Gainesway Sends Fourteen Well-Bred Yearlings to Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

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It’s another banner group of Gainesway offerings at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale with the farm celebrating the sale’s 100th anniversary in style – with 14 blueblooded yearlings.

Gainesway’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga graduates have gone on to do big things in recent years with Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Battle of Midway, plus dual Grade 1 winners Midnight Lucky and Avenge, only three of the horses Gainesway has sold here in recent years.

This year, Gainesway sends a group of yearlings that includes those by top sires such as TAPIT, Uncle Mo, Into Mischief, and Curlin up to Saratoga.


First through the ring is a Constitution colt as Hip 23. The second foal out of three-time winner Welcome Speech, the colt was a $300,000 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale weanling purchase last winter. His granddam is a full sister to four-time Grade 1-winning millionaire Winchester and a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Middleburg among others. This is also a strong producing family with that granddam also the dam of stakes-placed Well Blessed with two of her half-sisters also producing stakes performers.

Out of an AFLEET ALEX half-sister to two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes Hip 34. By top second crop sire Nyquist, the colt was purchased for $360,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale last year. In addition to Wise Dan, Afleeting Lisa is also a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Successful Dam, stakes winner and producer Our Royal Dancer, and Grade 2-placed Enchanting Lisa. The dam of one runner, the young Afleeting Lisa is also a half-sister to two stakes producers. AFLEET ALEX is making his name as a broodmare sire, notably with Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston and Grade 1 winner Dream Tree – who is bred on a very similar cross as this offered colt.

Hip 50 is a full brother to multiple stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Justa Lady out of Grade 3-placed Bet to Win. Bred by Curtis Green, the More Than Ready colt is a half-brother to four winners from four to race and his dam is also a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Muppet Man. There are stakes winners under all three of this colt’s dams listed on the page with his third dam the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Hot Novel, who is also the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Behrens.

In all, there are 27 stakes performers name on Hip 50’s page.

A colt from the second crop of the undefeated Mastery goes through the ring as Hip 86. A son of stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Emmy Darling, his is a half-brother to stakes-placed Gin Riki. Purchased for $170,000 as a short yearling at this year’s Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, he is the half-brother of two winners from three to race out of his dam. Emmy Darling is also a half-sister to two other stakes producers with her stakes-placed half-sister Malandrina the dam of stakes winner Jose Manuel and another winning sister the dam of multiple stakes winner Sir Wellington.

It’ll be a busy few minutes for the Gainesway crew up at the ring with Hip 88 coming just two hips later.


The Uncle Mo filly out of winner Enth is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Sower and stakes winner Vast among Enth’s six winners from seven to race. Bred by Forty Oaks, this filly comes from a strong Claiborne family with her second dam the stakes winning Limit, whose foals include stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Cease, stakes winner Total, and Grade 3-placed Barrier. Another one of her daughters is the dam of Grade 3 winner Size and Grade 1-placed Mucho.

Seeing Bound as her third dam, this filly also comes from the family of champion Blame, Grade 1 winner Archipenko, Broodmare of the Year Liable, and more.

TAPIT’s Hip 98 saw a big update on Kentucky Derby day when Flagstaff won the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1). That gelding is out of a half-sister to Hip 98’s stakes-placed dam Fleet of Gold. Fleet Of Gold is a daughter of the great champion mare Fleet Indian, who has proven to be a strong broodmare as well. Fleet Indian is also the granddam of Champion 2-Year-old Game Winner with two winners from three to race. Fleet Of Gold is a young Medaglia d’Oro mare, meaning this colt is bred on the same cross as stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Tap It To Win, stakes winner Bronze Star, and stakes-placed Gun It among 11 winners from 13 to run.

TAPIT is also represented in the Gainesway consignment by Hip 139, the first foal out of Grade 3 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Madame Stripes. Coming from an accomplished South American family, Madame Stripes is a full sister to stakes winner Equal Court and multiple Group 1-placed Equal Councellor. His granddam is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Cagnotte and stakes winner Calvados with a half-sister the am of stakes winner and multiple Group 1-place Chemin du Ciel.

