Catalogue For 102nd Saratoga Sale Now Available

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Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 235 selected yearlings for the 102nd Saratoga Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-8, in Saratoga Springs, New York with sessions to begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion, the organization said in a release early Wednesday morning.

“This year's Saratoga catalogue is exceptional,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Our numbers have increased by 10% over last year, and the quality of sire power, pedigrees, and physicals are at the top of this year's yearling crop.”

The Saratoga Sale is once again the top ranked major North American yearling sale by percentage of Grade I winners and graded stakes winners.

Recent sales graduates are led by 2022 Horse of the Year Flightline (Tapit). National Treasure (Quality Road), a '21 graduate, became the sale's latest classic winner when he claimed this year's GI Preakness S. Other prominent recent graduates include Blazing Sevens (Good Magic) and Exaulted (Twirling Candy).

First-crop yearling sires represented include Authentic, Complexity, Global Campaign, Honor A. P., Improbable, Instagrand, McKinzie, Tiz the Law, Tom's d'Etat, Vekoma, Volatile, and War of Will. Authentic leads the way among all sires with 16 catalogued, while McKinzie's 12 is second-best among first-crop sires.

Perennial leading sire Into Mischief has 13 sons and daughters on offer, leading third-crop sire Gun Runner will see 14 through the ring, and leading fourth-crop sire Not This Time, 12.

Eaton Sales will offer hip 23, a full-brother to the Champion 2-year-old filly and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Caledonia Road (Quality Road).

Notable half-siblings to Grade I winners include:

  • Hip number 6, from Stone Farm, a half-brother to GI Spinaway S. winner Sippican Harbor (Orb) by Justify;
  • St. George Sales has hip 26, a half-sister to GISWs Count Again (Awesome Again) and Ransom the Moon (Malibu Moon), by Not This Time;
  • Elite will offer a half-sister to the GI Haskell S. winner Verrazano (More Than Ready), by Curlin, for owner Peter Brant as hip 38;
  • Taylor Made offers hip 86, a half-brother to the GI Clark winner Leofric (Candy Ride {Arg}), by Into Mischief
  • Hip 118, offered by Hunter Valley Farm, is a Constitution filly who is a half-sister to GI Frizette winner Nickname (Scat Daddy);
  • Blake Albina has a Kantharos colt, selling as hip 120 on Tuesday night who is a half-brother to Hunter O'Riley, the GI United Nations winner;
  • Buckland Sales offers the already-named Wren (Into Mischief), a half-sister to the MGISW, champion and sire Improbable (City Zip), as hip 138;
  • Gainesway will sell the half-sister to GI Vosburgh S. winner Rock Fall (Speightstown), by their first-crop yearling sire McKinzie, as hip 141;
  • Hip 163 is an Authentic colt who is a half-brother to Shamrock Rose (First Dude), the champion sprinter and GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner, offered by Summerfield;
  • Paramount consigns a half-brother, by Justify, to MGISW and Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar (Majestic Warrior), as hip 178;
  • First-crop yearling sire Authentic is the sire of hip 183, a half-brother to GI Metropolitan winner Silver State (Hard Spun), offered by Warrendale Sales for Stonestreet;
  • Stone Farm will offer a yearling colt from White Hot (Ire), who produced the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock), by Not This Time, as Hip 217;
  • Hip 227 is a filly by Authentic who is a half-sister to MGISW Casa Creed (Jimmy Creed).

The first of Beholder's offspring to go through the ring will be sold by Taylor Made Farm on behalf of Spendthrift Farm as hip number 165. He is a colt by Curlin. Beholder has now produced a graded stakes winner in Teena Ella (War Front), who won this year's GIII Senorita S. at Santa Anita.

Airdrie Stud will be represented at the Saratoga sale for the first time.

Songbird, an inductee into this year's National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, is also a Saratoga Sale graduate.

“No yearling sale in the country offers a higher concentration of quality, and the success of our graduates validates that,” said Browning. “Saratoga has produced many of the best horses we have seen in our lifetimes.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the Equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues are now available from all Fasig-Tipton offices.

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