Gainesway Tops Fasig-Tipton Saratoga with $2.6 Million Colt

Consignment had highest gross overall, and highest average of any consignment with three or more offered

It was another top sale for Gainesway at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale when a colt out of Paola Queen not only topped Gainesway’s consignment but the sale when bringing $2.6 million on Tuesday.

“The first time I saw that horse, I thought he was an absolute standout,” Brian Graves said of the colt, “Don Alberto was kind enough to let us have him in our consignment. We’ll be forever grateful for having the chance to top the sale for him. He was unhinged in his walk, just a lovely moving walk. He attracted the attention of all the top buyers.”

The third-to-last through the ring for Gainesway, the Into Mischief colt was the subject of an intense bidding way that saw M V Magnier come out the winner when securing the colt for Coolmore. He is the second for Grade 1 winner Paola Queen, who is one of three winners for multiple stakes winner Kadira.

The family also includes Grade 1 winner Point Ashley, Grade 2 winner and this colt’s third dam Raw Gold and Grade 3 winner Ravi among others.

TAPIT’s filly out of Madame Stripes was Gainesway’s second most expensive offering when Mayberry Farm snapped her up for $800,000 on the second night.

Madame Stripes was Group 1-placed in her home country of Argentina before coming to the United States where she not only won the Grade 3 Megahertz but was also placed multiple times at both the Grade 1 and Grade 2 level. The January-born yearling is the first foal for the mare, who is one of three stakes performers for Courtisane with all three by Equal Stripes.

Mayberry Farm also purchased a $525,000 Uncle Mo filly from the Gainesway consignment, the third most expensive from the consignment.

The filly saw an update after the catalog was released when half-brother Adare increased his earnings. Named Anacortes, the filly is also a half-sister to Grade 3 winner and Grade 2-placed Ocean Knight and multiple Grade 2-placed Nero. Their three-time winning dam is also a half-sister to stakes winner Libby’s Halo and stakes-placed Mister Alimony. In all, Mayberry Farm’s newest addition has 21 stakes performers named on the page.

TAPIT was the sire of Gainesway’s fourth most expensive yearling a colt out of stakes-placed Fleet of Gold sold to Solis/Litt for $450,000.

The second foal for his Medaglia d’Oro dam, the colt is also a grandson of champion racemare Fleet Indian. That mare has already proven to be a producer of producers with her daughter Indyan Giving producing Champion 2-Year-Old Game Winner and Grade 1 winner Flag Staff.

A $425,000 colt out of Miss Utada rounded out Gainesway’s top five offerings when purchased by M V Magnier, Wesley Ward, Andrew Farm, and Dr Ramon Tallaj.

By hot young stallion Practical Joke, the colt is a half-brother to multiple Grade 2 winner Secret Gypsy and stakes-placed Little Emma, who is also the dam of stakes winner Midnight Emma. Selling half-way through Tuesday’s session, the colt is also a grandson of stakes-placed Morini, whose own dam is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Possessive Dancer.

Topping all consigners by gross and also average with three or more offered, each one of Gainesway’s 10 yearlings to sell brought $220,000 or more for an average of $592,083.

“I can’t help but to think of my father and the impact he had on this sale and Fasig-Tipton,” said Brian Graves, “I am honored for Gainesway to be the leading consignor & his presence is felt immensely in my heart. I’d like to thank all of our clients for making this possible.”