Fillies lead the way for NY at Gulfstream Sale

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Hip 85, a daughter of Practical Joke, sells for $500,000 at Wednesday’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

A half-sister to Sunday’s Haynesfield Stakes winner My Boy Tate and a filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Practical Joke each sold for $500,000 to lead the draft of New York-breds that passed through the ring during the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale of 2-year-olds in training Wednesday in Halladale Beach, Florida.

The pair, who finished as the co-third most expensive fillies, sold within minutes before the midpoint of the sale conducted in the Gulfstream paddock.

Hip 74, a bay daughter of Bernardini out of the winning Sharp Humor mare Backslash who breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts Monday, sold first to Stonestreet Stables LLC for $500,000.

Hip 74, a half brother to recent Haynesfield winner My Boy Tate, breezes before selling for $500,000 at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, the half-sister to $582,288-earner and five-time stakes winner My Boy Tate was co-bred by Michelle Nevin and Godolphin and foaled at Rockridge Stud in Hudson. She sold for $165,000 to Quarter Pole Enterprises at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase in Lexington.

Backslash produced three other winners – Charlie McCoy, Linkappleyard and Slash Gordon – and she’s the dam of the unraced 3-year-old Micromanage colt named Michael Scott and a yearling filly by Frosted. She was bred to Congrats in 2020.

Hip 85, a dark bay or brown daughter of Practical Joke out of the winning Speightstown mare Caribbean Lady, was purchased by China Horse Club for $500,000.

Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, agent, the filly bred by Pine Ridge Stables Ltd. breezed an eighth in :10.2. Foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, the filly sold for $90,000 to Knollwood Stables at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase.

My Boy Tate’s half sister by Bernardini breezes in :10.2 before the Gulfstream Sale. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Caribbean Lady, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner and $672,872-earner Halory Leigh, is the dam of the winning Super Saver mare Island Queen and two other placed runners. She’s also the dam of a yearling filly by Mendelssohn foaled in New York and was bred to Lookin At Lucky in 2020.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 11 of the 14 New York-breds offered at the Gulfstream Sale for $2,475,000, an average of $225,000 and median of $150,000.

Hip 183, a filly from the second crop of last year’s leading freshman sire and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, brought the third highest price for a New York-bred. Breeze Easy LLC went to $445,000 to purchase the filly out of the Jump Start mare Nick’s Honor, the dam of New York-bred stakes winners The Lewis Dinner and Kelli Got Frosty and stakes-placed winners Frosty Gal and Princess Phoebe.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent, the filly was bred by James Lamonica, Lee Sacks, Soave Stables, Barry Malkin, Ken Sacks and partners. The filly breezed a quarter-mile in :21.2 during Monday’s under-tack show.

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