Hip 152 is a Practical Joke half-brother to multiple Grade 2 winner Secret Gypsy and stakes-placed Little Emma, who is the dam of stakes winner Midnight Emma. By one of the top freshmen sires this year, Hip 152 is also a grandson of stakes-placed Morini, who is a half-sister to Group 3-placed Protectorate. This colt was another in high demand at last winter’s sales, bringing $185,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

A half-brother to stakes winner Just Read It, Hip 157 is out of a half-sister to the stakes-placed dam of multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Venetian Harbor. From the first crop of dual surface graded stakes winner Mo Town, this colt is a half brother to two winners from two to race with his dam Mybrokenhome also a winner. Mybrokenhome is also a full sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Pool Winner. This family’s class is seen throughout the generations with his third dam a stakes-placing daughter of champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Safely Kept, who produced multiple stakes winners and saw her daughters do the same.

Hip 158 by the late Malibu Moon is a half-brother to stakes-placed Vevina among his dam My Sugar Bear’s four winners from four runners. My Sugar Bear is a two-time winner herself and a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Cupid’s Claws (who has placed in the Cougar II S. [G3] at Del Mar and All American S. since the catalogue) and stakes winner All For Thee, who is also the dam of stakes-placed Savage Battle. Bred by Allen Poindexter, the colt has stakes performers and producers under all four dams with his third dam’s stakes horses including multiple Grade 2 winner Guided Tour.

This colt is bred on the same Malibu Moon x Giant’s Causeway daughter cross as Grade 1 winner Eden’s Moon and Grade 3 winner Donegal Moon among eight stakes performers.

Named Anacortes, Hip 165 is a Thor-Bred Stables-bred Uncle Mo half-sister to Grade 3 winner Ocean Knight and multiple Grade 2-placed Nero. A three time winner herself, their dam Ocean Goddess is a 100% producer from three runners. Ocean Goddess is also a half-sister to stakes winner Libby’s Halo and stakes-place Mister Alimony. The family also includes graded stakes winning Thankful, Grade 3 winner Brazen Persuasion and more.

The second foal out of Grade 1 winner Paola Queen is offered by Gainesway as Hip 168. This Into Mischief colt’s dam (by Flatter) was also second in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) and is out of stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Kadira. Each of the March-born’s first three dams are stakes winners with third dam Raw Gold the winner of the Landaluce Stakes (G2) in addition to producing three stakes performers. Raw Gold is also a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Point Ashley. The Into Mischief/son of A.P. Indy cross is responsible for graded stakes winners such as Owendale, Chess Chief, and Twenty Carat.

The second-to-last through the ring for Gainesway is Hip 170, a half-brother to Miss Perfecta – who sees a big update since the catalogue as the already multiple stakes-placed filly was a determined winner of the Fiesta Mile S. on 7/10. By Midnight Lute and out of stakes-place Perfect Meadow, the colt is also a grandson of multiple stakes winner Open Meadows. This is another page that includes stakes performers under each of his dams with fourth dam Winnowing Wind the dam of multiple stakes winner Falconese among multiple stakes producing daughters.


The final hip through the ring for Gainesway is Hip 207, by leading sire Curlin. Bred by Debby Oxley, the colt’s dam has already proven to be a top producer as the dam of two stakes performers. Sweet Seventeen won the Busher Stakes at Aqueduct before embarking on a broodmare career that has seen her produce three winners from four to race, led by multiple stakes winner El Guardian (who has tallied another stakes victory since the catalogue) and Grade 2-placed Delta Barows. The colt’s second dam is stakes winner and multiple Grade 2-placed Play Ballado, who is also the granddam of Curlin’s Grade 3-placed Lucky Curlin – who is out of a full sister to this colt’s dam.

The colt’s fourth dam is champion and four-time Grade 1 winner Family Style, who is also the producer of stakes winners and producers.  This colt is bred on the same Curlin x Hard Spun daughter cross as champion Good Magic and the aforementioned Lucky Curlin.

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale takes place on August 9th and 10th with both sessions starting at 6:30p.m. ET. Browse a PDF of all our offerings here.