Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale continues its two-night run Aug. 5, starting at 7 p.m. EDT in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Following is a selection of noteworthy yearlings from the sale's final session.
Hip 94—From the next-to-least crop of influential sire Unbridled's Song, this colt is a half brother to two-time grade I winner Weemissfrankie and to graded-placed winner Stop Smiling. Taylor Made Sales agency consigns the colt, whose family also features such standouts as grade I winner Stormy Pick and $301,145-earning stakes winner Why Not Be Perfect.
Hip 112—Gainesway agency's Bernardini colt is out of Tweeter, a winning Unbridled's Song mare. The dam is a three-quarters sister to 2004 Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I) winner Birdstone and a half sister to 2003 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner and 3-year-old filly champion Bird Town. The colt was bred by Saratoga's grande dame, Marylou Whitney.
Hip 116—This New York-bred son of Lemon Drop Kid is out of the Catienus mare Unspoken Word, who earned $369,748 and was a grade I-placed stakes winner; she's also a half sister to another grade I-placed runner, Emotional Kitten. This is the family of stakes winners Cannonball and Musical Flair, among others. Sequel Stallions New York consigns.
Hip 121—Taylor Made Sales consigns the Medaglia d'Oro filly out of Weekend Whim, by Distorted Humor . The dam is a full sister to grade I-winning millionaire and sire Any Given Saturday and already has produced a stakes-placed winner in Coconut Shrimp. That Giant's Causeway filly is now 4. This filly's full brother, Golden Monday, brought $600,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale when selling to Japan's J. S. Co.
Hip 148—This Speightstown filly is out of the unraced Storm Cat mare Celebrity Cat, but her family is rich in black type. Celebrity Cat is out of the Dynaformer matron Starrer, a two-time grade I winner and millionaire who also is a half sister to three-time grade I winner Stellar Jayne. The Eaton Sales agency is the consignor.
Hip 149—The only yearling by top sire Tapit selling on the second night. This bay filly is out of winner Chalmette, the dam of stakes winner and grade I-placed runner Third Dawn (by Sky Mesa). Third Dawn won the Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar and finished second by a nose to champion Stardom Bound in the 2009 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I). Third dam Evening Silk is the dam of Louisiana Derby (gr. III) winner Dixieland Heat.
Hip 150—One of just two War Front yearlings on offer, this filly is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Charming, and her second dam is the excellent racemare and producer Take Charge Lady, dam of last year's champion 3-year-old male Will Take Charge and grade I winner Take Charge Indy. The catalog page looks even better now, as her 2-year-old half sister, the Giant's Causeway filly Take Charge Brandi, finished second in Saratoga's Schuylerville (gr. III) July 18. She's offered by the Eaton Sales agency.
Hip 163—A daughter of 2010 champion 2-year-old male and first-crop sire Uncle Mo , this dark bay or brown filly sold to Bare Stables for $190,000 as a Keeneland November weanling last year. She is a half sister to stakes-placed Jasmine's Melody and to recent winner Provenance. The Hill 'n' Dale Sales agency consigns her. She's out of the Unbridled's Song mare Erica's Melody, a half sister to stakes winners Reno Rumble and Beg Borrow N Steal, the latter also a stakes-producer.