By Sarah Mace
A trio of outstanding fillies led the second and concluding session Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale Monday, topped by a sales-record youngster: a filly by Malibu Moon who was hammered down for $775,000. While the key indicators for the auction were strong, they gave ground slightly from the record-breaking edition of the sale of 2018.
Of 266 New York-bred yearlings offered over the two sessions, 186 were sold (including 14 private sales) for total receipts of $16,200,000. Last year 172 individuals brought $18,492,000. The 2019 buy-back rate of 30.1% improved slightly over 34.6% a year ago. This year’s average yearling price of $87,097 dipped 19% from last year’s record average of $107,512. The median price was down 21.1% to $60,000 from $76,000 in 2018. Approximately one-third of the yearlings (59) brought six figures this year and 19 youngsters sold for $200,000 and up.
Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. said, “It was another strong edition of the New York-bred sale in 2019. Virtually every buyer I ran into today was complaining that they couldn’t get anything bought or that they were having to pay significantly more money than they wanted to for the horses they were bidding on.”
Continued Browning, “The RNA rate showed a pretty significant improvement this year compared to last year which probably led to a decrease in the average price and the median. All in all, we were coming off an unbelievable jump last year compared to 2017.”
He concluded, “The buyer base continues to be very, very good for this sale and continues to improve. I thought it was a very strong marketplace, similar to last year. The New York program has matured and, in my mind, is the finest state-bred program in the country.”
As has been the case in the bloodstock market at large for several years now, there was fierce competition at the very top of the market for the most desirable offerings.
Hip 592, a bay filly by Malibu Moon bred by Oak Bluff Stables, LLC, in partnership with Christophe Clement, set a new sales record when she brought $775,000 from Larry Best’s OXO Equine. Winter Quarter Farm consigned the filly for Oak Bluff Stable LLC. The previous record was set last year when a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile bred by Jonathan Thorne’s Thorndale Farm in Millbrook and now named Rift Valley was hammered down for $600,000.
The record-setting filly is the second (and most recent reported) foal out of Savvy Sassy, an Ontario-bred six-figure earner by Street Sense. Savvy Sassy last changed hands when purchased by John Donaldson, bloodstock agent for Richard Leahy’s Oak Bluff Stable, for $80,000 at the 2016 Keeneland November sale. Her first foal by Bayern named Bourbon Bay brought $205,000 at the New York-bred yearling sale last year and has not yet started. Savvy Sassy is a half-sister to Southdale, a multiple graded stakes winner and S S Pinafore, dam of graded winner Plainsman. The sale filly’s third dam is stakes winner Pinafore Park, who earned over $400,000.
“I’ve never shopped the New York sale before,” Best said after signing the ticket for the filly. “I didn’t even intend to shop today. But I had nothing to do this afternoon, so I came over and looked at some horses and that one caught my eye. It’s a beautiful day. I had other business to do this morning, got done early and felt like I’d come over and look. And here we are.”
He continued, “I love Malibu Moon as a broodmare sire. So I look at it from a breeding standpoint, long-term. If she wins some races, that would be really special, but I don’t see very many Malibu Moon fillies that I just fall in love with. This was one that is very athletic, she has a shot at the track, but after racing, I’ll use her as a broodmare. There is a consistency of quality in the filly.”
Also making a big splash on Monday was Hip 495, a bay filly from the first crop of Outwork foaled on March 21, 2018 who fetched $500,000. Consigned by Denali Stud, Agent IX, the filly went to Anna Seitz Ciannello’s All About the Girls Racing and JCE Racing for Travis Durr.
Bred by WinStar Farm, LLC where Outwork stands, the half-million dollar filly is the third foal out of Light and Variable, an unraced mare by Tiznow, whose first foal, Bye Bye Hong Kong by Street Sense sold for $862,759 at Tattersalls as a juvenile and has gone on to become a stakes winner in England. Light and Variable’s second foal is also a winner. Herself a $490,000 yearling when bought by SF Bloodstock at Keeneland in 2013, Light and Variable is out of a full sister to successful sire Bluegrass Cat and is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Nonna Mela. The third dam is a sister to Girolamo and appearing under the fourth dam are luminaries Imagining, Accelerator and Super Saver.
Tracy Farmer went to $320,000 to take home the third standout filly in the session and fourth top-seller overall. Hip 617, a bay yearling by Twirling Candy, was bred by Kingsport Farms, LLC and consigned on their behalf by Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds LLC. The January 31 filly is out of Soul Search, a multiple graded stakes-placed runner and earner of over $330,000 by A. P. Indy. All seven of her foals of racing age have started and won. The sale filly’s half-sister by War Front filly, Journey Home, is a graded stakes winner.
The 2019 New York-bred sale also introduced the first crop of three young New York sires: Laoban (Sequel Stallions New York), War Dancer (Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC) and the late Effinex.
