Saratoga Sale Catalogue Now Available Online

Saratoga_cover_front_FINALFasig-Tipton has catalogued 227 selected yearlings for its 97th Saratoga Sale, to be held August 7-8 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion.

“Our consignors have supported us with outstanding quality once again this year,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “Buyers will find the very best of this year’s yearling crop when they arrive at Saratoga, including several offerings from some new faces in the consignor and breeder ranks.”

“Saratoga continues to produce the sport’s biggest and brightest stars,” continued Browning.  “Belmont Stakes winner TAPWRIT is remarkably the fourth Belmont winner in the last six years to have been offered at Saratoga, and Eclipse Champions SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND, and TEPIN are some of the finest fillies and mares we have seen in some time.”

In data recently released by The BloodHorse MarketWatch, The Saratoga Sale yet again ranks at the top of all major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners, Graded Stakes Winners, and Stakes Winners produced from horses sold.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available beginning June 30.

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

Sires of Champions Prove Popular at Saratoga Sale

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Hip 191 (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

For the second night in a row, a Medaglia d’Oro filly lit up the tote board, this one soaring all the way to seven figures to lead the session and the sale. Hip 191, a filly by the sire of champion fillies Rachel Alexandra and Songbird and out of the stakes winning Thunder Gulch mare Whisper to Me sold for $1,450,000 to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm mid-way through the session on Tuesday night.

The sales-topping filly is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Overheard (Macho Uno), both bred by Mrs. Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud. On the filly’s public offering, consignor Denali Stud’s Craig Bandoroff said, “She is big and strong, with a lot of quality. The only reason she is here is that Mrs. Abercrombie owns the dam and two daughters.”

“She was the stand-out horse in the sale,” said Pope of the dark bay or brown filly. “She has an unbelievable amount of class.”

Hip 140, a colt by champion sire and sire of champions, Tapit, stole the show early, bringing $1,250,000 shortly after the start of the second session. That price was good for top-priced colt of both the session and the sale. The gray or roan colt is a full brother to Grade 2 placed winner Royal Obsession, who sold at the 2014 Saratoga Sale for $1,000,000.

The colt was purchased from the consignment of Gainesway, agent by powerhouse partnership Stonestreet Stables & MV Magnier, who teamed up for Monday night’s session topper, a $950,000 colt by Pioneerof the Nile also consigned by Gainesway.

John Moynihan, bloodstock advisor to Stonestreet, signed the ticket on behalf of the partnership. “He’s a beautiful Tapit,” he said. “He’s one of the best ones I’ve ever seen… he’s probably one of the two best horses in the sale.”

Offerings by three-time leading sire Tapit proved popular, accounting for six of the sale’s top 15 prices. Last year’s champion freshman sire Uncle Mo and Medaglia d’Oro each had two among the top 15. Established sires Pioneerof the Nile, Ghostzapper, War Front, Malibu Moon, and Speightstown rounded out the remainder of the top 15.

Over the course of the sale, 156 yearlings sold for a total of $45,570,000, good for an average of $292,115 and median of $237,500. The RNA rate for the second session was 15.6%. Twenty-nine horses sold for $500,000 or more, up from 26 in 2015.

Live Blog: The Saratoga Sale, Session 2

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of The Saratoga Sale!

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Hip 221 f. Tapit-Boston Lady ($600k)

Hip 221, a full sister to a Grade 1 placed runner by TAPIT, sold for $600,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Sport Thoroughbreds from the consignment of James M. Herbener, Jr., agent.

This filly is a full sister to Normandy Invasion, a Grade 1 placed winner and track record setter. Hip 221 hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Gulls Cry, Nemain, and Navesink. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Fox Hill Farm.

Hip 201 c. Scat Daddy-Alegendinmyownmind (GB) ($525k)

Hip 201, a colt by the late SCAT DADDY, sold for $525,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Justin Casse, agent from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

Out of the Cape Cross mare Alegendinmyownmind (GB), this colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Together (IRE), Jan Vermeer, and Imperial Beauty. He was bred in Kentucky by Tada Nobutaka.

Hip 199 c. Speightstown-A Bit of Humor ($600k)

Hip 199, a colt by SPEIGHTSTOWN sold for $600,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Kenji Ryotokuji from the consignment of Fairlawn Farm.

