09/07/2011 6:18PM

Fasig-Tipton sale to offer Ballerina winner

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Hilda's Passion, with Javier Castellano riding, wins the Ballerina.

Ballerina winner Hilda's Passion, who is recovering from a non-displaced condylar fracture discovered after her 9 1/4-length romp in that Aug. 27 race, will sell at this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale on Nov. 6.

Hilda's Passion, who races for Starlight Stables and C. E. Glasscock, underwent surgery shortly after veterinarians detected the fracture in her right foreleg the day after the Ballerina. Jack Wolf, Starlight Stables' managing partner, said the stable always had planned to sell the 4-year-old Canadian Frontier filly after the Breeders' Cup and would stick to the sale plan now that a Breeders' Cup start was off the table. Starlight Stables will offer Hilda's Passion as a racing or broodmare prospect in the Taylor made agency's consignment.

"Dr. Larry Bramlage, who performed this routine surgery in late August, says that bringing her to the sale in November will not compromise her conform or safety in any way," Wolf said in a statement late Wednesday afternoon.

Bramlage, also quoted in the statement, said that the Todd Pletcher-trained filly came out of the surgery "perfectly: The condylar fracture reduced completely, and her joint is back to normal. After a two- to three-month healing process, we fully anticipate she will be capable of regaining her previous form."

Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kuster, Hilda's Passion won last year's Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland and Saratoga's Bennington Stakes. She improved this year at 4, taking three graded races before the Ballerina: the Grade 2 Vagrancy and Inside Information and the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie. She set a track record in the Inside Information when she went seven furlongs in 1:20.45. Her earnings stand at $739,493 from eight wins in 14 starts.

Hilda's Passion is out of the El Prado winner Executricker.