Five colts and one filly by Laoban changed hands over the two sessions and the undoubted star of the group was Hip 506. Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong obtained the bay February 11 colt with a winning bid of $170,000. Bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC, Hip 506 is out of Malibu Mystique, a winning Maryland-bred by Malibu Moon who has produced four winners from four foals to start. Her Weigelia filly Brenda’s Way is a stakes winner and her Teuflesberg filly Miss Mystique is a stakes performer. The colt sold as a weanling at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga fall mixed sale for $65,000.
Four fillies by War Dancer sold, led by Hip 480 who went to Ken McPeek, Agent, from Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield consignment for $75,000. Bred by Sugar Plum Farm LLC, the February 16 filly is the first foal out of Kimberly Jean, by More than Ready.
Six yearlings from the lone crop of Effinex sold over the two sessions, topped by Hip 494 out of stakes performer Letshootpool who went to Zilla Racing / Oracle Bloodstock, Agent for $60,000
Of the older New York sires with six-figure yearlings, stalwart Freud led the pack with four yearlings bringing prices from $100,000 to $150,000 — the price tag paid by Calumet Farm for Hip 309, a dark bay colt out of Tiffany Twisted bred by SF Bloodstock, LLC.
Big Brown (Hip 500) and Majestic City (Hip 522) each had six-figure yearlings.
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By Sarah Mace
New York-bred yearlings made a fine showing in the “short” opening session of the two-day Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale on Monday evening. The top colt and filly were hammered down for $340,000 and $300,000 respectively, while seven youngsters sold for more than $200,000. Just over a third of the yearlings to change hands (23) brought six figures.
Fasig-Tipton adopted a new format for the annual sale this year. Typically conducted over two evening sessions on Saturday and Sunday, this year the sale began with a Sunday session beginning at 7:00 p.m. and covering approximately one-third of the catalogue (Hips 301-420 or 120 head). The second session, which is comprised of Hips 421-632 (or 211 horses), is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon on Monday to capitalize on the new dark day in Saratoga’s racing schedule. Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. said that the adjustment was a response to feedback from buyers and sellers. “With a lot going on, including the races, the sale has reached a level of importance that buyers and sellers felt they needed more time to look,” Browning said.
Over the course of the auction’s first session 66 youngsters sold of 97 offered (including 5 private sales) for a 31.96% buyback percentage. The average price on day one was $90,492 and the median price came in at $75,000.
The top-seller in Session 1 was Hip 342, a bay March 29 colt by Constitution from the family of Micromanage. Purchased by trainer John Terranova on behalf of an undisclosed client for $340,000, the colt was bred by Newtown Anner Stud and consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, Agent I.
The colt’s dam is Akris Queen, a winning Kentucky-bred daughter of Arch. Akris Queen is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Indescribable and graded stakes winner and New York sire Micromanage, whose first foals are hitting the racetrack this year. Another stakes-winning half-sibling is Elaflaak. Akris Queen has produced two winners from two foals to start and foaled a filly by Flatter this year. She has been bred to Good Samaritan.
“We’re really happy we got him and our client was as well,” said Terranova, who trained Akris Queen. “We thought he was the best horse in the sale, and we’ve seen Constitution get off to a hot start with 2-year-olds on the track. The mare’s got a big pedigree, and it’s nice to see her throwing a good-looking colt like that.”
“With everything lining up with the sire getting as hot as he has been currently, this horse’s physical was really, really strong,” said Nick Sallusto, part of the consignment team.
The top filly of Monday’s session, Hip 380, hails from the first crop of Runhappy and brought $300,000. Oracle Bloodstock signed the ticket on behalf of Reeves Racing/R.A. Hills, Corms. She was consigned by Gainesway on behalf of (as it happens) Fasig-Tipton’s Boyd T. Browning Jr. and Partners. Billy Terrell and Browning are the breeders of record.
The bay February 3, 2018 filly is the second foal out of Charismata, a stakes-placed runner by Curlin and a half-sister to stakes winner and six-figure earner Little Dancer (Successful Appeal). The second dam Jack’s Little Girl is a stakes producer, and abundant black type appears under fourth dam, graded winner Honoria. Charismata produced a Bernardini colt this year and has been bred to Army Mule.
Patti Reeves, who signed the ticket, said, “We loved her from the start and we love the incentive program for New York-breds. We had a feeling she would be in high demand. We like Runhappy a lot and I love what [owner Jim McIngvale] did from a marketing standpoint.”
A filly and a colt consigned by Denali Stud on behalf of Mrs. Vivien Malloy’s Edition Farm and Mrs. Marlene Brody’s Gallagher’s Stud, respectively, sold for $260,000 and $250,000 during the session
The Edition Farm yearling, a dark bay filly by Twirling Candy foaled on May 17, 2018 went to JCE Racing/Travis Durr for $260,000 as Hip 353. As a daughter of Awesome Bull, producer of five winners from five foals to start, the filly is a third generation product of the Edition Farm breeding program.
