Pharoah, Fillies on Top at The Saratoga Sale

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Hip 26 | Fasig-Tipton Photo

First crop sire and Triple Crown champion American Pharoah was responsible for the top two prices at The Saratoga Sale on Monday evening. A graduate of the 2013 Saratoga Sale, American Pharoah’s first crop yearlings were highly anticipated, and they did not disappoint.

The session topper was a $1,200,000 daughter of American Pharoah out of multiple Grade 1 winner Life At Ten (video), who benefited from a major update when her two-year-old half-sister Bohemian Queen (Animal Kingdom) broke her maiden first time out at Woodbine earlier in the day. Sold as Hip 26, the bay filly was the first yearling to reach seven figures and held her lead over the rest of her class throughout the session. Hip 26 was purchased by Larry Best’s OXO Equine from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

“[It] was a very encouraging start to the sale tonight,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We thought we had good horses, and buyers responded favorably across the board.”

The top priced colt Hip 62, also by American Pharoah, who sold for $1,000,000 from the consignment of Summerfield Sales, agent for Sunnyfield Farm (video). He was purchased by Bob Baffert, agent for MV Magnier. The colt is a New York-bred out of Party Silks, whose most notable offspring is multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Upstart, a graduate of the 2012 New York Bred Yearlings sale.

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Hip 62 | Fasig-Tipton Photo

Well-related fillies were in hot demand during the first session, accounting for seven of the top 10 prices on the evening. Fillies from rich family and half-sisters to Grade 1 winners were popular, with three selling for $850,000 or more, including session topping Hip 26; Hip 82, a $950,000 daughter of Into Mischief from the family of Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent; and Hip 39, a $850,000 Curlin filly out of a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Liam’s Map and graded stakes winning juvenile Not This Time purchased by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

“We had some spectacular fillies on offer tonight. It may have been kind of filly heavy tonight, and I think we’ve probably got a stronger colt group tomorrow,” Browning noted. “The buyers are demanding quality whether it happens to be colts or fillies and are willing to give significant prices for both colts and fillies.”

Half-siblings to Grade 1 winners also sold well on the night, led by Hip 93, a Candy Ride (ARG) half-sister to champion Classic Empire which sold for $775,000 to John C. Oxley, who campaigned Classic Empire, from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent; Hip 27, a War Front half-sister to 2012 Saratoga Sale grad and two-time champion Tepin which sold for $750,000 to Solis/Litt from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent; and Hip 105, a $750,000 Verrazano half-sister to recent Test S. (G1) winner Separationofpowers purchased by Bridlewood Farm from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

American Pharoah was the session’s leading first crop sire with six of seven sold for an average of $536,667 ($3,200,000 gross). Verrazano led second crop sires with two of two sold for an average of $450,000 ($900,000 gross).

Overall, 83 yearlings sold for $28,965,000, up 19% from $24,425,000 during the first session in 2017. The $348,976 average was a 7% increase $325,667 at 2017’s opening session, and the $300,000 median tied the sale record set last year. The RNA rate was 22%.

The Saratoga Sale resumes tomorrow at 6:30 PM.

Full results are available online.

The Saratoga Sale (2018): Session 1 Live Blog

Session 1 has ended. Results are available online. Session 2 begins August 7 at 6:30 PM.

Hip 108 c. Into Mischief-Silky Serenade ($750,000)

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Hip 108, a colt by Into Mischief out of Silky Serenade sold for $750,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.

 

This colt is out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Silky Serenade, whose two-year-old Restless Rider (Distorted Humor) recently won the Debutante S. at Churchill Downs. Silky Serenade is a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Private Vow. Third dam is graded stakes winner Sacque (GB).

Hip 108 was bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC.

Hip 105 f. Verrazano-Shehadmefromhello ($750,000)

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Hip 105, a filly from the second crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano out of Grade 1 producer Shehadmefromhello sold for $750,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Bridlewood from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

 

This filly is a half-sister to four winners from as many to race out of the winning Empire Maker mare Shehadmefromhello, also the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Separationofpowers, recent winner of the Test S. (G1) at Saratoga as well as of the Frizette S. (G1) at Belmont as a juvenile last year. The immediate family features stakes winners under each of the first four dams.

Hip 105 was bred in Kentucky by Three Diamonds Farm.

Hip 93 f. Candy Ride (ARG)-Sambuca Classica ($775,000)

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Hip 93, a filly by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Sambuca Classica sold for $775,000 at The Saratoga. The chestnut filly, by the sire of Horse of the Year Gun Runner, was purchased by John C. Oxley from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, agent.

