03/31/2014 12:45PM

Fasig-Tipton: Texas juvenile sale set for Tuesday


The catalog of horses set to sell at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in-training sale Tuesday at Lone Star Park near Dallas includes a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Great Hunter and a pair of offspring by Midnight Lute. The auction, which also includes four horses of racing age, will begin at 12 p.m. Central.

The sale’s under-tack show was held on Sunday, and a colt by Harlan’s Holiday and a filly by Irish Road tied for the fastest furlong workout time when they covered the distance in 10.20 seconds. Tea for Two, a daughter of Valid Expectations, breezed the fastest quarter-mile, going in 23.20 seconds over the main track at Lone Star.

The Harlan’s Holiday colt, an unnamed Kentucky-bred consigned by agent Wolf Creek Farm, sells as Hip No. 110. He is the first foal from the placed Smart Strike mare Smart Music, who is a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning sire Include. The Irish Road filly is an unnamed Indiana-bred from the female family of stakes winner Da Candy Man. She is consigned by agent Benchmark Training Center. Tea for Two is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Postponed and a full sister to stakes winner Bridesmaid, and the Texas-bred is being consigned by agent Brody Veal.

“Kentucky sires are well represented here, and some regional sires as well,” said Tim Boyce, sales director for Fasig-Tipton Texas.The half-brother to Great Hunter, who won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity, is a son of Distorted Humor. He was bred in Kentucky, and is consigned by Inside Move, Inc. The unnamed chestnut colt is from the stakes-winning mare Zenith, who was also Grade 3-placed and who earned $205,186. She has produced three winners from as many foals to race, with Great Hunter the most accomplished, having earned $976,260 in North America.

The first of the Midnight Lutes is a colt named Midnight Scandal, who sells as Hip No. 45. He’s a Kentucky-bred out of the mare Gold Princess, a Grade 3 winner who has produced five winners from six foals to race. Midnight Scandal is consigned by Benchmark. The other Midnight Lute, a filly named Midnight Dancer, sells as Hip No. 96. She’s the first foal from an unraced Woodman mare named Ruby Red Shoes, and was bred in Kentucky. The consignor is Fairytail Farms, agent.

Boyce said there were six horses supplemented to the original catalog and those pages can be seen online. The 2-year-olds supplemented are listed as Hip Nos. 32, 48 and 92, while the horses of racing age are hips 136, 137 and 138.

Boyce said reception to the catalog has been good, and he’s heard from buyers as far away as the Ukraine.

To view a complete sale catalog, click here.