New York-breds conclude successful stand at Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale

Friday, October 26th, 2018

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By Sarah Mace

New York-breds turned in solid results at the four-day Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale which marked the end of the 2018 yearling sale season Thursday.

For all four days of trading at the auction company’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, there was plenty of demand for the Empire State-bred product to go around. The final New York-bred RNA percentage of 22.6% was on par with the cumulative 22.7% buyback rate for the sale. New York-bred yearlings posted a median price of $15,000, which was identical to the sale median, and the $33,309 average New York-bred yearling price came in not too far behind the $35,576 cumulative sale average. Three six-figure New York-bred yearlings sold in the concluding session, bringing the total to seven.

Leading the way on Thursday was Hip 1197, a grey or roan filly by Cairo Prince from the Bluewater Sales LLC consignment bred by Three Diamonds Farm. Stoneway Farm went to $150,000 for the yearling who sported a flashy pedigree page and several significant catalogue updates.

A $120,000 RNA at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale over the summer, the Cairo Prince filly is the second foal out of Rhythm of Grace, an unraced daughter of Kitten’s Joy and full sister to graded stakes winner Conquest Panthera who has earned $355,275 to date. Rhythm of Grace is also a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Happy Like a Fool (Distorted Humor) and graded stakes performer Maniacal. All three of these siblings showed earnings updates on the page.

Rhythm of Grace, who was purchased from Ramsey Farm by Three Diamonds Farm for $48,000 at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, also had an important catalogue update of her own. Her first foal Rhythm With Soul broke her maiden at Saratoga this summer.

A pair of New York-bred colts fetched $130,000 Thursday, one from a very familiar New York family.

Hip 1274, a bay individual by Lookin at Lucky, is out of Langpap Stables’ Shesastonecoldfox. Voted champion New York-bred juvenile filly in 2001, the homebred for Dennis and Deborah Petrisak, was inducted into the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack Hall of Fame in 2016 and has an eponymous stakes race at the Farmington Racetrack.

A prolific producer, Shesastonecoldfox has produced six winners for the Petrisaks, led by four-time stakes winner and 58-time starter Fox Rules (Roman Ruler), who has earned $673,901 and is still competitive at nine. Shesastonecoldfox is also the dam of stakes winners Fox Rox ($355,584) and stakes performer Elusive Fox. Consigned by Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm, the Petrisak-bred Lookin at Lucky colt was purchased by Jim Moloney for $130,000. Shesastonecoldfox did not have a reported foal this year and has been bred to Keen Ice.

A bay colt by Mineshaft bred by Dutchess Views Farm in partnership with SGO Thoroughbred LLC also brought a winning bid of $130,000 Thursday from JCE Racing. The yearling previously changed hands when purchased by Atlantic Bloodstock for $77,000 at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton new York fall mixed sale.

Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, Agent and offered as Hip 1166, the colt is a half-brother to Crawdaddy, who won the 2017 Spectacular Bid division of the New York Stallion Stakes series. His dam Rare Edition by Street Sense, who did not race, is a half-sister to Touch of the Blues (FR) multiple graded winner, Breeders’ Cup Mile runner-up in 2003 and $1,655,358 earner. Indian Skimmer, twice a champion handicap mare in England, appears under the colt’s third dam.

The top-selling New York-bred at the sale 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 in session 2.

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