Mrs. Malloy purchased the filly’s third dam Mine Tonight, a multiple stakes-winning, Washington-bred daughter of Upper Nile at the 1999 Keeneland November sale for $300,000 in foal to Awesome Again. Mine Tonight produced eight winners, including a pair of stakes winners and her Awesome Again foal, Miney’s Awesome, became the sale filly’s second dam. A multiple winner for Edition Farm, she is the dam of Awesome Bull, the sale filly’s dam. She delivered a filly by Edition Farm-bred A Shin Forward this year.
The Gallagher’s Stud yearling from the Denali consignment was Hip 417, a bay Ghostzapper colt foaled on April 5, 2018, and purchased by Randy Bradshaw Agent for $250,000. The colt is out of Excellent News, a California-bred multiple winner by Rahy who earned over $200,000. Excellent News, out of stakes performer Mstoyou, is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Here’s to You. The colt’s second dam is stakes winner and stakes producer. Excellent News, originally a $250,000 juvenile purchase by Kaleem Shah, was resold by Gallagher’s at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Other noteworthy sales of the night, each crossing the $200,000 threshold were Hips 387, 357 and 335.
Hip 387, a bay colt bred by Donald Schupak’s Anjes Farm and consigned by Thomas J. Gallo Sales Agency Agent XI, sold to SGV Thoroughbreds LLC for $235,000. Foaled on March 24, 2018, the youngster is by Distorted Humor and third foal out of accomplished New York-bred race mare Clear Pasaj, a multiple stakes winner and earner of over $350,000 also bred by Anjes Farm. Clear Pasaj has already produced a winner, Opportunist by Ghostzapper, who brought $400,000 as the top colt in the opening session of last year’s Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale. The colt’s second dam is Saintly Scholar, an unraced Kentucky-bred daughter of Danzig, purchased for Schupak by Gallo.
Hip 357, a chestnut filly by Sky Mesa bred by Sugar Maple Farm and H. Lewis Rapaport went to Bradley Thoroughbreds, Agent for $230,000 from the St. George Sales consignment. The filly is out of successful producer Bedside Manner by Dr. Blum who is responsible for nine winners, including Skyway, who won the Grade 2 Best Pal for John Oxley and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Ava K. Barren this year, Bedside Manner has been bred back to Sky Mesa.
Finally, Hip 335, a chestnut colt by Nyquist out of Yanquee Reign, who was consigned by Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds LLC Agent on behalf of breeder Kingsport Farm, went to Grand Oaks for $220,000. As buyers were informed before the bidding began, this colt as foaled in New York but did not meet the criteria to become registered New York-bred. [This was also the case for Hip 369 from the same consignment.]
“It was a solid opening session to the New York-Bred sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. “There was lots of interest across the board. We continue to see the strength of the New York-bred market. It was on display again tonight.”
The Fasig-Tipton New York-bred auction resumes on Monday at 12:00 noon.
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By Sarah Mace
Tuesday’s second and concluding session of the boutique Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale saw a trio of New York-bred yearlings attract top-tier winning bids, all three selling for $300,000 and up. The leader of the pack – and lone filly – was Hip 178, the second foal out of Chester and Mary Broman’s MG1SW Artemis Agrotera who was purchased by White Birch Farm INC for $500,000.
The Uncle Mo – Artemis Agrotera (Roman Ruler) filly (Hip 178) is a dark bay or brown yearling who was consigned on the Bromans’ behalf by Sequel New York Agent. Winner of the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes and Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, Artemis Agrotera earned $943,800 before graduating to broodmare duty. The handsome, strapping mare had already proven her ability to throw a top-flight baby. Her first foal, a Tapit colt named Chestertown, brought a sale record price of $2 million this year at the OBS March sale.
Hip 178’s second dam is Indy Glory by A.P. Indy, also bred and campaigned by the Bromans. A full sister to Grade 1 winner, millionaire and sire Stephen Got Even and to stakes winner Grand Merger, Indy Glory was a stakes-winning router with multiple graded placings. The Bromans purchased the colt’s third dam Immerse (Cox’s Ridge) at the 1997 Keeneland November sale for $350,000. Artemis Agrotera produced a filly by Arrogate on April 22, 2019 and was bred this year to Into Mischief.
Chester and Mary Broman also bred the second top-selling New York-bred of the session, also consigned by Sequel New York Agent. John C. Oxley went to $350,000 to purchase Hip 125, a bay Into Mischief colt out of Storm Now (Tiznow). This colt is product of the Broman’s strategy of periodically bringing classy new blood into their broodmare band. Storm Now, whom they purchased at the 2015 Keeneland January sale for $110,000, is a placed runner in Canada and a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner American Lion. The sale colt’s third dam is Grade 1 stakes winner City Band (Carson City) who is a multiple stakes producer. Storm Now herself brought $450,000 as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale in 2012.