This colt is out of A Bit of Humor, a winning full sister to multiple stakes winner Saratoga Humor. Hip 199 was bred in Kentucky by the consignor, Fairlawn Farm.

Hip 191 f. Medaglia d’Oro-Whisper to Me ($1.45M)

Hip 191, a filly by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, sire of champion Saratoga Sale grad SONGBIRD, took the session and sale lead when sold for $1,450,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

Hip 191 is out of the stakes winning Thunder Gulch mare Whisper to Me, who has produced three winners to date, including Grade 2 winner Overheard. She hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Chris Evert, Classic Crown, Winning Colors, Tap Dance City, and Confessional. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Pin Oak Stud.

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Hip 191 f. Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1,450,000. (Fasig-Tipton Screenshot)

Hip 189 f. Medaglia d’Oro-West Coast Swing ($550k)

Hip 189, a filly by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, sold for $550,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm from the consignment of Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent.

The filly is out of Grade 2 placed stakes winner West Coast Swing, dam of two winners to date. Hip 189 is from the immediate family of Canadian champion and broodmare of the year, Classy ‘N Smart, from whom descend Grade 1 winners Sky Classic, Always A Classic, Dance Smartly, Dancethruthedawn, Moreno, and the influential sire Smart Strike. The filly was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm.

Hip 181 f. Tapit-Upperline ($500k)

Hip 181, a filly by leading sire TAPIT sold for $500,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Hip 181 is the second foal out of multiple graded stakes winner Upperline (Maria’s Mon). That mare’s first foal is a current two-year-old winner in Ireland. The filly’s immediate family includes Grade 1 winners Ivyanna and An Act. She was bred in Kentucky by Town & Country Horse Farms.

Hip 179 f. Malibu Moon-Unenchantedevening ($650k)

Hip 179, a filly by popular sire MALIBU MOON sold for $650,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Bridlewood Farm & M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

Out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening, this filly is a half-sister to five winners from as many to race, including graded stakes placed stakes winner Indian Evening. Hip 179 hails from the immediate family of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm.

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Hip 179 f. Malibu Moon sold for $650,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 168 f. Tapit-Super Espresso ($750k)

Hip 168, a filly by TAPIT sold for $750,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Sallusto & Albina, agents from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly’s dam is graded stakes winner Super Espress, by Medaglia d’Oro, making her a full sister to current three-year-old winner Espresso Time. Hip 168 comes from an exceptionally deep family which includes Grade 1 winners Althea, Balleto (UAE), Acoma, Arch, Bayern, Ali Oop, Ketoh, and Aldiza. The filly was bred in Kentucky by B. Flay Thoroughbreds.

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Hip 168 f. Tapit sold for $750,000. (Photo courtesy of Bluewater Sales)

Hip 164 c. Tapit-Storm Dixie ($800k)

Hip 164, a TAPIT half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Princess of Sylmar sold for $800,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

Out of Storm Dixie, a stakes placed winning daughter of Catientus, Hip 164 is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Rhythm Band and Canadian champion Youcan’tcatchme. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Barronstown Stud and was purchased as a weanling for $500,000 last November.

Princess of Sylmar was purchased for $3,100,000 by Shadai Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

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Hip 164 c. Tapit sold for $800,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 148 c. Frankel (GB)-She Be Wild ($500k)

Hip 148, a colt by European champion FRANKEL (GB) sold for $500,000 during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Jim McIngvale from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

The colt’s dam is champion She Be Wild, winner of the 2009 G1-Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. His immediate family further includes Grade 1 winner Carson Hollow and graded stakes winners Portcullis and Part the Seas. Hip 148 was bred in Kentucky by Nancy Mazzoni.

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Hip 148 c. Frankel (GB) sold for $500,000. (Photo courtesy of Bluewater Sales)

Hip 140 c. Tapit-Rote ($1.25M)

Hip 140, a colt by leading sire TAPIT took the session and sale lead when sold for $1,250,000 early during the second session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables and M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Gainesway.

Out of the winning Tiznow mare Rote, Hip 140 is a full brother to Royal Obsession, a multiple winner who was second in this year’s G2-Gazelle S. That filly sold for $1,000,000 during the 2014 edition of the Saratoga Sale. The colt’s immediate family includes Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song and graded stakes winners Prod, Nijana, Lech, Savina, and Devious Intent. The seven-figure colt was  bred in Kentucky by Marbat, LLC.

