offered at the 2014 October Sale by St George Sales. She was purchased for $67,000 by Marette Farrell, agent.

A winner and a winner at two, three, and four, Zipessa has earned $783,550 for owner Empyrean Stables and trainer Michael Stidham, and is a contender for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf on November 4. Thereafter, she will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale as Hip 139.

Find Your Own Success Story!

The 2017 October Sale will be held Monday through Thursday, October 23-26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky> The full catalogue is available online now at www.fasigtipton.com.

Catalogue for The October Sale Now Online

OctoberSaleCoverAngledFasig-Tipton has catalogued 1,459 yearlings for The October Sale, to be held on October 23-26 in Lexington, Kentucky. The four continuous sessions, conducted on Monday-Thursday, will begin each day at 10 am.

“Both buyers and sellers have had tremendous success at October in recent years, generating a catalogue that is 16% larger in 2017,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We have good quality across the board, and the sire power has ticked upwards once again as well. Every active sire currently ranked in the Top 20 on the general sire list is represented in this catalogue.”

“Our sales graduates are flying,” continued Browning. “Led by recent Grade 1 winners Girvin, Mor Spirit, and Annals of Time, October grads have notched more than 90 stakes wins in the last 12 months.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online. Print catalogues will be available beginning October 6.

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

The October Sale Expanded to Four Days

As a result of a high volume of entries, Fasig-Tipton will add a day to this year’s Kentucky October Yearling Sale in Lexington.  The sale will now be held over four days – Monday through Thursday, October 23-26.  The sale was originally scheduled over three days, Monday through Wednesday.

“Successful results in the sales ring and on the racetrack have generated a significant increase in entries for this year’s October Sale, prompting us to add a fourth session on Thursday, October 26,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “We’re pleased with the interest consignors have shown in the sale, and we look forward to an outstanding four-day run of selling in late October.”

Sessions will begin daily at 10 am.  The catalogue will be available in late September.

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

Bernardini Colt Tops Final Session of The October Sale

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Yearlings by BERNARDINI accounted for the top-priced colt and filly of the third session of The October Sale on October 26, 2016. At $350,000, the session-topping colt tied Monday’s session-topper for top price in the sale overall.

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, a BERNARDINI colt out a winning SMART STRIKE mare sold for $350,000 mid-day on Wednesday to take the session lead and tie Monday’s top seller (video). The bay colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent. The yearling is from the immediate family of multiple G1 winning A.P. INDY mare SECRET STATUS.

Colts by two-time Leading Sire TAPIT and current Leading Freshman Sire UNION RAGS took the next two spots on the session leader board. De Meric Sales as agent purchased Hip 942, a son of TAPIT out of graded stakes winner CHEROKEE QUEEN for $300,000 from the consignment of South Point Sales Agency. Midwest Thoroughbreds grabbed up Hip 1214, a colt by UNION RAGS out of a half-sister to Classic winner SHACKLEFORD for $285,000 from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm.

The top filly on the day was Hip 1013, a filly by BERNARDINI out of a full sister to multiple G1 winner VOODOO DANCER which sold for $280,000 to W.D. North Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Bridie Harrison, agent for Peter Blum Thoroughbreds.

“Overall, we had a solid and consistent marketplace, which I think is what you’re hoping for in October,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There was a very strong market for quality individuals. Probably more encouraging was a strengthening to an extent of the middle and lower end of the market. Certainly it had a better feel this year. It seemed like there was an increase in the number of buyers.”

The sale, which ran over three days this year, saw 777 yearlings change hands for a total of $25,691,500. The average price was $33,065 and the median $14,500, both comparable to the 2015 sale, which was held over four days. The RNA rate was down 5.7% from 2015.

The leading consignor was Taylor Made Sales Agency, which sold 33 yearlings for $2,064,700. Representing JSM Equine, Justin Casse as agent was the leading buyer, purchasing three yearlings for a total of $600,000.

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The October Sale: Session 3 Live Blog

Follow along as we recount the top hips of Session 3 of The October Sale on October 26, 2016.

The sale has ended. Click here for results.

Hip 1236 f. Union Rags-Holy Wish ($170,000)

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Hip 1236, a filly by current Leading Freshman Sire UNION RAGS sold for $170,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut filly, named ST. BERNIE, was purchased by Fox Hill Farm (Tom McGreevy, agent) from the consignment of Burleson Farms, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to 10 winners, including graded stakes winner WISHFUL TOMCAT and stakes winners UNCLE T SEVEN, LUCKY LEWIS, and ZETTERHOLM. She is also half-sister to WICKED WISH, dam of graded stakes winner RATED R SUPERSTAR. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winner PAPAL POWER and graded stakes winners BETTY’S WISH and SILVER HAWK.

