The Florida Sale

Scenes from the Fasig-Tipton select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Welcome to Palm Meadows, the new home of the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

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A beautiful start to the day.

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Heading out to the track.

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The morning ritual, Palm Meadows style.

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Don't blink, or you'll miss them.

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Hip #49 (filly; More Than Ready - Spring Unbridled by Unbridled's Song) recorded the fastest 1/8 mile work in 9.3 seconds. She sold for $105,000.

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The fastest eighth on the turf was delivered by Hip #128 (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bubbling Heights (FR) by Darshaan (GB)), who went in 9.4 seconds. He would bring $500,000 in the ring.

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Hip #73 (filly; Stevie Wonderboy - Tina Fleet by Afleet), a filly from the first crop of Stevie Wonderboy, went a quarter in :21.3. She did not sell.

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Also working a quarter in :21.3 was Hip#112 (colt; Empire Maker - Angel Arch by Smart Strike). He would bring $325,000.

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From the first crop of English Channel was Hip #23 (colt; English Channel - Reach the Top by Cozzene), who worked a quarter on the turf in :20.4. He did not bring his reserve in the ring.

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Hip #182 (filly; Empire Maker - Half A.P. by Pulpit) received plenty of attention as she flashed an eighth in :10.0. She would bring $1,350,000 to top the sale.

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Hard Spun's first crop includes this flashy gray colt, Hip #67 (Hard Spun - Princess Patricia by Aptitude), who went a furlong in 9.4 seconds. He would sell for $575,000.

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Let the bidding begin.

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From the first crop of Street Sense, Hip #26 (colt; Street Sense - Richbabe by Richman) sold for $400,000.

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Hip #64 (filly; Tapit - Tempting Note by Editor's Note) had plenty of presence in the ring. She brought $750,000.

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John Ferguson signed the ticket for Hip #64, as well as the sale topper.

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$700,000 was the final price for Hip #136 (colt; Macho Uno - Champagne Cocktail by Red Ransom).

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Buzz Chace took Hip #136 for West Point Thoroughbreds

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The Malibu Moons were selling well, including Hip #78 (colt; Malibu Moon - Trisha Quick by Deputy Minister), who went for $500,000.

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Portrait of a sale topper; Hip #182 (filly; Empire Maker - Half A.P. by Pulpit), who brought $1,350,000.

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Consignor Murray Smith shares a moment with her sale topper, hip #182.

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A positive sign from the sale.

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See you at the track.

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