Six-figure New York-sired colt at F-T July kicks off 2019 Empire State-bred yearling sale season

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

By Sarah Mace

A chestnut colt by New York sire Bustin Stones brought the top price of the select cohort of four New York-bred yearlings to go through the ring at Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearlings Sale. Consigned by Stuart Morris on behalf of Waldorf Farm et al, the youngster was purchased by Saratoga Seven Stables LLC for $105,000.

Hip 28, who was bred by a partnership of Dr. Jerry Bilinski, Roddy Valente and Dr. Richard Alfred, was the first New York-bred of yearling sales season to go through the ring and the first to sell. This makes him, in effect, a living, breathing advertisement for the sales appeal of New York-sired New York-breds.

New York-sired horses earn open owner’s awards at double the value of non-New York-sired horses and are eligible to compete in 10 New York Stallion Series races worth $2,300,000. Bustin Stones, who has been a staple of the New York sire population since he entered stud in 2009, stands at Waldorf Farm in North in Chatham for a modest stud fee of $5,000. At the mid-year point of 2019, he sits in sixth position in the state sire rankings with $1,250,207 in progeny earnings. Click here for full run-down of New York racing/breeding incentives and here for the New York Stallion Stakes Series.

Hip 28’s dam is Saudi Princess, an unplaced daughter of Unbridled’s Song who has produced five winners from five foals to start. Topping her three six-figure earners is Stoney Bennet, a gelded full brother to Hip 28 who is a 4-year-old stakes-placed runner and earned nearly $300,000. Jerry Bilinski bought Saudi Princess for $60,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The colt’s second dam Saudi Poetry is a multiple graded stakes winner by Storm Cat who earned nearly $600,000. Saudi Princess foaled a filly by Overanalyze on May 18, 2019.

Coming in a close second at the July sale was Hip 138, a grey/roan colt by Twirling Candy bred by Delehanty Stock Farm who went to Montia Holdings from the Eaton Sales consignment for exactly $100,000.

The colt’s winning dam Bauhaus Bourbon was also bred by Delehanty Stock farm and raced for two seasons in England in the colors of Mr. Frank Stella before returning to the states for broodmare duty. She has produced a pair of winners from five to start. The colt’s second dam is multiple graded stakes winner and stakes producer Southern Tradition. Appearing under the third dam are multiple graded winner Ski Dancer and her multiple graded stakes-performing son Baryshnikov.


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