F-T Sparklers: Who Might Bring the Big Bucks
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 7/9/2012 5:39:13 PM
Last Updated: 7/10/2012 1:52:18 PM

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale
Photo: Fasig-Tipton Photo

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction is where many consignors like to offer their early-maturing young horses. In general, sellers place more emphasis on conformation than pedigree in deciding which yearlings to show to sale company officials and Fasig-Tipton’s selection team also seeks the quick developers when putting together the catalog.

Following is a list of some yearlings that consignors and others believe have what it takes physically to bring the highest bids during the sale, which is scheduled for July 10 in Lexington:


Hip No. 1, a filly by Colonel John   – Racing Quality, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.

“She is a really nice horse; she’s all that she could be,” said Bluewater’s Meg Levy of this bay yearling that is a member of her sire’s first crop. “She’s leggy and has got great muscle tone. She looks fast. She’s correct. We hope she’s going to start off the sale healthily.”


Hip No. 8, a colt by Malibu Moon   – Referendum, by Unbridled. Consigned by Dapple Stud, agent.

“He is a very, very nice Malibu Moon with a real stallion’s pedigree,” said Dapple’s Stuart Morris of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a half sister to grade I winner and grade I producer Jersey Girl (by Belong to Me). “He is very athletic and very well-made. He is light on his feet and has a great mind.”


Hip No. 9, a colt by Afleet Alex   – Rhythm Gal, by Vindication. Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

“I think he is a very two-turn type of horse,” said Baccari Bloodstock’s Chris Baccari of this bay yearling,  which is out of a half sister to 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Sarava (by Wild Again). “He has a nice walk and is very correct.”


Hip No. 21, a colt by Discreet Cat   – Satin and Lace, by Kissin Kris. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.

This bay yearling is out of a half sister to stakes winner Drina, who is the dam of grade I winner Spain (by Thunder Gulch), grade III winner Fantastic Spain (by Fantastic Fellow), and added-money winner Path of Thunder (by Thunder Gulch). Path of Thunder also is a grade III producer.


Hip No. 26, a colt by Flower Alley   – See Ashleigh Run, by Marquetry. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

“He’s coming into the sale great; he’s a big walker,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a winning half sister to stakes winners Crown Point (by Honor Grades) and Frisco Belle (by El Prado). “He’s also a Pennsylvania-bred, which is a real plus for a lot of people. I think he’s been well-received and should sell well.”


Hip No. 42, a colt by Zensational   – Spanish Harbor, by Corporate Report. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.

“He is a really nicely balanced, early-looking horse,” said Three Chimneys sales director Guiness McFadden of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and is a half brother to stakes winner Desiraes My Candy (by Candy Stripes). “He’s real athletic with a nice walk. He looks forward, but he has a two-turn body. He’s just a nice, solid horse.”


Hip No. 49, a colt by Kitten's Joy   – Steaming Home, by Salt Lake. Consigned by Ramsey Farm, agent.

“He’s a good-looking, well-balanced horse,” said Ramsey Farm’s Mark Partridge of this chestnut colt that is out of a stakes winner. “He is very intelligent; he will do anything that you ask him to do.”


Hip No. 51, a colt by Zensational   – Storming Starlet, by Storm Boot. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Sale Sales Agency, agent.

“He’s a very nice horse that has really gone over well here,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this chestnut yearling, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and whose stakes-placed winning dam is a half sister to grade I winner Seattle Smooth (by Quiet American). “He’s an athletic, free-walking horse. He has a lot of composure and a lot of class.”


Hip No. 60, a colt by Colonel John   – Sweeping, by End Sweep. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.

“He’s a little immature right now, but he’s got a really nice frame and a good way of moving; he’s a good-looking horse,” said Three Chimneys sales director Guiness McFadden of this bay yearling that is a member of his sire’s first crop. He also is a half-brother to two stakes-placed winning runners and the dam of grade II winner Aegean (by Northern Afleet). “He’s definitely a two-turn, classic, 3-year-old type of horse,” McFadden added.


Hip No. 63, a colt by Big Brown   – Sweetbabe, by Formal Dinner. Consigned by Mulholland Springs, agent.

“I think he’s just a lovely colt,” said Mulholland Springs’ John H. Mulholland of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half brother to grade III winner Sweet Repent (by Repent). “He has a big hip and a big, pretty, long shoulder. He has good bone and is very correct. He’s very balanced. He’s a strapping colt that looks very forward. He should be a nice, early horse. He has a lot of presence.”


Hip No. 73, a filly by Dixie Union – Thedamewantstowin, by Gulch. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.

“She’s very nice and has good angles to her,” said Dromoland’s Gerry Dilger of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a full sister to stakes winner Outrigger that also is a half sister to Japanese added-money winner Select Green (by Capote). “She’s a good mover and has a great temperament. She’s just very good overall.”


