Congrats, Wildcat Heir Progeny Shine in Texas

They are the fastest workers in the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale.

A Wildcat Heir colt breezed an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 seconds, which was the fastest time for the distance, during the March 28 under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. A Congrats  filly was the quickest at a quarter mile with a clocking of :20 3/5 at Lone Star Park. Both juveniles are consigned by Wolf Creek Farm, agent.

The Wildcat Heir colt is out of the winning Robyn Dancer mare Always Freezing. He is a full brother to the winner Pawpaw’slilsydney and a half brother to another winner, Always Chillin (by Three Wonders). Always Freezing is a full sister to Dancingonice, who won the 2000 Fiji Stakes at Hollywood Park and finished second in the 2001 Las Palmas Handicap (gr. IIT) and Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Always Freezing also is a half sister to Imperial Pass (by Imperial Falcon), who scored in the 1997 Great Lakes Handicap at Thistledown.

Robert L. Dodd, Tonya Jurgens, and Dry Creek Stables bred the Wildcat Heir colt in Florida. The bay juvenile was bought back for $10,000 when he was consigned to the 2009 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August yearling sale by Jurgens, as agent.

The Congrats filly is the second foal out of the winning Lit de Justice mare La Petite Justice, who finished second in the 2002 Muskoka Stakes at Woodbine in Canada. The bay juvenile's second dam, Loudoun Top (by Feel the Power), captured the Kattegat’s Pride Stakes at Laurel Park and the Southern States/Triple Crown Feed Breeders’ Classic Stakes at Mountaineer Park in 1995.

Dodd and Dry Creek bred the Congrats filly in Florida.

The eighth and quarter times both were faster than last year’s quickest under tack show clockings of :10 1/5 and :22. According to Tim Boyce, who oversees Fasig-Tipton’s operations in Texas, the Lone Star track is in “excellent” condition.

“Lone Star has done a great job getting it ready and has tweaked the surface a little bit, and I think it’s going to be positive for horsemen during racing as well,” said Boyce prior to the under tack show. “I don’t know exactly what they did to it, but it looks like they added some sandy loam to it. It just holds together very well and seems to be a lot better than it was. I think people are going to be very happy with the surface.”

The Fasig-Tipton Texas sale is scheduled for March 30 and will begin at 10 a.m. (CDT).