Third of Tuesday’s New York-bred trio was Hip 158, a bay colt by Street Sense bred by Joe Anzalone. Thomas Haughey signed the ticket for $310,000 on behalf of PTK LLC for the colt, who was consigned by Indian Creek, Agent.
The Street Sense colt is the second foal out of Wonder Brew (Giant’s Causeway) whose first foal, a colt by Point of Entry was a hit at the same sale last year, bringing $300,000. Wonder Brew is a Kentucky-bred placed runner out of Ginger Brew, the Sovereign Award champion 3-year-old filly in 2008, and is a half-sister to graded stakes performer Jamyson ‘n Ginger. The sale colt’s third dam produced multiple graded stakes winner Bourbon Bay and stakes winner Booyah in addition to Ginger Brew.
The New York-bred yearling average at this year’s Saratoga selected yearling sale was $315,625 from eight sold (of 10 offered) and the median was $292,500. The continued popularity of New York-breds at Fasig-Tipton’s boutique sale is an encouraging prelude to the most important yearling sale on most New York breeders’ calendars, the Fasig-Tipton preferred New York-bred yearling sale which is scheduled for next weekend: Sunday, August 11 and Monday, August 12.
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By Sarah Mace
Monday evening’s opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearlings sale saw five New York-breds change hands, three of whom, including Hip 99 – the New York-bred top-seller and co-tenth top-priced yearling in the session at $550,000 – are products of two of the most successful families in Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding program. All three Broman-breds were consigned by Sequel New York. The second highest-priced youngster is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Diversify who brought $275,000. The average price for the five New York-breds was $273,000.
The Broman-bred topper, Hip 99, is a dark bay/brown colt by Quality Road foaled on March 12, 2018 and purchased by China Horse Club/ Maverick Racing. The $550,000 Quality Road colt issues from the third-generation of an extremely productive family, which includes Grade 1 Florida Derby winner Friends Lake. Chestertown farm bought the sale colt’s third dam, Antespend, an eventual multiple Grade 1 winner and $1 million earner, for $900,000 at the 1997 Keeneland 2-year-old sale. She went on to produce Friends Lake and Grade 2 winner Seeking the Ante, the sale colt’s second dam.
Seeking the Ante, in turn, produced 4-time stakes winner Mineralogist and Hip 99’s dam Risk a Chance (A.P. Indy) who is stakes placed and has already produced winner Risky Analysis. The mare produced a colt by Laoban this year and has been bred to Ghostzapper.
Tracy Farmer went to $240,000 to get another Broman-bred foal with Seeking the Ante as the second dam. Hip 62, a chestnut filly by Hard Spun, is out of Seeking the Ante’s first stakes-winning foal Mineralogist (Mineshaft). Mineralogist has already produced Evan Shipman winner Can You Diggit, who has earned over $400,000. Her other foal to start is a winner. Barren last year, Mineralogist has been bred to Tiznow.
The third Broman-bred yearling of the night brought $100,000 from Richard Greeley. Hip 105, a dark bay or brown filly by Pioneerof the Nile, is out of Rumors of Glory (Storm Cat), a half-sister to Broman-bred multiple Grade 1 winner Artemis Agrotera. The second dam is Broman homebred Indy Glory (A.P. Indy), a full sister to Grade 1 winner, millionaire and sire Stephen Got Even and to stakes winner Grand Merger. The Bromans purchased the filly’s third dam Immerse (Cox’s Ridge) at the 1997 Keeneland November sale for $350,000.
Two more New York-bred yearlings sold for $200,000 and up in Session 1, led by a More than Ready half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner and 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year Diversify (Bellamy Road), Hip 104. Solis/Litt are the youngster’s new owners.
Bred, like Diversify, by Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding, the colt is out of Rule One, a placed daughter of Street Cry (IRE), whom Hertrich bought at the 2010 Keeneland November sale for $57,000. Diversify who was trained by the late Rick Violette, Jr., won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and, one year ago, the Grade 1 Whitney. He retired this year at six with 10 wins in 16 starts and earnings of just under $2 million. The More than Ready colt was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency Agent LXXXI.
Last but not least, Hartley-DeRenzo bought Hip 69 for $200,000. The bay yearling filly by white-hot sire Into Mischief was bred by Joe Fafone and consigned by Select Sales. The filly’s dam Miss Vigilance is a Kentucky-bred daughter of War Pass who has produced two winners from her first two foals. There is abundant black type under the second dam Star of Wicklow, who is the dam of Grade 1 winner Man From Wicklow and multiple graded stakes winner Wild Heart Dancing. The mare produced a filly this year by Distorted Humor and has been bred to Speightstown.
Tuesday’s second and concluding session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will feature Hips 113-223 and begin at 6:30 p.m.
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By Sarah Mace
A chestnut colt by New York sire Bustin Stones brought the top price of the select cohort of four New York-bred yearlings to go through the ring at Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearlings Sale. Consigned by Stuart Morris on behalf of Waldorf Farm et al, the youngster was purchased by Saratoga Seven Stables LLC for $105,000.
