CATHOLIC BOY’s first crop heads to Maryland this month with three set to go through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale on May 22 and 23.
His first offering of the sale comes half-way through the first session when L G offers Hip 164, a filly out of Faith In Me. Bred by Rhineshire Farm, the filly is a half-sister to three winners out of a half-sister to stakes performers Devon Rock and Bear’s Swan.
Faith In Me is a granddaughter of champion La Chaposa, who also produced dual Grade 1 winner Chaposa Springs and Grade 1 winner You And I. Others descending from La Chaposa’s branch of the family include champions Karmi and Palestino.
CATHOLIC BOY’s second juvenile comes on the second day through the Top Line Sales consignment. Offered as Hip 462, the Ken and Sarah Ramsey-bred was a $110,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase and is a half-sister to stakes winner In The Mood.
Their dam is the stakes winning and multiple graded stakes-placed Sisterhood, a full sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes winner Cozy Kitten and Grade 3-placed and 18-time winner Becky’s Kitten.
The More Than Ready son x Kitten’s Joy daughter cross includes the stakes placed Artemus Bridge and one other winner from six runners.
The final offering by CATHOLIC BOY is Hip 599 from De Meric Sales.
Bred by Machmer Hall, he is out of the stakes placed That’s A Lady, who has one winner and one placer from two runners. The City Zip mare is one of five stakes performers out of Competition with Competition’s half-sister Sortilege producing Grade 1 winner Sailor’s Valentine.
This colt’s fourth dam is the multiple Grade 1 winner and stakes producing dam Coup de Fusil.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Under Tack Show takes place on May 16 through 18 starting at 8am each day with the sale starting at 11am on May 22 and 23.