Hip No. 74, a colt by Successful Appeal   – Thor’s Daughter, by Tiznow. Consigned by Morgan’s Ford Farm.

“He’s a nicely put together colt that has a nice, big, free walk,” said Morgan’s Ford’s Wayne Chatfield-Taylor of this bay colt that is out of a stakes winner. “After three days in 100-degree weather, he still has plenty of spark and he’s still trying us in all kinds of different ways to keep it interesting. We’re very pleased with how he’s held up in all of this.”


Hip No. 75, a filly by Tale of the Cat   – Throw to Home, by Grand Slam. Consigned by Allied Bloodstock, agent.

This chestnut yearling is the first foal out of a half sister to grade II winner Santiva (by Giant’s Causeway) and is from the family of champion Safely Kept.


Hip No. 77, a colt by Include   – Thunderdoll, by Thunder Gulch. Consigned by Buck Pond Farm, agent.

This dark bay or brown yearling is out of a stakes winner and is from the family of grade I winner Linkage and grade III winners Gold Alert, Gottcha Gold, Mo Bay, and Stem the Tide.


Hip No. 86, a colt by Malibu Moon   – Uncontrollable, by Wild Again. Consigned by CandyLand, agent.

“He is the fourth foal out of a mare that just throws nothing but winners and stakes horses,” said CandyLand’s Mike Palmer of this dark bay or brown yearling. “He has acclimated well (to the sale) and he’s thriving on all of the activity. He’s getting a lot of good responses. I personally think he is a very nice horse. Whoever gets this horse is going to be able to do whatever they want to with him, whether it’s pinhooking or racing.”


Hip No. 90, a colt by More Than Ready   – Victoire Bataille, by Military. Consigned by Michael and Julia O’Quinn, agents.

“For a More Than Ready, he’s got a lot of size to him and he’s got a real good walk,” said Michael O’Quinn of this bay yearling, whose stakes-placed winning dam is a full sister to stakes winners Beau Dare and Turfiste. “He’s very athletic-looking. He’s a nice horse to be around. I’ve never had a More Than Ready before him, but if they’re anything like this colt, I can see why people like them.”


Hip No. 99, a colt by Stormy Atlantic   – Weekend Prospect, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.

“Physically, he’s one of the best yearlings we have this year,” said Bill Farish of this bay colt that is out of a half sister to grade I winner Film Maker (by Dynaformer). “He has always been a super nice individual.”


Hip No. 101, Pinch Me Again, a filly by Tiz Wonderful   – White Gulch, by Thunder Gulch. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

“She is a nice filly; she’s very flashy, has a lot of chrome, and is very pretty,” said Taylor Made’s Shannon Potter of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a half sister to grade III winner Phantom on Tour (by Tour d’Or), two other stakes winners, and a stakes producer. “She’s a correct horse.”


Hip No. 136, a filly by Malibu Moon   – Beautifulballerina, by Nureyev. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.

“She’s very racy-looking, very athletic, and correct,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay yearling. “She’s just super balanced and everything fits in place. A Malibu Moon filly (Atlantis Moon) out of her second dam won by five lengths at Delaware Park (June 17).”


Hip No. 151, a colt by Exchange Rate   – Bubbly Baily, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm.

“The stallion has been doing well recently and this is a really wonderful picture of a horse,” said Four Star’s Kerry Cauthen of this gray or roan yearling. “He’s got a lot of leg and he’s got all the right angles. He covers the ground well. He’s on most people’s short lists and you can see that they’re starting to surround him.”


Hip No. 156, a colt by Roman Ruler   – Cape Hope, by Cape Town. Consigned by James M. Herbener Jr., agent.

“He’s a very pretty horse; he has great balance and a nice walk,” said Herbener of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a grade III winner.


Hip No. 161, a filly by Broken Vow   – Charming Ruckus, by Silver Charm. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.

“She is a beautiful filly that is just an absolutely great mover,” said Bluewater’s Meg Levy of this gray or roan yearling, which is out of a Canadian stakes winner. “She’s got a little more pedigree than some of the others here and she seems to be standing out.”


Hip No. 166, a colt by Rock Hard Ten – Citiview, by Citidancer. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.

“He is a good-moving horse,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, which is out of a full sister to grade I winner and grade I producer Hookedonthefeelin. “He has a great female family and he’s well-liked. Rock Hard Ten was a top older horse (as a runner) and he’s really coming along now as a stallion.”


Hip No. 181, a colt by Sky Mesa   – Dance Fever, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.

“He is a super attractive, very athletic, good-bodied colt; he’s a good mover,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, which is out of a half sister to Irish group III winner Castle Gandolfo (by Gone West). “He’s showing very well. This fellow comes from a strong female family that produced European champions El Gran Senor and Try My Best. He’s a very high-quality individual.”


