Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale 2014 Loaded with Good Looking Babies!
Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale 2014 Loaded with Good Looking Babies!: The Saratoga Select Yearlings Sale is right around the corner on August 4-5, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, New York, and I have looked through the catalog and found fourteen yearlings I would watch for as they mature, based simply on their pedigrees! Let’s get down to business!
Hip 2, a bay colt by Kitten’s Joy out of Fastbridled, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Mill Ridge, this colt has a strong dirt pedigree on the dam’s side. So impressive, that his third dam is where reach some real class. Pennant Champion is a half sister to champions Miner’s Mark, My Flag, and With Flying Colors. All of these horses are offspring of the unbeatable Personal Ensign. This colt should grow to be a big, strong, versatile colt.
Hip 9, a dark bay or brown filly by Harlan’s Holiday out of Formal Affair, by Dynaformer. We have a filly here who could easily excel on either dirt or turf. When we look into the pedigree, we see that her second dam, Red Ember, producer of a filly Zigember. Zigember went to produce a colt named The Cliff’s Edge, by champion sire Gulch. This filly has some real class, and should grow to be a very big horse in general.
Hip 11, a chestnut filly by Hard Spun out of French Satin, by French Deputy. She is the full sister to French Satin’s Hard Spun colt Midnight Transfer, a decent California stakes runner. If we dig a bit deeper, you see her second dam is a successful producer. Her second dam, Satin Sunrise, produced champion Lion Heart. This filly should have no distance limitations and should be a precocious filly as she begins training next year.
Hip 13, a bay filly by Quality Road out of Genisa, by Storm Cat. This filly is the first for her dam, but her second dam, Tizdubai, is a full sister to Tiznow. If we go back to Tiznow and Tizdubai’s dam, Cee’s Song, you will find a line of champion horses and successful producers. Cee’s Song is the dam of Tiznow, Budroyale, Tizamazing, and Tizso. This means Cee’s Song is the granddam of Paynter and Oxbow. This filly will be best in her three-year-old year, and even after, if she races that long. She will have no problem with distance, and will be a large bodied filly, but very athletic.
Hip 26, a dark bay or brown colt by Awesome Again out of I’m Out First, by Allen’s Prospect. Class shows through immediately when you see this colt’s pedigree. His dam is a successful producer, having already produced I’m a Dixie Girl (by Dixie Union). His second dam has had some luck as a producer as well. Sequins produced a filly named Zenith, who was a stakes winner, but went of to produced Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner up Great Hunter. This colt will be a fast one, but will have the ability to carry is a route of distance. Most likely to be on the smaller side, look for this one next year, if he makes it through training.
Hip 27, a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro out of India, by Hennessy. Already named, Golden Idol has some class scatter throughout her pedigree. (Note, India has a 2014 Frankel foal.) India was a stakes winner in her own right, winning the G3 Azeri Breeders’ Cup Stakes. This filly’s second dam went on to produce prominent broodmare Pilfer. Pilfer has two champion colts, named To Honor and Serve (by Bernardini), and Elnaawi (by Street Sense). The third dam in her pedigree is Our Tina Marie, producer of Memories of Silver. This makes Our Tina Marie the graddam of Winter Memories. This filly will most likely find the turf to her liking, but don’t be surprised to see her run on the dirt.
Hip 32, a bay filly by Tiznow out of Kobla Cat, by Tale of the Cat. Another filly with some class sprinkled in her bloodline. Only the second foal out of Kobla Cat, we need to look a bit further back for some sure fire class. Her second dam, Kobla produced emerging star sire Quality Road. If we go back one more generation, you will find the mare Winglet, who produced G1 winner and Breeders’ Cup Distaff victor Ajina. Look for this filly to be a bit of a late bloomer, since that is what we normally see from Tiznow babies, but expect her to be able to carry a lot of speed over a distance of ground.
