Union Rags Colt Tops F-T Six-Figure Group

The colt went for $975,000 as top price of several horses sold for under $1M March 2.

Union Rags  colt consigned by Wavertree Stables sold for $975,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2 at Gulfstream Park.

The colt, Hip No. 103, is out of Touched (Touch Gold), the dam of grade II winner Indian Firewater (Indian Charlie). The colt, who worked in :10.1/5 during the under tack show, was purchased by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on behalf of Charles Chu's Baoma Corp.

"He looks sound and fast," said Baffert." If they're sound and fast you have to buy them. It's tough to buy a good horse. You always want to get them for less. I had his (grade II-winning) half brother Indian Firewater and since he is by Union Rags, maybe I'll get  some extra stretch out from him."

Hip 117, a Tapizar  filly sold by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, was picked by Dennis O’Neill for $800,000. The filly is the first foal from Yawkey Way by Grand Slam.

One of the 10 co-fastest times, Hip 133, a Bodemeister  colt, was sold for $650,000 with Mark Casse signing as agent. His dam Blossomed (Deputy Minister) has five other foals, including three winners. The colt, consigned by McKathan Brothers, was a $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale purchase.

Hip 98, a Candy Ride  colt consigned by William B. Harrigan (Miacomet Farm Ltd)—who also worked in :10.1—sold for $620,000 to Godolphin. The colt is out of the Songandaprayer  mare Talkin and Singing, who has 2 other winners.

Hip 7, a Mineshaft  colt, sold for $600,000 to Moustapha Fostock. Consigned by Randy Miles, this is the second foal for the grade I-placed Hennessy mare Gasp.

Hip 32, a Hard Spun  colt out of the graded stakes winning mare Liam's Dream (Saint Liam) followed. He was purchased by E Five Racing for a price tag of $500,000 and consigned by Niall Brennan Stables.

Hip 116, a colt by Scat DaddyW W American also sold for $500,000 when consigned by Niall Brennan Stables. The colt is the second foal from the Quiet American mare and was purchased by E Five Racing.