Live Blog: The Turf Showcase (2017)

Follow along as we recap the top hips of the inaugural Turf Showcase presented by Woodbine Racetrack!

The Turf Showcase has ended. Results are available at www.fasigtipton.com.

 

Hip 110 c. Divine Park – Quality Included: $150,000

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Hip 110, a colt by Divine Park, sire of the great Lady Eli, sold for $150,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by Godolphin from the consignment of Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.

This colt is out of the Include mare Quality Included, a daughter of graded stakes placed multiple stakes winner Changed Tune. That mare is the dam of English stakes winner Noble Storm and of stakes placed Unchanged Melody, who produced stakes winner Bert’s Melody.

Hip 110 was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.

 

Hip 95 c. Noble Mission (GB) – Mayoress (GB): $150,000

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Hip 95, a colt from the first crop of multiple Group 1 winner Noble Mission (GB), sold for $150,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by J S Company from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

 

This colt is out of the Machiavellian mare Mayoress (GB), a winner in France. Out of the Grade 2 winner Minister Wife, Mayoress is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Marietta and a half-sister to French stakes winner Thousand Islands (GB), herself the dam of graded stakes winner Watershed. The immediate family also includes Grade 1 winner Reluctant Guest.

Hip 95 was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III and John D. Fielding.

Hip 85 c. Scat Daddy – Madera Dancer: $200,000

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Hip 85, a colt by exceptional sire Scat Daddy, sold for $200,000 at The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by Hunter Valley Farm from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

 

This colt is the second foal out of the Rahy mare Madera Dancer. She is a daughter of stakes winner Maxxi Arte (IRE). The immediate family includes Group 1 winners Linngari and Mont Ormel and group stakes winners Linnga and Bella Matteo.

Hip 85 was bred in Kentucky by DP racing.

 

Hip 84 c. Scat Daddy – Luvly Rita: $250,000

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Hip 84, a colt from the final crop of Scat Daddy, sold for $250,000 during The Turf Showcase. The bay colt was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales, agent.

 

This colt is the first foal of the Danehill Dancer mare Luvly Rita, who raced in both the United States and Ireland. She is a half sister to Australian stakes winner Renew. The colt’s immediate family includes Group 1 winners Yesterday (IRE), Quarter Moon (IRE, and Diamondsandrubies (IRE).

Hip 84 was bred in Kentucky by Don Alberto Corporation.

 

Hip 74 c. Animal Kingdom – Lady of Akita: $185,000

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Hip 74, a colt from the first North American crop of Animal Kingdom, sold for $185,000 during The Turf Showcase. The chestnut colt was purchased by De Meric Stables, agent from the consignment of Runnymede Farm, agent.

 

This colt is out of the Fantastic Light mare Lady of Akita, a multiple winner in England and the dam of two winners in Europe to date. That mare is a half sister to Agnes Digital, a champion in Japan and winner of the Hong Kong Cup (G1). She is also a full sister to stakes winner Jalisco Light and a half-sister to stakes winner Shell Game. The immediate family also included two-time champion and Group 1 winner Blushing Groom (FR) and recent Pacific Classic (G1) winner Collected.

Hip 74 was bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm and Peter J. Callahan.

Hip 50 c. Scat Daddy – Harbingerofthings: $250,000

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Hip 50, a colt from the last crop Scat Daddy, sold for $250,000 at The Turf Showcase. Scat Daddy sired four winners at Royal Ascot in 2017, including Commonwealth Cup (G1) winner Caravaggio. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Lothenbach Stables from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.

 

This colt is the first foal out of the stakes winning Rockport Harbor mare Harbingerofthings, herself a half-sister to a stakes winner. The immediate family also includes graded stakes winner Street Magician.

Hip 50 was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm.