Hip 34, a dark bay or brown colt by Tizway out of Lady Nichola, by A.P. Indy. From the first crop of Tizway, we know we can expect to see a lot more babies come our way. Being By Tiznow, Tizway was well received by breeders, and this colt fits the description of nice. He is a half brother to Tokyo City Cup stakes winner Worth Repeating (by Giant’s Causeway). Going back to his second dam, we find Macoumba, producer of some nice horses herself, including Positively and Malibu Moon. We also find a mare named Curriculum, who produced Temple City (by Dynaformer), who won the 12f Cougar Handicap. This colt will likely relish the 10f classic distance, but also have some showing of miler speed. Most likely going to be on the bigger side, look for him to peak as he matures.
Hip 39, a bay filly by Bellamy Road out of Lemon Crusta, by Lemon Drop Kid. I highlighted, circled, and stared this filly in my notebook, and I can’t wait to see what she brings in the sales ring! She is the first foal for Lemon Crusta, but this filly is all class, bloodlines of gold in my opinion. If we go back to her third dam, Nijinksy’s Best, you find offspring and turf champion Yagli. If we go back even further, to her forth dam, you will find Best in Show, who produced Kentucky Oaks winner Blush with Pride. Blush with Pride goes on to produce broodmare of the year Better than Honour. This would make Blush with Pride the granddam of Belmont S. victor Rags to Riches and Casino Drive. Blush with Pride can also be found as the great-granddam of Streaming and Close Hatches. This little Bellamy Road filly is FULL of potential. Look for her next year and 2016!
Hip 64, a bay colt by Drosselmeyer out of Queen of Empire, by Empire Maker. If this colt doesn’t win the 2016 Belmont Stakes, no horse will! Queen of Empire has one winner, a two-year of 2014, and this yearling colt. The winner out of Queen of Empire is named King Cyrus. We have to go a littler further back to find a really classy and good mare. Her name is Dispute. She was the victor of the Kentucky Oaks, Beldame, and many more graded stakes. Look for this colt to want as much distance as humanly possible, and for him to just get going at 9f. Lots of pedigree here though!
Hip 98, a chestnut filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) out of Such a Sweet Girl, by Proud and True. This is the first foal for Such a Sweet Girl, but she is a full sister to two time Canadian champion True Metropolitan. This yearling filly already has a name; Miss Metropolitan. She will likely find a comfortable home on the turf, or she will be bought by European interests, since most of her pedigree connections were based in Europe and France. Look for her to be a big, imposing filly when fully matured.
Hip 107, a bay filly by Sky Mesa out of To Dream About, by Monarchos. To Dream About has already proved she can produce a winner in Sky Dreamer (by Sky Mesa), a winner in Canada. If we go back to this filly’s second dam, we find Beautiful Pleasure, a sister to turf star Mecke. Beautiful Pleasure also produced 3rd place finisher of the Travers in Dr. Pleasure. This filly will likely enjoy either surface, and will likely be a fast one, relishing any distance.
Hip 117, a bay colt by Street Sense out of Useewhatimsaying, by A.P. Indy. Useewhatimsaying hasn’t shown the same class when throwing foals as her dam, Lucinda K showed. This colt’s third dam, Lucinda K, produced winners Moonwalk (by Malibu Moon), Atswhatimtalknabout (by A.P. Indy), and Here Comes Lucinda. Here Comes Lucinda is the best offspring of Lucinda K thus far, as here Comes Lucinda has produced winner Stormy Lucy. This filly will most likely find dirt as her calling, and will easily be a long distance router. Look out when she comes running next year!
Hip 150, a bay filly by War Front out of Charming, by Seeking the Gold. Charming hasn’t shown to be much of a producer yet, but her dam surely has. Charming is out of broodmare of the year Take Charge Lady. Charming is a half sister to Take Charge Indy and Will Take Charge. This filly will most likely love the dirt, and will be a good filly for a route of distance. Look for her to be fast and come into her own around the end of her three-year-old year.
The “Hip” number is the number in the catalog to classify the yearlings by sales number, ranging from 1-150.