10/09/2017 10:00AM

Fasig-Tipton November sale catalog now online


Champions Songbird, Tepin, and Finest City, and several weanlings from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah highlight 192 horses who have been cataloged for the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

The online catalog is now available for the sale, set for Nov. 6 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks base in Lexington, Ky., beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern.

Supplemental entries will be accepted through the Breeders’ Cup, and print catalogs will be available beginning Oct. 17.

“The evening will begin with 81 selected weanlings – the strongest group of foals we have put together in many years – and then move into a top-rung collection of racing stars and high-class broodmares,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said. “In total, this year’s catalog features 50 graded stakes winners or producers, 22 of which are Grade 1, three Eclipse Champions, and four Breeders’ Cup winners. Nearly 80 percent of the racing-broodmare prospects and broodmares cataloged are black-type earners or producers.”

Songbird was retired in September following a career in which she won 13 of 15 starts, including nine Grade 1 events, and earned two Eclipse Awards as outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2015 and 3-year-old filly of 2016. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is consigned as a broodmare prospect only.

Tepin, by Bernstein, was the continent’s outstanding female turf horse of 2015 and 2016. The Breeders’ Cup and Royal Ascot heroine was retired earlier this year and will be sold carrying her first foal to the cover of Curlin.

Champion female sprinter Finest City will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect after attempting to repeat in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

The trio of Eclipse Award winners lead Grade 1 winners on offer in the catalog including Big World, Birdatthewire, Dacita, Gomo, Illuminant, Miss Temple City, Nickname, Sarah Lynx, and Zipessa. Grade 1-placed American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, is offered carrying her first foal, by Uncle Mo. Other broodmare highlights include Sambuca Classica, carrying a full sibling to her champion Classic Empire.

The weanlings include six from the first crop of American Pharoah, who garnered a star-studded first book. The Pioneerof the Nile horse’s representatives include a filly out of Grade 3 winner Untouched Talent, dam of classic-placed Grade 1 winner and young classic sire Bodemeister – by Pioneerof the Nile’s sire Empire Maker.

American Pharoah led an accomplished group of runners entering stud last year. Others in the group with weanlings chosen for the highly selective catalog include champion Honor Code, Belmont Stakes winners Palace Malice and Tonalist, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map, and Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Karakontie.

To view the online catalog, click here