11/05/2012 1:59PM

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale: Ten to watch


The mixed sale season in Kentucky starts on Monday with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale, a fast-paced, one-session auction that features some of the world's top breeding and racing prospects.

This year's catalog features defending Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, Breeders' Cup winner Zagora, and the broodmares who produced the Kentucky Derby and Preakness exactas, to name a few. Also cataloged are some well-bred weanlings, including the first looks in the auction ring at the progeny of some prominent first-crop sires.

Last year, 13 horses sold for $1 million or more at the sale, led by $2.3 million Malibu Moon mare Funny Moon.

Here is what the consignors had to say about 10 horses who are projected to be in high demands at the Fasig-Tipton sale.

Hip No. 15, Arch's Gal Edith, 10-year-old mare, by Arch-Force Five Gal, by Pleasant Tap, consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Harvey Clarke.

"Arch's Gal Edith is a very special offering because she's the dam of a current Kentucky Derby winner, and I believe the only time in recent history that that happened was Smarty Jones' dam, and she sold really well [I'll Get Along sold for $5 million at the 2004 Fasig-Tipton November sale]. It's kind of a magical opportunity for us to be able to offer the dam of the winner of the best horse race on the continent. As well as I'll Have Another ran, it's very exciting."

Joe Seitz of Brookdale Sales describes the dam of 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another. The winning Arch mare has produced three winners from as many foals to start and is from the family of Grade 1 winner Roanoke. She sells in foal to Gio Ponti.

Hip No. 22, Bella Dorato, 9-year-old mare, by Goldminers Gold-Witchkin, by Salem, consigned by Romans Racing & Sales, agent.

"The thing that makes Bella Dorato such a great broodmare is there's nothing but the upside. She has big, strong foals. Every one of them are the big, long, rangy-looking racehorses that you want to see. She's throwing the deep heart girth, the hip. The family's just going to get better and better. She's got a pedigree that just keeps exploding. She's a blue hen mare for someone out there starting a farm to buy."

Teresa Little of Romans Racing & Sales on the dam of Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Trinniberg. Foals out of the mare have done exceptionally well in the auction ring this year, led by Ostourah, a full sister to Trinniberg, who was the highest-priced filly at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at $450,000. A Bandini filly out of Bella Dorato brought $250,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale, the fourth-highest price of the sale.

Hip No. 27, Broadway Ticket, 6-year-old mare, by Distorted Humor-Bedazzle, by Dixieland Band, consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.

"You'd start with the fact that she's a half-sister to Street Sense, in foal to a hot horse [Tiznow]. Tiznow is doing well, and she's on a good cover date [April 2]. She's got a nice Street Cry filly at the track and a nice Medaglia d'Oro foal that's next to her out here. When you're a half to an up-and-coming stallion, that's a good thing. She's a big girl. She's about 16.3 hands, and is well put-together."

Guinness McFadden of Three Chimneys Sales on the half-sister to 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, who is also a half-sister to stakes winner Elusive Sparkle. She comes from the family of sire Mr. Greeley and Grade 1 winner Mona de Momma. Her second foal, a Medaglia d'Oro filly, will sell immediately afterward.

Hip No. 43, Courting Elaine, 7-year-old mare by Doneraile Court-Lisa Danielle, by Wolf Power, consigned by Adena Springs, agent.

"Physically, she's a very impressive mare. She stands over a lot of ground, very strong, a very good type to breed to Awesome Again. Most importantly, we'd have to highlight the pedigree. Obviously, Wise Dan has been an extraordinary horse. It's an amazing opportunity to have him in the pedigree. He's done really well and we're just happy to be a part of it and have this nice mare in foal to Awesome Again."

Eric Hamelback, general manager of Adena Springs Kentucky, on the winning Doneraile Court mare, whose family has gained notoriety in recent years due to the success of her dam, Lisa Danielle. Courting Elaine is a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Mile winner Wise Dan and multiple Grade 2 winner Successful Dan.