Hip 1236 was bred in New York by Anthony Grey.

Hip 1214 c. Union Rags-Haysee ($280,000)

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Hip 1214, a colt from the second crop of current Leading Freshman Sire UNCLE RAGS sold for $280,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Midwest Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to two winners, including G1 placed stakes winner UNCLE LINO. The dam HAYSEE is a daughter of Broodmare of the Year OATSEE, making her a full sister to G1 winner LADY JOANNE and a half-sister to multiple G1 winner SHACKLEFORD and to multiple graded stakes winner AFLEETING LADY. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winners BAGHDARIA, ATTICUS KRISTY, and CALCULATOR.

Hip 1214 was bred in Kentucky by AJ Suited.

Hip 1207 c. Candy Ride (ARG)-Half A. P. ($170,000)

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Hip 1207, a colt by CANDY RIDE (ARG) sold for $170,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Maverick Racing from the consignment of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Merriebelle Stable.

This colt is out of HALF A. P., a PULPIT half-sister to Champion and multiple G1 winner HALFBRIDLED. The dam has produced three winners from as many to race, including graded stakes placed winner FULLY LIVING. The immediate family further includes G1 winners SPRUCE NEEDLES and MSHAWISH.

Hip 1207 was bred in Kentucky by Merriebell Stable.

 

Hip 1182 c. Animal Kingdom-Golden Mean ($175,000)

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Hip 1182, a colt from the first North American crop of Dubai World Cup (G1) ANIMAL KINGDOM sells for $175,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Quarter Pole Enterprises from the consignment of Michael & Julia O’Quinn, agent.

This colt is out of GOLDEN MEAN, a winning full sister to Canadian Horse of the Year and G1 winner PEAKS AND VALLEYS. That mare has produced three winners from three to race. The colt’s immediate family includes G1 winner FOREVER TOGETHER and graded stakes winners BROKEN VOW, ALTERNATION, and EQUALITY.

Hip 1182 was bred in Kentucky by Tony Holmes, Tim Thornton, & Walter Zent.

Hip 1180 c. Uncle Mo-Golden Damsel ($165,000)

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Hip 1180, a colt by UNCLE MO sold for $165,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Where Two Fools Met from the consignment of Denalid Stud, agent.

This colt is out of the stakes winning GOLDEN TOKEN mare GOLDEN DAMSEL. She has four foals to race, all winners, including multiple stakes placed winner INSTANT STYLE. He is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner MORLUCK and stakes winners IF IT’S MEANT TO B and FLASHING EYES.

Hip 1180 was bred in Kentucky by Avalon Farms.

 

 

Hip 1137 f. Majestic Warrior-Floral Park ($150,000)

Hip 1137, a filly by MAJESTIC WARRIOR sold for $150,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Loooch Racing from the consignment of Langsem Farm.

This filly is a half-sister to three winners out of the winning FOREST WILDCAT mare FLORAL PARK. Winners out of that mare include stakes winners DOUGS BUDDY and FLORAL SKY. This filly hails from the immediate family of G1 winner CHELSEY FLOWER ans graded stakes winner KENTUCKY DYNAMITE.

Hip 1137 was bred in Ohio by the consignor.

Hip 1116 c. Kitten’s Joy-Fanfire ($200,000)

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Hip 1116, a colt by Champion KITTEN’S JOY sold for $200,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Barry Berkelhammer, agent from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent for Gallagher’s Stud.

This colt is out of an ELUSIVE QUALITY half-sister to graded stakes winner STRAIGHT STORY and current stakes winning millionaire STRONG SOUTHER. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winner and Broodmare of the Year TAKE CHARGE LADY, Champions WILL TAKE CHARGE and TAKE CHARGE BRANDI, and G1 winner TAKE CHARGY INDY.

Hip 1116 was bred in New York by Gallagher’s Stud.

Hip 1111 c. Orb-Extra Sharp ($170,000)

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Hip 1111, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner ORB sold for $170,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race out of the winning CHEROKEE RUN mare EXTRA SHARP. The second dam is seven-time G1 winner and multi-millionaire SHARP CAT. This colt hails from the immediate family of G1 winner ROYAL ANTHEM.