Hip 28, who was bred by a partnership of Dr. Jerry Bilinski, Roddy Valente and Dr. Richard Alfred, was the first New York-bred of yearling sales season to go through the ring and the first to sell. This makes him, in effect, a living, breathing advertisement for the sales appeal of New York-sired New York-breds.
New York-sired horses earn open owner’s awards at double the value of non-New York-sired horses and are eligible to compete in 10 New York Stallion Series races worth $2,300,000. Bustin Stones, who has been a staple of the New York sire population since he entered stud in 2009, stands at Waldorf Farm in North in Chatham for a modest stud fee of $5,000. At the mid-year point of 2019, he sits in sixth position in the state sire rankings with $1,250,207 in progeny earnings. Click here for full run-down of New York racing/breeding incentives and here for the New York Stallion Stakes Series.
Hip 28’s dam is Saudi Princess, an unplaced daughter of Unbridled’s Song who has produced five winners from five foals to start. Topping her three six-figure earners is Stoney Bennet, a gelded full brother to Hip 28 who is a 4-year-old stakes-placed runner and earned nearly $300,000. Jerry Bilinski bought Saudi Princess for $60,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The colt’s second dam Saudi Poetry is a multiple graded stakes winner by Storm Cat who earned nearly $600,000. Saudi Princess foaled a filly by Overanalyze on May 18, 2019.
Coming in a close second at the July sale was Hip 138, a grey/roan colt by Twirling Candy bred by Delehanty Stock Farm who went to Montia Holdings from the Eaton Sales consignment for exactly $100,000.
The colt’s winning dam Bauhaus Bourbon was also bred by Delehanty Stock farm and raced for two seasons in England in the colors of Mr. Frank Stella before returning to the states for broodmare duty. She has produced a pair of winners from five to start. The colt’s second dam is multiple graded stakes winner and stakes producer Southern Tradition. Appearing under the third dam are multiple graded winner Ski Dancer and her multiple graded stakes-performing son Baryshnikov.
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By Sarah Mace
When the dust settled after Wednesday’s opening session of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age, a bay colt by Paynter emerged as the top-selling New York-bred of the day. Going to Winning Move Stable / Myracehorse.com for $100,000, he was the co-ninth highest selling juvenile of the session.
Thirteen New York-breds changed hands in the session (including two private sales) of 20 offered, which generated a relative high buyback percentage of 35%. On the other hand, the other major New York-bred indicators outperformed the overall sale figures. The New York-bred juveniles averaged $34,615, while the sale overall posted a $32,725 average. The New York-bred median of $22,000 topped the overall median price of $20,000 in session one.
The six-figure Paynter colt, aptly named Paynter Son and offered as Hip 168, was bred by James and Janeane Everatt, Arika Everatt-Meeuse and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Frothinger. The third foal out of multiple winner Chinchilla Lady, he has two winning siblings from two to start. When offered last year, the colt RNA’d at the Keeneland September yearling sale for $4,700. At OBS he posted a snappy furlong in :10 1/5 in the under tack show (VIDEO) for consignor Golden Noguez, Agent.
Chinchilla Lady, a Kentucky-bred who has since relocated to Saudi Arabia, is out of stakes winner and graded stakes-placed runner Boxer Girl (Two Punch), and a half sister to multiple stakes performer Lady Diva Ga Ga (Exchange Rate). She foaled a filly by War Dancer in 2018.
Hips 361-720 will be offered Thursday and Hips 721-1059 will sell on Friday. Both remaining sessions begin at 10:00 a.m.
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By Sarah Mace
After turning heads with a co-bullet quarter-mile breeze in :21 3/5 in the under tack show (VIDEO), a bay colt by Into Mischief bred by Dr. Jerry Bilinski and Marty Zaretsky sold for $710,000 Tuesday to become the top-priced New York-bred at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium.
Overall, the second and concluding session marked an uptick in interest in Empire State-breds, whose average price and RNA percentage improved following day two of trading.
Tuesday’s star New York-bred offering, Hip 322, was already seasoned on the auction scene. As a yearling he was purchased Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale in Saratoga by Carlo Vaccarezza for $265,000. Resurfacing at two at the Fasig-Tipton March sale, he RNA’d for $575,000 after working :10 1/5. Offered in Timonium by Top Line Sales, LLC, he was purchased by Pete Bradley’s Bradley Thoroughbreds on behalf of Bill Lawrence. Bradley said, “I liked everything about him. He has beautiful balance, a good stride, a good mind.”
Torie Gladwell of Top Line Sales said, “That was not really expected. We knew he would sell well, but not quite how well. He was an extremely popular horse. Ever since the Miami sale he just got better, and better, and better. He never had a day off, never did anything wrong—just a true, solid racehorse. He worked at Gulfstream and went :10 1/5 and galloped out. He was a just a little immature there. A lot of people knew that we were high on him and I think we were a little too high on him there. But here he was just a star.”