Hip No. 55, Eden's Moon, 3-year-old filly, by Malibu Moon-Eden's Causeway, by Giant's Causeway, consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent.

"She's an ultimate performer. She's a Grade 1 winner from a top-class international pedigree. She's a big, long, beautiful filly with a world of class and a premium race filly with a premier pedigree. She's special."

John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency on the Grade 1-winning Empire Maker filly, the first foal to race out of the winning Giant's Causeway mare Eden's Causeway. Eden's Moon, who is being sold as a racing or broodmare prospect, is from the immediate family of Theatrical and Paradise Creek.

Hip No. 76, Havre de Grace, 5-year-old mare by Saint Liam-Easter Bunnette, by Carson City, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Fox Hill Farm.

"It's an honor to have her. She's probably the best racemare we've ever sold, and she just also happens to be probably the best-looking horse we've ever sold. She's 16.2[hands] and change, but you go up to her and she doesn't seem like a big horse because everything's in proportion. The way she walks, the way she acts, how smart she is - she's the perfect racehorse."

Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency on the 2011 Horse of the Year who sells as a broodmare prospect. An earner of more than $2.58 million, Havre de Grace won six graded stakes races during her career, highlighted by her victory in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. She is from the only crop of 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam and is from the family of champion Plugged Nickle and Grade 1 winners Riskaverse and Christiecat.

Hip No. 86, In Lingerie, 3-year-old filly, by Empire Maker-Cat Chat, by Storm Cat, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.

"She looks to be what everybody wants. The family's really moving. She's an absolutely stunningly beautiful Empire Maker filly with family. She's bred on the same nick as Bodemeister. The Unbridled over Storm Cat works really well, particularly the Empire Maker over Storm Cat."

Meg Levy of Bluewater Sales on the Empire Maker filly who solidified her resume with a win in the Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes. Selling as a racing or broodmare prospect, In Lingerie's most successful family members include champion Phone Chatter, and Grade 1 winners Dixie Chatter and Any Given Saturday.

Hip No. 116, weanling filly, by Indian Charlie-Mini Chat, by Deputy Minister, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.

"She's a fantastic example of her sire, and with [the late] Indian Charlie being gone, particularly having an Indian Charlie filly is just about a collector's item. The one out of this family is fantastic, very refined, taller than [her full sister] Rumor, and she sold very well as a yearling. We're very happy with her. She's getting great attention."

Meg Levy of Bluewater Sales on the full sister to Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner Rumor. She is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Dixie Chatter and is from the family of champion Phone Chatter and Grade 1 winners In Lingerie and Any Given Saturday.

Hip No. 153, Zagora, 5-year-old mare, by Green Tune-Zaneton, by Mtoto. Consigned by Oceanic Bloodstock, agent.

"She's well-bred and she's consistent. She was good at 2, 3, 4, and 5. She hasn't missed a beat. Very few horses like that are so consistent - eight graded stakes [wins] - you don't find too many like that. She's tops."

Michel Zerolo of consignor Oceanic Bloodstock, which also co-bred the mare, on the winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Zagora also won the Grade 1 Diana Stakes. She is from the family of Group 2 winners Titus Livius and Briseida and sells as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Hip No. 176, Untouched Talent, 8-year-old mare, by Storm Cat-Parade Queen, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Audley Farm Equine.

"Untouched Talent is probably the complete package. She's a graded stakes winner at two, she's Grade 1-placed, she's out of a great family, she's in foal to a terrific sire [Unbridled's Song], she's the dam of a Grade 1 winner this year who's now a top stallion prospect, and she's only 8 years old. These kind don't come around very often, and we're very fortunate to have her in our consignment."

Joe Seitz of Brookdale Sales on the dam of Grade 1 winner and dual classic runner-up Bodemeister, who was her first foal to race. Out of the multiple Grade 3-winning A.P. Indy mare Parade Queen, Untouched Talent produced the top-priced filly of the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale, when her Smart Strike foal brought $1.3-million.