 

This filly is one of five winners from five foals out of the Cat Thief mare Sambuca Classica, making her a half-sister to Eclipse Champion Two-Year-Old colt Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) and to multiple stakes winners Antytime Magic (Fusaischi Pegasus) and Uptown Twirl (Twirling Candy). The immediate family includes champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Revidere.

Hip 93 was bred in Kentucky by China Horse Club International Limited.

Hip 82 f. Into Mischief-Reve d’Amour ($950,000)

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Hip 82, a filly by Into Mischief out of Reve d’Amour sold for $950,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

 

This filly is the second foal out of the Warrio’s Reward mare Reve D’Amour, whose first foal is already placed at two this year. Reve d’Amour is out of Group 2 winner and multiple group stakes winner Smolensk, making her a half-sister to eight winners, including Grade 1 placed graded stakes winner Can the Man (by this filly’s sire Into Mischief) and multiple stakes winner Martha’s Moon.

Third dam is Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blush With Pride, notably the dam of Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour. Better Than Honour set a world record when sold for $14 million at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. That mare is the dam of two Belmont S. (G1) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches (champion), as well as Grade 2 winner Casino Drive. She is also the granddam of Grade 1 winner Streaming. This rich immediate family also includes Grade/Group 1 winners Peeping Fawn (champion) and Thewayyouare.

Hip 82 was bred in Kentucky by Three Chimneys Farm, LLC.

Hip 65 f. War Front-Pine Needles ($825,000)

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Hip 65, a filly by prolific sire War Front out of Pine Needles sold for $825,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC.

 

This filly is the first foal out of Pine Needles, a graded stakes placed winner by Giant’s Causeway. Pine Needles is out of Meridiana (GER), a Group 1 winner in Europe and Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner in the United States. That mare is the dam of no less than seven winners, including stakes winners Chamois and Infinite Wisdom.

Hip 65 was bred in Kentucky by Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC, Pollock Farms, and Hugh Owen.

Hip 62 c. American Pharoah-Party Silks ($1,000,000)

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Hip 62, a colt from the first crop of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah out of multiple stakes producer Party Silks sold for $1,000,000 half-way through the first session of The Saratoga Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Bob Baffert, agent for MV Magnier from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Sunnyfield Farm. American Pharoah is a graduate of the ’13 Saratoga Sale.

 

Dam is Party Silks, by Touch Gold, dam of three to race, all winners. This colt is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner Upstart (Flatter), a ’13 New York Bred Yearlings sale grad with career earnings of more than $1.7 million, and to stakes placed winner New York Hero (Mineshaft). Party Silks is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Josh’s Madelyn. The immediate family includes champion Plantagenet and graded stakes winners Percipient, Zaungast, and Gone For Real.

Hip 62 was bred in New York by Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen.

Hip 39 f. Curlin-Minnie Macy ($850,000)

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Hip 39, a filly by Curlin sold for $850,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by White Birch Farm from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

 

This filly is the third foal out of Minnie Macy (A.P. Indy), and is a full sister to two-year-old filly Virginia Eloise, who broke her maiden by five lengths at Del Mar on July 4 in her career debut. Minnie Macy is out of graded stakes winner and multiple stakes winner Miss Macy Sue, making her a half sister to three winners: multiple Grade 1 winner Liam’s Map; Grade 1 placed graded stakes winning juvenile Not This Time; and Grade 2 placed stakes winner Taylor S.

Hip 39 was bred in Kentucky by St. Elias Stables, LLC.

Hip 27 f. War Front-Life Happened ($750,000)

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Hip 27, an filly by top sire War Front out of multiple graded stakes winner producer Life Happened sold for $750,000 at The Saratoga Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Solis/Litt from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.

 

This filly is out of Life Happened, by Stravinsky, a 100% winner producer from five foals to race, including two millionaires. Hip 27 is a half-sister to Tepin (Bernstein), two-time Eclipse Champion with nearly $3.5 million earned and Grade/Group 1 winner in three countries, with notable wins in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and the Queen Anne S. (G1) at the prestigious Royal Ascot Meet. This filly is also a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Vyjack (Into Mischief), earner of more than $1.4 million over six seasons on the track. Those talented half-siblings are both Fasig-Tipton graduates: Tepin is a graduate of the ’13 Saratoga Sale, while Vyjack sold at the ’11 July Sale and ’12 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale.

Hip 27 was bred in Ireland by Life Happened Syndicate.

