Here is a list of horses that buyers and consignors believed could bring high prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 11 in New York:
Hip No. 125, a filly by Put It Back – Fiesta Baby, by Dayjur. Consigned by Denali Sud, agent.
“She’s a full sister to (grade I winner) In Summation, and she’s a serious-looking filly,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff. “She’s big, pretty, and real well balanced. She just looks like a racehorse.”
Hip No. 130, a colt by Storm Cat – Get Lucky, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Pauls Mill.
“This horse has an unusually massive hip on him,” said Pauls Mill’s Ben Walden. “It’s been that way since he hit the ground. I remember him standing up the first day of his life and you could roll an egg down that little crease down the middle of his back where his cheeks come up over his fanny. He has wonderful movement, a great easy movement, which is what everyone loves.” The bay yearling’s half-brother topped the Saratoga auction last year, bringing $2 million.
Hip No. 144, a filly by Storm Cat – Happy Tune, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“We love her,” said Stonestreet adviser John Moynihan. “She’s been great from day one. I think she’s the complete package. She’s a stellar physical horse. She is undoubtedly the best Storm Cat filly I have seen in years. She’s big and stretchy; she looks like she’ll be fast, but she also looks like she’ll run two turns. She reminds me of Sharp Cat, who was big and a chestnut like this filly. She’s special She’s by Storm Cat, who is a great broodmare sire and she’s out of a mare by A.P. Indy, who is a great broodmare sire. The mare has produced two graded stakes winners. If someone is looking to buy a foundation mare as a yearling, she hits on all cylinders. She’s one of the best horses we’ve ever raised in our short tenure at the farm in Kentucky.”
Hip No. 148, a colt by Storm Cat – Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a very well-made, strong horse out of a proven race mare and is one of the last by a great sire,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura. “He has a stallion’s pedigree. He has the criteria that buyers who want to be serious stallion makers look for.”
Hip No. 157, a filly by Kingmambo – Kamarinskaya, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s a very nice, racy type of filly,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of the dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a group III winner in Ireland and is a half-sister to European champion Fasliyev. “She’s very feminine, but very athletic.”
Hip No. 159, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro – Kendall Hill, by Theatrical. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Farm.
“He is a really big colt,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor. “He toes in a tiny bit, but he just walks right through it. He has a beautiful walk for a big horse; he is very light on his feet. He has an air about him.”
Hip No. 164, a colt by Maria's Mon – La Cucina, by Last Tycoon. Consigned by Top Line Sales, agent.
“He’s a well-balanced colt that is very racy and correct,” said Top Line’s Jimbo Gladwell of the chestnut yearling, which is a half-brother to grade II winners Miss Isella and Sir Cherokee. “People are really receiving him well, and I think they are liking his loose walk. The feedback on him has been very positive.”
Hip No. 165, a filly by Unbridled's Song – Lady Nichola, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.
“She’s a really well-made, lovely filly,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor. “She’s well-balanced and has a super walk from the side. She has a nice disposition.”
Hip No. 173, a colt by A.P. Indy – Lovely Regina, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.
“He has tremendous presence,” said Three Chimneys’ Case Clay of the dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam is a half-sister to champion Bernardini (by A.P. Indy). “He’s medium-sized, and he looks racy. He’s a very good looking, strong colt.”
Hip No. 204, On A Storm, a colt by Storm Cat – Onaga, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s a lovely, big Storm Cat colt,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of the dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half-brother to grade I winner Aragorn. “He’s got a great hip and shoulder. He has great length and a super walk. He’s a really nice individual.”
Hip No. 216, a filly by Tiznow – Positive Energy, by Rubiano. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Farm.
“She’s very tall for a late April foal, and she has a super athletic walk from the side,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor. “She has a lovely way of moving and carrying herself.”
Hip No. 222, a colt by Empire Maker – Queenie Belle, by Bertrando. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a very fluid moving colt,” said Gainesway’s Brian Graves. “His biggest attribute is his athletic stride. He’s a balanced, athletic colt. His mother won a couple of grade IIs in California and Empire Maker is having a good year, so we’re hoping this horse will do well.”
Hip No. 223, a colt by Unbridled's Song – Queen’s Lady, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Top Line Sales, agent.
“He is a very, very nice individual in every way,” said Top Line’s Jimbo Gladwell. “He’s balanced and muscular, and he has a nice walk. He also has a good mind. He has everything you could ask for in a colt.”
Hip No. 224, a colt by Distorted Humor – Quendom, by Interprete. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s got great length, and he’s a very well-conformed, classy horse,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of the bay yearling, which is a half-brother to Horse of the Year Invasor. “He has an international classic pedigree, and he should be able to run at any distance. He’s the kind of horse that should have mass appeal. He’s a very imposing and well-made physical horse.”
Hip No. 229, a colt by Unbridled's Song – Regally Appealing, by Valid Appeal. Consigned by Pauls Mill.
“He’s a lovely horse,” said Pauls Mill’s Ben Walden of the bay yearling, whose dam was a group II winner. “He’s very, very well-balanced, strong, and muscular. He’s going to be a big horse, but he’s got the bone to support him.”
Hip No. 235, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro – Runnin Ute, by Gone West. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent for Bluestone Equine Management (on behalf of Bloodstock Holdings).
The dark bay or brown yearling is by the sire of the classic-winning filly Rachel Alexandra and is from the family of champion Pleasant Stage and grade I winners A Phenomenon, Marsh Side, and Seattle Meteor.