Hip 1111 was bred in Kentucky by Susan Casner.

 

Hip 1107 c. Speightstown-Exit to Heaven ($170,000)

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Hip 1107, a colt by SPEIGHTSTOWN sold for $170,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Ricehorse Stables from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

This colt is full or half-brother to three winners out of the graded stakes-placed winning HOLY BULL mare EXIT TO HEAVEN. That mare has produced a full winning full sibling to this colt in EVOLUTION, a three-time winner to date. The colt’s immediate family includes G1 winners QUEST FOR FAME (GB) and ARYENNE.

Hip 1107 was bred in Kentucky by Seclusive Farm & Chester Prince.

Hip 1034 c. Bernardini-Desert Gazelle ($350,000)

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Hip 1034, a colt by BERNARDINI sold for $350,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.

This colt is the second foal of the winning SMART STRIKE mare DESERT GAZELLE. Her first foal is AARDWOLF, a multiple winner at two this year in England. The colt’s third dam is multiple G1 winner SECRET STATUS, dam of multiple G1 placed sire DUNKIRK. His immediate family further includes G1 winners MARIA CANDELA (CHI) and MISS BRIO (CHI) and graded stakes winner ALUMNI HALL.

Hip 1034 was bred in Kentucky by Godolphin.

Hip 1013 f. Bernardini-Dancing Alone ($280,000)

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Hip 1013, a filly by BERNARDINI sold for $280,000 at The October Sale. The bay filly, named DANCING, wsa purchased by W.D. North Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Bridie Harrison, agent for Peter Blum Thoroughbreds.

This filly is a half-sister to graded stakes winner DANCING SOLO. Their dam, DANCING ALONE, is an unraced full sister to multiple G1 winner VOODOO DANCER and half-sister to ZURI RIDGE, dam of G1 winner POOL PLAY.

Hip 1013 was bred in Kentucky by Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC.

Hip 931 c. Uncle Mo-Charlie My Girl ($200,000)

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Hip 931, a colt by sensational young sire UNCLE MO sold for $200,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Sam Wright, agent from the consignment of Walnut Green, agent for C Biscuit Racing & Smart Angle LLP.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the UNBRIDLED’S SONG mare CHARLIE MY GIRL, a half-sister to graded stakes winner MAGIC BROOMSTICK. The immediate family further includes graded stakes winners TWILIGHT TIME and MISS BEHAVIOUR.

Hip 931 was bred in Pennsylvania by C Biscuit Racing & Smart Angle LLP.

Hip 862 c. Curlin-Blue Catillac ($200,000)

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Hip 862, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN sold for $200,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Repole Stable (JJ Crupi, agent) from the consignment of Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

This colt is the first foal of the winning BLUEGRASS CAT mare BLUE CATILLAC. His second dam is stakes winner SWEEPING, dam of six winners, including APT TO STAR, the dam of graded stakes winner AEGEAN and stakes winner LIGHT BRINGER. His immediate family includes graded stakes winners I REJOICE, MILLENCOLIN, I’M A THRILLER, and NO ADVANTAGE.

Hip 862 was bred in New York by Rf HF Mares Rules #3.

Hip 861 f. Smart Strike-Bloomy ($175,000)

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Hip 861, a filly from the penultimate crop of two-time leading sire SMART STRIKE sold for $175,000 at The October Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Barry Berkelhammer, agent from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

This filly’s dam is the stakes-placed winning POLISH NUMBERS mare BLOOMY, dam of five winners to date, including graded stakes winner PHILLY ACE, a full brother to Hip 861, and stakes winner SPRING OF FAME. Her second dam is LATE BLOOMER, Champion and multiple G1 winner, herself the dam of G1 winner ENDS WELL and graded stakes winner FRED ASTAIRE.

Hip 861 was bred in Kentucky by Brushwood Stable.

Hip 843 f. Violence-Be Fair ($145,000)

Hip 843, a filly from the first crop of G1 winner VIOLENCE sold for $145,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Old Hickory Farm from the consignment of Woods Edge Farm, agent.

This filly is out of the graded stakes winning EXCHANGE RATE mare BE FAIR. That mare is a half-sister to G1 winner and sire MACHO AGAIN. She has produced two winners from as many to race, including her current two-year-old A LUCKY DREAM.

Hip 843 was bred in Kentucky by Dell Ridge Farm, LLC.

 

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Young Sires Rise to the Top During Session 2 of The October Sale

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While the top five prices during the first session of The October Sale went to yearlings by established sires, yearlings by first- and second-crop sires accounted for three of the top five prices during the second session.

