A total of 162 horses have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, to be held Wednesday, Mar. 1 in the Gulfstream Park walking ring. A single under-tack show is scheduled two days prior to the auction on Monday, Feb. 27. The catalogue offers an additional nine hips from last year, when an Old South Farm-consigned son of Tapit out of Bethan (Giant’s Causeway) topped the event on a bid of $1.8 million from Woodford Racing and Bob LaPenta.
“This sale has a lot of momentum coming off two highly successful renewals since moving to Gulfstream Park in 2015,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “This catalogue reflects that momentum, with increased numbers and outstanding quality.”
The 2017 Gulfstream Sale catalogue cover features Nyquist (Uncle Mo), a $400,000 purchase by Dennis O’Neill on behalf of owner J. Paul Reddam, who went on to become champion of his generation in 2015 before annexing the 2016 GI Kentucky Derby.
“There is no better advertisement for a sale than selling the Kentucky Derby winner,” continued Browning. “It’s a great testament to the quality of horses our consignors offer at Gulfstream, and to the success that buyers are finding from purchasing these horses off a proven dirt track. Prior to winning the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist won the GI Florida Derby at Gulfstream–13 months after he had performed over the very same racetrack in our under tack show.”
Some potential highlights of the catalogue on pedigree include hip 64, a Medaglia d’Oro half-brother to GISW My Conquestadory (Artie Schiller) from Eddie Woods, agent; hip 67, a Hartley/DeRenzo-consigned full-sister to GIII Lecomte S. winner Guest Suite (Quality Road); hip 80, a full-brother to GISW Sweet Loretta (Tapit) also from Eddie Woods; and hip 95, a close relative to Classic-placed Ride On Curlin (Curlin) by Smart Strike from Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables,, among others.
Click here to view the catalogue. Print copies will be available by Monday, Jan. 30.