Fasig-Tipton Mixed Winter Sale Full of Quality
Fasig-Tipton Mixed Winter Sale Full of Quality: Fasig-Tipton is one of the top sales that breeders and owners look forward to every year. The February Mixed Sale is held annually to sell off stock from yearlings, horses of racing age, broodmares, and stallions. Stock this year looks high quality and there is a lot of potential to create a sales topping price that could easily put to shame the $360,000 sales topper from 2014. The sale runs only two days, February 8th and 9th in Lexington, Kentucky.
Hip 28 – Compete is by the highly regarded El Prado out of the Peteski mare, Pete’s Heiress. As a broodmare, all of her offspring who have raced have won. She has produced the grade three winner, Lady Digby (Grand Slam) and the stakes placed Sense to Compete (Street Sense). Compete is back in foal to Street Sense on an early April cover.
Hip 211 – Lovely Daughter is a five-year-old daughter of Big Brown out of the Not for Love mare, Bobbie Use. While the pedigree isn’t one of the flashier on the market, she is half to the 2013 F-T July Horses of Racing Age sales topper, Starship Truffles (Ghostzapper). Lovely Daughter is in foal on a late May cover to Ghostzapper.
Hip 326 – Roots Run Deep has a pedigree that would likely mix well with several sires’ lines. By Forestry out of the A.P. Indy mare, Indy Glory, this mare is a half sister to the highly regarded sprinter, Artemis Agrotera. Her dam, Indy Glory, is also a full sister to the stallion Stephen Got Even (A.P. Indy). Roots Run Deep was unplaced in her only start at two before being retired. She has a 2015 two-year-old filly by Noonmark and a yearling colt by Mission Impazible. She is not pregnant this season.
Hip 574 – Crystal Lake Drive is an unraced daughter of champion sire Giant’s Causeway out the Awesome Again mare, Awesome Fleet. While Awesome Again hasn’t proven very valuable as a broodmare sire, this mare’s second dam is Maggie Hawk, producer of Preakness and Belmont victor Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet). If any indication, this mare should make a nice producer of future turf runners. She is in foal to More Than Ready on an early April cover.
Hip 576 – Show Me The Roses is a fourteen-year-old mare by Storm Cat out of the Ogygian mare, Myth. Myth produced the prominent stallion Johannesburg, who sired Scat Daddy. Myth is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Yarn, who produced Tale of the Cat (Storm Cat). Yarn is also a full sister to the mare Preach, who produced the late, great sire, Pulpit (A.P. Indy). Show Me The Roses is back in foal to hot young sire, Lookin At Lucky on a May cover.
Hip 149 – Hong Kong Silver is offered as a broodmare prospect. By sire Badge of Silver out of the Alysheba mare, Hong Kong Jade, this mare is a half sister to Hong Kong Squall (Summer Squall), producer of Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, Summer Bird. Hong Kong Jade is out of the Nijinsky II mare, Ruby Slippers. Ruby Slippers produced prominent sire, Rubiano (Fappiano) and the mare Tap Your Heels (Unbridled), who produced Tapit (Pulpit). Coming from a long line of producers, this mare has history on her sire.
Hip 535 – Candy Swap is offered as a racing or broodmare prospect. This three-year-old filly is also a full sister to both Sweep Swap and Sydney’s Candy (Candy Ride). Sydney’s Candy was a graded stakes winner on all three surfaces and is now a sire whose first crop are two-year-olds of 2015. This filly’s bloodlines are both suited for racing or breeding and should bring a nice price.
Hip 521 – Easter Gift is from the first crop of stallion Hard Spun and is a graded stakes winner of the G3 Smarty Jones Stakes. While Easter Gift hasn’t been in the same for as he was in his earlier career, he has been on and off due to injuries. He is offered here as a racing or stallion prospect. While his immediate family is nothing to hype about, his third dam, Giftisa (Rich Gift) produced the prominent sire Strawberry Road, a multiple group winner in Australia and Germany before coming to the US and finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Easter Gift would make a fine stallion for any farm.
Hip 555 – Retired from racing, this four-year-old son of Bernardini out of the Carson City mare, Wilshewed, Gala Award was a successful grade three winner and a stakes winner on turf. Gala Award is a half brother to the late sire Stormello, winner of the G1 Hollywood Futurity. Pedigree speaks for itself here and Gala Award would make a nice addition to any farm.
Hip 573 – This yearling colt is a son of the successful runner and sire Hard Spun and out of Show Me the Roses (Hip 576). This colt not only has the prominent distaff line that has given the racing world Johannesburg, Tale of the Cat, and Pulpit but also have the successful sire line of Danzig and Alydar through Turkoman. This colt will likely find a home on the turf once he reaches the racetrack.