Hip 759, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner ORB sold for $300,000 to take the session lead late in the day on Tuesday. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Team D from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The session-topping yearling is out of a full sister to a multiple stakes winner, from the immediate family of Champion SONGBIRD.

Colts by second-crop sires GEMOLOGIST (Hip 561, $290k) and BODEMEISTER (Hip 574, $210k) were among the session’s top five prices; the remainder of the top five (all colts) were accounted for by established sires MORE THAN READY (Hip 428, $230k) and KITTEN’S JOY (Hip 551, $170k).

The session’s top-priced filly was Hip 576, a filly by UNCLE MO which sold for $140,000 to the McKathan Brothers from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent. That filly is a half-sister to four winners, including stakes winner SMUGGLER’S HOLD.

Through two sessions, 497 yearlings have changed hands for a total of $15,469,100, good for an average of $31,125. The second session’s RNA rate was comparable to the first session’s, down from 2015. The median through two sessions was $12,000.

The October Sale concludes Wednesday, October 26 with a final session beginning at 10 am.

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The October Sale: Session 2 Live Blog

Follow along as we recount the top hips of Session 2 of The October Sale on October 25, 2016.

Session 2 has ended. Results are available here.

Hip 759 c. Orb-Zealous Gold ($300,000)

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Hip 759, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner ORB sold for $300,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Team D from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is out of the MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare ZEALOUS GOLD, a full sister to multiple stakes winner ONEPOINTHREEKARATS. The mare is also a half-sister to graded stakes winners FRIEL’S FOR REAL and RYAN’S FOR REAL, and stakes winner LITTLE THUNDER. The colt hails from the immediate family of undefeated Champion and seven-time G1 winner SONGBIRD, herself a half-sister to the dam of graded stakes winner MICO MARGARITA.

Hip 759 was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III and John D. Fielding.

Hip 574 c. Bodemeister-Stop the Wedding ($210,000)

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Hip 574, a colt by freshman sire BODEMEISTER sold for $210,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Cicada Stable from the consignment of Woods Edge Farm.

This filly is the second foal of the winning CONGRATS mare STOP THE WEDDING. Her first foal is winning two-year-old of 2016 TWO TO ONE. The colt’s immediate family includes graded stakes winner OUTTA TUNE.

Hip 574 was bred in Kentucky by Robert B. Tillyer & Dr. Chet Blackley.

 

Hip 561 c. Gemologist-Starlicious ($290,000)

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Hip 561, a colt from the second crop of G1 winner GEMOLOGIST sold for $290,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners from as many to race out of the winning CAPE TOWN mare STARLICIOUS. The second dam, CHEZ CHEZ CHEZ, is a stakes winner and stakes producer. The colt is from the family of multiple graded stakes winner THE MEDIC.

Hip 561 was bred in Kentucky by Graeme Lang.

 

Hip 551 c. Kitten’s Joy-Spent Gold ($170,000)

Hip 561, a colt by Champion KITTEN’S JOY sold for $170,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Michael Neatherland from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is a full brother to Champion BIG BLUE KITTEN, a four-time G1 winning earner of over $2,803,780 who set a course record in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. (G1) at Belmont. He is from the immediate family of Champion Stevie Wonderboy.

Hip 551 was bred in Kentucky by Renee Clark, Jeffrey Ramsey, & Kelly Ramsey.

Hip 428 c. More Than Ready-Ruban Bleu ($230,000)

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Hip 428, a colt by Champion siring MORE THAN READY sold for $230,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent from the consignment of VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners from as many to race out of the stakes-placed BROKEN VOW mare RUBAN BLEU. That mare has produced graded stakes-placed winner TIZNOW R J and winners BLEU BRAVE and TAKEONFORJOEY. RUBAN BLEU is half-sister to Horse of the Year in Hong Kong GOOD BA BA.

The colt sold hails from the immediate family of international Champions MIESQUE, SIX PERFECTIONS (FR), and RUMPLESTILTSKIN and G1 winners COMTESSE DE LOIR, SILVER SUPREME, and KINGMAMBO.

Hip 428 was bred in Kentucky by Olin Gentry & Gaines-Gentry Stallion Holdings.