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Hip 140 c. Tapit sold for $1,250,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Pioneerof the Nile Colt Tops First Session of Saratoga Sale

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Hip 111, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile, sold for $950,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

The first session of the Saratoga Sale was packed with sire power, with leading sires Tapit and Uncle Mo accounting for several of the session’s top prices. However, it was Pioneerof the Nile, sire of Triple Crown winning Saratoga Sale grad American Pharoah, and consistent sire Ghostzapper, who accounted for the session’s top priced colt and filly.

The session’s top price belonged to Hip 111, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile which brought $950,000 when purchased by Stonestreet and M. V. Magnier from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. The session-topping colt is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Ocean Knight (Curlin), also owned by Stonestreet.

Hip 61, a filly by Ghostzapper, led the way for the fillies when purchased for $800,000 by Tom Haughey’s PTK Racing from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent. Out of Grade 2 winner Ivanavinalot, the top-priced filly is a half sister to undefeated champion Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro), herself a graduate the 2014 edition of the Saratoga Sale.

“She was great-looking and well-bred, and she’s a half to Songbird,” Haughey said of his purchased. “My daughter and my trainer and I all looked at her and we all loved her.”

At the end of the first session, 11 yearlings had sold for $500,000 or more, including Hip 27, a colt by leading sire Tapit which sold for $750,000. That colt, purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Top Line Sales, agent, is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Corfu (Malibu Moon).

Michael Wallace, who signed the ticket for Hip 27 on behalf of the buyer, wasn’t fazed by the price. “Colts like that deserve to make that sort of money,” said Wallace. “It’s very hard to breed a product like that and get everything so right. If you can achieve those goals, you deserve to be well-paid.”

Among those yearlings bringing half a million or more were two successful pinhooks of expensive weanlings. Hip 27, above, was a $390,000 purchase nine months ago. Hip 46, an Uncle Mo colt purchased for $650,000 by China Horse Club from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent, cost $370,000 last November.

Overall, 73 horses changed hands for a total of $21,215,000. The session average was $290,616 and the median was $240,000. The buyback rate was 29.8 percent.

 

 

Live Blog: The Saratoga Sale, Session 1

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of The Saratoga Sale!

Session 1 had ended [results].

Hip 111 c. Pioneerof the Nile-Ocean Goddess ($950k)

Hip 111, a colt by Triple Crown sire PIONEEROF THE NILE sold for $950,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Stonestreet Stables and M.V. Magnier from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

The colt is the second foal of the winning Stormy Atlantic mare Ocean Goddess, making him a half brother to graded stakes winner Ocean Knight. His immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Winter Melody and Brazen Persuasion. Hip 111 was bred in Kentucky by Thoro-Bred Stables.

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Hip 111 c. Pioneerof the Nile sold for $950,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 108 f. Tapit-New Normal ($500k)

Hip 108, a filly by leading sire TAPIT sold for $500,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Timber Town, agent.

Out of New Normal, a graded stakes winning daughter of Forestry, this filly hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Noble’s Promise, Soaring Softly, and Plenty of Grace. She was bred in Kentucky by R. S. Evans.

Hip 63 c. Uncle Mo-Jody Slew ($550k)

Hip 63, a colt by UNCLE MO sold for $550,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent from the consignment of James M. Herbener, Jr., agent.

Out of the Grade 3 winning Slew City Slew mare Jody Slew, this colt’s immediate family includes champion Grade 1 winners Green Forest and Epitome. Hip 63 was bred in Kentucky by Lochlow Farm.

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Hip 63 c. Uncle Mo sold for $550,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 61 f. Ghostzapper-Ivanavinalot ($800k)

Hip 61, a half sister to undefeated champion Songbird by GHOSTZAPPER jumped into the lead when sold for $800k during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly is a half sibling to four winners including five time Grade 1 winner Songbird, who is a graduate of the 2014 Saratoga Sale. Hip 61 was purchased by PTK from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.

