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PULLOUT PREVIEW Friday, July 13, 2018

THE HEAT IS ON Your guide to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale August 6-7


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Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale

Building on historic past while sourcing stars of tomorrow

THE business of sourcing the stars of tomorrow starts now and make no mistake, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, of which this year’s auction is the 98th edition, is exactly the place to do just that. If there was any doubt about that claim, the cover of this year’s catalogue seeks to put an end to that, featuring as it does no fewer than three winners of races at last year’s Breeders’ Cup meeting at Del Mar – Battle Of Midway, Rushing Fall and Stormy Liberal. For good measure three more Grade 1 winners feature

– Avenge, Bolt D’Oro and Moonshine Memories – and those attending this year will be hoping to find another like them to grace future catalogues. Buyers will also find a new sales barn when they arrive on the grounds this year, with Fasig-Tipton making use of Barn 10 for the first time. The new barn can be found on the south side of George Street, across from the sales pavilion. This Racing Post Bloodstock supplement contains everything you need to get in the mood for the auction, which will be noteworthy not

least for the presence of yearlings by the brilliant American Pharoah. Bill Oppenheim touches on that subject as he attempts to place this year’s sale in the wider context of recent auctions, while we reminisce about that magical day at Belmont when American Pharoah wrote his name into the history books. With all the key statistics as well as a look at the history of Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga, we hope you enjoy this publication and wish you a successful sale.

Mark Scully, bloodstock editor

CONTENTS 4-5 Leading bloodstock expert Bill Oppenheim on the stars among the stallion ranks represented at this year’s sale, and what we can expect following the stellar numbers returned in 2017 6-7 Ron Mitchell charts the history of Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga 8-9 With American Pharoah’s first yearlings at this year’s sale, we dip into the Racing Post archive with eyewitness accounts of the Triple Crown hero’s history-making exploits at Belmont Park 10-11 Previous sales of catalogued lots and stakes form of lots’ siblings


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Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale

SIRE POWER Bill Oppenheim on the big-hitting stallions, new and established, who dominate this most boutique of thoroughbred auctions in New York state

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OOLMORE STUD’S American operation had a huge year in 2015. American Pharoah, who they bought into after he had been named champion two-year-old male following two explosive Grade 1 wins in California, in spite of missing the Breeders’ Cup through injury – he had easily beaten impressive Breeders’ Cup Juvenile scorer Texas Red in the Grade 1 Frontrunner Stakes – became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Plus the operation’s top first-year sire Uncle Mo was North America’s leading freshman in all categories – his progeny earnings in 2015 were triple those of freshman sire runner-up Twirling Candy – and he even topped barnmate Scat Daddy to be North America’s leading sire of two-year-olds. American Pharoah finished off 2015 by leading all the way and trouncing the opposition in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and even though there was the slight confusion of Ashford having to climb down from his announced $200,000 stud fee, both he and Uncle Mo (originally $75,000 for 2016, although that kept going up, especially after son Nyquist landed the 2016 Kentucky Derby) covered big books of very good mares. Fast forward to 2018 and Uncle Mo (16) and American Pharoah (15) have the highest number of yearlings catalogued for the storied Saratoga Yearling Sale, scheduled for August 6-7. As befits a boutique sale, 20 stallions are represented by five or more yearlings and are responsible for more than two-thirds of the 255 yearlings catalogued over the two-night auction. Seven of those are first-crop yearling sires and they have 60 yearlings from a total of 71 catalogued by all 13 first-year sires represented (I’m including Empire Maker, who has five catalogued, as a first-year sire for these

purposes as it is his first year since being repatriated). A total of 13 weanlings/ short yearlings by American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) averaged $467,308 at the sales late last year and early this year, including two who sold for $1 million each, so we can expect fireworks from the best ones offered. Last year five elite commercial sires averaged more than $650,000 at the yearling sales, and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility American Pharoah could join that group: Tapit (eight catalogued at Saratoga) and War Front (two) in North America, and Galileo, Dubawi and Frankel in Europe. Whether his average quite reaches those heights, he’s long odds-on to be far and away the leading North American first-year sire by yearling average, and no matter how many there are in September he’s also a very short price to average more than $400,000, which is traditionally a high-water mark for first-year sires.

Well represented: Lane’s End new boys Liam’s Map and (right) Honor Code

Lane’s End has three first-year sires each with five or more catalogued at Saratoga. Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song) won six of his eight lifetime starts, was second in his other two, and ran Beyer speed figures of 112-114 in four of his eight starts. He has nine catalogued at Saratoga. Honor Code, one of A.P.