The colt is the second foal out of Nihilist, a multiple winner and six-figure earner by Latent Heat who has already produced a winner. Bilinski bought the mare for $45,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November sale. Nihilist is a half-sister to stakes winners Green Suede Shoes and Cosmo Girl. Appearing under the thrid dam is Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Oaks runner-up Ermine and graded stakes performer White Clover. Nihilist has a yearling filly by Shangai Bobby and was bred in 2018 to Classic Empire.
Calumet Farm went to $200,000 to take home a second high-profile colt in the session, Hip 396. Bred by Clark O. Brewster, the dark bay/brown colt is by Awesome Again and the first foal out of Queen Buxley, whom Brewster bought for $17,000 via private sale at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale as a racing/broodmare prospect. Queen Buxley, a winner by Super Saver, has also produced a yearling colt by Majestic City. The colt’s third dam produced Grade 1 Ruffian winner Pool Land and graded stakes performer My Chickadee, also a graded stakes producer.
Consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, this colt, too, had seen his share of the auction ring. First sold to Katie Taylor as a weanling for $80,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed sale, he brought $215,000 from Wapiti Farm when he returned to Saratoga the following year in Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale. He RNA’d for $145,000 RNA at the Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-old sale. Before selling in Timonium he fired a :21 3/5 co-bullet in the under tack show (VIDEO).
Also making Tuesday’s honor roll were Hip 483, a bay colt by Constitution who brought $180,000 and the top-selling filly, Hip 309 a daughter of Commissioner who sold for $152,000.
Linda Rice signed the ticket for the Constitution colt (Hip 483) after the bay posted a :10 2/5 breeze (VIDEO). Bred by Thomas Mina, he is out of Southern Charmer, who has produced three winners from three foals to start. Mina purchased the stakes-placed daughter of Dixie Union at the 2010 Keeneland November sale for $130,000. The colt’s second dam Power Play is a graded stakes winner and stakes producer. Southern Charmer’s half-sister Skipper’s Mate is the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Frac Daddy.
Kim Valerio made a winning bid of $152,000 for Hip 309 on behalf of perennial NYRA leading owner Michael Dubb to take home the top New York-bred filly of the sale. Consigned by Grassroots Training and Sales LLC, Agent, who purchased the filly as a pinhooking prospect for $50,000 at the Fasig-Tipton preferred New York-bred yearling sale, the filly turned in a sharp :10 1/5 furlong breeze in the under tack show at Timonium (VIDEO).
A daughter of Commissioner, the filly topper was bred by a partnership of John and Laura McDermott with Ginellen Racing and is the first foal out of Morethanvictorious (More than Ready), a $17,000 purchase by Chris Shelli at the 2016 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Abundant black type appears under the second and third dams, including Morethanvictorious’s half-sister, multiple stakes winner Look into My Eyes, the filly’s third dam who is a multiple stakes winner and producer of three graded stakes winners.
Of 102 New York-breds to go through the sales ring in Timonium over two days, 83 sold (including 7 private sales to date) for an average price of $62,452, which was up from the $53,197 average posted by the group after the first session. The cumulative New York-bred median came in at $40,000, while the RNA rate was 18.6%, comparing favorably with the 23.3% RNA percentage for the sale overall. In all, 15 New York-breds brought winning bids of $100,000 and up.
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By Sarah Mace
Five New York-bred juveniles brought six figures in the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium Monday. The leader of the pack was Hip 260, a colt by perennial top New York sire Freud for whom Calumet Farm made a winning bid of $152,000.
Offered by Bobby Dodd, Agent, the colt posted a sharp :10 1/5 furlong in the under tack show (VIDEO). The dark bay/brown individual nearly tripled his value after being purchased as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale by St. George Stable for $55,000.
Bred by a partnership of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC, Hunter Valley Farm and Spruce Lane Farm, the Freud colt is the second foal out of Love My Girl by El Corredor, who most recently changed hands when acquired by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock for $52,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November sale. A winner on the racetrack, Love My Girl is a half-sister to Grade 2 Remsen winner Leave the Light On, stakes winner Harlan’s Pure and New York-bred stakes performer Championofthenile. This extended family can boast Eclipse champion 2-year-old filly It’s in the Air and current international star Thunder Snow.
Two more colts came in not far behind the topper. Hip 121, a grey/roan individual by Liam’s Map bred by Dixie Farm, went to Tim Hills on behalf of Seagull Capital LLC for $150,000. He is the second foal from D’ Orsay (Medaglia d’Oro), who was purchased by Dixie Farm for $35,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed/HRA sale in 2014 and has already produced a winner. His second dam is Forty Marchanta (ARG), a multiple Group 1 winner and champion in Argentina. The youngster, who was a $135,000 yearling, breezed a furlong in :10 3/5 for consignor Pike Racing (VIDEO).