Out of the Grade 2 winning West Acre mare Ivanavinalot, this popular offering is from the immediate family of Mico Margarita, Crafty Dude, That Lady, Ode to Elaine, Shananie’s Beat, and Slick Lady. The filly was bred in Kentucky by John Antonelli.

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Hip 61 f. Ghostzapper sold for $800,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 49 f. Tapit-Her Smile ($625k)

Hip 49, a filly by Tapit sold for $625,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock from the consignment of KatieRich Farms.

Hip 49 is the second foal out of Grade 1 winner Her Smile, a daughter of Include. The filly’s immediate family includes graded stakes winner Prospective Ruler and stakes winners Moon River, Favored Lady, and Izzy Speaking. Hip 49 was bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms.

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Hip 49 f. Tapit sold for $625,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 46 c. Uncle Mo-Gypsy Sage ($650k)

Hip 46, a colt by UNCLE Mo sold for $650,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Dromoland Farm, agent.

Hip 46 is the second foal out of the winning Hennessy mare Gypsy Sage. He hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Gulls Cry, Nemain, and Navesink. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm & Ashford Stud.

Hip 45 c. Tapit-Great Hot (BRZ) ($650k)

Hip 45, a colt by leading sire TAPIT sold for $650,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

This is the first foal out of multiple Grade 2 winner/multiple Grade 1 placed Great Hot (BRZ), a daughter or Orientate. The colt’s impressive family includes Grade 1 winners Field Cat, Hold That Tiger, Editor’s Note, Hennessy, and Pearl City. Hip 45 was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway.

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Hip 45 c. Tapit sold for $650,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 40 c. Medaglia d’Oro-Globe Trot ($630k)

Hip 40, a colt by MEDAGLIA D’ORO sold for $630,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Ruis Racing from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

The second foal out of the winning A.P. Indy mare Globe Trot, Hip 40 hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Zensational and graded stakes winners Departing and Clearly Foxy. The colt was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm.

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Hip 40 c. Medaglia d’Oro sold for $630,000. (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Hip 30 c. Uncle Mo-Flirting With Fate ($650k)

Hip 30, a colt by popular young sire UNCLE MO sold for $650,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Summerfield, agent.

Out of the winning Saint Ballado mare Flirting With Fate, Hip 30 is a half brother to Grade 1 winner Dance With Date, and hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner My Gallant. The colt was bred in Florida by Best A Luck Farm.

Hip 27 c. Tapit-Fashion Cat ($750k)

Hip 27, a colt by North America’s leading sire TAPIT sold for $750,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by China Horse Club from the consignment of Top Line Sales, agent.

Out of the winning Forest Wildcat mare Fashion Cat, Hip 27 is a half brother to Grade 2 winner Corfu (Malibu Moon). Fashion Cat herself is a half sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Peace Rules. The colt was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

Hip 10 f. Uncle Mo-Dream Sweeper ($500k)

Hip 10, a filly by last term’s leading freshman sire UNCLE MO led the way early when sold for $500,000 during the first session of the Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Juddmonte Farms from the consignment of Warrendale Sales, agent.

Out of DREAM SWEEPER, a stakes-placed daughter of SALT LAKE, Hip 10 hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners DREAM RUSH and DREAMING OF JULIA. She was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Rod Orr.

 

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Hip 10 f. Uncle Mo sold for $500,000 (Fasig-Tipton Photo)

2016 Saratoga Cover Story: Part 3/3

What does it take to be a cover horse? Let this year’s class of Saratoga Sale cover horses show you!

Graded Stakes won by 2016 Saratoga Sale cover horses so far in 2016:

Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G2) – Le Bernardin
Las Virgenes S. (G2) – Songbird
Endeavor S. (G3) – Tepin
Santa Ysabel S. (G3) – Songbird
Gulfstream Park H. (G2) – Blofeld
Hillsborough S. (G2) – Tepin
Santa Anita S. (G1) – Songbird
Bay Shore S. (G3) – Unified
Jenny Wiley S. (G1) – Tepin
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. (G2) – Tepin
Peter Pan S. (G2) – Unified
Woody Stephens S. (G2) – Tom’s Ready
Queen Anne S. (G1) – Tepin
Summertime Oaks (G2) – Songbird
CCA Oaks (G1) – Songbird
Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) – Stellar Wind

In Case You Missed It: Part 1 Part 2

2016 Saratoga Cover Story: Part 2/3

What does it take to be a cover horse? Let this year’s class of Saratoga Sale cover horses show you!