Hip 26 f. American Pharoah-Life at Ten ($1,200,000)

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Hip 26, a filly from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah out of multiple Grade 1 winner Life At Ten sold for $1,200,000 to become the first seven-figure sale at the 2018 Saratoga Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by OXO Equine from the consignment of Gainesway, agent. American Pharoah is a graduate of the ’13 Saratoga Sale.

 

This filly is out of Life At Ten, by Malibu Moon, winner of the Beldame S. (G1) and Ogden Phipps H. (G1), in addition to four other stakes, two of them graded. That impressive racemare earned $1,277,515 in eight career wins. As a broodmare, she has produced three winners from as many to race, including Grade 2 placed winner Singing Bullet (Hard Spun) and Bohemian Queen (Animal Kingdom), who broke her maiden just this afternoon at Woodbine.

This exceptional pedigree includes champion, Grade 1 winner, and successful sire Rubiano; Grade 2 winner and three-time Leading Sire Tapit; and influential sire Relaunch.

Hip 26 was bred in Ontario by Adena Springs.

 

Success Starts at Saratoga: Lawn Jockeys

LawnJockeys2.pngThe lawn jockeys in front of the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga are a longstanding tradition recognizing a selection of Grade/Group 1 Fasig-Tipton graduates sold at The Saratoga Sale and New York Bred Yearlings sale.

Each year, the lawn jockeys are painted in the silks of some of Fasig-Tipton’s top graduates and placed in front of the pavilion to greet visitors to the sales grounds. This year’s lawn jockey class features the silks of seven recent Grade/Group 1 winners, including (clockwise from top left):

MIND YOUR BISCUITS, multiple G1 stakes winner and the top earning New York bred of all time, in the colors of J Stables LLC, & Head of Plains Partners LLC, & Summers, Summers, Kisber, et al. Mind Your Biscuits was consigned to the 2014 New York Bred Yearlings sale by Select Sales.;

BOLT D’ORO, multiple G1 stakes winner in the colors of Mick Ruis & Wendy Ruis. Bolt d’Oro was consigned to the 2016 Saratoga Sale by Denali Stud;

AUDIBLE, winner of the 2018 G1 Florida Derby in the colors of WinStar Farm, with China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, and Starlight Racing, consigned to the 2016 New York Bred Yearlings sale by Winter Quarter Farm; and BATTLE OF MIDWAY, winner of the 2017 G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in the colors of WinStar Farm with Don Alberto Stable, consigned to the 2015 Saratoga Sale by Gainesway;

RUSHING FALL, winner of the 2017 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in the colors of e Five Thoroughbreds. Rushing Fall was consigned to the 2016 Saratoga Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency;

MOONSHINE MEMORIES, multiple G1 stakes winner in the colors of Bridlewood Farm, with Mrs. John Magier, Derrick Smith, & Michael Tabor. Moonshine Memories was consigned to the 2016 Saratoga Sale by Lane’s End;

AVENGE, winner of the 2016 and 2017 G1 Rodeo Drive S. in the colors of Ramona S. Bass LLC. Avenge was consigned to the 2013 Saratoga Sale by Gainesway.

Visit the lawn jockeys out front of the Saratoga sales pavilion!

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Fasig-Tipton, Santa Anita Partner on Auctions

The Stronach Group and Fasig-Tipton announced today they have reached an agreement to conduct Thoroughbred auctions at legendary Santa Anita Park beginning in 2019.

A tentative date for a 2-year-olds in training sale has been set for June 5. Tentative dates for a yearling sale are September 24th or 25th.

“We’re thrilled to have Fasig-Tipton back in California and to host these sales at Santa Anita Park,” said The Stronach Group’s COO Tim Ritvo. “The Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale in March has been an incredible success for both Gulfstream and Fasig-Tipton and we want to continue building on that relationship here at Santa Anita. These sales are exciting for horsemen as well as fans.  Fasig-Tipton is a wonderful partner and our work with them allows us to reenergize our facilities with different events while continuing to bring the inventory right to our horsemen.”

Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said: “We are very excited to be returning to the auction marketplace in California. Santa Anita is the perfect venue to conduct quality sales in California. We will work closely with The Stronach Group to serve the California West Coast marketplace.”

The venture is receiving support throughout the industry.

“We are pleased that Santa Anita and Fasig-Tipton are joining the auction arena,” said Miguel A. Santana, President and CEP of Fairplex, the parent company of Barretts Sales. “We applaud Santa Anita for stepping up and taking the lead to support the equine sales industry, and keeping a footprint on the West Coast. We look forward to supporting them, and the industry, in the future.”

