One of the final mixed sales of the season, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale gives buyers a few more chances to buy short yearlings by Grade 1 winner SILVER STATE with three on offer at the sale.
The first for the stallion is the Pioneer Ventures-bred Hip 69, offered by Hartwell Farm.
The January-born colt is the second out of the winning Bodemeister mare Hope So, whose first foal was placed in her debut at Saratoga last year as a juvenile. Hope So is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes placed Sweet and Flawless and stakes placed Matikanetamakazura. In all, her siblings include eight winners out of Grade 2 winner Sweet And Ready.
Two of Sweet and Ready’s non-stakes performing daughters are also stakes producers. Her winning daughter Cravings is the dam of Grade 2-placed Exchange Way with unraced daughter Agreeable Miss producing two stakes winners and two other stakes performers. Among those four is WAR FRONT’s stakes winner Alkaraama and his stakes placed duo of King Neptune and Faydhan while the fourth runner is the stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Mark of Approval.
Coming halfway through the session is the Parkway Farm-bred Hip 109.
That filly is a half-sister to two-time winner Miss Soly, who is the first to race out of Stormy Atlantic’s placed Last Play. Last Play is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Marsh Side and five other winners out of Grade 2 winner Colonial Play, who is also the granddam of the stakes placed Attendant.
An accomplished family, there are also multiple Grade 1 winners under the filly’s third dam, Meteor Stage. Meteor Stage is the dam of champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Pleasant Stage with her daughters and granddaughters producing Grade 1 winners Changeintheweather and BLAME’s Grade 1 winner Nadal. In all, there are 22 stakes performers under Meteor Stage’s name, led by 14 stakes winners.
Selling as part on the Lothenbach Stables dispersal on the second day as Hip 499, the SILVER STATE filly out of Loving Lorraine is a half-sister to two winners from two to race.
Both of those runners have won more than one race with each also winning last year and making at least one 2024 start. Unplaced herself, Loving Lorraine is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Mister Marti Gras and eight other winners out of stakes-placed Miss Marta. That mare is a dam of producers as well with three of her daughters producing stakes performers and another producing the dam of a stakes winner.
Miss Marta is a seventh generation stakes producer with five of those producing at least one stakes winner.
This sale comes on the heels of a 2023 that saw SILVER STATE’s first weanlings sell for up to $140,000. Taking place on February 5 and 6, each session starts at 10am ET.