Sunday, August 26, 2012

Part One: 2012 Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearlings

Gone are the outstanding prices we saw at the Saratoga Sale, as well as even the prices we saw at the July Sale. This Fasig-Tipton yearling sale will attract much lower prices than previous ones this year, due to a catalog of a much lower caliber. In fact, rather than my usual top selections that are combined with honorable mentions, I only have ten top selections for this sale. Nonetheless, I am eager about this auction!

Hip #5: By Valid Expectations’ full brother Littleexpectations, hip 5 is out of a half-sister to two black-type winners and is from the same family as the grade one winners Solar Splendor and Sultry Song.

Hip #9: By champion Afleet Alex, this filly is out of a half-sister to the grade one-winning Awesome Gem.

Hip #10: By the grade one-winning Bluegrass Cat, this filly is a half-sister to two winners. Her second dam is also the granddam of the grade one winners Data Link and Hymn Book.

Hip #23: By a half-brother to the champion Artax in Serengeti Song, this filly is a half-sister an Argentinian group one winner, as well as a stakes winner at Belmont. She shares the same third dam as the second-fastest Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Monarchos.

Hip #30: By the sire of Pardonmecomingthru in Chatain, this filly is a half-sister to a black-type winner and a black-type-placed runner. She is from the family of the multiple grade one-winning Political Ambition.

Hip #38: By the brilliant multiple grade one-winning sprinter Zensational, this filly is a half-sister to a multiple black-type-winning gelding that is also graded stakes-placed, as well as a black-type-placed runner.

Hip #39: This filly is very similarly bred to the multiple grade one-winning Kip Deville, as she shares the same sire in Kipling and her second dam, Klondike Kaytie, is the dam of Kip Deville. Hip 39 is a half-sister to a black-type-placed runner.
Coyote Legend
Photo by Terri Cage

Hip #106: By the up-and-coming Texas sire My Golden Song, this filly’s dam line is like Texas racing royalty. She is out of a full sister to the popular multiple black-type-winning Coyote Legend and Gold Coyote – very well-known, successful horses on the Texas racing circuit.

Hip #166: By a son of Street Cry in Clever Cry, this filly is a half-sister to a graded stakes winner and a black-type-placed runner. Her multiple group stakes-winning and grade one-placed second dam has a very impressive produce record, being the dam of a multiple grade one-winning Breeders’ Cup victor.

Hip #169: By the successful young sire Roman Ruler, this colt is out of a half-sister to a grade one winner, a black-type winner, and a black-type-placed runner.

But my personal favorite in the sale is not one of my top ten selections, but a buddy of mine: hip #93, a son of Space Spot (by Seattle Slew) and the Afternoon Deelites mare Autum's Delight. He has quite the personality and I wish him, as well as his friend hip #7, the best of luck!

Hip #93
Photo by Terri Cage
I will do a follow-up piece after the sale, spotlighting these horses again with the results of the auction.

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