Doug Burge, President of the California Breeders Association said: “The CTBA has worked diligently the last few years with Barretts and the Los Angeles County Fair to guarantee a smooth transition with the commercial sales offered in California. We are extremely gratified with the support shown by both Santa Anita and Fasig Tipton, as this partnership will provide the needed stability and confidence for California breeders.”

Terry Lovingier, Chairman of the CTBA Sales Committee and Thoroughbred Owners of California Owner Relations Committee, said the Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita sales will benefit the entire California horse industry.

“I’m excited and pleased to have been part of working with Santa Anita and CTBA to bring a brand name sales company to a brand name race track,” stated Lovingier. “It’s best for all breeders and owners in California and provides the much needed stability we all need in the horse industry. I would like to give a special thanks to Tim Ritvo at Santa Anita, Boyd Browning at Fasig Tipton, and Doug Burge at CTBA for making this happen.”

July Sale Posts Gains Across the Board

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Hip 348 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The July Sale ended with flair Tuesday evening in Lexington, KY with the sales topper coming through the ring just one hip from the end. Inclusive of the late-session fireworks, The July Sale posted gains across the board, with significant increases in gross, average, and median over last year’s sale and the highest average since 2007. The gross and median were the highest since 2015.

A colt by Flatter (Hip 348), the penultimate yearling offered, drew the top bid of the day, hammering down to $520,000 late (video). Named Silvertonguedevil, Hip 348 was purchased by Al Rashid Stable from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.  The bay colt is the third foal out of the Curlin mare No Curfew, already the dam of two winners. No Curfew is a daughter of stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, making her a half-sister to seven winners, including Grade 2 winner India, who produced Group 1 winner Mozu Ascot, and stakes winner Pilfer, who produced Grade 1 winners To Honor and Serve and Angela Renee.

“Overall, [I’m] very pleased with the results today,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There was tremendous competition for the quality offerings and, fortunately, we had plenty of quality offerings in the catalogue this year from start to finish.”

The top priced filly on the day was a daughter of Strong Mandate (Hip 231), purchased for $435,000 by Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent (video). The filly, from her Grade 1 winning sire’s second crop, is out of Fly the Flag, a Giant’s Causeway half-sister to champion Storm Flag Flying. This well-bred filly is from the deep Phipps family of that mare, champion Personal Ensign, and Grade 1 winners My Flag, Miner’s Mark, Traditionally, and Mr Speaker.

As the first event on the yearling sales calendar, The July Sale often features top quality offerings by exciting new and young sires, and this year was no different. Buyers flocked to the pavilion to see the first selected offerings of nearly 30 first crop sires, including 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah and multiple Grade 1 winner Constitution, both graduates of Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sales.

The leading first crop sire by average was Palace Malice, by Curlin. Of five yearlings offered by the 2013 Belmont S. (G1) winner, four sold for a total of $750,000, good for an average and median of $187,500. His 2016 stud fee was $20,000. Of Palace Malice yearlings sold, a filly out of Southern Belle (Hip 60) led the group, selling for $275,000 to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall.

Among 14 second crop sires with yearlings catalogued, Will Take Charge led the charge with four yearlings sold from four offered grossing $930,000 and averaging $232,500, with a median of $240,000. Of that group, a filly out of La Belle (Hip 291) sold best, bringing $260,000 from Jay Em Ess Stable. Hip 291 was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Will Take Charge’s 2016 stud fee was $30,000.

“There was widespread competition throughout,” Browning noted. “I would characterize it as a very successful start to the 2018 yearling sales season.”

Overall, 196 yearlings changed hands for a total of $19,762,500, up 22.7% from last year when 172 horses sold for $16,107,000. The average rose 7.7% to $100,829 from $93,645, while the median increased 7.1% to $75,000 from $70,000 in 2017. The RNA rate was 30.7%. Full results are available online.

The July Sale (2018): Live Blog

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

Information: July 10, 2018 in Lexington, KY (Session 1/1)

The July Sale has ended: [Results]

Hip 348 c. Flatter-No Curfew ($520,000)

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Hip 348 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 348, a colt by Flatter topped The July Sale late when sold for $520,000. The bay colt was purchased by Al Rashid Stable from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

By Flatter, sire of last year’s Champion Three-Year-Old Colt West Coast, this colt is a half-brother to two winners out of the Curlin mare No Curfew. That mare is out of stakes winner Misty Hour, by Miswaki, making her a half-sister to seven winners, including Grade 2 winner India, dam of G1 winner Mozu Ascot, and stakes winner Pilfer, dam of Grade 1 winners To Honor and Serve and Angela Renee.

