Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

Demand Strong at the Top of the Gulfstream Market

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - A diverse buying bench vied for a select offering of juveniles during a rapid-fire three hours under the sunshine at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Wednesday afternoon. A filly from the first crop of Bolt d'Oro brought the day's highest bid when selling for $1.2 million to Spendthrift Farm. Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, the youngster was one of two to bring seven figures during the auction. Jamie McCalmont, bidding on behalf of Coolmore's M.V. Magnier, went to $1.1 million to acquire...

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Barese Tunes up For Wood

Peter Proscia's Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher's Barese (Laoban), unbeaten in three starts against fellow New York-breds, tuned up for a tilt at the Apr. 9 GII Wood Memorial with a six-furlong work in 1:16.42 at Belmont Park Saturday. "He has really been a nice horse. We're pointing for the Wood and are excited for the opportunity," Staudacher said. A debut winner at Belmont last May for trainer Mike Maker, Barese returned with a 2 3/4-length victory in the Jan. 9 Rego Park S. and added the one-mile Gander...

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Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale Catalog Online

The catalog for Fasig-Tipton's Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training is now available online. The auction, which will be held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, will take place Wed., Mar. 30, beginning at 2 pm. The under-tack show is scheduled for Monday, Mar. 28, beginning at 9 am. "The Gulfstream sale annually offers a concentration of quality that is unmatched by any 2-year-old sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "Buyers that arrive in South Florida for this year's sale will once again be presented with quality individuals...

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Nyquist's Nitrous Channel Impressive On Debut

3rd-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw, 2-5, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.03, ft, 2 1/4 lengths. NITROUS CHANNEL (c, 3, Nyquist--Laurenmychanelgirl, by Afleet Alex) justified his $625,000 price tag when the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale purchase (:10) produced an impressive performance here at first asking. Breaking sharply and immediately taking the early leader to task going up the backstretch, the George Weaver trainee was content to track from second to the outside. Hitting the turn under a drive, the chestnut fought off a game, but leg weary frontrunner to take the lead by midstretch. Powering home,...

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First Foals Reported for Taylor Made Stallion Instagrand

Taylor Made Stallions' Instagrand (Into Mischief) sired his first reported foals when a filly out of Grade I winner Concrete Rose (Twirling Candy) was born Jan. 10, and a colt out of the unraced Tiznow mare Siesta was born Jan. 8. Concrete Rose was a $1.95-million Keeneland November acquisition in 2020 by OXO Equine LLC, which also bred the filly. Siesta's colt was bred by Jay Goodwin, Michael Hore, DVM, and Doc Atty Stables. A $1.2-million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale topper and winner of the GII Best Pal S., Instagrand will stand...

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Niall Brennan Stables Keeping the Stars Coming

Niall Brennan is riding high heading into this week's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale as this year, a pair of his program's graduates have developed into two of the hottest colts in training early on in the season. Just last weekend, Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' Mystic Guide (Ghostzapper) was much the best in the G1 Dubai World Cup and trainer Mike Stidham said after the race that the 4-year-old colt is just going to get better. Meanwhile, another Godolphin homebred in Eclipse Champion Essential Quality (Tapit) looks to maintain his undefeated career...

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Bradshaw Hoping for Another Big Gulfstream Sale

Two years ago, consignor Randy Bradshaw came into the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale with a colt by Blame the barn had nicknamed "The Beast." The juvenile turned in a :10 flat furlong breeze during the sale's under-tack show and justified his consignor's faith in him when selling for $700,000 to bloodstock agent Kerri Radcliffe. Named Nadal, the colt went on to win three graded races topped by a division of the 2020 GI Arkansas Derby. After a year's absence due to the pandemic, bidding returns to Gulfstream Park this week and...

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Tacher, a True Jack of All Trades

There is not much Marc Tacher hasn't tried his hand at in the horse racing industry. The native of Puerto Rico breeds, buys and races horses; owns part of a racetrack; and pinhooks. He hopes to enjoy more pinhooking success Wednesday as he sends three juveniles through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Tacher was bit by the racing bug at a young age and made his first investment in the game early in his adult years. "I got into horse racing early. As...

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Cezanne Working Towards Comeback

Cezanne (Curlin), who topped the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale when bringing a final bid of $3.65 million from M.V. Magnier, is training steadily for his return to the races, most recently working five furlongs in 1:00.00 (4/21) Thursday at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert. "He's doing well," Baffert reported following the work Thursday. "We just freshened him up." Racing for Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Michael Tabor, as well as co-breeder St. Elias Stable, Cezanne opened his career with a 2 1/4-length victory going 6 1/2 furlongs last June...

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