 

Hip 12 f. Kitten’s Joy – Brushwork: $200,000

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Hip 12, a filly by leading turf sire Kitten’s Joy, sold for $200,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The bay filly was purchase by Cheyenne Stables from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

 

This filly is out of the Discreet Cat mare Brushwork, making her a full sister to multiple stakes winner Kitten’s Cat, winner of the Juvenile Turf Sprint S. at two and Kitten’s Joy S. this year at three, and the earner of over $300,000 to date. Her second dam is multiple Grade 1 winning turf mare Manistique. The filly is from the family of Grade 1 winner Unbridled Command.

Hip 12 was bred in Kentucky by Kenneth L. Ramsey and Sarah K. Ramsey.

Hip 8 c. Hard Spun – Bole de Cristal (IRE): $137,000

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Hip 8, a solt by Hard Spun, sold for $137,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Jerry Crawford, agent for Donegal Racing, from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

 

This colt is the third foal out of the Galileo mare Bola de Cristal (IRE), a half-sister to North American Grade 2 winner Grande Melody (IRE), who is also a stakes performer in France. The colt’s immediate family also includes English Group 1 winner Crystal Music and graded/group stakes winners Crystal Hearted (GB), Dubai Success, State Crystal, Libran, Three Rocks, and Solar Crystal.

Hip 8 was bred in Kentucky by  Sangreal Investments.

Hip 4 c. Temple City – Birdie Birdie: $115,000

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Hip 4, a colt by Temple City, sold for $115,000 early during The Turf Showcase. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by David Meah, agent for George Yager, from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

 

This colt is out of the winning El Prado (IRE) mare Birdie Birdie, who has produced two winners from as many to race, including multiple graded stakes winner Free Rose, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) and La Jolla S. (G3) last year, and stakes-placed Sylven Park. The immediate family includes European champion and multiple Group 1 winner One Cool Cat, as well as graded/group stakes winners Valinsky (GB), Sha Ta, State Shinto, and Brier Creek.

Hip 4 was bred in Kentucky by Nathan John McCauley.

Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale to Be Held Florida Derby Week in 2018

Fasig-Tipton has established the sale date for its 2018 Gulfstream Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Hallandale Beach, Florida.  The sale will be held on Wednesday, March 28 in the lead up to Gulfstream Park’s Grade 1 Florida Derby on Saturday, March 31.  The Under Tack Show will be conducted on Monday, March 26.

“Moving our 2018 Gulfstream Sale three weeks later allows us to be a part of the excitement of Florida Derby week,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “Positioning the sale around the Florida Derby should bring the auction added exposure, and the timing should work well for both buyers and sellers.”

Nomination forms for the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale are now available.

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

Midlantic Fall Yearlings Catalogue Now Online

MidlanticFallCoverAngledThe catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale is now available online and via the equineline sales catalogue app.

The sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3.  The Monday session will begin at 4 pm and offer hips 1-150.  The Tuesday session will begin at 10 am and offer hips 151-495.

“This is a sale that all serious yearling buyers need to attend,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “We have a catalogue that is 32% larger than last year, strong sire power, and yearlings that are eligible for every major Midlantic state-bred program.”

“Our sale graduates continue to perform at high levels, led by this year’s cover horse STELLAR WIND,” continued Bennett.  “The sale is also a top ranked North American yearling sale by percentage of winners, two-year-old winners, and repeat winners.”

Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices by September 5.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

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

Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale Expanded to Two Days

Fasig-Tipton has expanded its Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale to two days as a result of a high volume of entries.  The sale, originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, will now be held over two days – Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3.  The catalogue will consist of 495 entries.

The Monday session will begin at 4 pm and offer hips 1-150.  The Tuesday session will begin at 10 am and offer hips 151-495.

“As a result of a fantastic sale last year and the success of recent sales graduates like Stellar Wind, this year’s catalogue has grown by 32% over last year,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.  “By adding the extra session to Monday afternoon, buyers and sellers will be able to conduct their business without having to alter their travel arrangements.”