Hip 348 was bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm.

Hip 344 c. Take Charge Indy-Nicole’s Dream ($365,000)

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Hip 344 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 344, a colt by Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy sold for $365,000 at The July Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Staton Flurry from the consignment of Nardelli Sales, agent.

By the sire of the 2012 Florida Derby (G1) Take Charge Indy, this colt is out of 11-time stakes winner Nicole’s Dream. That mare, who won 24 times over five seasons and earned $826,454 is already the dam of four winners, including stakes winners Phat Man and Estellara.

Hip 344 was bred in Kentucky by Kim Nardelli, Rodney Nardelli, and Take Charge Indy Syndicate.

Hip 312 c. Street Sense-Mahkama ($350,000)

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Hip 312 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 312, a colt by champion Street Sense sold for $350,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Godolphin from the consignment of Michael & Julie O’Quinn, agent.

By Street Sense, sire of last year’s CashCall Futurity (G1) winner McKinzie, this colt is out of the winning Bernardini mare Mahkama. That mare has already produced Yulong Warrior, a stakes winner by Street Cry (IRE), sire of Street Sense. Mahkama is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Summer Raven, dam of no less than three graded stakes winners, including multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Lewis Bay and graded stakes winners Misconnect and Winslow Homer.

Hip 312 was bred in Pennsylvania by Blackstone Farm.

Hip 291 f. Will Take Charge-La Belle ($260,000)

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Hip 291 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 291, a filly by popular second crop sire Will Take Charge sold for $260,000 at The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to five winners from as many to race out of the winning Dixie Union mare La Belle, including graded stakes placed stakes winner She’s Offlee Good. La Belle is out of stakes winner Ree Saspri, making her a half sister to multiple stakes winner Follow Me Home and to the dam of stakes winner Southern Dude.

Hip 291 was bred in Kentucky by Forrest Hills Farms.

Hip 273 c. Into Mischief-Indian Gracey ($300,000)

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Hip 273 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 273, a colt by Into Mischief sold for $300,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Scott and Evan Dilworth LLC from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

By Into Mischief, sire of this year’s Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible, this colt is out of the Grade 1 placed stakes winner Indian Gracey. This is the immediate family of Grade 2 winners Warbling and Mrs McDougal.

Hip 273 was bred in Kentucky by Gary Broad.

 

Hip 253 f. Will Take Charge-Hamsin ($250,000)

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Hip 253 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 253, a filly from the second crop of champion Will Take Charge sold for $250,000 at The July Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Kenny McPeek, agent from the consignment of Gainesway, agent.

 

By multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Will Take Charge, this filly is out of the Dynaformer mare Hamsin, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Western Ransom. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Cetewayo and Dynaforce.

Hip 253 was bred in Kentucky by Castle Park Farm, AF Thoroughbreds, and John Karakourtis.

 

Hip 231 f. Strong Mandate-Fly the Flag ($435,000)

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Hip 231 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 231, a filly from the second crop of Grade 1 winner Strong Mandate sold for $435,000 at The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

 

This filly is out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Fly the Flag, a daughter of multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire My Flag, who also produced: champion, multiple Grade 1 winner, and millionaire Storm Flag Flying; stakes winner With Flying Colors, dam of graded stakes winner Teresa Z; and graded stakes placed winner On Parade, dam of Grade 2 winner Parading.  This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Miner’s Mark, Traditionally, and Mr Speaker.

Hip 231 was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm.

Hip 208 c. Speightstown-Dream Empress ($260,000)

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Hip 208 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 208, a colt by champion sprinter Speightstown sold for $260,000 at The July Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Maverick Racing and China Horse Club from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

 

Speightstown is the sire of five graded/group stakes winners already in 2018. This colt is a half-brother to two winners out of the Bernstein mare Dream Empress, winner of the Alcibiades S. (G1) at two and runner up in her crop’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Prenup and Yonaguska.

Hip 208 was bred in Kentucky by Dreamkeepers and Rigney Racing.

 

Hip 207 c. Will Take Charge-Divine Trick ($230,000)

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Hip 207 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 207, a colt from the second crop of champion Will Take Charge sold for $230,000 at The July Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by JJ Crupi, agent for St Elias/Al Frassetto from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent.

 

Sired by Will Take Charge, 2013 Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and multiple Grade 1 winning earner of nearly $4,000,000, this colt is the first foal out of the Divine Park mare Divine Trick. That mare is a daughter of stakes winner On the Menu, who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Include Me Out and Grade 1 winner Check the Label. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Likeable Style, Sam’s Sister, and Sweet Talker.

