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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga: two Tapit yearlings bring $500K


Thursday, August 08, 2013 | Tapit
Led by a pair of $500,000 yearlings, Tapit had four horses sell for an average of $387,500 at the Aug. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling sale. Tapit finished in the top 10 among all sires in gross receipts, average, and median prices.

The first half-million dollar seller was hip No. 16, a filly consigned by Glenwood Farm, Inc. and purchased by Mark Casse. The filly is out of Bending Strings, who earned $870,612 while collecting wins in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (G2), Chilukki S. (G2), and First Flight H. (G2).

Live Oak Plantation purchased hip No. 73 for $500,000 colt by Tapit out of Kalahari Cat, the dam of 2013 Grade 3 Spiral S. winner Black Onyx as well as Straight Line S. winner Francois. The Kentucky-bred colt was consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent.

Gainesway consigned hip No. 25, who sold to Centennial Farms for $350,000. The chestnut colt comes from a prestigious family that includes United States Grade 2 winners Fourstardave, Fourstars Allstar, and Mystic Lady.

Hip No. 43, consigned by Four Star Sales agent, went for $200,000 to Blandford Bloodstock, Ltd. The colt is out of the Irish mare Dress Rehearsal, who won the Grade 3 Orchid S. at Gulfstream Park.