Indy’s last two major sons to go to stud (the other: WinStar’s Commissioner) ran probably his two best races in the 2015 Met Mile and Whitney Stakes, both times coming from the clouds to get up for the win – in the latter case just catching Liam’s Map. He has nine catalogued; and four-time Grade 1 winner Tonalist, one of three Belmont Stakes scorers by Tapit, has five catalogued at Saratoga. WinStar’s Carpe Diem, a $1.6-million OBS March two-year-old who won two Grade 1s at Keeneland and finished second to Texas Red in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, was another who was very popular at the earlier sales and also has nine yearlings catalogued. It’s no kind of accident that the top four top North American first-year sires by 2017-18 weanling/short yearling averages are the four first-year sires with the highest representation at

Saratoga: American Pharoah, Honor Code, Liam’s Map and Carpe Diem. Besides Tonalist and Empire Maker, the other first-year sire with six catalogued is Three Chimneys’ Palace Malice, from Curlin’s first crop and winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes and 2014 Met Mile.

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IRDRIE’S ‘market darling’ Cairo Prince, like American Pharoah by WinStar’s Pioneerof The Nile, is the only other young sire (classed as those with four-year-olds and under in 2018) with five or more catalogued at Saratoga – he has six. Then a total of 12 actual proven sires have five or more catalogued, totalling 107 among the 12 – about 40 per cent of the book. Uncle Mo (first foals 2013) and Pioneerof The Nile (first foals 2011, seven catalogued) are the only two of those 12 who had their first foals in 2011 or later. Otherwise they are all sires with first foals in 2010 and

Fasig-Tipton has 31 more lots catalogued to this year’s Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale than in 2017


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Can auction build on heady returns of 2017? FASIG-TIPTON has been selling yearlings at Saratoga since 1917, continuously except for three years in 1943-45 during World War II. The record gross of $62,412,000 and record average of $385,289 were set in 2001 but there have been plenty of ups and downs in the meantime. After grossing more than $52 million in 2009, for the five years from 2010-14 the sale never grossed in excess of $34m. In 2015 the catalogue jumped back up to more than 200 horses and the gross soared to $46.7m, then $45.3m in 2016 and $52,995,000 – the second-highest gross and average ($339,712) ever – in 2017. To put that in context, 4,840 yearlings were

sold at the major sales in North America last year for a total of $446.6m, which means Saratoga sold fewer than four per cent of the yearlings sold in North America last year but for about 12 per cent of the gross. I’d say that’s why we call it a boutique sale. Can this year’s sale better the 2017 figures? There are 255 yearlings catalogued, seven per cent more than last year; but there were 252 catalogued in 2016 and in both years exactly 156 lots were sold, so whether the boutique market can get a higher percentage sold than the last time 250-plus were catalogued will determine whether the sale can advance from last year’s heady returns.

Bill Oppenheim

FASIG-TIPTON SARATOGA SELECTED YEARLING SALE Year

Uncle Mo in his racing pomp: swept the board in all US freshman sire categories in 2015

earlier. Spendthrift’s Into Mischief (13) and Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Curlin (11) both had their first foals in 2010; the only other sire with double-digit representation is Darley’s star sire Medaglia D’Oro (12 catalogued). Medaglia D’Oro, in fact, is one of the ‘fearsome foursome’ of North American sires with first foals of 2006 who have all turned out to be top-ten North American sires, and all are among those with five or more catalogued at Saratoga.

Gainesway’s three-time North American champion sire Tapit has eight catalogued; WinStar’s evergreen Speightstown has seven in the book; and Gun Runner’s sire Candy Ride, another from Lane’s End, has five. Also with five-plus catalogued are: Spendthrift’s Malibu Moon (9); WinStar’s Tiznow (8) and More Than Ready (6); and Darley’s Bernardini (5). As we discuss (right), last year’s Saratoga sale had the second-highest gross (one bid

short of $53 million) and average ($339,712) in the sale’s 100-year history. Even with 31 more yearlings (seven per cent) catalogued it will have to be a seriously strong sale to even match, much less surpass, last year’s numbers. But one thing is for sure – if it doesn’t, it won’t be for lack of sire power. Starting with that big reputation from the first crop by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, they’re all here.

Catalogued

Ring

Sold

Withdrawn

R/C*

S/C**

Gross ($)

Average ($)

2017

224

194

156

13.4%

86.6%

69.6%

52,995,000

339,712

2016

252

203

156

19.4%

80.6%

61.9%

45,570,000

292,115

2015

209

171

145

18.2%

81.8%

69.4%

46,755,000

322,448

2014

165

141

114

14.5%

85.5%

69.1%

33,284,000

291,965

2013

152

137

108

9.9%

90.1%

71.1%

31,870,000

299,093

2012

189

162

107

14.3%

85.7%

56.6%

32,000,000

299,065

FASIG-TIPTON JULY AND SARATOGA SALES COMBINED Year

Catalogued

Ring

Sold

Withdrawn

R/C*

S/C**

Gross ($)

Average ($)

2017

521

438

328

15.9%

84.1%

63.0%

69,102,000

210,677

2016

599

496

339

17.2%

82.8%

56.6%

61,326,500

180,904

2015

541

459

350

15.2%

84.8%

64.7%

66,760,000

190,743

2014

430

381

276

11.4%

88.6%

64.2%

48,537,000

175,859

2013

410

359

271

12.4%

87.6%

66.1%

46,505,000

171,605

2012

527

445

296

15.6%

84.4%

56.2%

47,364,000

160,014

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Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale BloodHorse’s Ron Mitchell looks at the symbiotic relationship between Fasig-Tipton, the town of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York and the racetrack

