Gainesway Consignment Again on Top at Fasig-Tipton July

It was another successful Fasig-Tipton July Sale for Gainesway this week, with the farm offering the top two most expensive horse at this year’s sale.

The leading consignor by gross at $3,132,000, it was the third consecutive year that Gainesway has had a yearling in the top five at the sale and the second time in the last three years that they’ve had the sale topper. Just like this year, they also offered the top two priced horses in 2022.

Selling Hip 170 on behalf of Bridlewood Farm, Gainesway sold the Maclean’s Music colt for $500,000 to Resolute Bloodstock in the middle of the session

“[Hip 170] was one of the top five colts we came here to buy,” said Resolute Stud’s John Stewart. “We are a little light right now since we just started our breeding operation this year. We just shipped our first 2-year-olds that we bought in September to the trainers. We’re a little light on the colts with our yearling stock and so we’re looking to stock up on colts right now.”

The colt is out of the Speightstown mare Jotown, whose first foal is a 2-year-old. That colt, Spiralizer, received an update when the catalog was released with a Churchill Downs Maiden Special Weight victory in mid-June. The page also included another update under his second dam when Jotown’s full brother Under Oath registered another victory.

As has come to be expected from the quality familes Gainesway offers, Jotown and Under Oath are out of the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Jojo Warrior. That mare is also a half-sister to Grade 1 winner A Z Warrior and two other stakes winners in addition to one other stakes performer out of the multiple stakes placed Carson Jen.

The second most expensive offering of the sale was the Gainesway-offered Hip 168, who sold to Golden Star Farm for $400,000.

Another with updates after the catalog was released, the Justify colt saw his winning half-brother place in an Allowance just over a week before the sale. They are out of the six-time winner Indygita, who has produced two runners from two of racing age overall. Indygita in one of four winners out of Holy Bull mare Singita, who also produced the stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Lemoona.

Stakes form runs throughout the generations on this page with three of the dams listed producing stakes performers and fourth dam Chapel Of Dreams not only being a multiple graded stakes winner and multiple Grade 1-placed runner, but also a half-sister to Storm Cat. The mare is a matriarch of a successful family that includes Grade 1 winners Crowded House, Ticker Tape, and Brando, among others.

The consignor of 16 sold from 18 offered, Gainesway saw its horses average $195,750 with an impressive median of $195,000. The third most expensive was a $275,000 MCKINZIE colt with others bringing $220,000, $220,000, $200,000, $200,000, etc.

Gainesway has 24 cataloged in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, including a daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Pure Clan, a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Battle of Midway, and half-brother to dual champion Unique Bella among many others.