Another grey – Hip 219 by Graydar – went to partners LC Racing LLC and Swilcan Stable for $140,000 after posting a furlong breeze in :10 1/5 in the under tack show (VIDEO). The youngster proved to be a lucrative pinhooking prospect for Kings Equine, who bought him for $20,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale. Bred by Milfer Farm Inc., the colt is of winner-producer Jazz Dancer (Dixieland Band) who was purchased by Milfer Farm for $40,000 at the Keeneland November sale.
His second dam is multiple Grade 1 winner and $838,894-earner Missy’s Mirage (Stop the Music) whose half-sister Classy Mirage (Storm Bird) is also a multiple graded stakes winner and earned over $700,000.
The top New York-bred filly at the session and fourth top-selling New York-bred overall was Hip 56, a chestnut by Speightstown bred in partnership by Twin Farms, LLC, Thomas N Mina and Walter S Borisenok. Lothenback Stables, Inc., which bought four horses in the session, signed the ticket for $135,000 for the filly, who breezed :10 2/5 in the under tack show (VIDEO). She was a $190,000 RNA at last year’s Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale
The sale filly’s dam Bourbonstreetgirl, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Langfuhr, is a graded stakes-placed runner on both turf and dirt. She was purchased by Summerfield Sales at the 2014 Keeneland November sale for $185,000. Her second dam Amaretta is also a graded stakes performer and producer of seven winners from six foals to race. Bourbonstreetgirl, who has already produced a placed runner from one foal to start, foaled an Empire Maker filly on February 14, 2019.
Hip 106, another filly, completes the quintet of the session’s six-figure New York-bred juveniles. Purchased by West Bloodstock for $110,000, she was bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC & Spruce Lane Farm, part of the same partnership responsible for the session topper. The dark bay/brown daughter of first crop sire Competitive Edge was consigned by Grassroots Training and Sales LLC, who purchased the filly for a bargain price of $13,000 at the 2018 OBS October yearling sale. In the under tack show she breezed a bullet :10 1/5 (VIDEO). She is the first foal out of winner Daddy’s Lil Saint (Scat Daddy) who is a half sister to New York-bred multiple stakes winner Clear Pasaj. Under the fourth dam we find Gentle Thoughts, a champion in England and Ireland, and multiple European group winners.
In all 38 New York-breds sold of 46 offered on the first day of the two-session sale (including 2 private sales to date). The New York-bred average of $53,197 and $42,000 median were solid, and followed what has become a typical pattern: falling somewhat short of the overall sale average ($73,093, up 4.2% from last year), but performing more or less on par with the sale median (which came in at $43,000 after the first session, up 19.4%).
The 17.4 buyback percentage for the New York-bred cohort compared favorably with the sale RNA rate of 25.7%.
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By Sarah Mace
Saving the best for last, the New York-bred juvenile contingent at OBS April saw a cluster of premium sales during Friday’s fourth and final session. A quartet of horses – three colts and filly – sold for price tags of $200,000 and up, including a pair by New York based sires Central Banker and Mission Impazible.
Buyer interest on Day 4 also improved the cumulative sale indicators for Empire State-breds across-the-board. In all, of 89 offered, 71 New York-breds sold (including 12 private sales to date) for a much improved buyback rate of 20.2%, comparable to the 19.7% overall figure for the auction. Following the opening session, New York-bred RNAs stood at 33.3%. The final cumulative New York-bred average was $73,451 and median came in at $50,000, which made up ground on the record-breaking overall sale average of $108,903 (up 10.9% from the prior year) and median $60,000 (up 9.1%).
The session’s top New York-bred seller was a dark bay/brown Violence colt out of Bear Now, the Sovereign Award champion older mare in 2008. Hip 960 was bred by Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC and foaled on April 9, 2017. Offered as a yearling at the Keeneland September sale, the colt brought a relatively modest $65,000 from Jeffrey Bloom. After breezing a sharp furlong of :10 flat in the under tack show for consignor by Randy Miles, Agent XV, he was purchased by Red Oak Farm, Inc. for $250,000. (VIDEO)
His dam Bear Now, who has produced two winners from four foals to start, is a highly accomplished Kentucky-bred daughter of Tiznow, who earned $1.1 million on the race track. Out of stakes winner Controlled, she won seven stakes, including a trio of graded contests, on her way to her 2008 championship. She was purchased by Town & Country for $950,000 at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale and has since been resold.
Following not far behind with a $240,000 price tag was Hip 1009, a filly by New York sire Central Banker, currently sitting third in the national second-crop sire rankings and standing at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for a 2019 fee of $7,500. Purchased as a yearling at OBS by Sunshine Equine for $55,000, the sale filly breezed a furlong on :10 1/5 in the under tack show for consignor Mayberry Farm, Agent, before trainer Linda Rice signed the ticket for an undisclosed client. (VIDEO)
Bred by Klaravich Stables, the filly is a full-sister to Klaravich Stables’ New York-bred stakes winner Sassy Agnes, who won a trio of stakes as a juvenile last year for Rice, topped by Aqueduct’s Key Cents Stakes. The fillies are the first and second foals out of Bullish Sentiment, who issues from a familiar New York family.