The catalogue will be available online later this week.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

Eclipse Champion Finest City to be offered at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

FINEST CITY, 2016 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on November 6 in Lexington, Kentucky.  She will be consigned by trainer Ian Steele Kruljac on behalf of owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds.

FINEST CITY defeated seven G1 winners, including defending champion WAVELL AVENUE and PAULASSILVERLINING, in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on her way to Eclipse Award honors.  The multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire also established a new track record for 6 ½ furlongs in winning the 2016 Great Lady M Stakes (G2) at Los Alamitos.

“Finest City has been a dream to care for,” said Kruljac. “Her brilliance, durability, versatility and personality have given us a lifetime of memories.  She has battled the best mares of her generation on any surface and at any distance.”

A versatile and consistent performer at the highest levels, FINEST CITY has earned black type in 10 graded stakes races at four different race tracks.  A multiple graded stakes winner at 6 ½ and 7 furlongs on dirt, FINEST CITY is also multiple G1 placed on dirt at distances ranging from 1 mile to 1 1/8 miles.  She was also beaten just a head in last year’s John C. Mabee S. (G2) on turf.

A five-year-old daughter of City Zip, FINEST CITY is out of the multiple stakes performer Be Envied, who is also a multiple stakes producer.  Her deep female family includes grade 1 winning two-year-olds BURNING ROMA and SQUANDER.

FINEST CITY will make her final start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Del Mar, where she will defend her title.

“We are blessed to have one more chapter to write in this year’s Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint before she goes to auction and begins a well deserved career as a broodmare – and passes on her brilliance for years to come,” added Kruljac.

Commented Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning: “Finest City is a truly special offering – an Eclipse Champion and Breeders’ Cup Champion with the looks and pedigree to match.  We’re honored that her connections have chosen our November Sale for such an exceptional racemare.”

For further information:

Evan Ferraro
(859) 255-1555

Records Fall at The New York Bred Sale

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Hip 589 c. Cairo Prince sold for $500,000 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Records fell Sunday night as the 2017 renewal of The New York Bred Sale closed with gains across the board, the result of a $500,000 colt and historic totals in gross, average, and median.

“We had a tremendous week,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “The New York Bred Sale was record-breaking in all aspects. There was a great feel to the sale both nights.”

The sale-topper, a colt by popular first-crop yearling sire Cairo Prince (Hip 589), lit up tote late in the session when sold for $500,000 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, a record for The New York Bred Sale (video). The colt was purchased by Ciaran Dunne’s Wave Bloodstock from the consignment of RFHF Bloodstock, agent.

Overall, 182 yearlings sold for a total of $16,214,000, good for an average of $89,088 and a reported median of $69,500 – all records for The New York Bred Sale. The gross represented an increase of 18.6% over last year’s sale; the average and median were up 15.3% and 15.8%, respectively. The RNA rate fell 7.3% from 2016.

A filly by More Than Ready (Hip 459) became the sale’s top-priced filly when sold for $315,000 to Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent for Sheep Pond Partners early in the session. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, Hip 459 was the third most expensive filly ever purchased at this sale.

“The good news is it was a really good week,” concluded Browning. “The bad news is it’s going to be tough to raise the bar on both sales next year.”

Full results are available online.

Live Blog: The New York Bred Sale, Session 2 (2017)

Follow along as we recap the top hips of session 1 of the New York Bred Sale!

The New York Bred Sale has ended. [results]

Hip 589 c. Cairo Prince-Garden City (Carson City) // $500,000

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Hip 589 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 589, a colt from the first crop of Cairo Prince, sold for $500,000 during the second session of The New York Bred Sale, the highest price ever achieved by a yearling offered at this sale. The gray or roan colt was purchased by Waves Bloodstock from the consignment of RFHF Bloodstock, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to six winners from as many to race out of the Carson City mare Garden City, including stakes placed winner Horse and the City. The immediate family further includes champions Inside Information and Smuggler and Grade 1 winners Educated Risk and Evilasio.

