08/03/2014 9:38PM

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: Horses to watch


The following horses were selected as yearlings to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale based on their pedigrees. Conformation, physical characteristics, veterinarian records, and late updates to their pedigrees were not taken into consideration.

Hip No. 44, b. f., by Galileo—Luas Line, by Danehill, consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
An Irish-bred filly by the global powerhouse sire Galileo, out of the Grade 1-winning Danehill mare Luas Line, who is also classic-placed in Ireland. Bred by Mrs. Evie Stockwell, the filly is a sibling to two winners from three foals to race out of Luas Line, including Group 3-placed full brother Impulsive Moment. She is from the family of Grade 1 winner Prince Arch, Group 1 winner Kingsfort, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Donativum.

Hip No. 63, b. f., by Malibu Moon—Prall Street, by Cherokee Run, Property of Graves & Lynch, James M. Herbener Jr., agent.
This filly is a half-sister to Grade 1-placed stakes winner Rattlesnake Bridge, who was bred on a similar A.P. Indy sire line. Her dam, the winning Malibu Moon mare Prall Street, is a producer of three winners from four foals to race. Bred in Kentucky by William Graves and Dennis Lynch, the filly is from the family of Grade 1 winner True Knight and Grade 2 winner Rigamajig.

Hip No. 68, gr. or ro. f., by Uncle Mo—Horns Gray, by Pass the Tab, consigned by VanMeter Sales, agent.
Seven-time stakes winner Horns Gray has been a successful broodmare, with eight winners from 10 runners, including Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor and stakes winner Dignified Donovan. Further bolstering the dam’s résumé is her success producing broodmares. Awesome Humor is the dam of stakes-placed Keep Me Informed, while the winning Ocean Crest mare Surf Club has produced Grade 1 winner Emcee, stakes winner Spring Party, Group 2-placed Surfer, and Grade 3-placed Baffled, who is the dam of this year’s Florida Derby winner Constitution. Bred in Kentucky by the partnership of T.F. VanMeter, Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, and Dearborn Stables, this filly is from the first crop of sire Uncle Mo, and hails from the family of Grade 1 winner All Fired Up.

Hip No. 75, b. f., by War Front—Santa Catarina, by Unbridled, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Popular commercial sire War Front is on the top, while Grade 2 winner and Kentucky Oaks runner-up Santa Catarina, who brought $950,000 as a yearling and $4.8 million as a broodmare, is on the bottom. Santa Catarina is the dam of one winner from three foals to race. That winner, the Irish-bred Asbeautifulasyou, is a stakes producer. Bred in Kentucky by Eaton Sales, the filly has a wide-ranging international dam’s side pedigree, with standouts including Canadian champion Negligee and English Horse of the Year Zilzal.

Hip No. 80, b. f., by Gio Ponti—Shandra Smiles, by Cahill Road, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
Storm Cat-line sires have crossed well with the stakes-winning Cahill Road mare Shandra Smiles. A mating with Hold That Tiger produced three-time Grade 1 winner Smiling Tiger, while a cross with Tale of the Cat, sire of Gio Ponti, produced recently retired champion She’s a Tiger. Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Rodney Orr, this filly is from Gio Ponti’s debut crop as a sire.

Hip No. 81, gr. or ro. f., by Tapit—She Be Wild, by Offlee Wild, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
This is the second foal out of the Offlee Wild mare She Be Wild, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2009. Her first foal, Shebealittlewild, is also a Tapit filly. Bred in Kentucky by Mike and Nancy Mazzoni, the filly comes from the family of Canadian turf champion Portcullis and Grade 1 winner Carson Hollow.

Hip No. 94, ch. c., by Unbridled’s Song—Starinthemeadow, by Meadowlake, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt by late sire Unbridled’s Song is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Weemissfrankie and Grade 2-placed Stop Smiling. He is out of the unraced Meadowlake mare Starinthemeadow, whose produce includes six winners from seven foals to race. Bred in Kentucky by Diamond A Racing Corp., the colt is from the family of Grade 1 winner Stormy Pick.

Hip No. 112, b. c., by Bernardini—Tweeter, by Unbridled’s Song, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This colt is out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Tweeter, who is a half-sister to champion Bird Town and Belmont Stakes winner and sire Birdstone. Bred in Kentucky by Marylou Whitney Stables, this colt is one of the latest extensions in the family of second dam Dear Birdie, whose 13 foals to race were all winners, including three additional graded stakes producers as dams or grandams. Tweeter was bred on a similar Unbridled-line cross as Birdstone, who made a quick impact at stud, siring classic winners Mine That Bird and Summer Bird.

Hip No. 150, b. f., by War Front—Charming, by Seeking the Gold, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
This filly’s page features two of the most coveted names in the current commercial market in sire War Front and Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, who is the yearling’s second dam. Charming, a $3.2-million yearling in her own right, is the dam of two winners from as many foals to race, including the recently Grade 3-placed Take Charge Brandi. Bred in Kentucky by the Charming Syndicate, this filly is from the family of champion Will Take Charge, Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy, and Grade 2 winner Straight Story.