02/27/2017 7:04PM

Five juveniles breeze a furlong in 10 seconds flat for Gulfstream sale


Five juveniles each covered an eighth of a mile in 10 seconds flat on Monday to lead the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale of selected 2-year-olds in training under-tack show.

The horses worked over the main track at Gulfstream Park, making it the only breeze show to take place at a track during an active meet.

Two of the day’s fastest times came from horses consigned by McKathan Bros. as agent.

Hip 66 is an Into Mischief filly out of the winning Speightstown mare Greer Lynn, who is a sister to Grade 3 winners Sing Baby Sing and Roll Hennessy Roll, Grade 1-placed stakes winner Value Plus, and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Majorbigtimesheet.

Bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm, the bay filly sold for $135,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

“I think she’s a special filly,” said consignor Kevin McKathan. “When they pull her out of the stall and put her on the end of the shank, she’ll look just as good as she did on the racetrack, maybe even better. There aren’t any holes in her, and she does everything right.”

Joining the filly was stablemate Hip 118, a Bodemeister colt out of the stakes-placed Mineshaft mare Pink Diamond. The bay colt was bred in Kentucky by a partnership and is from the family of French Group 1 winner Vific, Grade 3 winner Keys to the Heart, and Grade 1-placed runners Rahy Doll and Avie’s Shadow.

The colt brought $190,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

“He’s a big, strong, beautiful colt that I think could be any kind of horse,” McKathan said.

Hip 35 is a Spring at Last colt out of the winning Gold Halo mare Celadon. He was bred in Kentucky by Reiley McDonald and boasts Irish champion Executive Perk, multiple British Group 1 winner Creator, and Group 2 winner Chalon on his page.

Top Line Sales, agent, consigns the colt, who was a buyback at $19,000 during last year’s Keeneland September sale.

“He’s been special all year and didn’t disappoint us,” said James Gladwell of Top Line Sales. “Everybody said he looked good on the track, looked like he got his lead, and galloped out strong, so we were really pleased with him. He’s been coming along great. He’s been forward, pretty much trains himself.”

Hip 126 is a Pioneerof the Nile filly out of the winning Hard Spun mare Ribbon Taffy, from the family of Canadian champion Kiss a Native and Grade 1 winners Yes It’s True and Silver Max.

The filly was bred in Kentucky by Woodford Thoroughbreds and was a $170,000 purchase out of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. Crupi’s New Castle Farm consigns her at the Gulfstream sale as agent.

“That horse is just straightforward and a nice horse,” said consignor J.J. Crupi. “We knew the horse would go that fast. That’s a runner.”

Rounding out the group was Hip 135, a Bernardini colt out of the winning Horse Chestnut mare Winner, making him a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Ocho Ocho Ocho and Grade 2-placed Private Ensign.

Bred in Kentucky by Chadds Ford Stable, the colt’s third dam is champion Personal Ensign, putting him in the family of horses including Broodmare of the Year Personal Flag; champion Storm Flag Flying; Grade 1 winners My Flag, Miner’s Mark, Traditionally, and Mr Speaker; Grade 2 winners Parading and Interactif; and Grade 3 winners Animal Spirits and Divine Oath.

The colt was purchased for $350,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, which consigns him at this auction.

“He showed up just the way we expected him to,” said Dean De Renzo. “You always have the hopes when you buy the yearlings with deep pedigrees that they really show up at the end of their training program, and he did.”

The breeze show took a somber tone early in the day with the fatal breakdown of Hip 28, an Into Mischief colt who suffered a right front leg injury in the middle of his workout. He remained upright after being pulled up and was vanned off but was later euthanized due to the injuries.

The sale will take place Wednesday in the Gulfstream Park paddock beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern.

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