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ASIG-TIPTON and Saratoga. Saratoga and Fasig-Tipton. For more than 100 years the venerable thoroughbred sales company and bucolic upstate New York resort town have been inextricably linked, with each benefiting the other, as well as the Saratoga Race Course. The Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s boutique auction of selected yearlings that combine some of the best-bred and conformed horses in the industry, is scheduled for August 6-7, continuing a relationship first begun in 1917. A quick review of Fasig-Tipton’s history with Saratoga helps define the sale. Fasig-Tipton traces its founding to 1885 when William B Fasig, an Ohioan who operated the Cleveland Driving Club Standardbred track, began conducting horse sales throughout the US and soon joined forces with Tattersalls for a US branch of the venerable British-based auction house. Tattersalls’ involvement in the operation was short-lived and it withdrew from the market in the early 1890s at a great financial loss due to a severe economic depression in 1893 and a spread of anti-racing laws. In 1898 Fasig and Edward A Tipton formed Fasig-Tipton, conducting auctions of thoroughbreds, standardbreds and even carriage horses at various locales, including Madison Square Garden in Manhattan where the company was located. Following the death of Fasig in 1903, Tipton became aligned with Enoch James Tranter, an English émigré to the US. The first Saratoga sale was held in 1917 after Fasig-Tipton joined with some Kentucky horsemen to hold an auction that would coincide with the Saratoga Race Course races. The sale quickly gained traction and fame as Man o’ War, one of the greatest racehorses of all time who won 20 of 21 career starts, was purchased by Samuel D Riddle for the then-large sum of $5,000. The Saratoga Sale has produced a host of high-class runners, such as Raise A Native, Natalma, Hoist The Flag, Danzig, Miswaki, Conquistador Cielo and two-time champion filly Open Mind, as well as Kentucky Derby winners Go For Gin and Funny Cide.

Paying deference to tradition but continuing to build for the future

Fasig-Tipton now conducts two sales in Saratoga, with the selected yearling sale followed by the New York-Bred Yearling Sale scheduled for August 11-12. Both are evening affairs held in the Humphrey S Finney Sales Pavilion, built in 1968 and well-located within walking distance to the historic Saratoga Race Course that hosts a short race meet highlighted by the Travers Stakes. The Saratoga Sale is as much an event as it is horse sale, with well-dressed thoroughbred industry professionals transacting business inside and outside the sale pavilion. Townspeople crowd into the pavilion and around an outdoor walking ring and adjacent dining area, creating a party-like and sometimes raucous atmosphere unique to the North American auction scene. With a large number of sale participants – owners, breeders, trainers, vendors and their help, media and sales staff – descending upon Saratoga, the town’s temporary population expands to levels equaling that of Travers week, with an attendant economic benefit to local businesses. Both Fasig-Tipton executives and Saratoga Springs’

leadership realise the two are inextricably linked, not unlike the relationship between the town and its famous racetrack, and both respect and appreciate each other’s contributions. “The Fasig-Tipton thoroughbred auctions are an indispensable part of the summer season in Saratoga Springs,” says Saratoga Springs mayor Meg Kelly about the relationship between sales company and town. “Their appeal extends far beyond just the people involved in thoroughbred breeding and racing. Every year thousands of people who have no intention of buying a horse come here to watch the

‘It’s a special place and we take our responsibility seriously in Saratoga’

Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning jnr (right )

sales and to enjoy the excitement and the spectacle of seeing the next generation of great horses get their start. “The sales benefit our city’s local economy and its overall appeal as a tourist destination. The Fasig-Tipton organisation has always recognised its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen, and we are pleased to have them here.” “Saratoga and Fasig-Tipton are interchangeable because it has been such an important part of what we do for so long,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning jnr says. “It’s been our premier yearling sale for more than 100 years and continues to be. “The sale is part of the culture of the town and the racetrack is a part of the culture of the town and the

sale. You can’t separate the three. “If you’re in the horse business the energy in Saratoga during the two or three days around the sale, I don’t think there is anything else like it in the world. You go over to the track in the mornings and see the best horses in the world and then you go to the races in the afternoon and see some of the top races in the sport.”

