August 10th, 2016

Saratoga Sale Report

A total of 13 Claiborne-sired yearlings brought six-figure prices at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale August 8-9. A filly by WAR FRONT (#239) lead the charge of selected yearlings, selling for $700,000 to Casse & Casse Agent. Out of the Graded Stakes-placed Carson City mare City Sister, the filly is half to two stakes horses, including G2 winner Dixie City, and the dam of multiple GSW Unified.

Hip 28 (War Front – First Passage) from the family of the remarkable broodmare Win Crafty Lady, brought $410,000 to Cromwell Bloodstock. The remaining two War Front yearlings catalogued were scratched from the sale, including the daughter of Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty.

The sensational sire ARCH, who sadly passed away earlier this year, was represented by two fillies. Hip 244, out of Cool Ghoul, sold for $450,000 to Steven W. Young, agent. Hip 174 was purchased by Lothenbach Stables for $190,000.

FIRST SAMURAI, the sire of 2015 Sovereign Award Champion Sprinter Stacked Decked and the exciting young stallion LEA (G1), was represented by three yearlings, all of which sold for six-figures. Hip 160, a filly out of an Unbridled’s Song mare who is half to two Graded Stakes Winners, brought $230,000.

BLAME, the leading 3rd-crop sire by lifetime Graded Stakes Horses, catalogued two yearlings. Both sold with the highest commanding a quarter of a million dollars (Hip 21, colt purchased by Blanford Bloodstock).

ORB, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Florida Derby, etc., indexed 8 1st-crop yearlings. Three were scratched, the remaining five, however, all brought six-figures with the highest selling for $450,000. Purchased by Juddmonte Farms, the filly out of stakes winner Miss Atlantic City is from the family of G1 winner Cotton Blossom and GSW Vicarage.

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