May 6, 2021

Juvenile sale season off to strong start at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream

The Uncle Mo filly was one of two seven-figure juveniles purchased by Ozo Equine LLC (Photo courtesy of Fasig-Tipton Twitter)

Three million-dollar sellers, topped by a $1.5 million Uncle Mo filly, helped generate across-the-board increases at Wednesday’s 2017 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training.The Uncle Mo filly, Hip No. 57, sold to Oxo Equine LLC from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent.

A full sister to the multiple stakes-placed Mighty Mo, she was reared by Flowers Atthefinish, a Grand Reward half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Lotus Pool. This female family has also produced Australian Group 1 winner Moriarty and last year’s New Orleans H. (G2) winner S’maverlous.

Oxo Equine also went to seven figures to secure Hip 156, a More Than Ready colt Frommer, acting as agent, also consigned. The son of multiple stakes winner Tensas Punch, by War Front, and from the family of Grade 1 scorer Liaison, he went for $1.1 million.

Both the sale topper and the More Than Ready colt worked one furlong in :10.20 at Monday’s under tack show.

Just falling short of equaling the amount brought by the Uncle Mo filly was a Bernardini colt gaveled down for $1.45 million to Eaton Sales, agent for M.V. Magnier. Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, consigned Hip 135.

Out of Winner, by Horse Chestnut, the colt is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Ocho Ocho Ocho and a three-quarter brother to the Grade 2-placed Private Ensign. His third dam was the undefeated Hall of Famer and Broodmare of the Year Personal Ensign.

The colt earned the co-fastest one-furlong time at the under tack show, completing his work in :10.

At the conclusion of trading, 74 juveniles had grossed $25,115,000, a rise of 16.3 percent from last year when 66 two-year-olds brought $21,590,000. The average was up 3.8 percent, from $327,121 to $339,392, while the median rose 8 percent, from $250,000 to $270,000.

Full results can be viewed at fasigtipton.com.