Hip No. 186, a colt by Old Fashioned  – Destiny’s Yield, by High Yield. Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

“He has a lot of bone, a very good foot, and a huge walk, especially for as much body and substance as he carries,” said Baccari Bloodstock’s Chris Baccari of this gray or roan yearling, which is out of a half sister to stakes winner Brush Over (by Broad Brush) and grade III producer Worry Not (by Concern).

 

Hip No. 204, a colt by Malibu Moon   – Fashion Cat, by Forest Wildcat. Consigned by Gainesway, agent for AGS Thoroughbreds.

“He’s obviously by a very talented sire,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this bay yearling. “He’s a very athletic horse and he comes from the family of (grade I winner) Peace Rules. He’s a very well-proportioned, well-balanced horse that looks like he would be an early horse. He looks like he would be very quick.”


Hip No. 205, a colt by Street Boss   – Fashion Planner, by Capote. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.

This dark bay or brown yearling is a half brother to stakes winner Step Out Smartly (by Came Home) and is from the family of champion Outstandingly and grade I winner Sky Mesa.


Hip No. 207, a filly by Discreet Cat   – Fico, by Silver Deputy. Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.

“She is very correct and walks like a panther; it (her walk) is very, very smooth,” said Baccari Bloodstock’s Chris Baccari of this dark bay or brown yearling.


Hip No. 211, a filly by U S Ranger   – Frugality, by Fortunate Prospect. Consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent.

“She is a big, strong, forward filly that is our most popular filly,” said Bluegrass’ John Stuart of this bay yearling that is out of a half sister to grade III winner Elektraline (by Line In The Sand). “She’ll probably sell for about three times what I’ve thought she would bring. They (the buyers) clearly see in her what they want and she vets fine.”


Hip No. 213, a colt by Proud Citizen   – Gallant Dreamer, by Belong to Me. Consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.

“He is extra nice and Proud Citizen is extra hot (as a sire),” said Jones of this bay yearling, which is from the family of grade I winners Heritage of Gold and America Alive. “He’s got size, he’s got scope, he’s got correctness, and he’s got balance. It’s all there.”


Hip No. 234, a colt by Bernardini   – Hishi Aspen, by Forestry. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

“He looks like a great combination of Forestry and Bernardini,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this bay yearling. “He maybe looks a little quicker than some Bernardinis do, but he still looks like a two-turn horse. He is very correct. He’s an April 28 foal, so he’s just a baby. But he’s forward and just an exceptional individual.”


Hip No. 238, a colt by Stormy Atlantic   – Idols Eye, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.

“He’s a big, strong colt and is very correct,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay yearling. “He is very much like a typical Stormy Atlantic and is out of a nice mare.”


Hip No. 261, a colt by Old Fashioned   – Lady Rushmoore, by Wild Rush. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

“He is by a horse that has a lot of really good yearlings,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this bay colt that is a member of his sire’s first crop. “Not only is he the best Old Fashioned I saw this spring, but he may be the best colt I’ve seen in this sale. He has size, scope, a huge depth of girth, and a great shoulder. He also has a beautiful, fluid walk.”


Hip No. 267, a colt by Harlan's Holiday – Life’s a Dance, by Gone West. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Bloodstock.

“He has a really strong physical and a great walk,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this bay yearling, which is out of a full sister to stakes winner West Coast Swing. The colt’s dam also is a half sister to added-money winner Paiota Falls (by Kris S.). “He stands over a lot of ground for a Harlan’s Holiday,” Taylor added.


Hip No. 299, a colt by Tapit   – Muir Station, by Street Cry. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.

“He’s a strong, well-balanced, good-moving, correct colt,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a half sister to grade II winner Shakis (by Machiavellian). “He’s finding favor with all the lookers here. He looks like one of the better colts on the grounds and we expect him to sell accordingly.”

 
Hip No. 300, a colt by Grand Slam – Music and Magic, by Capote. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.


“He is just a man,” said Three Chimneys sales director Guiness McFadden of this chestnut yearling. “He’s got the physical and he’s got a great walk. He really checks all the boxes. He’s ready for this sale. He has shaped up nicely.”


Hip No. 309, a filly by Bellamy Road   – North East Star, by Siphon. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

“She is a half sister to a stakes-placed winner (Maegans Pincesses, by Yankee Gentleman),” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this dark bay or brown yearling. “She is the best type of Bellamy Road you can put on the (sales) grounds. She’s got balance and some hip to her, along with a little length. She has a great big, fluid walk. When all the other horses were melting (from the heat) at the end of the day yesterday (July 8), this filly’s walk got bigger. I think that has to mean something.”


Hip No. 323, a colt by Exchange Rate   – Perfect Paula, by Songandaprayer. Consigned by Frankfort Park Farm, agent.

“He is just a lovely horse and he’s been very popular here,” said Frankfort Park’s Olive Gallagher of this bay yearling that is out of a stakes-placed winner. “He’s had a lot of lookers and lot of interest.”

 

 

 



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