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N AN effort to help foster a broader relationship with Saratoga Race Course, Fasig-Tipton over the last ten years has worked with racetrack operator New York Racing Association to broaden its brand, including the ‘Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing’ as the weekend racing programmes preceding the selected yearling sale is known. “One thing we have done a better job of in the last ten years has been to work with the New York Racing Association to show them that we can be a great asset to them and they can be a great asset to us,” Browning says. “Sales weekend has become just as important to the town as Travers weekend due to the influx of people

that come into Saratoga. NYRA has worked with us to put together a fantastic card of racing for sale weekend and that is part of the Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing.” Browning says the sale’s broad appeal to the locals makes for an electric atmosphere unique to any horse sale, especially during the Monday session. “The beauty and the curse of the sale on Monday evening is that half the town is on the sale grounds, which makes it fun and exciting because they feel engaged, but it makes for a lot of noise and lot of challenges along those lines.” Save for an occasional improvement, such as a new 19-stall barn built for this year’s sale, Fasig-Tipton has no plans for any radical makeovers or expansion of its Saratoga facilities, respecting the special character of the town and surrounding neighborhood. “It’s a special place and we take our responsibility seriously in Saratoga,” Browning says. “In a place like Saratoga you balance change with the tradition, heritage, culture and history of what makes Saratoga special. I think we have done a pretty good job of that.”


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Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale The day the wait was finally over

HAVING been spoiled for Triple Crown winners in recent years, with Justify adding his name to American racing’s most famous roll of honour last month, it is easy to forget how momentous an occasion it was when American Pharoah ended the near 40-year wait for a new hero back in 2015. With his yearlings set to take centre stage at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale for the first time, we revisit that

glorious day at Belmont, as seen through the eyes of Racing Post reporters Nicholas Godfrey and Katherine Fidler. The following articles first appeared in the Racing Post on Monday, June 8, 2015.

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“AND here it is, the 37-year wait is over,” bellowed race-caller Larry Collmus, his voice drowned out by the deafening cheers of the boisterous stands at Belmont Park. “American Pharoah is finally the one. American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown!” For the 90,000 in attendance on a gloriously sunny afternoon, this was the ultimate ‘I was there’ sporting moment. For everyone involved in US racing – for anyone interested in horseracing anywhere on the planet – the waiting was finally over. Amid euphoric scenes at the historic New York racetrack, American Pharoah had earned a place among the greats with a truly dominant performance to win the 147th Belmont Stakes, thereby becoming the 12th horse to complete the US Triple Crown. The drought is finished: at last, the beleaguered US racing community can drink deep from its holy grail. In the 36 runnings since Affirmed became the third horse in six years to achieve the feat in 1978, 13 horses had arrived at the Belmont Stakes attempting to complete the sweep, and all had failed. The 14th did not fail, however.

Representing the most recognisable face in US racing in trainer ‘Uncle Bob’ Baffert, American Pharoah crushed his rivals with a wire-to-wire victory, making all to take the $1.5 million event by five and a half lengths to earn an immediate place in the equine pantheon alongside the legendary likes of Citation and Secretariat. “I didn’t know how I was going to feel; now I know and I’m very emotional,” said Baffert, 62. “I’m just thinking about my parents – I wish they’d been alive to see this but they were with me today. I was thinking about them the whole race.” Bob Baffert knew more about the so-called ‘Belmont curse’ than most people, having tasted Triple Crown failure three times before with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (beaten a nose at Belmont in 1998) and War Emblem (2002). “Thirty-seven years we’ve waited for this but, you know what, this little horse, he deserves it,” added Baffert. “He’s just a great horse and the way he’s been all winter and this spring has been incredible. “He’s just a great horse and I felt good about him. I knew he was training well but you’ve

got to have the horse. Down the backside I knew if he was a great horse, he was gonna do it. And he’s a great horse. I feel like I have a very special horse and he’s the one who won it, not me.” Kicked straight to the front by jockey Victor Espinoza after breaking a stride slowly at the gate, American Pharoah was allowed a surprisingly easy lead and duly ambled around the wide oval of the racetrack known as the ‘Big Sandy’. Espinoza nursed American Pharoah through soft fractions – 24.06sec, 48.83sec and 1min 13.41sec – until the halfway point, with the horse employing his ample stride to lope along in the clear. Any stamina worries never came into play as American Pharoah led into the stretch with second favourite Frosted giving vain chase, unable to get closer than a couple of lengths away. But after they straightened up American Pharoah drew clear for an authoritative success. “I could tell by the eighth pole that it was going to happen,” said Baffert. “All I did was just take in the crowd. The crowd was just thundering and I was just enjoying the crowd and the noise and everything happening.”

Espinoza, who turned 43 last week, has also had two previous attempts at a Triple Crown on War Emblem and California Chrome. Caught off guard straight after the race, his immediate response was succinct. “Holy shit!” he exclaimed. “Wow! Wow!” Regaining his composure a bit, the Mexican added later: “That trophy has given me a lot of stress but to finally get it . . . the third time is the charm. I can only tell you it’s an amazing feeling and he’s an unbelievable horse. “I came here with a ton of confidence, more than the last two times. I said, ‘I hope American Pharoah feels like me’ – and he did.” Reviewing the race, Espinoza – who donated his earnings to City of Hope, a centre for cancer treatment and research – went on: “He broke a step slow but in two jumps I was in the lead where I wanted to be. He’s just an amazing horse to ride – the way he hit the ground, you couldn’t even feel how fast he was moving. You feel like you’re going in slow motion.” A final time of 2min 26.65sec was the sixth-fastest in Belmont history and the fastest since Baffert’s only previous winner, Point Given, in 2001. American Pharoah was followed home by Frosted, with Keen Ice two lengths back in third. Mike de Kock’s UAE Derby victor Mubtaahij was fourth. Perhaps the final word should go to that former quarter-horse trainer from Arizona – a dead-ringer for Andy Warhol in his younger days – that wisecracking wildcat-turned-devoted family man who survived a heart attack in Dubai not so long ago. “We’ll never forget this,” said Baffert. Neither will anybody else.


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‘It was as if he was carried to victory by roars and tears’ Katherine Fidler joins 90,000 fans at Belmont to witness an emotional occasion

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WELVE horses to pass the test of the champion. Twelve horses to steal the heart of a nation by way of a daring five-week dash across the country. Twelve immortals. Not since 1978 had one of God’s greatest creatures captured the holy trinity of American racing, the Triple Crown. In the 37 years since Affirmed joined that elite few, a generation had willed on 13

contenders through the final leg at Belmont. All had failed. But in American Pharoah, earmarked a champion at two, the country whose name he bears has a new addition to that pantheon of greats. And don’t they know it. When it comes to sporting heroes, Americans are prone to wearing their hearts on their sleeves, and only in such a country would gates open 11 hours before the main attraction. From 8.30am fans were welcomed to Belmont in preparation for what everyone knew to be a day of potential history. Fans old and new made the pilgrimage to Long Island in the hope the long wait would finally be over – noticeably the younger generation, not even born during the 1970s when a

trio of winners made the Triple Crown look almost a walk in Central Park but aware of the monumental feat in touching distance. New Yorker Lauren Doyle is no regular racegoer, but admits it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement. “I’m here to see the Triple Crown,” she says. “Every time there’s the possibility of a Triple Crown it really captures people’s imagination.” American Pharoah arrived in New York not only with the weight of a nation on his shoulders, but the potential to exorcise the ghosts of earlier Triple Crown failures, including agonising defeats for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza. Baffert had three near misses, Espinoza two – his first

American Pharoah returns to a hero’s reception after the Belmont Stakes

on the Baffert-trained War Emblem and second on California Chrome just 12 months ago. And while California Chrome boasted a made-for-Hollywood rags-to-riches story, American Pharoah’s privileged beginnings as a homebred of wealthy businessman Ahmed Zayat did nothing to stop the media heralding its potential new hero – albeit spending almost as much time discussing the mysteriously short tail on the horse’s behind, than the tale behind the horse. But come 6.49pm on June 6, 2015, what lay ahead of American Pharoah was the only thing on the minds of 90,000 racegoers at Belmont

and millions more worldwide. The crowd had increased so steadily all day that not until each and every one of them vied for a space to see their champion in scenes not far from a riot – complete with a chorus of boos when officials sent the runners straight to the track without circling the paddock where fans had waited hours for a passing glimpse of just one horse – did it hit home just how much the whole country wanted this to happen. When Disney makes the film of American Pharoah and his bus-driver-turned-jockey, Saturday’s perfectly timed wire-to-wire run will no doubt be scored by a heartwarming

gospel, or perhaps just the dramatic beat of hooves and heartbeat. In real life, those on course can live with the knowledge that, although not physically possible, it almost appeared as though American Pharoah was carried to victory by the roars, screams and tears of 90,000 racegoers, a deafening chorus that – should it be another 37 years until we see another Triple Crown winner – is etched in the memory as indelibly as the winner’s name in the annals of history. A memory that at the briefest recall will enable spirits to soar and smiles to be raised – the ultimate in ‘I was there’ moments and yet so much more.

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Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale STAKES FORM OF LOTS’ SIBLINGS FASIGTIPTON SARATOGA YEARLING SALE

Auction house chief pleased with first results

AMERICA’S first yearling sale has taken place and if that is anything to go buy, signs point to a strong series of auctions in 2018, writes Mark Scully. A total of 196 youngsters sold for a combined $19,762,500, an average of $100,829 and a median of $75,000 at the company’s July Sale. That

represented increases from $19,762,500, $93,645 and $70,000 for 172 sold in 2017. “I’m very, very pleased with the results,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning jnr after the sale. “You’ve got to be thrilled when your gross is up 23 per cent, your average is up, your median is up and your RNA

LOT NUMBER BREEDING VENDOR SIBLING SIRE BEST STAKES RUN BEST RPR RELATION Paramount Sales 11 1 c Tale Of The Cat-Kadira Paola Queen Flatter G1w 106 1/2 sister Hunter Valley Farm 17 1 c Tapiture-Lady Leftennant Lady Ivanka Tiz Wonderful G1w 108 1/2 sister Eaton Sales 20 1 f Curlin-Leaveminthedust Leavem In Malibu Malibu Moon G3w 94 1/2 brother Danzig Moon Malibu Moon G1p 111 1/2 brother Stuart Morris 21 1 c Curlin-Leh She Run O’Prado Again El Prado G2w 108 1/2 sister Denali Stud 24 1 f Carpe Diem-Le Relais Soldat War Front G2w 117 1/2 brother Eaton Sales 27 1 f War Front-Life Happened Tepin Bernstein G1w 121 1/2 brother Vyjack Into Mischief G2w 115 1/2 brother Prime Cut Bernstein G2p 106 1/2 brother Hidden Brook 30 1 c Bodemeister-Love Match Unchained Melody Smart Strike G2w 109 1/2 sister Timber Town 38 1 c Empire Maker-Miles Of Style Term Of Art Tiznow G3w 103 1/2 sister Baccari Bloodstock 42 1 c Pioneerof The Nile-Miss Ocean City Azar Scat Daddy G2w 103 1/2 sister Kaizen Sales 47 1 f Medaglia d’Oro-More Oats Please Peace And War War Front G1w 108 1/2 brother Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services 50 1 c Blame-My Mammy Sweet Victory Blame Lw 104 full sister Vinery Sales 51 1 f Tale Of The Cat-My Sister Sandy Van Beethoven Scat Daddy G2w 105 1/2 brother Denali Stud 57 1 f Sky Mesa-No Use Denying Noble Thought Harlan’s Holiday G2p 104 1/2 brother Gainesway 59 Theia 1 f Curlin-Ocean Goddess Ocean Knight Curlin G3w 101 full brother Nero Pioneerof The Nile G2p 103 1/2 brother Lane’s End 60 1 c Candy Ride-One Caroline Improv Distorted Humor G3p 98 1/2 sister Summerfield 62 1 c American Pharoah-Party Silks Upstart Flatter G2w 116 1/2 sister Lane’s End 63 1 f Liam’s Map-Passion Devine Aida Unbridled’s Song G2p 97 3/4 brother Taylor Made Sales Agency 66 1 c Medaglia d’Oro-Pleasant Review Sparkling Review Lemon Drop Kid G2w 109 1/2 sister James M. Herbener Jr. 68 1 f Into Mischief-Prall Street Rattlesnake Bridge Tapit G1p 119 1/2 brother Select Sales 70 1 f Distorted Humor-Princess Ash Quip Distorted Humor G2w 108 full brother Stuart Morris 71 1 f Honor Code-Quanah County Quantum Miss Smoke Glacken G3w 101 1/2 brother Tonasah Malibu Moon G2p 100 3/4 brother Nursery Place 79 1 f Honor Code-Rehocracy Egg Drop Alphabet Soup G1w 111 1/2 brother Gainesway 86 1 c Empire Maker-Rigoletta Battle Of Midway Smart Strike G1w 122 1/2 sister Bluewater Sales 93 1 f Candy Ride-Sambuca Classica Classic Empire Pioneerof The Nile G1w 123 1/2 brother Timber Town 95 1 c Tonalist-Saphiria Bryan’s Jewel Rockport Harbor G3w 98 1/2 sister Bluewater Sales 96 1 f Curlin-Sarasota Salutos Amigos Salute The Sarge G1w 120 1/2 brother Sarah’s Secret Leroidesanimaux G2w 103 1/2 brother Top Line Sales 100 1 c Tiznow-See Rock City One More Holy Bull G3p 93 1/2 sister Buck Pond Farm 103 1 f Verrazano-Shawnee Moon Giuseppe The Great Lookin At Lucky G1p 103 1/2 brother Bluewater Sales 105 1 f Verrazano-Shehadmefromhello Separationofpowers Candy Ride G1w 108 1/2 brother Mill Ridge Sales 106 1 f Curlin-Shop Again Power Broker Pulpit G1w 114 1/2 brother Smart Shopping Smart Strike Lp 85 3/4 brother Bluewater Sales 107 1 f Fed Biz-Shriek Paid Up Subscriber Candy Ride G2w 115 1/2 brother Stuart Morris 112 1 f Tiznow-Skipstone Skipalute Midnight Lute G2p 96 1/2 brother Bluewater Sales 115 1 f Empire Maker-Speedy Escape Awesome Speed Awesome Again Lw 100 1/2 brother Dromoland Farm 116 1 c Tonalist-Storm Tide American Lion Tiznow G3w 113 1/2 sister Denali Stud 123 1 c Bodemeister-Swingit Neolithic Harlan’s Holiday G1p 115 1/2 sister Stuart Morris 132 1 f Bernardini-Toccet Over Overture Congrats G3w 100 3/4 brother Mexikoma Birdstone G1p 109 1/2 brother

[reserve not attained] rate is the same. I’d characterise it as a very positive start to the season. “I think it’s going to continue to be very strong at the upper end of the market, but if your horse doesn’t meet most of the criteria you have to be realistic about the horse you’re presenting for sale.”

Tepin: half-sister to hip 27, a War Front filly

LOT NUMBER BREEDING VENDOR SIBLING SIRE BEST STAKES RUN BEST RPR RELATION 141 1 c Tonalist-Val Marie Summerfield Grand Adventure Grand Slam G2w 117 1/2 sister Gainesway 142 1 f Tapit-Kid Majic Miss Mischief Into Mischief G2w 102 1/2 brother Baccari Bloodstock 152 1 f Bernardini-Aguilera Bluegrass Singer Bluegrass Cat G2p 99 1/2 brother Eaton Sales 153 1 c Declaration Of War-Alegendinmyownmind Dali Scat Daddy Lw 106 1/2 sister Hill ‘N’ Dale Sales Agency 156 American Model 1 f Bayern-American Story American Gal Concord Point G1w 116 1/2 brother Baccari Bloodstock 161 1 c Honor Code-Appealing Bride Appealing Tale Tale Of The Cat G2w 115 1/2 sister Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services 163 1 f Animal Kingdom-Arravale Nancy O Pivotal G2p 98 1/2 brother Cara Bloodstock 170 1 c American Pharoah-Banga Ridge Unspurned Lemon Drop Kid G3w 98 1/2 sister Taylor Made Sales Agency 171 1 f American Pharoah-Beholden Brazen Persuasion Indian Charlie G3w 94 1/2 brother Eaton Sales 174 1 f Uncle Mo-Be My Prospect Cat Burglar Unbridled’s Song G3p 110 1/2 brother St George Sales 175 1 c Carpe Diem-Betty’s Solutions Include Betty Include G1w 109 1/2 sister Blonde Fog Divine Park G1p 108 1/2 sister Francesca D’Gorgio Proud Citizen Lp 98 1/2 sister

LOT NUMBER BREEDING VENDOR SIBLING SIRE BEST STAKES RUN BEST RPR RELATION Dromoland Farm 178 1 c Bodemeister-Blossomed Bodacious Babe Mineshaft G3p 93 1/2 sister 182 1 c Animal Kingdom-Bullville Belle Vanmeter Gentry Sales Connect Curlin G1w 115 1/2 sister Taylor Made Sales Agency 185 1 f Kitten’s Joy-Cardinalli Banned Kitten’s Joy G2w 115 full brother 192 1 c Pioneerof The Nile-Chelsea Ballad Vanmeter Gentry Sales Strong Barows Mineshaft G3p 99 1/2 sister Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services 197 1 c Flatter-Cold Awakening Recapturetheglory Cherokee Run G2w 110 1/2 sister Four Star Sales 203 1 c Violence-Dark Rhythm Lilly Fa Pootz Gilded Time G2p 110 1/2 sister Paramount Sales 206 1 f Verrazano-Diamond Corner Eagle Hall Speightstown G3p 90 1/2 brother Paramount Sales 207 1 f Carpe Diem-Dina Gold Emerald Gold War Front G1p 100 1/2 brother Gainesway 210 1 f Into Mischief-Easy Slam Kitten Kaboodle Kitten’s Joy G3w 96 1/2 brother Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services 213 1 f Palace Malice-Fifteen Moons Mayla Sharp Humor G3p 98 1/2 brother 220 1 f Pioneerof The Nile-Forestry’s Magic Dromoland Farm Samuel Dechamplain Henrythenavigator G3p 93 1/2 brother Bluewater Sales 221 1 c Malibu Moon-For Passion Soul Driver Street Boss Lw 103 1/2 sister Denali Stud 222 1 f Tapit-For Royalty Constellation Bellamy Road G1w 115 1/2 brother Lane’s End 225 Feeling Funny 1 f American Pharoah-Funny Feeling Gato Del Oro Medaglia d’Oro G3p 100 1/2 brother Taylor Made Sales Agency 231 1 c American Pharoah-Global Finance Acapulco Scat Daddy G2w 113 1/2 sister Taylor Made Sales Agency 235 1 f Ghostzapper-Hadif Cat Fiftyshadesofgold My Golden Song G3w 102 1/2 brother Runnymede Farm 239 1 c Hard Spun-Helena Bay Collected City Zip G1w 126 1/2 sister 241 Hollywood Hero 1 c Honor Code-Hollywood Story Hill ‘N’ Dale Sales Agency Hollywood Star Malibu Moon G2p 96 3/4 sister Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services 250 1 c Hard Spun-Indy Punch Harlan Punch Harlan’s Holiday G3w 96 1/2 sister FASIGTIPTON PHOTOS


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PREVIOUS SALES OF CATALOGUED LOTS FASIGTIPTON SARATOGA YEARLING SALE LOT NUMBER BREEDING YEAR SALE VENUE (TYPE OF SALE)

2

BUYER

f Liam’s Map-Jessica Is Back

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

10

c American Pharoah-J Z Warrior

17

c Tapiture-Lady Leftennant

18

f Uncle Mo-Laffina

26

f American Pharoah-Life At Ten

28

f Fed Biz-Lofty Lizzy

33

c Uncle Mo-Magical Steps

41

c Liam’s Map-Miss Holiday Inn

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 18 Ocala Winter (mixed)

