TOP NEWS

6/13/2015
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)...
5/28/2015
Three stakes-winning graduates over Memorial weekend gave Gainesway Sales 14 stakes winners, 23 stakes horses through the first five months of the year...
5/23/2015
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...
5/10/2015
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...
5/2/2015
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).

F-T July: Birdstone colt tops Day 1 at $400,000


Monday, July 20, 2009 |
Fresh off of his amazing accomplishment of siring two Classic winners from his first crop, Birdstone followed it up by being a commercial hit at the annual Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Selected Yearling Sale, as his lone offering at the sale – a colt – commanded $400,000 from Darley purchaser John Ferguson during the first session of the two-day event July 20-21 in Lexington.

Selling as Hip No. 228, the gorgeous dark bay colt strutted into the sales ring and quickly drew the crowd’s full attention. After a flurry of activity, the bidding stopped at the session-high price for consignors Dapple Stud, agent.

The colt hails from the Seattle Slew mare Slew Smarts, who has a stakes-placed performer by fellow Gainesway stallion Whywhywhy.  Por Que, the mare’s lone starter, is a multiple stakes-placed winner of $115,759.