As their first foals arrive around the country, Gainesway’s Grade 1-winning first crop sire duo of DRAIN THE CLOCK and OLYMPIAD see more in-foal mares go through the ring next week in Lexington at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.
DRAIN THE CLOCK has two mares scheduled to go through the ring with one coming on each day of the sale.
The first of those is Hip 100, offered by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services with a January 17-born DRAIN THE CLOCK colt foaled in New York. The colt is the second out of La Croix Valmer, who won going 6 ½ furlong on the synthetic surface. La Croix Valmer is a full sister to the stakes winner and Grade I-placed Moon de French and a half-sister to the stakes placed Spun Silky.
La Croix Valmer’s page includes six stakes winners and seven other stakes performers with each of her first five dams producing at least one stakes winner and first eights dams producing stakes performers.
Selling as Hip 471 as part of the Lothenbach Stables dispersal is Streaming Fire.
Carrying to DRAIN THE CLOCK on an April 16 cover, the mare is the dam of the multiple stakes placed Minnesota Miracle. Streaming Fire is the dam of four winners from four to race with nine-time winner Minnesota Miracle one of three multiple race winners out of the mare.
A half-sister to Grade 3 winner City Attraction, Streaming Fire is also a half-sister to the stakes placed Vicarian and the dam of the stakes winning Grace’s Treasure. There are more stakes winners under her second dam with that mare’s half-sister producing multiple graded stakes winner Mister Marti Gras and another producing stakes winner Shakeira.
OLYMPIAD also sees two mares carrying foals from his first crop go through the ring with both selling on the second day.
Paramount Sales is the consignor of Hip 393, Scat Daddy daughter Daddy Issues, who is a full sister to the stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Daddy D T and stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Amarish. The mare is also a half-sister to champion Accelerate and the dam of the stakes placed duo of Batalanton and Big Tito.
Daddy Issues is a half-sister to five winners from seven to race out of the stakes placed Issues, who is one of two stakes performers for her own stakes-placed dam. That mare is a half-sister to the Grade 1 winning Wagon Limit.
Added as a supplemental entry is Hip 520, the Taylor Made offered Navy Fleet.
Carrying her first foal on a May 1 cover, the 4-year-old placed last year before being bred to OLYMPIAD in May. Navy Fleet is a half-sister to Argentinian champion and U.S. Grade 1 winner Ivar and four other winners out of the Group 2 winning May Be Now. May Be Now is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Al’s Gal and stakes winner Ann of the Dance, who produced Grade 1-placed School Dance.
May Be Now is a third generation Grade 1 producer with her granddam producing Grade 1 winner Santona. While Navy Fleet’s fourth dam didn’t produce a Grade 1 winner, she is the dam of Grade 1 winner and champion Isola Piu Bella. Her fifth dam also continued the Grade 1 trend as the dam of Grade 1 winners Strong and Stelita.
The sale takes place on February 5 and 6 with each session starting at 10am ET. The first 300 hips are offered on Monday with Tuesday seeing the rest of the horses offered.