08/11/2017 10:36AM

Hips to watch at Northern California sale of yearlings and horses of racing age

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The following are horses to watch at the Northern California sale of yearlings and horses of racing age, based on their pedigrees and the past auction performance of notable family members. Physical conformation, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration.

Hip No. 61, dk. b. or br. c., Awesome Gambler—River Cutie, by Rio Verde, consigned by Loveacres Ranch, agent

River Kiss, a Grade 3-placed runner, is a full sister to this filly, and three of the dam’s five winners are by Awesome Gambler.

Hip No. 70, ch. f., Mineshaft—Serious Vow, by Broken Vow, property of H & E Ranch

Serious Vow’s two winners include stakes-placed Rowdy Dylan. Grade/Group 2 winners Star Cutter, Classy Cara, and Brian Boru are in the extended family.

Hip No. 87, ch. f., Lucky Pulpit—Speak Easy Gal, by West Acre, consigned by Harris Farms, agent

The second foal out of Grade 3 winner Speak Easy Gal. Grade 3 winner Big Jewel can be found farther down the page.

Hip No. 112, b. f., U.S. Ranger—Ankha, by Desert Classic, consigned by Rancho de los Aviadores, agent

Grade 1 winner Ultra Blend is a half-sister to this filly.

Hip No. 138, Desert Royale, dk. b. or br. f., Desert Code—Deb’s Royal Flush, by Demons Begone, consigned by Stony Creek Farm, agent

Stakes winner Deb’s Wildcard is a full sister to this filly.