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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 the past auction performance of notable family members. Physical conformation, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration.
Hip No. 20, b. c., Galileo—Emerald Gold, by War Front, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
The first of three yearlings by global leader Galileo in this year’s catalog. This Irish-bred colt is the first foal out of Grade 1-placed Emerald Gold, from the family of Grade 1 winners Willa on the Move and Will’s Way and Grade 1-placed Citidancer.
Hip No. 27, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Fashion Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat, consigned by Top Line Sales, agent.
Fashion Cat is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Peace Rules and the dam of three winners from six foals to race, including Grade 2 winner and young stallion Corfu and multiple stakes-placed Runway Ready. This colt sold as a weanling for $390,000 at last year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Hip No 28, dk. b. or br. c., War Front—First Passage, by Giant’s Causeway, consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent.
The third foal out of Grade 3 winner First Passage, herself a $1.2 million yearling, whose first foal to race is a winner. Third dam Win Crafty Lady is the pivot point for runners including Grade 1 winner Harmony Lodge, Grade 2 winner Graeme Hall, and Grade 3 winner Stratford Hill.
Hip No. 30, Mo Fate, dk. b. or br. c., Uncle Mo—Flirting With Fate, by Saint Ballado, consigned by Summerfield, agent.
A half-brother to Grade 1 winner Dance With Fate and stakes-placed Pursuing Fate, by one of North America’s fastest-rising commercial sires. The Florida-bred’s page also includes Grade 1 winner My Gallant and Grade 3 winner Biogio’s Rose.
Hip No. 39, gr. or ro. c., by Tapit—Gloat, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
An offshoot of a prominent Phipps family line that includes champion fourth dam Personal Ensign and multiple Grade 1-winning third dam My Flag. This is the second foal out of winner Gloat, who is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Parading and Grade 2-placed Protesting. The colt sold as a weanling for $170,000 as part of the dispersal of Regis Farm at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Hip No. 61, dk. b. or br. f., Ghostzapper—Ivanavinalot, by West Acre, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
A half-sister to champion Songbird and graded stakes producer Wide Range. Grade 2 winner Ivanavinalot is the dam of four winners from five runners and was an $885,000 RNA at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.
Hip No. 65, b. f. Frankel—J’ray, by Distant View, consigned by Indian Creek, agent.
From the second crop of highly coveted freshman sire Frankel and out of Grade 2 winner J’ray. Three of the dam’s four foals to race are winners, including multiple stakes winner General Jack. Horse of the Year Kotashaan can be found in the extended family.
Hip No. 68, ch. c., Tapit—Cherokee Queen, by Cherokee Run, consigned by South Point Sales Agency, agent.
Grade 3 winner Cherokee Queen’s one winner from two foals to race is the multiple stakes-placed Entertainer. Grade 1 winners Videogenic and Valid Video can be found further down the page.
Hip No. 70, b. c., Galileo—Lady Shakespeare, by Theatrical, consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
Lady Shakespeare is a Grade 2 winner whose first foal to race is a winning full brother to this colt. Second dam Lady Shirl also had Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl, Grade 1 winner Shakespeare, and stakes winner Fantastic Shirl.
Hip No. 72, Fiftyshadesoftapit, ch. c., Tapit—Lady of Fifty, by After Market, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The first foal out of Grade 1 winner Lady of Fifty, who was a $975,000 RNA with this colt in utero at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November sale.
Hip No. 104, ch. f., Galileo—Mythical Echo, by Stravinsky, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
Mythical Echo is the dam of one winner from four foals to race, who is a full brother to this filly. Third dam Fairy Footsteps is a winner of the English 1000 Guineas.
Hip No. 108, gr. or ro. f., Tapit—New Normal, by Forestry, consigned by Timber Town, agent for R.S. Evans.
The third foal out of Grade 3 winner New Normal, from the family of Peruvian Horse of the Year Fahed Jr., champion Soaring Softly, Canadian champion Wavering Girl, Puerto Rican champion Tonadilla, and Grade 1 winners Noble’s Promise, Plenty of Grace, and Molly Morgan.
Hip No. 122, b. f., War Front—Plum Pretty, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Timber Town, agent.
