Saratoga Fall Sale Offers a Bit of Everything


An Honor Code half-sister to GISW Haveyougoneaway (Congrats) is among the offerings Tuesday at Saratoga | Sarah Andrew

A total of 271 horses of all ages have been catalogued for Tuesday’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale beginning at 10 a.m. ET at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in upstate New York.

Hips 1-72 comprise the broodmare and broodmare/racing prospect section of the catalog, featuring mare in foal to the likes of Grade I winner Army Mule (Friesan Fire), Carpe Diem, Central Banker, the Spendthrift trio of Goldencents, Jimmy Creed and Lord Nelson, Maclean’s Music, GI Belmont S. winner Tapwrit and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Unified, to name a few.

Weanlings make up most of the remainder of the single-session event, and that section could get off to a quick start, as hip 80 features one of the more timely updates in the entire catalogue. From the second crop of MGSW & GISP War Dancer (War Front), the April-foaled bay is out of an unraced half-sister to former ‘Rising Star’ Funfair (More Than Ready), herself a stakes-winning half-sister to MGSW/G1SP Dynever (Dynaformer), whose son and two-time Fasig-Tipton graduate Four Wheel Drive (American Pharoah) won the Oct. 5 GIII Futurity S. to remain undefeated in his two lifetime starts. He is headed towards the GII Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Nov. 1.

The weanling section is dominated by New York-breds by such sires as Animal Kingdom, Bodemeister, Classic Empire, Competitive Edge, top freshman sire Constitution, Creative Cause, Daredevil, English Channel, Exaggerator, Honor Code, giant killer Keen Ice, Laoban, Lookin At Lucky, Mucho Macho Man, Outwork, Shackleford, Speightster, Super Saver, Tiznow and Upstart.

“This year’s catalogue is 20% larger, with increased numbers and quality among the weanling, broodmare, and racing or broodmare prospect offerings,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We have nearly 200 weanlings catalogued–the vast majority of which were foaled in New York–which should prove an attractive draw to prospective buyers both locally, and nationally.”

It has been another strong year for the New York-bred program at the racetrack, highlighted by the recent victory of Fasig-Tipton grad Tiz the Law (Constitution) in the GI Champagne S. at Belmont and additional graded winners Pat On the Back (Congrats), Gucci Factor (Gio Ponti) and Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown).

The 2018 Saratoga Fall Sale was topped by a Sequel New York-consigned son of the aforementioned Laoban, who fetched a final bid of $140,000 from Bluewater Sales LLC, agent. A total of 115 horses were reported as sold last year for $3,381,200, an average of $29,402 and a median of $20,000.

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