Smarty Jones' Dam, Toccet Highlight Fasig-Tipton Sale
by Leslie Deckard
Date Posted: 11/4/2004 9:59:12 AM
Last Updated: 11/5/2004 9:02:17 PM

The dam of dual Classic winner and Horse of the Year candidate Smarty Jones, I'll Get Along, and grade I-winning stallion prospect Toccet highlight the catalogue for the Nov. 7 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks. The one-day sale also includes a continuation of the reduction of broodmares and weanling from the estate of the late John Franks and the complete dispersal of Dan Borislow.

"I think this will be a very active market place and we are very pleased with the overall quality of mares entered in the sale," said Boyd Browning, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Of course we have a couple of high prospect offerings at the top of the market in Toccet and I'll Get Along, but there are some other top-quality offerings that I expect to command a lot of attention."

I'll Get Along, consigned as the property of Cloverleaf Farms II, Brent Fernung, agent, will sell carrying a full sibling to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, both grade I.

Smarty Jones, the fifth richest racehorse in North American history, retired in August with eight wins from nine career starts and earnings of $7,613,155. His lone loss came in a runner-up effort in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in what was his final start.

He will stand his first season at stud at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. His 2005 fee is $100,000.

From the Borislow reduction, consigned by Jim FitzGerald's Knockgriffin Farm, agent, Toccet, a son of Awesome Again  , who was represented on the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card by Ghostzapper winning the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) and Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko, sells as a stallion prospect.

"Toccet was a brilliant racehorse as a 2-year-old," Browning said. "His value as a stallion prospect probably increased with the events of the weekend (Breeders' Cup)."

Produced from the Cozzene mare Cozzene's Angel, Toccet retired from the track with a record of 23-7-3-3. He earned $931,387.

Browning said I'll Get Along and Toccet would be ready for inspection Friday morning.

Also part of the Borislow reduction is Joiski's Star, dam of NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Singletary. The Star de Naskra mare is carrying a full sibling to the Breeders' Cup winner.

In addition to I'll Get Along and Joiski's Star, Browning said the sale would offer several quality and interesting mares. "We have grade III winner Zonk, America America, and Avie's Fancy, who we have had success selling her foals in the past."

Additional selected mares include Avie's Fancy, the dam of grade II winner St. Averil, who will sell as the property of Gunsmith Stables, Seven Fold Farm (Joe Dodgen), agent. Avie's Fancy, produced from the Paavo mare Fancy Pan, sells in foal to Elusive Quality  .

Stakes winner America America (by Mister Baileys), who made 27 career starts in four countries, sells in foal to El Prado. Zonk (by Farma Way) is a half-sister to stakes winner Spectacular Sue) earned $559,476, with a record of 21-7-5-1. Zonk sells in foal to Gone West.

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