Blue Tone, already graded stakes-placed this year, stepped up on Sunday to annex the $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita Park...
Afleet Alex’s Materiality is on his way to the Kentucky Derby (G1) following his ultra-tough victory in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1)...
My Savannah Belle unleashed a strong rally in the final furlong of Saturday’s $70,000 Xtra Heat S. to gather up her first stakes victory...
Race Day won a battle of grays in the Oaklawn Park stretch in Saturday’s $250,000 Razorback H. (G3) to give the 4-year-old son of Tapit his first black-type victory...
In an electrifying performance, Ring Weekend went from eighth to first in a quarter mile to capture the $400,000 Frank Kilroe Mile (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita Park...
Thursday, August 08, 2013 |
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.