Fresh NY-bred colt and filly toppers emerge from Session 2 of F-T October yearling sale

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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By Sarah Mace

Things got a little hotter for the New York-bred cohort in Tuesday’s second session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale when a pair of new colt and filly toppers emerged from the crowd. At the same time, the cumulative New York-bred average and buyback rate improved on the indicators returned in Session 1.

The leader of the New York-bred pack on Tuesday was Hip 701, a Tiznow colt out of multiple stakes producer Indian Rush who was hammered down to K.O.I.D. for $230,000. He is the seventh top-seller of the auction to date.

Bred by Pine Ridge Stables Ltd. and consigned by Paramount Sales, the bay is a half-brother to two New York-bred juvenile stakes winners. His dam Indian Rush’s first foal, Harlan’s Honor, won the 2008 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth. March X Press by Shanghai Bobby won the open Bolton Landing Stakes in 2017. Indian Rush, a Kentucky-bred stakes-placed turf runner by Indian Charlie who earned just shy of $100,000, has a weanling colt by Honor Code and has been bred to Into Mischief.

Bidding on behalf of DJ Stable, Linda Rice went to $175,000 to purchase Tuesday’s top New York-bred filly, Hip 575. Bred by Jeffery J. Drown and consigned by Indian Creek Agent, the filly is a daughter of Speightstown out of Gift List, a placed runner by Bernardini whose first foal, and lone runner to date, is a winner. With no reported foal this year, Gift List was bred in the spring to Uncle Mo.

Gift List is out of stakes winner Private Gift (Unbridled) and a half-sister to Secret Someone, a multiple stakes winner and graded stakes performer by A.P. Indy, and Profetiza, a multiple stakes performer. The filly’s third dam Private Status produced multiple grade 1 winner and millionaire Secret Status and graded winner Alumni Hall.

The cumulative indicators for New York-breds through the second session of the October yearling sale are very solid, even in the context of strong numbers for the sale overall.

In all 46 New York-bred yearlings changed hands (including five private sales) from 57 offered for a 19.3% buyback percentage, marking an improvement from 22.7% RNAs in the first session. The cumulative New York-bred average is $31,857, up from $26,365 in Monday’s opening session. The overall cumulative sale average came in at $34,624, which is up 8.6% from the first two sessions of 2017. The New York-bred median of $15,000 is identical to the sale at large, which is also up 36.4% from a year ago.

The Fasig-Tipton October Sale continues Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.

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