Javier Castellano and Graham Motion in the winner's circle after Happy Mesa won the 45th Running of the Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico on May 19, 2017.

Javier Castellano and Graham Motion in the winner's circle after Happy Mesa won the 45th Running of the Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico on May 19, 2017.

Chad B. Harmon

Elite Sales to Offer Happy Mesa at Fasig-Tipton Sale

Multiple stakes winner to be offered July 10.

Bradley Weisbord and Liz Crow's newly formed sales agency Elite Sales will offer multiple stakes winner Happy Mesa in their upcoming consignment at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale on July 10 in Lexington, Kentucky.

A daughter of Sky Mesa, Happy Mesa most recently defeated a top-class field of three-year-old fillies in near course-record time (1:33 3/5) in the one mile Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico on May 19. Among those she defeated were grade 1 winner Victory to Victory, stakes winner Compelled, and Ddynatail, who returned this past weekend to win the $200,000 Penn Oaks at Penn National.

"We're excited to offer such an exciting three-year-old filly in the initial Elite Sales consignment," said Weisbord.  "She showed a huge turn of foot in winning the Hilltop, earning a Thorograph figure of 7 1/4 and a 9 on the Ragozin sheets."

"Trainer Graham Motion is currently pointing her for a July start, either the grade 3 Lake George at Saratoga or the grade 2 San Clemente at Del Mar," continued Weisbord. "She is primed to have a huge second half of the year."

Also the winner of the Selima Stakes at two, Happy Mesa is out of the stakes-placed Broken Vow mare, Happy Choice. Her prolific female family includes grade 1 Test Stakes winner Missed the Storm as well as Champion and Filly Triple Crown Winner Chris Evert.

Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning added: "With her outstanding current form and quality pedigree, Happy Mesa will be a top shelf offering in July. We're excited that Elite Sales has chosen our July Horses of Racing Age Sale to offer her, as well as to launch their consignment business."

BSW Bloodstock's Weisbord and Crow announced the launch of Elite Sales last month. The consignment specializes in selling horses in training and broodmare prospects coming off the racetrack at public auction.

For further information:
Bradley Weisbord (Brad@bswbloodstock.com)
Liz Crow (Liz@bswbloodstock.com)

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