Fasig-Tipton to Offer Derby Winner's Sibling

Half-brother by Yonaguska has been added to Midlantic juvenile auction.

A Yonaguska half-brother to Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird has been added to the catalog of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 18 and 19 in Timonium, Md. The sale starts two days after the running of the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), in which Mine That Bird is scheduled to compete.

Bred in Kentucky by Peter Lamantia, James Blackburn, and Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds, the colt was sold by Needham-Betz, agent, for $72,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling auction. Cary Frommer, agent, was the buyer.

Earlier this year, Frommer sold the colt for $100,000 to Craig Wheeler, agent, at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this Yonaguska colt as a supplementary entry at Timonium," said Fasig-Tipton president Walt Robertson in a prepared statement. "After the Derby, one of Cary Frommer’s clients decided to make hay while the sun was shining and to offer the colt at Timonium. You don’t get a better pedigree update than a Kentucky Derby-winning half-brother."

Mine That Bird's half-brother will be offered on the auction's opening day and will be Hip No. 107 in the catalog, replacing a previously withdrawn juvenile.

Mine That Bird was sold by Highclere Sales, agent, to Dominion Bloodstock Agency for $9,500 at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling auction.