Hip 207 was bred in Florida by Bridlewood Farm.

Hip 176 c. Violence-Classic Elegance ($370,000)

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Hip 176 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 176, a colt from the second crop of Violence sold for $370,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Justin Casse, agent from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

Violence was the #2 freshman sire of last year and is currently the #2 second crop sire with runners like Honeybee S. (G3) winner Cosmic Burst and stakes winners Whatwasithinking, Cicatrix, and Buy Sell Hold.

This colt is out of the Carson City mare Classic Elegance, a Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner at two. She is the dam of five winners to date, including graded stakes placed Divine Elegance and stakes placed Unbridled Endeavor. Classic Elegance is a half-sister to El Fasto, whose eight winners including Grade 1 winner Believe You Can.

Hip 176 was bred in Kentucky by Scarteen Stud.

 

 

Hip 60 f. Palace Malice-Southern Belle ($275,000)

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Hip 60 // Fasig-Tipton

Hip 60, a filly from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Palace Malice sold for $275,000 at The July Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners from the consignment of Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall.

 

This filly is the second foal out of the unraced Dixie Union mare Southern Belle, a half-sister to Grade 1 placed graded stakes winner Pleasant Prince. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Sauce Boat and Grade 2 winners Rookie Sensation, Holy Helena, and Holy Boss.

Hip 60 was bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall.

Hip 52 c. Into Mischief-Silverest ($300,000)

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Hip 52 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 52, a colt by Into Mischief sold for $300,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by J.J. Crupi, agent for St. Elias from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency,agent.

 

This colt is the second foal out of the stakes placed winning Congrats mare Silverest. This is the immediate family of multiple Grade 1 winning multimillionaire Peace Rules and Grade 2 winner Corfu.

Hip 52 was bred in Kentucky by Henley Farms, Jeff Little, Teresa Little, and Marilyn Little.

Hip 9 f. Palace Malice-Passe ($250,000)

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Hip 9 // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Hip 9, a filly from the first crop of classic winner Palace Malice sold for $250,000 early at The July Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Perrone Sales, agent for Apache Farm.

 

This filly is a half-sister to Wonder Gal (Tiz Wonderful), a multiple Grade 1 placed multiple stakes winner out of the unraced Dixie Union mare Passe. That mare is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Gal on the Go, making her a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Social Queen, dam of Grade 1 winner and millionaire Fore the Pass. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winner and multimillionaire Perfect Drift.

Hip 9 was bred in New York by Apache Farm.

 

 

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My Miss Tapit, Alter Moon Raise the Bar at July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

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My Miss Tapit // Fasig-Tipton Photo

The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale closed Monday evening in Lexington, KY with the highest gross in the sale’s history.

My Miss Tapit (Hip 485), a stakes winner by three-time leading sire Tapit topped the sale when hammered down for $700,000 halfway through the session (video). The four-year-old filly was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of ELiTE, agent. A stakes winner last year and third in the Princess Rooney S. (G2) on June 30, My Miss Tapit was previously campaigned by owner Mathis Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher. She has four wins and a third from six career starts with earnings of $132,555 to date. The sale topper eclipsed last year’s top price, when Grade 2 winner Distinta sold for $600,000.

“We had another successful horses of racing age exercise today,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We had lots of horses that had lots of appeal domestically, and a few internationally. It really helps when you have consignments from racing operations such as Stonestreet, WinStar, the Phippses/Claiborne. We saw ELiTE’s introduction to the marketplace last year, which certainly added a jolt of energy and I think raised the bar in the horses of racing age sales arena. Taylor Made [has] always done a good job attracting top products, and other folks are beginning to see the virtues and reality and the strength of the marketplace.”

Phipps-bred Fire Away (Hip 443) was the top-selling male on the day, bringing $450,000 from Joseph Brocklebank, agent for Form Bloodstock (video). The six-year-old graded stakes winning War Front horse was consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent, making their first foray into the horses of racing age market a successful one. Claiborne also offered multiple graded stakes placed winner Revved Up (Hip 504), a five-year-old Candy Ride (ARG) horse out of champion Storm Flag Flying, who was purchased by Empire Thoroughbreds, agent for Kingsport Farm for $350,000. Both Fire Away and Revved Up are from the immediate family of champion Personal Ensign, Grade 1 winner My Flag, and Storm Flag Flying.

