July 16, 2024

Flatter colt tops Fasig-Tipton July sale at $440,000

Photo courtesy of Fasig-Tipton.

A Kentucky-bred son of Flatter brought a final bid of $440,000 from China Horse Club/Maverick Racing to top Tuesday’s 2019 Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearlings Sale in Lexington.

A February 28 foal bred in Kentucky and consigned by Indian Creek, agent, Hip No. 22 is out of the multiple stakes-placed Ruth and Neva, a Cherokee Run half-sister to Fantasy (G3) winner Sassy Sienna.

A colt from the first crop of juvenile champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist was one of two yearlings to sell for $330,000. Hip 333 was gaveled down to Ben McElroy, agent for Corinthian Medical/Wilson Sisk.

Consigned by Stuart Morris, agent for Highclere & Partners, the February 3 Kentucky-bred is a half-brother to Grade 1-placed stakes winner Red Vine. His dam, the Storm Creek mare Murky Waters, is a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Fort Prado.

Let’s Go Stable purchased a filly from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Frosted, also for $330,000. Hip 246 was consigned by Wynnstay Sales, agent.

The April 16 gray was produced by the multiple stakes-placed Humble Street, a Street Sense half-sister to Grade 2-placed stakes winner Han Sense and multiple Grade 3-placed producer Humble Janet.

Trainer Kenny McPeek, agent for Walking L Thoroughbreds, bought an Outwork colt for $300,000. Hip 134 was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Produced by Grade 2-placed Back Spin, by Successful Appeal, the March 31 Kentucky-bred is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Tactile.

Also bringing $300,000 was an Empire Maker colt consigned by Shawhan Place, agent for Austin & Brenda Paul. He was obtained by Steven Young, agent.

The February 26 Kentucky-bred, who toured the ring as Hip 320, is out of Miss Patchouli, a Bernardini half-sister to Grade 1 winner Snow Ridge. Also hailing from the family are Grade 1 scorers Afleet Express, Embellish the Lace, and Materiality, plus Grade 2 winners Fiftyshadesofhay, Sweetnorthernsaint, Eye of the Tiger, and My Miss Sophia.

“I thought he horse was a special horse every time I saw him,” Young said.

At the conclusion of trading, Fasig-Tipton reported 202 yearlings sold for $18,621,000, a decline of 5.8 percent from last year when 196 head sold for $19,762,500. The average dropped 8.6 percent, from $100,829 to $92,183, while the median remained level at $75,000. The number of buybacks rose from 86 to 98.

Full results can be found at fasigtipton.com.