Fasig-Tipton July

Bolt d'Oro Colt Slow To Go, But Breezes Home on Churchill Debut

2nd-Churchill Downs, $114,375, Msw, 5-25, 2yo, 5f, :59.04, ft, 4 lengths. GO OTTO GO (c, 2, Bolt d'Oro--Court Dancer {SW, $483,751}, by War Chant) was sent away at odds just shy of 2-1 for his debut run and overcame a bit of a sluggish beginning from the inside stall to graduate by four lengths Thursday. Off about a half-step slowly, the $42,000 Keeneland November buyback turned $180,000 Fasig-Tipton July purchase was forced to steady off the heels of pacesetting second-timer Suga Steve (Goldencents), but was athletic enough to re-engage to...

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Saturday Insights: Pricey City Of Light Colt Gets Going at Keeneland

6th-KEE, $100k, Msw, 3yo, 6 1/2f, post time: 3:40 p.m. ET SOLEVO (City of Light) is the second foal to the races out of the stakes-placed Pleasant Mine (Mineshaft), who was acquired by Windylea Farm New York for $200,000 with this foal in utero at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The Kentucky-bred dark bay colt made a solid return on that investment when hammering for $170,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton July Sale and fetched $685,000 from trainer Cherie DeVaux at last year's OBS April Sale after breezing a furlong in...

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Straight Line Equine Sales To Debut at Fasig-Tipton July

Colin Brennan Bloodstock and Wolf Creek Farms, with Jay Goodwin as a contributor, will launch Straight Line Equine Sales beginning with this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sale in July. The new venture will be represented by drafts at yearling and breeding stock sales, with a 'focus on providing individual sales and management services' to each of its clients. The consignment and client relations component of Straight Line will be managed by Colin Brennan, who launched a bloodstock agency in his own name in 2019, Kristin Brennan, who helped to launch sales...

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Cloud Computing Firster Opens Stars of Tomorrow Card

1st-Churchill Downs, $122,250, Msw, 10-30, 2yo, 5f, :57.87, sy, 2 3/4 lengths. TWO EAGLES RIVER (g, 2, Cloud Computing--Majestic Island, by Majestic Warrior) got his career off on the right hoof with a solid debut victory in the Stars of Tomorrow lidlifter Sunday at Churchill Downs. Under a bit of a Mitchell Murrill ride right out of the gate then held a spot at the fence in the slipstream of pacesetting Birthday Munnings (Munnings). The $32,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling turned $220,000 OBS April breezer improved inside on the turn and...

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Fasig Saves Best for last at Action-Packed July Sale

By Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini    LEXINGTON, KY--Yearling sale season started with a bang Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Yearling Sale. The auction house saved the best for last with the final horse through the ring, a son of Curlin (Hip 302), topping the day on a $600,000 bid from the Green family's DJ Stable. Last year's leading freshman sire Gun Runner accounted for the day's second-highest seller, a $430,000 colt (Hip 153) sold to de Meric Sales. Both colts came from the Gainesway consignment, which was responsible for...

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Racing Prospects in Demand at Fasig-Tipton July

by Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton July Selected Horses of All Ages Sale, marking its 10th edition, confirmed its importance on the calendar with a strong renewal at Newtown Paddocks Monday. "It was a tremendous sale tonight," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. "It was even stronger than we anticipated. We saw an unbelievable depth of bidding activity tonight. We had activity from the East Coast, West Coast, international participation. It was very encouraging. It was a very strong marketplace overall." A total of 129...

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EquiTrace Technology on Display at Fasig-Tipton July

Buyers and sellers on site this week at Fasig-Tipton's Newtown Paddocks may have noticed signage for a fast-growing company called EquiTrace. Launched in 2019, the EquiTrace App not only identifies horses with the use of a microchip scanner, but also provides management and traceability solutions for horse farms and equine organizations. Dr. Kevin Corley, a veterinary specialist in equine medicine and critical care, was one of the key founders of EquiTrace and said that the idea for the product stemmed from the industry's inefficiencies with identifying horses that have led...

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First-Crop Yearling Previews: Maximus Mischief

The 2022 class of first-crop yearling sires features a diverse batch of Kentucky-based young stallions, including a pair of Breeders' Cup champions, two sons of reigning top sire Into Mischief, five graded stakes winners at two and five Grade I winners on turf. Throughout the course of the yearling sales season, we will feature a series of freshman sires as their first crop points toward the sales ring. Check out the first few editions of our series here. Buyers will have plenty of opportunity to get a good look at...

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Fasig-Tipton Adds 27 Supplemental Entries to July Horses of All Ages Catalogue

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 27 supplemental entries of horses of racing and breeding stock to its upcoming July Selected Horses of All Ages sale. These latest entries are catalogued as hips 584-610 and may now be viewed online. These newest entries include: First Constitution (Chi) (Hip 587): A Group 1 stakes winner in his native Chile, this son of Constitution is a multiple stakes winner in New York this year. Consigned by WinStar Racing, agent. Miss Costa Rica (Hit It a Bomb) (Hip 590): Four-year-old filly was Grade II placed at...

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First-Crop Yearling Previews: Yoshida

The ever-growing depth and caliber of the Japanese breeding and racing industry was on full display at last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships when Japan captured its first two Breeders' Cup victories in a span of just a few hours. One year before future champions Loves Only You (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Marche Lorraine (Jpn) (Orfevre {Jpn}) were both foaled, WinStar Farm's Elliott Walden and SF Bloodstock's Tom Ryan attended the 2015 Japan Racing Horse Association's yearling and weanling sale. They came home with a group that included Yoshida...

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Uncle Mo Colt Romps To 'Rising Star'-dom

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt and partners appear to have another potential monster on their hands, as Gulfport (c, 2, Uncle Mo--Fame and Fortune, by Unbridled's Song) ran away from his rivals to graduate by seven lengths at first asking at Churchill Downs to become the afternoon's second 'TDN Rising Star' and the 10th overall for his successful stallion. Pounded into 1-2 favoritism with a best-of-63 half-mile from the gate in :46 flat at Keeneland on display, the $275,000 Fasig-Tipton July acquisition by Joe Pickerell and Courtney Roberts's Pick View LLC...

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Into Mischief Filly Brings $800K at F-T July

With Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling sale already in full swing, Hip 123 broke away from her contemporaries, drawing an $800,000 final bid from Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LNJ Foxwoods. Consigned by Burleson Farms, the filly is out of Cashing Tickets (Indian Charlie), dam of stakes-winning Leggs Galore (Bayern), also runner up in the GIII Wilshire S.

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