Sire Power on Display During Session 1 of The October Sale

In a repeat of his showing at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale on October 4, CURLIN was represented by the session topper on the first day of The October Sale when Hip 293 hammered down for $350,000 in Lexington, KY. Joe Minor’s JSM Equine purchased the colt, who is a half-brother to MSW/GSP ROCK CANDY, via agent Justin Casse from the consignment of VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent.

Earlier in the session, a filly (Hip 144) by MEDAGLIA D’ORO took the lead for the fillies when sold to Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm for $300,000. Purchased via Tom McGreevy, agent from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent, the attractive filly is out of the G1 winning UNBRIDLED’S SONG mare MAGNIFICENT SONG.

Hip 204, a colt by MEDAGLIA D’ORO also broke the $300,000 mark mid-day when purchased by that price by Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency. That colt is a half-brother to three winners from as many to race out of the G1-Princess Rooney H. winner MISTICAL PLAN, by GAME PLAN.

In the first session, 246 yearlings changed hands for a total of $8,306,400, good for an average of $33,766. The RNA rate was down from last year’s first session. During today’s session, 21 horses sold for $100,000 or more, up from 15 in the first session last year.

The October Sale continues Tuesday, October 25 at 10 am. Hips 417-832 will be offered on Tuesday, with the remainder of the catalogue to be offered beginning at 10 am on Wednesday, October 26.

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The October Sale: Session 1 Live Blog

Follow along as we recount the top hips of Session 1 of The October Sale on October 24, 2016.

Session 1 has ended. Results are available here.

Hip 305 c. Paynter-Perfect Wave ($170,000)

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Hip 305, a colt from the first crop of G1 winner PAYNTER sold for $170,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by SGV Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Buckland Sales, agen
CA, who is also graded stakes placed in the United States and Canada. He is from the immediate family of G1 winner DADS CAPS and graded stakes winners BOONE’S MILL, PAULASSILVERLINING, and CAPE HOPE.

Hip 305 was bred in Kentucky by Millennium Farms & Paynter Syndicate.

Hip 293 c. Curlin-Party Chatter ($350,000)

Hip293FTK10-16FTK16.jpgHip 293, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN sells for $350,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by JSM Equine (Justin Casse, agent) from the consigned of VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to no less than 10 winners from 10 to race out of the PLEASANT COLONY mare PARTY CHATTER. That mare is a full sister to Champion COLONIAL U. S., Graded stakes winner SILVER FOX, and stakes winner PLEASANT FEELING. The colt hails from the immediate family of G1 winners A PHENOMENON, SEATTLE METEOR, PLEASANT STAGE, MARSH SIDE, DECLASSIFY, and ROANOKE.

Hip 293 was bred in Kentucky by Fox Straus.

Hip 241 c. Speightstown-Nannycam ($155,000)

Hip 241, a colt by Champion SPEIGHTSTOWN sells for $155,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Darrs, Inc. (James Bredin, agent) from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the winning PULPIT mare NANNYCAM. His immediate family includes G1 winners DANISH (IRE) and AFRICAN STORY, and graded stakes winners ACE (IRE), HAWKEYE (IRE), CONTEMPORARY, ALDERBROOK, and TAHREEB.

Hip 241 was bred in Kentucky by John C. Oxley.

Hip 205 f. Medaglia d’Oro-Moment of Majesty ($180,000)

Hip 205, a filly by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, sire of Champion fillies SONGBIRD and RACHEL ALEXANDRA, sold for $180,000 at The October Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Keats Grove Farm from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

This filly, registered as MEDALIADORA, is the first foal of multiple stakes winner MOMENT OF MAJESTY, by SAINT LIAM. That mare earned $630,269 in the course of her career, which included two stakes wins and eight stakes placing, two of those at the G2 level. She is from the immediate family of G1 winner and Champion FIJI (GB).

Hip 205 was bred in Kentucky by Regis Farms.

Hip 204 c. Medaglia d’Oro-Mistical Plan ($300,000)

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Hip 204, a colt by sire of Champions MEDAGLIA D’ORO sold for $300,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Alex & Jo Ann Leiblong from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This colt is out of G1 winner MISTICAL PLAN, who has produced three foals of racing age to date, all winners. Her two-year-old of 2016 is the promising TAPIT colt BIG GRAY ROCKET. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winners DA’TARA and PRIVATE PERSUASION.

Hip 204 was bred in Kentucky by Blue Heaven Farm.

