07/13/2014 1:02PM

Fasig-Tipton July: Standout pages, yearling sale and Melnyk dispersal


Following are a selection of horses to watch in Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale, based strictly on the strength of their catalog pages. The list also includes notable offerings from the dispersal of prominent owner and breeder Eugene Melnyk’s broodmares and weanlings, which was bound in with the yearling sale catalog.

Hip No. 27, B. c., by Lookin at Lucky—She Nuit All, by Lost Soldier, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This colt’s second dam is the stakes-winning mare Belle Nuit, who is the dam of Grade 1 winner Octave and Grade 2 winner Belle Cherie, and the second dam of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Beau Choix and Incognito, fourth in the 2013 Belmont Stakes. He is out of the placed Lost Soldier mare She Nuit All, who is a producer of five winners from as many foals to race, including Grade 3-placed Diski Dance. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Charles Kidder and Nancy Cole. Another yearling out of a daughter of Belle Nuit will sell later in the auction: Hip No. 81, a Colonel John colt out of the unraced Yankee Gentleman mare Yankee Belle.

Hip No. 127, Dk. b. or br. f., by Tale of the Cat—Charitabledonation, by Saint Ballado, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Charitabledonation, a stakes-winning product of the Edward P. Evans breeding program, has been a useful producer of racehorses. Five of her six foals to race are winners, including multiple Grade 2 winner Charitable Man, Grade 3 winner Code West, and stakes-placed Melrose Woods. Bred in Kentucky by Heaven Trees, this is also a relative to champion and sire Capote, Hall of Famer Exceller, and Japanese Group 2 winner Admire Mambo. The dam’s highest-selling yearling was Code West, who brought $340,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 134, Dk. b. or br. f., by Proud Citizen—Come a Callin, by Dixie Union, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
The first foal out of the winning Dixie Union mare Come a Callin. Bred in Florida by Vesgo Racing Stable, this filly is bred on a very similar cross to Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner Citizen Advocate, who is a half-sister to the dam and also by Proud Citizen. Second dam Twilight Service is a member of a prominent Stuart S. Janney III breeding line that includes stakes winner Vespers, dam of Grade 1 winner Hymn Book; and stakes winner Database, dam of Grade 1 winner Data Link and stakes-placed Wiki.

Hip No. 154, B. c., by Cowboy Cal—Refugee, by Unaccounted For, consigned by Hidden Brook, agent.
A half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Executiveprivilege and Grade 2 winner Hoppertunity. The former is also by a Giant’s Causeway-line sire in First Samurai. The colt’s dam, the Grade 2-placed Unaccounted For mare Refugee, is a producer of eight winners from as many foals to race, also including stakes-placed Profit. His third dam is Hall of Famer Davona Dale, who produced Belmont Stakes-placed Le Voyageur. Bred in Kentucky by Barronstown Stud, the colt sold for $145,000 as a weanling at the 2013 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Hoppertunity brought $300,000 as a yearling, while Executiveprivilege hammered for $650,000 as a 2-year-old.

Hip No. 181, Ch. f., by Malibu Moon—Holy Princess, by Holy Bull, consigned by CandyLand Farm, agent.
The July sale’s lone offering by leading sire Malibu Moon. The filly is out of the placed Holy Bull mare Holy Princess, whose five winners from seven foals to race include stakes winners Silver Cub, Silver Heart, and Aspenglow, who is also Grade 2-placed. Bred in Kentucky by Candyland Farm, Nancy Terhune, and Ernest Frohboese, the filly is from the family of Grade 2 winners Dixie Luck and Limit Out, and Grade 1-placed Ole Atocha. She is registered through the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program.

Hip No. 267, Battaleys, B. m., 2010, by Speightstown—Pico Teneriffe, by Red Ransom, Property of Melnyk Racing Stables Dispersal, Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
An unplaced Speightstown mare, who sells as a first-time broodmare in foal to Tiznow. Bred in Ontario by Eugene Melnyk, Battaleys is out of the multiple Grade 3-winning Red Ransom mare Pico Teneriffe, whose six winners from seven runners also include two-time Canadian champion Marchfield, stakes winner Congor Bay (a full sibling), and stakes-placed Westmoreland. Her extended family includes Grade/Group 1 winners Devil May Care and Vigliotto, Grade/Group 2 winners Minister Eric and Regal Ransom, and Group 3 winner Salmon Ladder.

Hip No. 275, Mahogany Lane, Dk. b. or br. m., 2007, by A.P. Indy—Marley Vale, by Forty Niner, Property of Melnyk Racing Stables Dispersal, Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
An unraced A.P. Indy mare who will go through the ring in foal to Speightstown. The Florida-bred product of the Melnyk breeding program has had two foals, including a weanling Candy Ride filly who will precede her in the sale ring. Mahogany Lane is out of the Grade 1-winning Forty Niner mare Marley Vale, who is the dam of three winners from five foals to race, including multiple Grade 2 winner Indian Vale and stakes-placed Belleplaine. Her extended family includes Grade 3 winner Marilyn’s Guy.

Hip No. 276, Mullins Bay, Ch. m., 2011, by Speightstown—Ellesmere, by Tabasco Cat, Property of Melnyk Racing Stables Dispersal, Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This unraced Speightstown mare is notable for being the first broodmare offered at North American public auction in foal to 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The mating is the first in the broodmare career of Mullins Bay, who is out of the stakes-placed Tabasco Cat mare Ellesmere. She is a sibling to five winners from five runners out of the dam, including multiple Grade 3 winner and full sibling Bridgetown, and stakes winners Clement Rock and Carnacks Choice. Bred in Kentucky by Melnyk, Mullins Bay is from the family of Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold.