The July 15 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction has a mixture of horses by young sires and veteran stallions. Hip Nos. 285-322 are in the New Sire Showcase. After that, buyers will get a chance to purchase yearlings by such established stallions as Indian Charlie, Malibu Moon, and Mr. Greeley.
Following is a list of horses that buyers and consignors believe could sell well:
Hip No. 292, a colt by Leroidesanimaux – Java Drums, by Java Gold. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
This yearling is a half-brother to stakes winner Johnny Dollar. Other family members include group I winner Take Your Place, grade I winner Victory Zone, and the successful sire Topsider.
Hip No. 298, a filly by Speightstown – Jetinto Houston, by Houston. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“She actually came up to the sale a little more immature than I thought she would be when I put her in here,” said Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud. “But she’s a real athletic filly; she’s a good mover. She has quality, and her mother was a good racehorse. Her pedigree is a little stronger than what we usually put in here, but I put her in here hoping she would stick out a little bit.”
Hip No. 327, a colt by Pulpit – Magna Cum Laude, by Pleasant Tap. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He is a big, ‘scopey,’ classic-looking Pulpit out of a Pleasant Tap mare, so he should run all day,” said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. “That cross, A.P. Indy (the sire of Pulpit) over Pleasant Colony (the sire of Pleasant Tap) has been very good.”
Hip No. 330, a filly by Malibu Moon – Meadow Soprano, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent.
“She’s an elegant filly, but she’s a typical Malibu Moon because she’s got a lot of substance to her,” said Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock. “She’s got a really good hip and a big walk. Malibu Moons have been running on dirt, synthetics, or turf; they run on any surface. We think she has a chance to make a really good filly for someone.” This yearling’s dam is a half-sister to champion Midnight Lute.
Hip No. 340, a colt by Forest Danger– Miss N Control, by Unbridled. Consigned by Summerfield, agent.
“He’s gorgeous; everybody’s liking him,” said Francis Vanlangendonck of Summerfield. “He is very big and balanced. He has a lot of Unbridled in him. He’s just a big, pretty, athletic horse. He just walks out.”
Hip No. 382, a colt by Posse – Run In, by Dynaformer. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent.
“He’s a big, ‘scopey’ colt with a lot of bone and a real pretty head,” said Mark Toothaker of Legacy. “He has a great temperament and a really good energy level. He’s a horse that’s just done everything perfect for us. He’s one of the best horses we’ve ever brought to the July sale.”
Hip No. 387, a colt by Dixieland Band– Secondfromthetop, by Fappiano. Consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent for Cambus-Kenneth Farm.
This yearling is a half-brother to grade II winner Why Change and stakes winner Jimmy Z.
Hip No. 398, a filly by Harlan's Holiday – Song and Danz, by Unbridled's Song. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
This yearling is out of a half-sister to stakes winner Forest Danz. Other family members include grade I winner Over All, grade II winner For All We Know, and grade III winner Repletion.
Hip No. 400, Steve’s Amigo, a colt by Stephen Got Even– Southern House, by Paris House. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
“He is from the group of foals that was bred after Stevie Wonderboy came along, so this is his (Stephen Got Even’s) best group of mares, and they (the foals) are just really nice horses,” said Kitty Taylor of Warrendale Sales. “They’re big; they’re good-looking; and they’re well-balanced.”
Hip No. 405, a colt by Include – Spring, by Stravinsky. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“I don’t think there will be another Include like him; he’s just beautiful,” said Pat Costello of Paramount. “He’s a big, strapping horse.”
Hip No. 408, a colt by Indian Charlie– Stormy Society, by Storm Creek. Consigned by Stoney Lane Farm, agent.
“He is just a really big, strong, nice colt with a lovely walk, and he’s well-balanced,” said Stuart Turlington of Stoney Lane. “He should be what most of the end users are looking for. Indian Charlie is a popular sire that has done well at the racetrack (with his offspring).”
