Sackatoga lands Tiznow colt for $300,000 at Fasig-Tipton

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Hip 135, a colt by Tiznow and half brother to stakes winner Bye Bye Bernie, sold for $300,000 to highlight New York-bred preferred yearling portion of Fasig-Tipton’s Select Yearling Showcase Wednesday. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog

The New York-bred preferred portion of Fasig-Tipton’s Selected Yearling Showcase Wednesday saw a familiar face purchase the most expensive yearling of the section when Sackatoga Stable’s Jack Knowlton went to $300,000 to purchase a colt by Tiznow.

Bred by Barry Ostrager and selling as Hip 135, the $120,000 weanling at the Keeneland November breeding stock last year was signed for by Knowlton on behalf of Sackatoga Stable. Purchased from the Hunter Valley Farm consignment, the colt is out of stakes placed Gilded Time mare Eternal Grace.

The dam of stakes winner Bye Bye Bernie and two other stakes horses, Eternal Grace was bought by Ostrager carrying this colt for $50,000 during the 2018 Keeneland November sale. Eternal Grace’s family is no stranger to the new York-bred program with her half-sister We Kept Her a resident of New York and the dam of New York-bred Grade 3 Discovery Stakes winner Control Group.

Eternal Grace had a second New York-bred foal March 30 when she delivered a filly by Majestic City.

Overall, 20 of the New York-bred offerings went for six figures with three breaking the $200,000 mark.

Hip 71, a colt by Candy Ride bred by Joe Fafone, brought the second highest price at $295,000 from agent Demi O’Byrne. The colt is the second foal out of the unraced Any Given Saturday mare Sweet Love, a full sister to graded stakes winner Adventist and a half-sister to three other stakes winners.

Sequel New York’s evergreen sire Freud co-topped all New York-based stallions with a $75,000 colt consigned by Vinery Sales as agent for Allen Hallett. Named Elusive Freud and selling as Hip 141, the Hallett-bred colt was purchased by Calumet Farm.

Follow My Luck was purchased by Hallet at the Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga October mixed sale in 2015 for $24,000 carrying a Cross Traffic filly that has provided the mare her first winner from her first foal of racing age. Elusive Freud is the third foal for the mare, who also has an unraced 2-year-old New York-bred Goldencents colt named Lucky Cents who sold for $27,000 at last years’ Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale with the mare foaling a Destin colt this year.

Freud was joined by Sequel stallion Laoban at the $75,000 mark with that first-crop sire leading all New York freshmen with three winners and tying for third in the nation by number of stakes horses with two.

Hip 12, a colt by Laoban, was purchased Northshore Bloodstock, for $75,000 from the consignment of Bluewater Sales, whose Meg Levy bred Laoban’s stakes winner Simply Ravishing. The second foal out of the Street Sense mare Lapinski, the April 28-born colt was bred by Milfer Farm and sold to Bluewater Sales as a short yearling this year for $50,000. The colt has the support of a strong family behind him with his dam a half-sister to stakes winner Sunset Wish and a granddaughter of Grade 1 winner Cara Rafaela, who is also the dam of Bernardini.

The colt was the second big-money offering for Lapinski, with her New York-bred 2-year-old Spun For Lulu selling at the OBS March sale for $170,000 this year. The mare also has a Cloud Computing colt at foot, who was born in late April.

Fasig-Tipton reported 73 New York-bred yearlings sold on Day 1 for a total of $5,572,000, an average price of $76,329 and median of $70,000. While there were fewer horses cataloged than last year, the median for this year’s sale was up $10,000 from the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

While the dedicated New York-bred section of the sale is complete, nine New York-foaled yearlings are cataloged for the second session that begins at 10 a.m. Thursday.


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