Yearling being shown to prospective buyers at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale.

Yearling being shown to prospective buyers at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale.

Anne M. Eberhardt

F-T Day 1: Ghostzapper Filly Shines

A filly from the first crop of Ghostzapper is among the yearlings in the July sale

All the horses consigned to the July 14 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction are in the New Sire Showcase, which features the offspring of young stallions. Horse of the Year Ghostzapper has one member from his first crop, a filly, in this session. But yearlings by lesser known sires such as Medallist and Blazonry also have been attracting attention with their flashy looks. Following is a list of horses that buyers and consignors believe could sell well:

Hip No. 17, a colt by Grand Reward– Mismatch, by Polish Navy. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent for Tym Mar Farms.
This yearling is a half-brother to five winners, and he is from the family of grade I winner Personal Business, who is the dam of grade III winner In Conference.

Hip No. 42, a filly by Afleet Alex– Petite Chatte, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“She’s a very nice filly,” said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. “I haven’t seen a lot of Afleet Alexes, but she reminds me of him. She’s got a beautiful shoulder on her and a nice, clean neck. She’s a ‘scopey’ filly that looks like she can run two turns. She’s bred for the classics. What’s kind of cool about her pedigree is the Belmont (gr. I) exacta came out of the third dam (Kaylem Ho). Da’ Tara is out of Torchera (a daughter of Kaylem Ho). Her half-sister (Sound Wisdom) is the granddam of Dennis of Cork.”

Hip No. 69, a colt by Purge – Runaway Chanel, by Runaway Groom. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Candyland Farm.
“He’s got some leg, and he’s a real well-balanced horse,” said Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud. “He’s also got a good neck and is a good mover.” This yearling’s second dam produced grade I winner Got Koko.

Hip No. 123, Royal Chapel, a colt by Chapel Royal– Times a Wastin, by Gilded Time. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He has a ‘scorpion’ body; he looks really fast,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this colt, whose family members include stakes winners Outofnowhere and Poopsie.

Hip No. 145, a colt by Unforgettable Max– Wife’s Objection, by Slewpy. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a big, strong colt with a big walk, and he has good balance,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this yearling, which is from the family of grade II winner Kingdom Found.

Hip No. 149, a colt by Blazonry – Will Be a Bates, by Bates Motel. Consigned by Marshall Silverman, agent.
“”He looks an absolute racehorse,” said Silverman of this yearling, which is a half-brother to stakes-placed Reel Prime. “He’s well-balanced, got a beautiful eye, and has a big shoulder and a great hip. He’s just a nice, nice horse.”

Hip No. 153, a colt by Scrimshaw – Word o’ Wisdom, by Hennessy. Consigned by Stoneview Farm, agent.
“He’s a very nice, well-balanced individual; he’s very athletic,” said Sue Dowling of Stoneview, which has its first consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky auction. “He’s a smart colt from a great, great working family.”

Hip No. 161, a colt by Medallist – Anna K., by Boston Harbor. Consigned by Summerfield, agent.
“He is a very, athletic colt,” said Francis Vanlangendonck of Summerfield. “He looks a lot like Medallist as far as the ability to have speed. He has a great mind on him. Everybody who walks by stops and says, ‘Who’s that?’ He’s that kind of colt.”

Hip No. 197, a colt by Eurosilver – Chenoa, by Wild Again. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He’s a nice, flashy colt that walks well,” said Archie St. George of Eaton Sales. “He has a nice hip and shoulder and good balance. He seems to do everything right.”

Hip No. 206, a colt by Lion Heart– Coquila Rose, by Wekiva Springs. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He has a really beautiful body, and he’s correct,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this yearling, which is from a family that has produced grade I winners such as Seaside Attraction, Golden Attraction, Cape Town, and Gorgeous. Other relatives include European Horse of the Year Fantastic Light and Canadian champion Key to the Moon.

Hip No. 216, a colt by Medallist – Darnestown, by Williamstown. Consigned by Stoney Lane Farm, agent.
“He’s a beautiful horse,” said Stuart Turlington of Stoney Lane. “To me, he’s just as balanced as a horse can be, and he has a great big walk. He’s what I consider to be a really nice horse.”

Hip No. 228, a colt by Forest Danger– Elaine’s Angel, by T. U. Slew. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“We brought him here for the New Sire Showcase,” said Andrew Cary of Hill ‘n’ Dale, “and we thought he would fit what the buyers are looking for, which is a mature horse. Forest Danger’s first weanlings were very popular, and we figured that would be the case with his first yearlings. This colt has just been a standout horse. Each month he’s gotten better and better, and he’s really even blossomed again here at the sale. He’s stood up well to all the scrutiny, and he’s a great-minded horse.”

Hip No. 229, a colt by Offlee Wild– Elaine’s Way, by Lord Carson. Consigned by Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent.
This yearling is from the family of Argentine group I winner New Real Deal and the graded winner and successful stallion Dynaformer. The colt’s fourth dam is a half-sister to the granddam of Offlee Wild, a grade I winner.

Hip No. 236, a filly by Speightstown  – England’s Rose, by Nureyev. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“Speightstown has gotten off to a great start; there is a lot of momentum behind him,” said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. “This filly has got a really nice European pedigree, but I think she’s a filly that could fit anybody here who’s got six figures to spend. She could suit a wide range of people.”

Hip No. 250, a filly by Ghostzapper– Fast and Early, by Carson City. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s the only Ghostzapper in the sale, and she has a really good physical,” said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. “If you’re a fan of the Ragozin Sheets, you’ll love the dam because two of her babies have run “5” or under. It’s a really nice pedigree. This filly is a little bit on the short-legged side, but she’s got great balance and a great body. With Awesome Again  (the sire of Ghostzapper) on the top and Carson City on the bottom, she looks like she’s supposed to.”

Hip No. 252, a colt by Eddington– Favorite Times, by Souvenir Copy. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a beautifully balanced, great moving horse; he’s very athletic,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Andrew Cary of this yearling, which is from the family of grade I winner Yankee Victor.

Hip No. 269, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro  – Grandstone, by Grindstone. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, good-looking colt,” said Kitty Taylor of Warrendale, “and he’s by a stallion that has surprised everybody because his 2-year-olds have come out running.”