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Starship Truffles leads late additions to Fasig-Tipton racing age sale
Fasig-Tipton’s new July horses of racing age sale got a big boost Wednesday with word that Grade 1 winner Starship Truffles is now in the catalog.
The 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly most recently won the July 6 Princess Rooney at Calder, beating Judy the Beauty by 3 3/4 lengths. Starship Truffles received a 96 Beyer Speed Figure and a 6.5 Ragozin for that performance, which brought her earnings to $433,035.
“She has been brilliant in 2013, winning five of eight starts by a combined 29 lengths,” said Steve Smith, representing Starship Truffles’ owners, Chasing Tails Stables. “The Princess Rooney is, so far, the highlight of her career, and we’re taking an opportunity to put her in the auction ring at an ideal time and place. She’s at the top of her game, and there are a lot of valuable stales coming up for older fillies and mares through the rest of the year.”
Earlier this year, Starship Truffles won Calder’s listed Musical Romance. To date, Starship Truffles has won 14 of 24 starts, and she has a pair of seconds and two thirds to her credit, as well. Marty Wolfson trains Starship Truffles.
Starship Truffles is out of the Not For Love stakes winner Bobbie Use, and her immediate family includes stakes-winner La Reine Elaine, who produced a pair of stakes-winning course record-setters: La Reine’s Terms, an earner of more than $800,000; and Sunset Party. Starship Truffles’ family also includes 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.
Starship Truffles will sell as hip number 385 in the Hidden Brook agency’s consignment.
Several other intriguing runners were added to the sale earlier this week, led by the undefeated 3-year-old colt Eastwood.
Chris Baccari’s Baccari Bloodstock agency will consign Eastwood, a Speightstown colt who has won both his starts at Belmont this year. Baccari owns Eastwood, the first foal out of the Deputy Minister mare Fifth Avenue Ball. Bred in Kentucky by Fred Hertrich III, Eastwood brought $240,000 as a 2010 Keeneland November weanling. He won a May 27 maiden special weight by 2 1/4 lengths in his first start, and then won by a head in an allowance race against older horses on June 29. In the latter race, Eastwood earned a 93 Beyer Speed Figure and a 5 on the Ragozin sheets.
Baccari said in a release announcing the sale that he considers the Grade 1 King’s Bishop and Grade 2 Amsterdam options for the colt.
Other runners added so far this week to the racing-age sale include $259,942 earner Homerun Berti (by Forestry); $165,574 earner Ghost Chapel (by Chapel Royal) ; $134,458 earner Night Seeker (by Harlan’s Holiday); $90,884 earner One Fast Frog (by First Samurai); winner Law Dog (by Unusual Heat); Braveman, a 3-year-old Unbridled’s Song colt who has won two of three starts; Spider Dust, a 3-year-old Broken Vow filly out of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Quiet Action; and Porspoder, a 3-year-old Dalakhani filly who is a half-sister to French Group 2 winner New Girlfriend.
There also have been some noteworthy catalog updates for several sales horses: Teaks North finished second in the Grade 1 United Nations on July 6, the same day that Holiday Soiree was fourth and Sweet Cassiopeia fifth in the Princess Rooney behind Starship Truffles.
The inaugural July horses of racing age sale will take place July 15 at Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks facility in Lexington, immediately following the company’s July select yearling auction.
Detailed information about the racing-age horses - including past performances, video race replays, analysis by Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker, and pedigree details - are available at Fasig-Tipton's website.