An unraced daughter of Stormy Atlantic, Bullish Sentiment is a full sister to graded stakes-placed and multiple stakes winner Stormy’s Majesty who was bred in New York by Majesty Stud, LLC and earned $336,649. The mare’s second dam is New York-bred stakes performer Raffie’s Dream, who is a full-sister to graded winner Stormy’s Majesty. Bullish Sentiment has produced yearling full-brother to her first two foals and foaled a colt by Constitution on March 24, 2019. In 2018 she was sold to McMahon and Hill Bloodstock for $5,000.
The two other New York-bred juveniles to make the Friday honor roll fetched $205,000 each.
On behalf of Repole Stable, trainer Rudy Rodriguez signed the ticket for Hip 1172, a grey/roan colt named Neversayimpazible by Mission Impazible, who stands at Sequel Stallions New York for a 2019 stud fee of $7,500. Bred by Sequel New York, Twin Creeks Racing & Pamela Zielinski, the colt is out of Kentucky-bred winner Downtown Daria (Sky Mesa), a daughter of of stakes winner Hongkong Charley. This is the third time the colt has changed hands at public auction. A $15,000 weanling purchase by Northface Bloodstock at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed sale, he brought $65,000 at the Fasig-Tipton preferred New York-bred yearling sale when purchased by Whetstone Farm. He was consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent I, at OBS for whom he breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the under tack show. (VIDEO)
Last but not least, Sallusto and Albina, Agent, paid $205,000 for Hip 1169, a dark bay/brown colt from the first crop of Grade 1 Champagne winner Daredevil (More than Ready). Bred in partnership by Hidden Lake Farm LLC, 3C Stable, West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc., et al, he too is a veteran of the sales ring and followed the same path as Neversayimpazible, also gaining value with each transaction. A $60,000 weanling at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed sale, he brought $100,000 from Grand Oaks at last year’s Fasig-Tipton preferred New York-bred yearling sale before being consigned by Bobby Dodd at OBS, where he posted a :10 1/5 eighth. (VIDEO). His dam Dorm Fever is a Virginia-bred daughter of Stormin Fever who was acquired by Hidden Lake Farm at Keeneland in November in 2016. She has a yearling colt by Japan and was bred to Unified last year.
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By Sarah Mace
Buyer interest in New York-breds picked up during Thursday’s third day of trading at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Day 3 saw a new top-selling New York-bred, a filly by American Pharoah who went to Steve Young for $350,000 via private sale, and five new six-figure horses, bringing the total number of New York-breds sold for $100,000-and-up to 11 going into Friday’s finale. The day’s activity also brought the cumulative New York-bred RNA percentage down from 30.2% to 26.2%.
The New York-bred star of the day was Hip 810, who first made news when she was snapped up by Randy Hartley and Dean DeRenzo as a pinhooking prospect for a session-topping $450,000 at last summer’s Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale. In the OBS under tack show youngster breezed a sharp furlong in :10 1/5 (VIDEO). Steven W. Young, Agent, bought her privately at the sale for $350,000.
Bred by Mrs. Joanne Nielsen, the filly is out of Visions of Annette, an unplaced Kentucky-bred daughter of Distorted Humor bought by Nielsen at the 2013 Keeneland November sale for $150,000. Visions of Annette is a half-sister to stakes winners Saucey Evening and Petition the Lady. Another half-sister, Jewel of the Night, is the dam of Grade 1 winner and millionaire Evening Jewel. The sale filly’s second dam is a sister to multiple Grade 1 winner General Challenge, who earned $2.8 million. Visions of Annette has yearling filly by Frosted and was bred back to the same sire in 2018.
The top New York-bred colt Thursday and second top-selling New York-bred to date was Hip 677, a bay colt by Super Saver currently named Super Spritz. Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and consigned for the couple by Sequel Bloodstock, the April colt posted a :10 1/5 furlong breeze at the under tack show before being purchased by D. J. Stables for $190,000 (VIDEO).
The Super Saver colt’s dam is Spritely, a multiple stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Kentucky-bred runner by Touch Gold, whom Chester Broman purchased for $850,000 in the Edward P. Evans Dispersal at the 2011 Keeneland November sale. Spritely’s three winners include Pauseforthecause, a Giant’s Causeway filly who is a multiple stakes performer and has earned over $300,000. Her 3-year-old Pioneerof the Nile filly Tossup was stakes-placed as a juvenile. The mare has a yearling colt by Curlin and was not bred in 2018.
In all 48 New York-bred juveniles of 56 offered sold over the first three session, including nine private sales for an average price of $65,542 and median of $47,500. For the general population of the sale, the average sits at $110,410 and median at $65,000.
The OBS April Sale’s fourth and final session begins Friday at 10:30 a.m.
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