New York-breds remain in demand on Day 2 at Fasig-Tipton

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Hip 338, a New York-bred filly by Constitution out of the unraced Unbridled’s Song mare Samsational, sold for $375,000 after a private sale Thursday at Fasig-Tipton. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

Nine New York-breds went through the ring during the second and session of Fasig-Tipton’s Select Yearling Showcase and showed that demand remains strong for racing prospects from the Empire State.

Six of the nine yearlings offered found new homes for total receipts of $1,065,000, an average price of $177,500 and median of $135,000. Combined with the yearlings offered during preferred portion of Wednesday’s opening session, a total of 79 New York-bred yearlings sold over two days for $6,637,000, an average price of $84,013 and median of $75,000.

Comparisons aren’t truly accurate since a significant number of New York-bred yearlings are usually sold in August at Saratoga, but the average and median price figures for 2020 were on par with those from 2019. Fasig-Tipton reported an average price of $87,097 for the 186 yearlings that sold at the 2019 Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale, along with a median of $60,000.

Fasig-Tipton did not conduct sales in Saratoga this summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, instead shifting and consolidating its July select, Saratoga select and New York-bred yearling sales into the Select Yearling Showcase in Lexington and held a few days after the rescheduled Kentucky Derby.

The two most expensive New York-breds sold at the Showcase went through the ring Thursday – Hip 338 for $375,000 after a private sale and Hip 450 for $300,000.

Agents Alex Solis Jr. and Jason Litt, bidding as Solis/Litt for the Roth family’s LNJ Foxwoods, secured Hip 338, a filly by Constitution of the unraced Unbridled’s Song mare Samsational. Bred by Newtownanner Stud and consigned by Ron Blake’s and Hanzly Albina’s Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent, the filly is the fourth foal out of Samsational, a half sister to Grade 1 winner and one-time Kentucky Derby favorite I Want Revenge and two stakes-placed runners.

Fellow agent Donato Lanni, bidding for SF Racing, Starlight Stable and Madaket Stable, landed Hip 450, a colt by More Than Ready whose pedigree traces to Phipps family stalwarts Fantastic Find, Blitey, Dancing Spree, Heavenly Prize and others.

Consigned by Shack Parish’s Indian Creek, agent, the colt is out of the Forest Wildcat mare Wild Grace. Jay Hanley, who partners frequently with Sol Kumin of Madaket including campaigning champion Lady Eli, bred the More Than Ready colt.

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