August 9th, 2023

$800,000 Filly Leads Claiborne-Sired Offerings at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

WAR FRONT had one yearling on offer at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale and that filly out of True Style brought $800,000 from John Kimmel and Nick Sallusto as agent for Sean Flanagan.

Offered by Bedouin Bloodstock, the filly bred by SF Bloodstock and Claiborne Farm is a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Classic Fit. This filly is also a full sister to True to Form, who broke his maiden on debut in June to give True Style four winners from six to race.

True Style is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and top sire Scat Daddy and the Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Antipathy plus two other stakes winners. There is Grade 1 form throughout this family with her third dam also the Grade 1 winner Likeable Style and her fourth dam the multiple stakes winner and multiple Grade 1 placed Personable Lady.


All three yearlings offered by WAR OF WILL were popular with buyers, led by a $650,000 colt out of Grade 3 placed Pappascat.

Offered by Summerfield and purchased by Live Oak Plantation, the colt is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Pappacap and Grade 3 winner Boppy O. Pappascat is the dam of five winners from five as one in a long line of runners with this colt’s first three dams producing a combined 19 winners.

Among the stakes performers on this page are Peruvian Horse of the Year Al Qasr and the stakes winning duo of Delicate Dynamite and Xaverian.

Muir Hut Stables was the buyer of Hip 42, a colt out of Excuses Begone bought for $380,000.

Taylor Made offed the grandson of multiple stakes winning Stopshoppingdebbie on behalf of DJ Stables. That mare is one of three stakes winners and four stakes performers out of the multiple stakes winning Taste the Passion. That mare is also the dam of multiple stakes winners Shampoo and Smarty Deb.

Both of them produced stakes winners in addition to earning their own blacktype with Smarty Deb the dam of two stakes winners and one other stakes performer.

The only filly on offer by WAR OF WILL was a $320,000 purchase by Thomas Haughey for PTK LLC early in the second session.

Bred by KY Holdings and originally sold for $160,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale last Fall, she is the second foal out of Queen of Roses. That mare is a half-sister to stakes winners Im A Dixie Girl and First Ascent. Im A Dixie Girl is also the dam of dual Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit while First Ascent is the dam of stakes performer Buckey’s Charm. This is a page full of Grade 1 form with those under the filly’s third dam including champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Stellar Wind and Grade 1 winner Great Hunter.


BLAME’s only yearling sold at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale was popular, bringing $500,000 from Donato Lanni on behalf of Baoma Corp.

Bred by Gary Broad’s Walmac Farm, he’s the third foal out of the two-time winning Flatter mare Soul Singer. Soul Singer is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Shkspeare Shaliyah and the stakes placed duo of Zip Trick and Master Tricky. Each of this filly’s dams with runners has produced at least two stakes performers with her third dam also producing multiple stakes producers, including the dam of stakes winner Deputiformer.

BLAME’s two yearlings to sell this year have brought $500,000 and $310,000 for an average of $405,000.

Next up for yearlings sired by Claiborne stallions is the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings sale on August 13 and 14 in Saratoga.

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