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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: Standout pages
By Joe Nevills
Note: Horses have been selected based solely on analysis of their catalog pages, as the print deadline comes before the yearlings arrive on the sale grounds.
Hip No. 17, dk. b. or br. c., by Street Cry—Bethany, by Dayjur, consigned by Sweezey & Partners, agent
This Street Cry colt is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Tizway out of the unraced Dayjur mare Bethany, who is the dam of four winners from as many foals to race. His siblings also include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Ticket to Seattle and the stakes-producing mare Go for a Dip. His second dam is the prolific Willamae, the dam of Grade 1 winners Will’s Way and Willa On the Move, Grade 1-placed winner and sire Citidancer, and four other stakes-producing mares. He was bred in Kentucky by Whisper Hill Farm.
Hip No. 34, dk. b. or br. c., by Distorted Humor—Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy, property of Adena Springs
This colt was part of the high-profile dispersal of the late Prince Saud bin Khaled’s Palides Investments N.V., selling in utero at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding-stock sale when his dam, the multiple Grade 3-winning A.P. Indy mare Delta Princess, went to Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs for $2.6 million. Delta Princess is the dam of four winners from as many foals to race, chief among them being two-time champion Royal Delta. The colt also is a half-brother to the Grade 2-placed winner Empire Way and is from the family of Grade 1 or Group 1 winners Biondetti, Indy Five Hundred, and Proud Delta.
Hip No. 57, b. c., by Giant’s Causeway—Half Queen, by Deputy Minister, consigned by Four Star Sales, agent
An Irish-bred half-brother to champion Halfbridled, this colt is out of the winning Deputy Minister mare Half Queen, who has produced three winners from eight foals to race. His notable family members include Grade 1 winner Spruce Needles, multiple Grade 2 winner Lu Ravi, and Grade 3 winner At the Half. He was bred by the Half Queen Syndicate.
Hip No. 92, b. f., by Indian Charlie—Mini Chat, by Deputy Minister, consigned by Lane’s End, agent
From the final crop of the late sire Indian Charlie, this filly is out of the Deputy Minister mare Mini Chat, who is the dam of two winners from five foals to race. She is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Dixie Chatter and is a full sister to Grade 3 winner Rumor. Her second dam is the champion Phone Chatter, and her page also includes Grade 1 winner In Lingerie and Grade 2 winner Cat Chat. Bred in Kentucky by the partnership of Darley, Tony Holmes, and Dr. and Mrs. Walter Zent, the filly was a $325,000 purchase as a weanling at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale.
Hip No. 117, b. c., by Tiznow—She’s a Winner, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent
Foals out of the A.P. Indy mare She’s a Winner have done well on the racetrack, with six winners from as many offspring to race, led by Grade 1 winner, Kentucky Derby runner-up, and sire Bluegrass Cat; Grade 2 winner Lord of the Game; stakes winner Sonoma Cat; and Grade 2-placed winner Cal Nation. Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, this colt is from the family of the champion Rhythm, Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, Grade 1 winners Girolamo and Dance Number, and Grade 2 winner Daydreaming among others.
Hip No. 125, b. f., by Warrior’s Reward—Smolensk, by Danzig, property of Malibu Farm, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent
This filly hails from one of the most recognizable family trees in recent memory, featuring the prolific Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride as her second dam, the producer of Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour and Group 2 winner Smolensk. The latter is a producer of six winners from eight foals to race, including multiple stakes winner Martha’s Moon. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Malibu Farm.