The second foal out of 2011 Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty, whose first foal, a Distorted Humor colt, was a $725,000 RNA at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. Plum Pretty herself brought $4.2 million at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Hip No. 131, dk. b. or br. c. Smart Strike—Rcuandry, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
A half-brother to this colt by Street Cry brought $1.4 million at last year’s Saratoga sale. Rcuandry is the dam of two foals to race and hails from the family of Grade 1 winner Honey Ryder, Grade 2 winner Dominus, and Grade 3 winners Cuando Puede and Hit It Rich.
Hip No. 139, b. c., War Front—River Belle, by Lahib, property of Imagine…
River Belle, a graded/group stakes winner in the U.S. and England, is the dam of three winners from four foals to race, including Grade 3 winner Strathnaver, U.A.E. 1000 Guineas winner Siyaadah, and stakes-placed Soho Dancer. Full brother Middle Kingdom sold for $1,246,502 at last year’s Tattersalls October yearling sale.
Hip No. 140, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Rote, by Tiznow, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Full sister Royal Obsession sold for $1 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale, brought $1.15 million as a 2-year-old at last year’s Keeneland November sale as part of the Regis Farm dispersal, then finished second this year in the Grade 2 Gazelle Stakes.
Hip No. 147, b. c., Medaglia d’Oro—Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
Grade 3 winner and young stallion Chitu is a half-brother to this filly, out of a producer of five winners from six foals to race. Group 1 winners Leading Light, Always Aloof, Toylsome, and Bel Sprinter can be found in the extended family.
Hip No. 148, dk. b. or br. c., Frankel—She Be Wild, by Offlee Wild, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
Champion She Be Wild’s first foal to go through the ring, the Tapit filly Propositioned, changed hands for $1.15 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale. Yearlings by Frankel are selling for an average price of $722,621.
Hip No. 164, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Storm Dixie, by Catienus, consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
A half-sister to four-time Grade 1 winner Princess of Sylmar, who sold for $3.1 million as a broodmare prospect at the end of her racing career. This colt brought $500,000 as a weanling at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Hip No. 168, b. f., Tapit—Super Espresso, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
Grade 3 winner Super Espresso was herself a $1.1 million yearling, and her first three foals have all been by Tapit. The first, the winning filly Espresso Time, brought $1 million at the 2014 Keeneland September sale, while the filly Chocolate Souffle was an RNA at last September’s sale with a final bid of $975,000. It is the family of champion Althea, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, Grade 1 winner Arch, and Grade 2 winner Twining, among others.
Hip No. 178, b. f., Bernardini—Uchitel, by Afleet Alex, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
A half-sister to Grade 3 winner Suddenbreakingnews, who is one of two winners from as many runners out of the unplaced Uchitel. The family includes Grade 1 winner Composure, Grade 2 winner Penwith, and Grade/Group 3 winners Party Cited and Ready Set.
Hip No 181, gr. or ro. f., Tapit—Upperline, by Maria’s Mon, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Multiple Grade 3 winner Upperline sold in foal to War Front for $1.75 million at the 2013 Keeneland November sale, and the ensuing colt was a buyback at $825,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September sale. Her third dam is Italian Oaks winner Ivyanna.
Hip No. 194, b. c., Bernardini—Winner, by Horse Chestnut, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
Winner sold with this colt in utero at the 2014 Keeneland November sale for $700,000 and is the dam of four winners from five foals to race, including Grade 3 winner Ocho Ocho Ocho and Grade 2-placed Private Ensign. His third dam is Hall of Famer Personal Ensign, putting him in the family of Broodmare of the Year Personal Flag, champion Storm Flag Flying, and Grade 1 winners Miners Mark, Traditionally, and Mr Speaker, among many others.
Hip No. 208, b. c., Tapit—Aubby K, by Street Sense, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
Aubby K, a Grade 1 winner, went through the ring with a full sister to this colt in utero and fetched $2.4 million at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November sale. This colt went through the ring earlier in that sale and brought $600,000.
Hip No. 221, b. f., Tapit—Boston Lady, by Boston Harbor, consigned by James M. Herbener Jr., agent.
Normandy Invasion, a Grade 1-placed runner and young stallion, is a full brother to this filly and is one of three winners from six runners out of Boston Lady.
Hip No. 239, b. f., War Front—City Sister, by Carson City, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
The Grade 2-placed City Sister has had three winners from five runners, including Grade 2 winner Dixie City and stakes-placed Union City. Full brother Hermitage Bay brought $750,000 as a weanling at the 2013 Keeneland November sale. The extended family includes champion Dehere and Grade 2 winner Unified.