The top sophomore sold was Alter Moon (Hip 574), an impressive five-length stakes winner last time out at Gulfstream Park, a narrow runner up on the day when fetching a winning bid of $675,000 from Steven W. Young, agent (video). The three-year-old daughter of Alternation has a record of three wins and two seconds in seven career starts, with earnings to date of $128,255. She was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Lady Lucy (Hip 465) was the top juvenile sold, bring $200,000 from Tom McCrocklin, agent. Offered by ELiTE, Lady Lucy broke her maiden in June on her second attempt and has earnings of $32,010 to date.

“I thought horses sold very fairly,” added Browning. “I think overall, consignors and buyers are happy with the level of commerce that took place.”

Overall, 100 horses sold for a total of $9,318,000, a 15.3% increase over $8,083,000 paid for 84 horses in 2017. The average was $93,180, while the median was $50,000. The RNA rate was 16.0%. Full results are available online.

July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale (2018): Live Blog

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

Information: July 9, 2018 in Lexington, KY (Session 1/1)

The sale has ended. Full results are available online: [Results]

Hip 574 Alter Moon ($675,000)

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Alter Moon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Alter Moon, a three-year-old stakes winning filly by Alternation sold for $675,000 late at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

This filly was a stakes winner last time out, winning the Azalea S. by five lengths at Gulfstream Park on June 30. In her previous start she won by daylight in an allowance at that same track, trouncing the field by nearly 15 lengths. Alter Moon was previously campaigned by owner JAL Racing and trainer Jose Valez. She has a record of 3-2-0 in seven careers starts and earnings of $128,255 to date.

Hip 556 Okinawa ($200,000)

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Okinawa // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Okinawa, a four-year-old winning daughter of The Factor sold for $200,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Nathan McCauley for Abbondanza Racing from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

 

This filly is a two-time winner who set a new course record at Aqueduct in April when she covered six furlongs in 1:07.91 on her way to a two-length victory. She was previously campaigned by owner Bass Stable and trainer Chad Brown. She has a record of 2-1-0 in six starts with earnings of $85,732 to date.

 

Hip 504 Revved Up ($350,000)

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Revved Up // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Revved Up, a five-year-old multiple graded stakes placed winner by Candy Ride (ARG) sold for $350,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay horse was purchased by Empire Thoroughbreds, agent for Kingsport Farm from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

 

This horse is a four-time winner who was third in the River City H. (G3) last year and most recently second just half a length to multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero in the Arlington H. (G3) on July 7. He was previously campaigned by breeder Phipps Stable and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Revved Up has a record of 4-3-3 from 22 starts and earnings of $311,117 to date.

From the exceptional Phipps breeding program, Revved Up is one out three winners out of champion Storm Flag Flying, a four-time Grade 1 winner by Storm Cat. Storm Flag Flying is a daughter of four-time Grade 1 winner from the immediate family of champion Personal Ensign and Grade 1 winning millionaire Personal Flag.

Hip 492 One Liner ($400,000)

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One Liner // Fasig-Tipton Photo

One Liner, a four-year-old graded stakes winning son of Into Mischief sold for $400,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Whispering Oaks from the consignment of WinStar Racing, agent.

 

This colt was a winner at two, and followed up with a pair of wins to open his sophomore campaign, including a 3 1/2 length victory in the Southwest S. (G3) at Oaklawn Park, where he beat subsequent Kentucky Derby (G1) runner up Lookin At Lee by nearly 12 lengths. He is a winner in 2018 and placed second in the Pimlico Special S. (G3) earlier this season. One Liner was previously campaigned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, SF Racing, and Head of Plains Partners and trainer Todd Pletcher. He is from the immediate family of G1 winners Albertus Maximus and Daredevil.

Hip 485 My Miss Tapit ($700,000)

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My Miss Tapit // Fasig-Tipton Photo

My Miss Tapit, a four-year-old stakes winning filly by Tapit sold for $700,000 to soar into the lead at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The chestnut filly was purchased by Breeze Easy from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

 

My Miss Tapit won her maiden last spring at Gulfstream Park, and followed up that performance with a win in the Game Face S. at that track over Actress, next out winner of the Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2). This filly was most recently third in the Princess Rooney S. (G2) on June 30. She was previously campaigned by owner Mathis Stable and trainer Todd Pletcher. She has record of 3-0-1 from six career starts and earnings of $132,255 to date.

This filly is one of five winners and three stakes horses out of the graded stakes winning Broken Vow mare Sindy With an S from the immediate family of two-time champion and Grade 1 winner Ashado.

