08/11/2016 11:00AM

Larger catalog for Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – New York-breds have won at least one Grade/Group 1 race every year since 2010, and the program has been represented by Eclipse Award champions in consecutive years with Dayatthespa and La Verdad. The program is having another strong year, with graded stakes wins by Effinex, Upstart, Fish Trappe Road, and Ancient Secret in the first seven months of 2016.

Likewise, sales of New York-bred prospects are on the upswing. The Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale of preferred yearlings has posted gains in five consecutive years heading into this year’s edition, which is set for Saturday and Sunday.

“We’ve seen over the last 10 years pretty remarkable growth and gains in the New York-bred sale due to the growth in quality of the horses being offered for sale,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said. “The pedigrees have improved, the physical conformation have improved, and the horsemanship has really improved. The stallions in New York and the female families have gotten better. It’s a great program. The New York breeding program is the preeminent statebred program in the United States.”

Last year’s New York-bred yearling sale finished with 182 horses sold, led by a $350,000 Tiznow filly, for gross receipts of $14,876,500. The average price was $81,739, and the median was $65,000. The gross and average figures were gains of 5.5 percent and 2 percent over 2014, while the median held steady.

This year’s sale has 306 yearlings cataloged, up from 283 last year.

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The following are horses to watch, selected by DRF Breeding sales editor Joe Nevills, based on pedigree and the past auction performance of family members.

Day 1

Hip No. 304, b. f., Lemon Drop Kid—Absolute Patience, by Rakeen, consigned by Royal Bloodstock, agent

A full sister to Grade 2 winner and young stallion Hangover Kid, from the family of Grade 2 winner Who Did It and Run and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Giant Run.

Hip No. 366, b. f., Take Charge Indy—Dr. Zic, by Milwaukee Brew, consigned by Select Sales, agent

A filly from the first crop of Take Charge Indy out of Grade 1 winner Dr. Zic, whose first foal to race is a winner. The page includes stakes winner Bella Paella and stakes-placed Miss Oceanette.

Hip No. 419, b. f., Bodemeister—Jessica’s Halo, by Jolie’s Halo, consigned by Harry L. Landry Bloodstock, agent

Grade 1 winner Jessica Is Back is a half-sister to this filly and one of seven winners from nine runners out of Jessica’s Halo. The family includes Grade 2 winner Sir Whimsey and stakes winners Moment of Touch, Paititi Gold, Miss Lillie J, and Island Delay.

Day 2

Hip No. 469, dk. b. or br. f., Uncle Mo—Mrs. Filio, by Eastern Echo, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Thoroughbred Champions Training Center

Mrs. Filio is the dam of 10 winners from 12 foals to race, including stakes winner Swag Daddy, Grade 3-placed What a Tale, and stakes-placed Anjorie. This colt brought $62,000 as a short yearling at this year’s Keeneland January horses-of-all-ages sale.

Hip No. 491, ch. f., by Jimmy Creed—Passe, by Dixie Union, consigned by Perrone Sales Ltd., agent for Apache Farm

A filly from the first crop of Jimmy Creed out of the unraced Passe, whose first foal to race is Wonder Gal, a stakes winner who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies among her four Grade 1 placings. Grade 1 winners Perfect Drift and Force the Pass can be found on the page along with Grade 3 winner Social Queen.

Hip No. 515, b. c., Bernardini—Revolutionary Act, by Boston Harbor, consigned by Indian Creek, agent

Stakes winner Revolutionary Act has had five winners from seven foals to race, led by Grade 2-placed stakes winners American Act and Night Party. The extended family includes Grade 3 winners Adhocracy and Classic Par.