Session two of F-T October yearling sale brings fresh New York-bred filly topper

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

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By Sarah Mace

In Tuesday’s second session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, a $120,000 grey/roan filly from the first crop of Frosted emerged as the new top-selling New York-bred female. The priciest New York-sired yearling to date is a Laoban filly. Halfway through the sale’s four-day stand, the New York-bred median price is outperforming the cumulative sale median.

Hip 667, the top New York-bred filly, was bred by Dr. Jerry Bilinski, foaled on February 12, 2018, and consigned by Gainesway, agent. New York-based trainer Mark Hennig signed the ticket for $120,000 on behalf of a client. As a weanling, the filly brought $240,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The Frosted filly’s dam is Jeanne’s Honor, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Honor and Glory who has produced seven winners, including stakes winner Going to Kukaro (her second foal by Speightstown) and stakes performer Ten K Cat (her third foal by Tale of the Cat). Bilinski’s Waldorf Farm purchased Jeanne’s Honor with the Frosted filly in utero for $75,000 at the 2017 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The filly’s second dam is Grade 1 winner Jeanne Jones, by Nijinsky, who also produced multiple stakes winner Roman Treasure and stakes performer Beautiful Gem.

The top New York-bred colt on Tuesday was Hip 508, a dark bay/brown individual currently named Shenu from the second crop of Triple Crown winner and dual champion American Pharoah. Purchased by Byron Rogers / Star Bloodstock for $90,000 from the consignment of Royal Bloodstock Sales LLC, agent, the yearling RNA’d for $140,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale in 2018.

Bred by Mare Madness LLC and foaled on April 12, 2018, the American Pharoah colt is the fourth foal produced by Gitchee Goomie, a New York-bred graded stakes winner on turf by City Zip. Bred by Barry Ostrager, campaigned by Patsy C. Symons and trained by Rick Violette, Gitchee Goomie retired with $680,520 in earnings. She has changed hands at public auction four times since, most recently when purchased by Mare Madness III for $100,000 at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter mixed sale.

The top New York-sired yearling at the halfway point of the Fasig-Tipton sale is Hip 650, a grey/roan filly from the first cop of Laoban. Bred by Sequel Stallions NY – where Laoban stood for a stud fee of $7,500 in 2019 – in partnership with Harry L. Landry, the February 12, 2018 filly brought $60,000 from Scanlon Training and Sales. She sold previously to Atlantic Bloodstock for $17,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton fall mixed sale in Saratoga. In Kentucky she was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

The filly’s dam is Irish Ridge, by Cactus Ridge, who joined Harry Landry’s broodmare band when he purchased her for $12,000 at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale. Irish Ridge has produced two winners from three foals to start, led by an important catalogue update from Irish Danzing (by Danza), who finished third in the Joseph A. Gimma stakes in his second start on September 18 to stakes winners Naked Avenger and Fierce Lady.

Halfway through the sale, the cumulative average and median are $38,398 and $15,000, with a 26.1% RNA rate. Among the New York-breds, 39 have sold of 63 offered (including five private sales) for an RNA rate of 38.1%. The New York-bred average sits at $33,846, while the median of $20,000 sits 33% above the general sale median.


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