Hip No. 411, a colt by El Corredor– Suena Cay, by Marias Mon. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He looks like he would be early,” said Archie St. George of Eaton Sales. “He’s a good, square, solid colt.”
Hip No. 425, a colt by Johannesburg – Tres Facile, by Easy Goer. Consigned by Nursery Place, agent.
“He’s a big, solid colt that isn’t near finished,” said John Mayer of Nursery Place. “He’s a good easy-moving horse that has room to improve.”
Hip No. 441, Wicked Exchange, a filly by Exchange Rate– Wickedly Wise, by Tactical Cat. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
“She’s balanced, and her sire’s fillies are doing really well,” said Kitty Taylor of Warrendale. “She’s a good individual.”
Hip No. 443, a filly by Tale of the Cat – Xtra Tough, by Lord Carson. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She’s a very racy filly, and she’s very straightforward,” said Archie St. George of Eaton Sales. “She has a nice walk. She’s just a solid, nice filly.”
Hip No. 466, a colt by Forest Danger– Brilliant Blaze, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This yearling is from the family of grade I winners Slew’s Exceller, River Flyer, and Victory Ride.
Hip No. 468, a filly by Mr. Greeley– Broad Queen, by Broad Brush. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“She’s a really nice filly,” said Neil Howard of Gainesway. “She’s got a big, free walk and a good shoulder and hip.”
Hip No. 470, a colt by More Than Ready – Buraq, by Open Forum. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He looks like he’ll run early,” said Neil Howard of Gainesway. “He’s got very good angles on him and is very well muscled.”
Hip No. 485, a filly by Mr. Greeley– Clay’s Rocket, by American Chance. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s a nice Mr. Greeley filly, and he’s hot, especially with his fillies,” said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. “The dam, Clay’s Rocket, is a half-sister to (grade I winner) Adieu (by El Corredor, a son of Mr. Greeley), so that Mr. Greely cross already has worked well with the family.”
Hip No. 506, a colt by Van Nistelrooy– Do the Tango, by Citidancer. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He’s a big horse, but he looks awful fast,” said Pat Costello of Paramount. “He’s very correct, and he has a fantastic walk. He’ll appeal to (buyers on) both sides of the water.”
Hip No. 509, a colt by Malibu Moon – Easy Action, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a really nice colt, and he’s got some pedigree,” said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. “He’s a real masculine, great-bodied colt, but he’s not too massive. He’s not one of these big, gawky-looking things; he’s very well balanced.”
Hip No. 515, a filly by Mr. Greeley – Fleet Canoe, by Boundary. Consigned by Nursery Place, agent.
“The reason I think she’s a nice filly is because of her walk, the way she moves,” said Griffin Mayer of Nursery Place. “She’s an easy mover. She;s also got great balance.”
Hip No. 541, a filly by Dixie Union– Judy’s Magic, by Wavering Monarch. Consigned by Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent.
“She’s gorgeous,” Beau Lane said. “She’s got class all over her, and she’s got that inner strength that nothing bothers her, no nerves. She’s the real deal.”
Hip No. 545, a colt by Honour and Glory– Kiawah Queen, by Lord At War. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He’s a a big, balanced, good-looking, tall, ‘scopey,’ proud colt,” said Tom Van Meter of Eaton Sales. “He’s just a real nice horse.”
Hip No. 549, a filly by Dixie Union – Kota, by Indian Charlie. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
“She’s a first foal with a nice, racing-type pedigree,” said Kitty Taylor of Warrendale Sales. “She’s got a little bit of Indian Charlie in her.”
Hip No. 552, a colt by Not For Love – Lady Tiara, by Vice Regent. Consigned by Marshall Silverman, agent.
“He’s got a great body and a good walk,” Silverman said. “He’s got a great presence to him.”
Hip No. 561, a colt by El Corredor– Lo Cal Bread, by Native Prospector. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This yearling is a half-brother to stakes winner P. S. U. Grad and stakes-placed Fresh Bread (by Mr. Greeley, El Corredor’s sire).