Graded Stakes won by 2016 Saratoga Sale cover horses in the second half of 2015:

Vanderbilt H. (G1) – Rock Fall
Haskell Invitational S. (G1) – American Pharoah
Torrey Pines S. (G3) – Stellar Wind
Del Mar Debutante S. (G1) – Songbird
Summer S. (G2) – Conquest Daddyo
Chandelier S. (G1) – Songbird
Vosburgh S. (G1) – Rock Fall
First Lady S. (G1) – Tepin
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) – Tonalist
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) – Songbird
Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) – Tepin
Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) – American Pharoah
Cigar Mile H. (G1) – Tonalist

Check back later today for part 3!

In Case You Missed It: Part 1

2016 Saratoga Cover Story: Part 1/3

What does it take to be a cover horse? Let this year’s class of Saratoga Sale cover horses show you!

Graded Stakes won by 2016 Saratoga Sale cover horses in the first half of 2015:

Las Virgenes S. (G1) – Callback
Donn H. (G1) – Constitution
Santa Ysabel S. (G3) – Stellar Wind
Rebel S. (G2) – American Pharoah
Santa Anita Oaks (G1) – Stellar Wind
Arkansas Derby (G1) – American Pharoah
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) – Tepin
Kentucky Derby (G1) – American Pharoah
Westchester S. (G3) – Tonalist
Preakness S. (G1) – American Pharoah
True North S. (G2) – Rock Fall
Just A Game S. (G1) – Tepin
Belmont S. (G1) – American Pharoah
Summertime Oaks (G2) – Stellar Wind

Check back later today for parts 2 and 3!

Saratoga Success: 2015 Eclipse Champions

You’ve seen them sell… now watch them run!

Relive the exciting 2015 Eclipse championship seasons of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings AMERICAN PHAROAH, SONGBIRD, TEPIN, and STELLAR WIND below!

AMERICAN PHAROAH (2013 Saratoga Sale)
2015 Horse of the Year
2015 Eclipse Champion 3YO Colt

2015 Triple Crown Winner

American Pharoah‘s 2015 wins: Rebel S. (G2), Arkansas Derby (G1), Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness S. (G1), Belmont S. (G1), Haskell Invitational S. (G1), Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)

SONGBIRD (2014 Saratoga Sale)
2015 Eclipse Champion 2YO Filly

Songbird‘s 2015 wins: Maiden Special Weight, Del Mar Debutante (G1), Chandelier S. (G1), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)

TEPIN (2012 Saratoga Sale)
2015 Eclipse Champion Turf Female

Tepin‘s 2015 wins: Allowance, Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. (G2), Just A Game S. (G1), First Lady S. (G1), Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1)

STELLAR WIND (2013 Saratoga Sale)
2015 Eclipse Champion 3YO Filly

Stellar Wind‘s 2015 wins: Santa Ysabel S. (G3), Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Summertime Oaks (G2), Torrey Pines S. (G3)

The Saratoga Sale will be held August 8-9, 2016. Check out the sale guide and catalogue here.

Saratoga Sale Catalogue Now Online; Four Eclipse Champions Featured on Cover

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 252 selected yearlings for its 96th Saratoga Sale, to be held August 8-9 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion.

This year’s catalogue cover features Saratoga’s four 2015 Eclipse Champion sale graduates.

“Saratoga produced four Eclipse Champions in 2015 – AMERICAN PHAROAH, SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND, and TEPIN – more than any other individual Thoroughbred auction in the world,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “And, not only are these horses great champions, they are arguably some of the most accomplished racehorses we’ve seen in some time – a testament to the type of quality our consignors offer at Saratoga.”

In data recently released by The BloodHorse MarketWatch, The Saratoga Sale once again ranks at the top of all major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners, Graded Stakes Winners, and Stakes Winners produced from horses sold.

“Another year of industry leading results both on the racetrack and in the sale ring in 2015 have attracted significant interest from sellers to Saratoga again in 2016,” continued Browning.  “Buyers will be presented with a tremendous group of yearlings when they arrive this year at the ‘Spa.’ ”

The catalogue may now be viewed online.  Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices beginning July 1.

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