03/03/2016 11:14AM

Freshman sires shine at Fasig-Tipton Florida sale

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Barbara D. Livingston
A colt by Grade 1 winner Bodemeister sold for $650,000 on Wednesday.

Behind the four horses who fetched seven-figure price tags at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale Wednesday night came three other high-ticket offerings representing an exciting class of freshman sires. Union Rags had a $975,000 colt sold to Baoma Corp., Tapizar had an $800,000 filly sold to Dennis O'Neill and Erik Johnson, and Bodemeister had a colt sold to Mark Casse, as agent, for $650,000.

Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags, standing at Lane’s End, was represented by five juveniles sold on the night for an average price of $349,000. His $975,000 colt came from the consignment of Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree, as agent.

The classic-placed Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, the commercial leader of his class of sires at every stage thus far, had five horses sold, all for six figures, for an average price of $334,000, led by his top offering from the McKathan brothers, as agents. The WinStar Farm stallion also had a $190,000 buyback.

Bodemeister had two juveniles tie for the top time of 10 seconds flat at Monday’s under-tack show. The only other freshman sire with a 10-second worker was Mission Impazible, standing at Sequel Stallions in New York. His filly sold to agent Justin Casse for $290,000 out of the Crane Thoroughbreds consignment.

Tapizar stands alongside his sire, Tapit, at Gainesway. His $800,000 filly, the first foal out of stakes winner Yawkey Way, sold as property of Crupi’s New Castle Farm. His lone other offering Wednesday night was a buyback.