Just two starts removed from an allowance win at Keeneland, Birdstone’s Noble Bird reached racing’s pinnacle with a game neck victory in the $500,000 Stephen Foster H. (G1)...
Three stakes-winning graduates over Memorial weekend gave Gainesway Sales 14 stakes winners, 23 stakes horses through the first five months of the year...
The nation’s leading sire Tapit added to his list of stakes winners on Saturday when A Lot rolled to a 5 ¾-length victory in Belmont Park’s $100,000 Paradise Creek S...
Grade 1 winner Afleet Express registered his first stakes winner as a sire on May 9 when Boot Legger edged out stablemate Unbridled Graduate to capture the $75,000 Tall Stacks S...
Tapit’s 2014 Belmont S. (G1) winner Tonalist returned to the scene of his greatest victory on Saturday to capture the $150,000 Westchester S. (G3).
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.