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Fasig-Tipton July Showcasing Young Stallions

Fasig-Tipton July Showcasing Young Stallions by Casey Laughter: New stallions are taking of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale this year! 29 new stallions represented by yearlings of their first crop offer 145 hip numbers out of 347 yearlings offered for sale, meaning new stallion offspring make up 37.75% of the entire F-T July Sale.

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New stallions are taking of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale this year! 29 new stallions represented by yearlings of their first crop offer 145 hip numbers out of 347 yearlings offered for sale, meaning new stallion offspring make up 37.75% of the entire F-T July Sale.

A few individuals who have larger numbers offered for sale dominate the 29 stallions. The top five stallions make up 52 yearlings alone.

Graydar has 13 yearlings offered throughout the sale. The two hip numbers that stood out to me were:

Hip 20, a gray/roan colt out of Sage d’Oro (by Medaglia d’Oro), is the first foal for the mare. The female pedigree should really help Graydar get some more distance into this colt. While Graydar won at nine furlongs, he was more of a speedy type of horse. The stamina that is offered by Medaglia d’Oro, El Prado (IRE), and Pine Bluff, all within the first three generations, should help this colt move well over longer distances. This colt is a registered California-bred.

Hip 256, a gray/roan colt out of Ima Tapit (by Tapit), is the first foal for the mare, who was also unraced. The second dam also does not have much a produce record. The third dam, Cherokee Crossing, does have a credible lineage and produce record. Cherokee Crossing produced Siphonic, winner of the GI Hollywood Futurity and GII Breeders’ Futurity. She also produced Rose of Summer, an unraced mare who went on to produce five winners from seven foals, including Laragh and Summer Front, both graded stakes winners. This colt likely will need to stick with middle distances

Alternation has eleven yearlings in the sale, none of which immediately stood out.

Hip 244, a dark bay/brown colt, out of Hollow Sky (by Yes It’s True) seemed to have some upside to his pedigree. The mare has four foals of racing age, three to race, with all of which being winners, including a minor stakes winner named One Star. The remainder of the pedigree is littered with minor stakes winners and a Grade III winner in He’s Got Grit, a half-sibling to the first dam, Hollow Sky.

Flat Out has 10 yearlings in the sale. I chose just one hip number who stood out on paper.

Hip 190, a dark bay/brown filly, out of Decorator (by Storm Cat). She has already been named Deadline. The mare already has five foals of racing age, including a two-year-old of 2016, and three to race. The mare is a half sibling to E Dubai, sire of Fort Larned (Breeders’ Cup Classic winner), and a winner in France named No Matter What. No Matter What is a proven producer, with eight foals to race, all being winners, including the European Juvenile Champion Filly, Rainbow View (by Dynaformer). No Matter What also produced a stakes winner by A.P. Indy, the paternal grandsire of this filly. This filly should find comfort on the dirt likely going any distance.

Violence also has 10 yearlings offered for sale.

Hip 61, a dark bay/brown filly, out of Stella’s Dream (by Pioneerof the Nile), got the slight nod out of the ten yearlings. The mare was unraced and is young, but Pioneerof the Nile is hot right now. While he is not proven as a valuable broodmare sire, he has had some good fillies. This filly will likely find comfort in the middle distances, as she has Meadlowlake in her female family, who is not a strong stamina influence. However, there is plenty in her first three generations to suggest this filly will be a promising young horse next year.

Oxbow has eight yearlings in the sale. The stallion stands at Calumet in Lexington, Kentucky. I noticed a trend in his crossings though. He was crossed with stallions that offer stamina, such as A.P. Indy, Empire Maker, Gone West, and Tiznow. He was also bred to mares by El Corredor and Waquoit. Most of Oxbow’s yearlings caught my eye, even though I am unsure of how he will be as a stallion.

Hip 259, a dark bay/brown colt, out of Inda (by A.P. Indy), is a half sibling to four foals of racing age, three to race (including a two-year-old of 2016), and two winners. Inda is a half-sibling to Brahms, a reputable stallion. The third dam, Too Chic, has become influential in recent years, showing up in the pedigree of Somali Lemonade, El Padrino, Verrazano, Hungry Island, Soaring Empire, and Japan.

Hip 5, a bay filly, out of Raver (by Tiznow), is the first foal for the mare. The first two mares in the pedigree do not offer much insight to the class this filly could have. However, this third dam, Preach, is the dam of twelve to race, all winners, including the sire of sires, Pulpit. Preach is a full sister to Yarn, the dam of Tale of the Cat and is the granddam of Johannesburg, sire of ill-fated Scat Daddy. This filly should develop well, as Oxbow is a small horse, while Tiznow throws size to nearly all of his offspring.

The Fasig-Tipton July Sale has 347 yearlings cataloged for sale, and is in no shortage of well-bred youngsters. The sale also offers yearlings by up and coming stallions such as Bodemeister, Union Rags, and Astrology. The major players such as Tapit and Curlin also have some yearlings in the sale.

The sale takes place July 12 on the Fasig-Tipton grounds in Lexington, Kentucky, starting at 10am. Fasig-Tipton has selected and sold yearlings at this sale in the past, now named Street Fancy, Noble Bird, Birdatthewire, and Dortmund.

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