03/21/2013 5:31PM

Fasig-Tipton Florida sale: Standout catalog pages

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Hip No. 19, dark bay or brown filly, by Smart Strike – Music Room, by Unbridled’s Song, consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

The third foal out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Music Room, who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Music Note and to Musical Chimes, a Group 1 winner in France and Grade 1 winner in the United States. Her notable family members include champion It’s in the Air, Grade/Group 1 winner Storming Home, and Grade/Group 2 winners Bitooh and Porte Bonheur. The consignor picked her up for $250,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 28, chestnut colt, by Malibu Moon – Partyship, by Premiership, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.

By a very fashionable sire and out of the Premiership mare Partyship, who has produced eight winners from 11 to race, including Grade 3-placed stakes winner Barrier Reef. He comes from the family of Grade 1 winner and sire Yes It’s True, Canadian champion Kiss a Native, Grade 2 winner Silver Max, and Grade 3 winner Prince of the Mt. After being sold as a weanling for $290,000, the colt finished under his reserve at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale with a final bid of $370,000.

Hip No. 72, dark bay or brown colt, by Arch – Tell It, by Storm Cat, consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

A product of the storied Claiborne breeding program, this colt is out of the Storm Cat mare Tell It, who is the dam of five winners from as many to race, including stakes winner Dream Nettie. Tell It is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and the late flagship Claiborne sire Pulpit, and the colt also lists graded/group stakes winners and sires Tale of the Cat, Johannesburg, and Minardi on his page. Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds bought the colt for $100,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 86, bay colt, by Unbridled’s Song – Winning Bet, by Dixie Union, consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.

The second foal out of the Dixie Union mare Winning Bet, who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Finder’s Fee and Grade 2-placed winner Treasure Island. Other successful horses on his page include Chilean champions Weekend Trip and We Can Seek, as well as Grade 1 winners Fantastic Find, Dancing Spree, The Liberal Member, and Furlough, along with Grade 2 winners Blitey and T.D. Vance, and Grade 3 winner Optimizer. De Meric picked up the colt as agent for $250,000 last year at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale.

Hip No. 105, bay colt, by Street Cry – Candlelight, by Kingmambo, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

The third foal out of the winning Kingmambo mare Candlelight, whose first runner is a winner in France. Candlelight is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sire Grand Slam and to stakes winner and sire Leestown. Also in the colt’s family is Christmas Kid, a Grade 1-winning mare who later sold for $4.2 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. This colt failed to meet his reserve at the 2012 Keeneland September sale, with a final bid of $385,000.

Sam More than 1 year ago
"Breed the best to the best and get the best" is an old adage which in many cases is true. However, when I read the Form, I like to look to see which entrants were sold at sales and for how much. You'll be amazed at the big "misses." One sold for $450,000, and as a four yr. old was running in a $40,000O/C race and had as of then had only won $29,000.