Colts by leading sire Tapit and his son Tapizar , third on this year’s first-crop sire list, are among the top horses to watch when the three-day Fasig-Tipton October sale launches Oct. 24. With daily sessions at 10 a.m., the sale in Lexington runs through Oct. 26.
Hip 334, a son of Tapit consigned by Gainesway has a loaded female family, with his unraced dam, the Carson City mare Pretty City, having already produced grade I winners Lear's Princess and Pretty City Dancer, a filly also sired by Tapit who had been pointed toward the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), before being derailed by a minor injury.
Hip 295 is a colt by Tapizar out of a winning Deputy Minister mare who is a half sister to grade III winner Successful Outlook, the dam of grade I winner Sweet Lulu and to the recent impressive Kelso (gr. I) winner Anchor Down .
"He’s a balanced, well-made, good-quality colt and well liked at the farm,” said Gainesway sales director Michael Hernon.
Another Fasig-Tipton yearling with a significant update in its catalog page is Hip 208, a son of Lookin At Lucky whose half sister Noble Beauty won the grade III Pucker Up Stakes in August. The colt is consigned by his breeder Ramsey Farm.
Hip 11, a Malibu Moon filly from Eaton Sales is the second foal out of the stakes-winning More Than Ready mare In the Slips and is the highest-priced previously purchased horse in the October sale. Trainer Gary Contessa bought the filly for $220,000 as a weanling on behalf of a client for the purpose of pinhooking her into a yearling sale.
Also offered on the first day is Hip 339, another Malibu Moon filly who is the first foal out of a half sister to Happy Ticket, the grade II winner who reported home first in 12 of 20 starts and earned more than $1.6 million. She is consigned by Paramount Sales.
HIPS TO WATCH—FASIG-TIPTON OCTOBER DAY 1
|F., Malibu Moon—In the Slips, by More Than Ready/Eaton Sales, agent|
|C., Lookin At Lucky—Money Huntress, by Mineshaft/Ramsey Farm, agent|
|339||F., Malibu Moon—Princess of China, by Unbridled’s Song/Paramount Sales, agent|
|295||C., Tapizar—Peep Show, by Silver Deputy/Gainesway, agent|
|334||C., Tapit—Pretty City, by Carson City/Gainesway, agent|