Jim & Janie Wells

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

Scott & Evan Dilworth

Blue Sky Stables

48

c Cairo Prince-Mother’s Milk

71

f Honor Code-Quanah County

80

c Cairo Prince-Renee’s Queen

81

f Liam’s Map-Juliette Ava

94

c Summer Front-Samurai’s Honor

95

c Tonalist-Saphiria

96

f Curlin-Sarasota

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 18 Keeneland All Ages (mixed)

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 F-Tipton Nov (mixed)

121

c Violence-Sweet Starlet

Hunter Valley Farm

127

f Competitive Edge-Tante Zoe

Taylor Made Sales Agency

132

f Bernardini-Toccet Over

Gainesway

148

f Tonalist-Windy Forecast

Vanmeter Gentry Sales

158

c Medaglia d’Oro-Androeah

Taylor Made Sales Agency

175

c Carpe Diem-Betty’s Solutions

Hunter Valley Farm

195

f Tiznow-Clear Destiny

Baccari Bloodstock

198

f Liam’s Map-Kelli Got Frosty

Four Star Sales

203

c Violence-Dark Rhythm

Paramount Sales

210

f Into Mischief-Easy Slam

Stuart Morris

220

f Pioneerof The Nile-Forestry’s Magic

Woodford Thoroughbreds

221

c Malibu Moon-For Passion

Chilly Bleak Farm, Et Al.

229

c Twirling Candy-Gilded Miracle

Gainesway

243

f Super Saver-Home Sweet Aspen

Timber Town

252

c City Zip-Irridescence

Bluewater Sales

253

c Union Rags-Isabelle’s Thunder

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

High Flyer Stables

$150,000

17 F-Tipton Nov (mixed)

$200,000

17 F-Tipton Nov (mixed)

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

$275,000

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

Burnt Milles Thoroughbreds

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 18 Keeneland All Ages (mixed)

$110,000

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

$150,000 $170,000

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares) 18 Keeneland All Ages (mixed)

$100,000

18 Keeneland All Ages (mixed)

$250,000

23 GROUP WINS

Dromoland Farm $260,000

Gainesway

Aspen Racing

$235,000

Vinery Sales

Ea Assets 17

$67,000

Stuart Morris

Firewater Farm

$340,000

Paramount Sales

Springhouse Farm

$175,000

Gainesway

Blue Sky Stables

$350,000

St George Sales

Brookstone Farm South Point Sales Agency

$215,000

South Point Sales Agency

$85,000

Select Sales

18 F-Tipton Kentucky Winter (mixed) Machmer Hall

$100,000

Woodford Thoroughbreds

17 F-Tipton Nov (mixed)

18 Keeneland All Ages (mixed)

$105,000

Al Pike

Greendoor Stable

Bluewater Sales

$230,000

American Equistock

R.S. Evans

f Fed Biz-Shriek

$425,000

Glencrest Farm

Davant Latham

107

c Tonalist-Storm Tide

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

VENDOR SALES PRICE

BUYER

116

$260,000

$250,000

Baccari Bloodstock

K.M.C.F.F. Stable

Vanmeter Gentry Sales

LOT NUMBER BREEDING YEAR SALE VENUE (TYPE OF SALE)

Top Line Sales

18 F-Tipton Kentucky Winter (mixed) Jack Johnston

$40,000

Hunter Valley Farm

f Bernardini-Mistical Plan

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

c Tiznow-See Rock City

VENDOR SALES PRICE

$500,000

Bloodstock Investments V

43

100

BUYER

$300,000

Bloodstock Investments V

c Pioneerof The Nile-Miss Ocean City

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

Denali Stud

$575,000

Hunter Valley Farm

42

LOT NUMBER BREEDING YEAR SALE VENUE (TYPE OF SALE)

$125,000

Renee Dailey

17 Keeneland Nov (foals & mares)

VENDOR SALES PRICE

$87,000

Four Star Sales

Glencrest Farm

$110,000

Gainesway

En Fuego Stables

$185,000

Dromoland Farm

Junie B. Jones

$200,000

Bluewater Sales

Bedford Brown

$140,000

Emil Spadone, Picturesque Farm Gary Contessa Canaan Creek Stables Pintail Thoroughbreds

Select Sales $77,000

Taylor Made Sales Agency

$100,000

Bluewater Sales

$120,000

Small Batch Sales

$120,000

76 GROUP

WINS/PLACINGS IN 2018 E U R O P E • AS I A / AU ST R A L I A • D U B A I

#USBRED

3YO ROARING LION defeated older horses in the CORAL ECLIPSE S.-G1

WINNING HAS NO BOUNDARIES 2YOs SHANG SHANG SHANG & POCKET DYNAMO run 1-2 in the Norfolk S.-G2

2YOs SO PERFECT & SKITTER SCATTER take the top spots in the Grangecon Stud S.-G3

THOROUGHBRED OWNERS AND BREEDERS ASSOCIATION


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Preview of the Saratoga Yearlings Sale August 6-7 2018

Fasig Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale  

Preview of the Saratoga Yearlings Sale August 6-7 2018