Hip 589 was bred in New York by Hidden Lake Farm and 3C Joint Ventures.

Hip 572 f. Violence-Fear This (Ghostzapper) // $250,000

Hip 572, a filly by successful freshman sire Violence, sold for $250,000 during the second session of The New York Bred Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

This filly is out of the unraced Ghostzapper mare Fear This, herself a daughter of graded stakes winner Susan’s Angel. This is the immediate family of graded stakes winner Seacliff and stakes winners Copingaway, Eloquack, Esplendita, Spicy Stuff, Fierce Heart, Rucker Canyon, and Correct Call.

Hip 572 was bred in New York by Christopher Shelli.

Hip 485 f. Cairo Prince-Two Hearts (Deputy Minister) // $230,000

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Hip 485 f. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 485, a filly by popular first-crop yearling sire Cairo Prince, sold for $230,000 during the second session of The New York Bred Sale. The grey or roan filly was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Walking L Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to five winners from as many to race out of the winning Deputy Minister mare Two Hearts, including stakes-placed winner Embracing Hearts. The immediate family includes Grade/Group 1 winners Field Cat, Hennessy, Pearl City, Hold That Tiger, and Editor’s Note.

Hip 485 was bred in New York by Joseph Picozzi and Saratoga Glen Farm.

Hip 459 f. More Than Ready-St Francis Wood (Irish River-FR) // $315,000

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Hip 459 f. More Than Ready // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 459, a filly by More Than Ready, sold for $315,000 during the second session of The New York Bred Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent for Sheep Pond Partners from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to four winners out of the stakes-placed winning Irish River (FR) mare St Francis Wood, including stakes winner Saratoga Dreamer. St Francis Wood is a full sister to English stakes winner Abbey Bridge. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Interco.

Hip 459 was bred in New York by Aynsford Holdings.

Hip 450 c. Tiznow-Southern Charmer (Dixie Union) // $250,000

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Hip 450 c. Tiznow // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 450, a colt by Horse of the Year Tiznow, sold for $250,000 as the first offering of the second session of The New York Bred Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Summerfield, agent.

This colt is out of the stakes-placed winning Dixie Union mare Southern Charmer, who is also the dam of multiple winner First Charmer. Southern Charmer is out of graded stakes winner Power Play, making her a half-sister to stakes winner Vegas Play and to stakes-placed winner Skipper’s Mate, dam of graded stakes winner Frac Daddy. This is the immediate family of graded/group stakes winners Camargo (IRE) and Gala Spinaway.

Hip 450 was bred in New York by Thomas Mina.

Strong Market Continues at The New York Bred Sale

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Hip 371 c. City Zip // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The market strength evidenced earlier this week during The Saratoga Sale continued Saturday evening during the first session of The New York Bred Sale, which saw increases in average and median over last year’s sale.

Tonight’s session saw 93 yearlings change hands for a total of $8,155,000 good for an average of $87,688 and a median of $75,000, increases of 13.5% and 25% respectively, over last year’s totals. The RNA rate for the session was down 8.3% from last year’s overall RNA rate.

“We hit the trifecta again tonight from a sales perspective,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Average was up, median was up, RNA rate was down. I think we saw a continuation of the same trends as we saw in the select sale earlier in the week.”

The top price of the night was a colt by the late City Zip (Hip 371) from the consignment of Indian Creek, which was purchased for $350,000 by Mike Ryan, agent for Kindred Racing (video). That price tag is good for fourth most expensive colt in this sale’s history.

Also selling well was a colt from the third crop of Maclean’s Music (Hip 357), whose first crop includes this year’s Preakness S. (G1) victor Cloud Computing. Offered by Vinery Sales, the colt was purchased for $275,000 by Vineyard Ventures.

