Tiznow filly leads New York-breds at F-T Kentucky winter mixed

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Fasig-Tipton photo

By Sarah Mace

When the curtain rang down on the two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale on Tuesday, the New York-bred cohort was topped by a six-figure short yearling filly by Tiznow bred by Hidden Lake Farm LLC et al.

The median price of $12,000 for 37 New York-breds sold solidly outperformed the $8,500 median of the sale overall, and the New York-bred buyback percentage of 24.3% was several ticks better than the sale RNA rate of 24.9%. The cumulative sale average of $29,539, which was bolstered by a handful of high-profile transactions, outpaced the $18,397 average for the New Yorkers.

Robert Lambe (Fasig-Tipton photo)

The Tiznow filly who earned the New York-bred boasting rights went to Robert Lambe for $100,000 during Monday’s opening session. Lambe had previously bought into the filly as a weanling when she sold for $67,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed sale to Royal Bloodstock Sales from the consignment of RFHF Bloodstock.

As Lambe told, “I was in when she was a weanling and owned a little piece of her. I liked her so I decided I would come in on the whole thing. I just owned 10%.” He continued, “Physically she grew up real nice and she’s nice to be around. She has a good mind. Her family is OK but it’s really all about her physical.”

Sold as Hip 274, the Tiznow filly was bred by bred by Hidden Lake Farm LLC, River Valley Farm and Tiznow Syndicate. The bay is out of Southern Alibi (Elusive Quality), a Kentucky-bred placed runner by Elusive Quality who has produced four winners to date, including stakes-placed Sneaky Kitten by Kitten’s Joy. Southern Alibi is also a half-sister to Grade 2 Go For Wand winner Nerfertini and stakes winner In the Navy Now. Hidden Lake Farm purchased Southern Alibi at the 2016 Keeneland November sale for $22,000. She was bred to Always Dreaming in 2019.

The top New York-bred male at the auction – also selling Monday – was a short yearling by New York sire Laoban from the family of Bernardini, who was hammered down to Bluewater sales, Agent, for $50,000. Laoban, whose first crop are juveniles of 2020, stands at Sequel Stallions New York for a stud fee of $5,000.

Offered by Legacy Bloodstock as Hip 86, the Laoban colt was bred by Milfer Farm Inc. and is just the second foal out of Lapinski, a winner by Street Cry (IRE). Milfer Farm purchased the mare, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Sunset Wish, for $82,000 at the 2017 Keeneland November sale.

The star power in the colt’s pedigree appears in the third generation. Third dam Cara Rafaela, a multiple graded stakes winner, went on to produce sire and champion Bernardini and the remainder of the female family is peppered with black type.

With the final breeding stock sale in the books, attention will turn in March to the always-exciting juvenile sales market.


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