July 14th, 2023

$310,000 BLAME Colt Leads Claiborne-Sired Fasig-Tipton July Offerings

It was another in-demand yearling for BLAME at this week’s Fasig-Tipton July Sale when his colt out of Barbara Gordon was the fourth most expensive offering of the sale.

Purchased by Kenny McPeek on behalf of Baccari and DWF, the colt was consigned by Gainesway as the first foal out of his dam. Born in March, the colt’s granddam is a half-sister to a Canadian champion and classic winner and two other stakes winners. Bred by Green Lantern Stable, the colt’s page received an update with Barbara Gordon’s half-sibling having increased earnings after the catalog was released.

BLAME is coming off a juvenile sales season where his 2-year-olds sold for $700,000, $550,000, $485,000, $450,000, etc.

A filly from the first crop of WAR OF WILL was a $150,000 purchase for Carolyn Wilson on Tuesday late in the sale as Hip 218.

Consigned by Warrendale Sales, she is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Silver Prospector and stakes winner Summertime Magic. In all, her multiple stakes placed dam Tap Softly has produced four winners from six to race out of the multiple stakes placed Tap Softly. Tap Softly is a half-sister to the stakes winning Shanghai Keely and Blue Mountain Cat with the trio out of the Grade 2 winning Silentlea.

In all, each the Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm-bred’s first three dams have produced stakes winners and been stakes performers themselves while her fourth dam not only produced a stakes winner but also the dam of a stakes producer as well.

WAR OF WILL enters his first season of yearling sales after seeing his weanlings sell for $280,000, $195,000, $165,000, etc. over the winter.

War of Will
Juveniles by Young Claiborne Sires Catch Eye at OBS Spring
Seventeen On Offer at OBS Spring for WAR OF WILL
DEMARCHELIER (GB) Duo Win in Florida