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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: Hips to watch
Following are horses to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale based on their pedigrees and past auction performance of notable family members. Conformation, physical conformation, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration.
Hip No. 5, dk. b. or br. f., by Union Rags—Trappings, by Seeking the Gold, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
She is a half-sister to She Be Wild, the champion 2-year-old female of 2009, and from the first crop of sire Union Rags. A daughter of She Be Wild brought $1.15 million at last year’s Saratoga sale.
Hip No. 19, b. f., by Bernardini—West Coast Swing, by Gone West, consigned by Select Sales, agent.
The fourth foal out of Grade 2-placed stakes winner West Coast Swing, from the direct female line of cornerstone Canadian broodmare Classy ’n Smart. A half-sister by Medaglia d’Oro brought $725,000 at the 2012 Saratoga sale, while a half-brother by Tapit sold for $900,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale.
Hip No. 24, gr. or ro. f., by Tapit—Wow Me Free, by Menifee, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
Grade 3 winner Wow Me Free has had one winner from three foals to race, the Grade 2-placed Lemon Drop Kid colt Treasury Bill. Tapit’s two yearlings sold at last year’s Saratoga sale accounted for two of the auction’s three highest prices.
Hip No. 34, gr. or ro. c., by Tapit—Appealing Zophie, by Successful Appeal, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
The first foal offered at auction out of Grade 1 winner Appealing Zophie, who is the dam of two winners from three starters. His family includes Grade/Group 1 winners Croeso, Super May, Ryans Charm, and Tite, and three-time Venezuelan Horse of the Year My Own Business.
Hip No. 38, b. c., by Bodemeister—Awesome Humor, by Distorted Humor, consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This is a colt from the first crop of Bodemeister out of Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor. The dam’s first foal, the Storm Cat colt Act of Diplomacy, sold for $8.2 million at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale. Second dam Horns Gray is the pivot point for runners including Grade 1 winners Emcee and Constitution, Group 2 winner Surfer, and Grade 3 winner Jacaranda. This colt sold for $230,000 as a weanling at last year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Hip No. 51, gr. or ro. c., by Tapit—Charming Legacy, by Danehill, consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent.
The third foal out of the Grade 2-placed Charming Legacy. The New York-bred colt is from the family of multiple Grade 2 winner Olympic Charmer, Grade 3 winners Charm the Giant and Herecomesthebride, and Grade 1-placed Charm the Maker.
Hip No. 62, gr. or ro. c., by Medaglia d’Oro—Dancinginherdreams, by Tapit, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
The first foal out of Grade 2 winner Dancinginherdreams, from the family of Grade 3 winner Siebe and Group 1-placed Due Diligence.
Hip No. 70, b. c., by Tapit—Dress Rehearsal, by Galileo, consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.
An Irish-bred colt out of Grade 3 winner Dress Rehearsal, whose first foal to race is English stakes-placed full brother Christophermarlowe. His page includes Group 2 winner Muthmir and Group 3 winners Far Cry, My Titania, and Majestic Queen.
Hip No. 79, gr. or ro. c., by Unbridled’s Song—Escape With Me, by Arazi, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
From the final crop of sire Unbridled’s Song, this colt is a sibling to three winners from six starters, including multiple Grade 3 winner Unzip Me. The Pennsylvania-bred colt’s extended family includes Grade 3 winner Soviet Problem.
Hip No. 88, dk. b. or br. c., by Medaglia d’Oro—Gabriellina Giof, by Ashkalani, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
Gabriellina Giof, a stakes winner in the U.S. and Italy, has had six winners from as many foals to race, including multiple Grade 1-winning full sister Gabby’s Golden Gal and multiple Grade 2-winning half-sister Always a Princess. The colt failed to meet his reserve at last year’s Keeneland November sale with a final bid of $360,000.
Hip No. 104, b. f., by War Front—Hostess, by Chester House, consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Gallagher’s Stud.
Multiple Grade 3 winner Hostess has had two winners from as many foals to race, and hails from the family of Grade 3 winners Heart Ashley and Ashley’s Kitty.
Hip No. 119, dk. b. or br. f., by Tiznow—Lisa T., by Awesome Again, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
Stakes-placed Lisa T. is out of the A.P. Indy mare Supercharger, making her a half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Grade 3 winner Brethren. This is her first foal, and the female family includes Grade 1 winners Girolamo and Callback, Grade 2 winner Daydreaming, and Grade 3 winner Accelerator.
Hip No. 132, dk. b. or br. c., by Malibu Moon—More Than Pretty, by More Than Ready, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Spendthrift Farm.
Both of stakes winner More Than Pretty’s winners have notched graded stakes victories: multiple Grade 2 winner Kauai Katie and Grade 3 winner Winding Way. The dam has had two foals sell for $460,000 or more.
Hip No. 158, dk. b. or br. c., by Bernardini—Please Sign In, by Doc’s Leader, consigned by Hurstland Farm, agent.
Grade 1-winning half-sister Cry and Catch Me went on to bring $3.5 million as a broodmare at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale. The colt is a half-brother to English Group 1 winner Certify, as well as Bijou, who sold for $1.45 million as a short yearling at the 2013 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Hip No. 160, Tappin Time, gr. or ro. f., by Tapit—Princess Arabella, by Any Given Saturday, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
The second foal out of stakes winner Princess Arabella, who sold for $725,000 at the 2013 Keeneland January sale carrying a full sibling to this filly. Her catalog page includes Group 2 winner El Ingles, Group 3 winner African Joy, and Kentucky Derby runner-up Invisible Ink.
Hip No. 177, b. f., by Tapit—Rose of Killarney, by Proud Citizen, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Rose of Killarney is a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning Tapit mare Laragh, and her second foal, a Tapit filly named Crystal Wave, brought $535,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale. This filly sold for $400,000 as a weanling at last year’s Keene-land November sale.
Hip No. 182, gr. or ro. c., by Tapit—Savvy Supreme, by Distorted Humor, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The first foal out of Grade 3 winner Savvy Supreme, who is a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Commentator.
Hip No. 187, b. f., by Jersey Town—Settling Mist, by Pleasant Colony, consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.
A half-sister to 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, from the first crop of Jersey Town. The catalog page also features Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, champion sprinter Plugged Nickle, and Grade 1 winners Christiecat and Riskaverse, among several graded and group stakes winners.
Hip No. 204, b. c., by Distorted Humor—Summer Raven, by Summer Squall, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
Grade 3 winner Summer Raven is the dam of two winners from five foals to race – Winslow Homer and Misconnect, both Grade 3 winners by Unbridled’s Song. The colt is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Wild Rush.
Hip No. 205, b. c., by War Front—True Gritz, by Yes It’s True, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
True Gritz is the dam of three winners from five foals to race, including Grade 2-placed stakes-winning full brother Doctor Chit. Two-time champion Street Sense is a notable family member, as is multiple Grade 3 winner and prominent sire Mr. Greeley and Grade 1 winner Mona de Momma.