Hip 465 Lady Lucy ($200,000)

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Lady Lucy // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Lady Lucy, a two-year-old winning daughter of Into Mischief sold for $200,000 at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Tom McCrocklin, agent from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

 

Lady Lucy broke her maiden going wire-to-wire on June 15 at Churchill Downs. She was previously campaigned by owner Bernard Schaeffer and trainer William Connelly. She has a record of 1-0-0 in two starts with earnings of $32,010 to date.

 

Hip 443 Fire Away ($450,000)

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Fire Away, a six-year-old graded stakes winning horse by War Front sold for $450,000 to take the lead midway through the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay horse was purchased by Joseph Brocklebank, agent for Form Bloodstock from the consignment of Claiborne Farm, agent.

 

This horse won the Dixie S. (G3) at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard, his third stakes win. He also captured the 2017 Artie Schiller S. and 2018 Danger’s Hour S. at Aqueduct and was third in the Tampa Bay S. (G3) at Tampa Bay in February. He was previously campaigned by breeder Phipps Stable and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Fire Away has a record of 7-4-4 in 23 starts with earnings of $613,397 to date. A product of the esteemed Phipps breeding program, this horse is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Mr. Speaker from the immediate family of champions Personal Ensign and Storm Flag Flying and Grade 1 winners My Flag and Traditionally.

Hip 440 Factorofwon ($400,000)

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Factorofwon // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Factorofone, a three-year-old stakes winner by The Factor sold for $400,000 midway through the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Everett Dobson/Cheyenne Stable from the consignment of Warrendale Sales, agent.

 

This filly broke her maiden last October at Santa Anita by more than three lengths, and became a stakes winner at that same track this May when she won the Black Pearl S. She was second this past weekend in the Stormy Blues S. at Laurel Park. She was previously campaigned by owner Red Baron’s Barn and trainer Phil Schoenthal. She has a record of 2-1-2 from five starts and earnings of $111,375 to date.

Hip 412 Blazen Betsy ($325,000)

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Blazen Betsy // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Blazen Betsy, a three-year-old winner by Speightstown sold for $325,000 early at the July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Green Lantern Stables from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

 

This filly broke her maiden in early June by more than 13 lengths at Thistledown in an effort described as “much the best under a brisk hand ride.” Blazen Betsy was previously campaigned by Southern Comfort Stable and trainer William Cowans. Blazen Betsy has a record of 1-1-0 in two starts with earnings $18,000 to date.

 

Hip 402 Altamura ($205,000)

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Altamura // Fasig-Tipton Photo

Altamura, a three-year-old stakes winning daughter of Artie Schiller, kicked off the 2018 July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale when sold for $205,000 as the first hip through the ring. The bay filly was purchased by Kempton Bloodstock, agent from the consignment of Brookdale Sales, agent.

 

Unraced at two, Altamura broke her maiden in mid-June and followed up that performance with a win in the M. Tyson Gilpin S., both victories at Laurel Park. This Virginia-bred filly was previous campaigned by owners Fred Seitz, Danny Ward, and John Stephens and trained by John Stephens. Altamura has a record of 2-0-0 in four starts with earnings of $68,750 to date.

New York Bred Yearlings Catalogue Now Available Online

NYBred_catalogue_front_v5Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 327 entries for its New York Bred Yearlings Sale, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12.  Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York.

“Our consignors have once again supported us with the very best of the New York Bred yearling crop,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “This year’s catalogue, which is up in numbers, offers more selection while maintaining a high standard of quality.”

This year’s catalogue cover features five recent graded stakes winning sales graduates, including Grade 1 winners AUDIBLE, DIVERSIFY, and MIND YOUR BISCUITS.

“Whether your goal is to participate in the lucrative New York bred racing program, or to win a Grade 1 race in New York, Florida, or Dubai, this sale and the New York Bred program offer the type of quality to get you there.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online and in the Equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues will be available by July 11.

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

Eight Entries added to July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

HORA_catalogue_front_v2Fasig-Tipton has added eight new entries to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age catalogue, which has now grown to 173 accepted entries.

These new entries are catalogued as hips 566-573.  They include G1 winner WAKE FOREST (hip 566), three-year-old stakes winning colt ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (hip 572), and stakes placed three-year-old fillies CAROLINE THE GREAT (hip 569) and STARVING ARTIST (hip 570).  Also new to the catalogue are two-year-olds WAR BRIDLE (hip 567), who set a new track record at Belterra Park breaking his maiden on June 29, and SPICE IT UP (hip 573), who won her debut by nearly nine lengths at Thistledown on June 26.

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 by Friday, July 6.  The July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place Monday, July 9 beginning at 4 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