A filly from the third crop of Saratoga Sale grad Union Rags (Hip 428) took the lead in the distaff division late in the session when sold for $270,000. Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, the robust filly was purchased by Robert Masiello.

The top five hips of the session were by five different sires, including the late City Zip, successful young sires Maclean’s Music and Union Rags, popular first-crop yearling sire Cairo Prince, and established sire First Samurai.

Promisingly, the session gross of $8,155,000 eclipsed last year’s single-session half-way point of $6,836,250 by 19.3%.

“We’ve very pleased,” continued Browning. “On a two-night sale, or a multiple day sale, we don’t ever ‘declare victory’ until it’s over, but certainly it’s off to a good start.”

The New York Bred Sale continues August 13 at 6:30 PM.

Session results are available online.

Live Blog: The New York Bred Sale, Session 1 (2017)

Follow along as we recap the top hips of session 1 of the New York Bred Sale!

Session 1 of The New York Bred Sale has ended. Results are available online.

Hip 428 f. Union Rags-Seattle Society (A.P. Indy) // $270,000

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Hip 428 f. Union Rags // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 428, a filly from the third crop of Belmont S. (G1) winner Union Rags, sold for $270,000 during the first session of The New York Bred Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Robert Masiello from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to two winners out of the A.P. Indy mare Seattle Society, including graded stakes placed winner Society Beau. Second dam is Grade 2 winner Westerly Breeze, a half-sister to stakes winner Jacksonport and to Grade 1 placed winner Ocean View, dam of graded stakes winner Officer Rocket (GB).

Hip 428 was bred in New York by Mares Rule III.

Hip 371 c. City Zip-Nick’s Honor (Jump Start) // $350,000

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Hip 371 c. City Zip // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 371, a colt by the late City Zip, sold for $350,000 during the first session of The New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent for Kindred Racing from the consignment of Indian Creek, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners out of the Jump Star mare Nick’s Honor, who has also produced New York stakes winners The Lewis Dinner and Kelli Got Frosty and stakes placed winners Princess Phoebe and Frosty Girl. He is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Rightly So and six-time stakes winner Gallant Step.

Hips 371 was bred in New York by James Lamonica, Lee Sacks, and Soave Stables.

Hip 357 c. Maclean’s Music-My Canary (Mineshaft) // $275,000

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Hip 357 c. Maclean’s Music // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 357, a colt from the third crop of Maclean’s Music, sire of this year’s Preakness S. (G1) winner Cloud Computing from his first crop, sold for $275,000 during the first session of The New York Bred Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Vineyard Ventures from the consignment of Vinery Sales, agent.

This colt is the second foal out of the Mineshaft mare My Canary. Her first foal and this colt’s half-sister, Purring Valentine, is twice placed in her first two starts at 2. Immediate family further includes champion Diva’s Debut, as well as stakes winners Capdiva, Seismic Report, Swift and Bold, Liberty Lover, Diabolical King, and Aracelis Baby M.

Hip 357 was bred in New York by David W. Kamp and Dr. Patricia S. Purdy.

Hip 329 c. Cairo Prince-Krakowviak (Tale of the Cat) // $225,000

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Hip 329 c. Cairo Prince // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 329, a colt by popular first-crop yearling sire Cairo Prince, sold for $225,000 during the first session of The New York Bred Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by J.J. Crupi, agent for Crupi 17, from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent for Gallagher’s Stud.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the winning Tale of the Cat mare Krakowviak, including stakes-placed winners Hidden Vow and Morning Calm and recent winner Warspite. Krakowviak is a half-sister to eight other winners, including  graded stakes winner Antoniette, dam of multiple G1 winner Switch and of stakes winner Keystone Gulch, and to stakes winner French Charmer. This colt’s immediate family also includes Champions Gold and Ivory and Anees and other Grade/Group 1 winners Gregorian and Questing (GB).

Hip 329 was bred in New York by Gallagher’s Stud.