August 17th, 2021

FLATTER Trio Leads Claiborne Sires’ Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Success

FLATTER led all Claiborne sires at the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale on Sunday and Monday with his trio of offerings all selling for six figures, led by the sixth most expensive filly of the second session.

The leader for FLATTER was a $220,000 filly purchased by Joseph Migliore from Winter Quarter Farm as agent. The New York-bred is a half-sister to stakes performers Bourbon Bay and Brattle House from her dam’s two to run and is also closely related to FLATTER’s multiple stakes winner Plainsman.

Plainsman helped the page even more over the last two months with two stakes victories in a three-race win streak and could improve it even more on Friday night, when he holds a stakes entry at Remington Park.

A half-sister to Plainsman’s dam, the filly’s dam is also a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Southdale  and a granddaughter of stakes winner Pinafore Park.

FLATTER’s second most expensive was the third foal out of multiple stakes winner Sheriffa, who was purchased for $135,000 by Dream Maker Racing from the Denali Stud consignment.

The colt received an update after the catalog was released when Sheriffa’s first foal Bobbies was placed in her third start. Sheriffa is a full sister to multiple stakes-placed Might Be as well with her dam Smileforamile the dam of four winners from five to race. Stakes winning third dam Erica’s Smile is also the dam of two stakes performers as well.

FLATTER’s third most expensive was a $130,000 colt purchased by McKenzie Bloodstock.

Consigned by South Point Sales Agency, the son of stakes-placed Fenwick Hall is a half-brother to a winner from one to race. Fenwick Hall herself is a full sister to multiple stakes winner Miss Narcissist and out of a half-sister to stakes winner and stakes producing mare Mighty Eros.

Overall, FLATTER’s three offerings at the sale averaged $161,667 with a median of $135,000 for the sixth highest average among sires with three or more sold.


On the back of a three-winner Saturday, RUNHAPPY’s only yearling through the ring proved to be popular when Madaket Stables survived a bidding war to secure him for $150,000.

Offered by Indian Creek, the gray colt is out of the Distorted Humor mare Crown of Diamonds, who has produced four winners from four to race, led by seven-time winner Street Bullet.

A three-time winner herself, Crown of Diamonds is also a full sister to Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor. That mare is also the dam of stakes winner Thetrashmaniscoming, stakes-placed Keep Me Informed, and granddam of stakes winner Whoa Nellie and stakes-placed Cowtown.

The family is a strong producing one with another one of Crown of Diamonds’ sisters the dam of Grade 1 winner Emcee and Grade 3-placed Baffled among four stakes performers. Baffled is also the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner and emerging sire Constitution.


BLAME only had one representative at the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale but that one was ready for the spotlight when bringing $125,000 from Lansdon Robbins.

Offered by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, the colt out of Pleased made his appearance half-way through the second session. From the family of Grade 1 winners Arklow and Fourty Niners son and BLAME’s Grade 2 winner Maraud, the colt is also out of a Bernardini half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Delegation.

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