 

Hip 201 c. Tale of the Cat-Miss Shegaas ($150,000)

Hip 201, a colt by TALE OF THE CAT sold for $150,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Team D from consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race out of the MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare MISS SHEGAAS. That mare is a half-sister to Canadian Champion, G2 winner, and multiple graded stakes winner KISS A NATIVE. His immediate family features G1 winner SILVER MAX and G1 winner and successful sire YES IT’S TRUE.

Hip 201 was bred in Kentucky by Shim Racing.

Hip 149 c. Ghostzapper-Malibu Cougar ($200,000)

Hip 149, a colt by Horse of the Year GHOSTZAPPER sold for $200,000 at The October Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Summerfield, agent.

This colt is the second foal of MALIBU COUGAR, a full sister to multiple G2 winner KAUAI KATIE and graded stakes winner WINDING WAY. He hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner CIMARRON SECRET and stakes winners MORE THAN PRETTY, INGRID THE GAMBLER, COJINX, and BALD WITCH.

Hip 149 was bred in Kentucky by Grace Thoroughbred Holdings LLC.

Hip 144 f. Malibu Moon-Magnificent Song ($300,000)

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Hip 144, a filly by MALIBU MOON sold for $300,000 at The October Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Fox Hill Farm via Tom McGreevy, agent from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.

This filly is out of G1 winner MAGNIFICENT SONG, a daughter of UNBRIDLED’S SONG. Her immediate family features graded stakes winners PROD, LECH, SAVINA, RUNSPASTUM, and DEVIOUS INTENT.

Hip 144 was bred in Kentucky by Godolphin.

 

Hip 130 c. Arch-Looking Glass ($150,000)

Hip 130, a colt by sire of Champions ARCH sold for $150,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.

This colt is out of a SEEKING THE GOLD half-sister to G1 winner FANTASTIC LIGHT and G1-placed stakes winner HI DUBAI (GB). His immediate family further includes G1 winners LOVE SMITTEN, GORGEOUS, and SEASIDE ATTRACTION.

Hip 130 was bred in Kentucky by Godolphin.

Hip 90 f. Tale of the Cat-Lady Belsara ($150,000)

Hip 90, a filly by sire of Champions TALE OF THE CAT sold for $150,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Stonestreet Stables from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to two winners out of the graded stakes winning BOUNDARY mare LADY BELSARA. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winners GREGORIAN and CAPOTE BELLE, and graded stakes winners TRULY BOUND, BLOOD ROYAL, IVORY WAND, DELUTH, REAL COURAGE, and BARONESS THATCHER.

Hip 90 was bred in Kentucky by James McDonald, Reiley McDonald, & Paul Schwartz.

Hip 78 c. Uncle Mo-Klondike Hills ($205,000)

Hip 78, a colt by Leading Second Crop Sire UNCLE MO sold for $205,000 at The October Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Waves Bloodstock from the consignment of Mill Ridge Sales, agent.

This colt is out of the DEPUTY MINISTER mare KLONDIKE HILLS, a half-sister to multiple G2 winner and millionaire STRUT THE STAGE; graded stakes winner SACRED SONG, dam of graded stakes winner MULTIDIMENSIONAL; and winner BRAVE DESTINY, dam of graded stakes winner ALDOUS SNOW. Hip 78’s immediate family further includes two-time Horse of the Year and multimillionaire CHIEF BEARHART and Champion PRIVATE ZONE.

Hip 78 was bred in Kentucky by Jamm, Ltd.

Hip 32 f. Mineshaft-Jellicle (IRE) ($200,000)

Hip 32, a filly by Horse of the Year MINESHAFT sold for $200,000 at The October Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Sweet Clover Stable from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This filly is the second foal of the winning SUCCESSFUL APPEAL mare JELLICE (IRE). That mare’s dam is graded stakes winner CATBOAT, dam of multiple G1 winner and millionaire IT’S TRICKY. Hip 32 is a closely related to that relative, both fillies being sired by MINESHAFT.

Hip 32 was bred in Kentucky by Godolphin.

The October Sale Catalogue Now Available Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, to be held Monday-Wednesday, October 24-26 in Lexington, Kentucky.  The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 am.

“Our consignors have supported The October Sale once again with significant numbers and quality, including yearlings by 19 of the current top 20 ranked sires,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.

October Sale graduates have performed exceptionally on the race track once again in 2016.

“Sale graduates have won or placed in 185 stakes races to date this year – a highly impressive statistic,” Browning continued.  “These stakes performers were purchased for a variety of prices, indicative of how The October Sale provides opportunities for buyers of all budgets.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online.  Print catalogues will be available beginning October 4. The catalogue will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.

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