From the Fasig-Tipton Media Team:
Current Graded Stakes Winner LA DRAGONTEA Supplemented to Fasig-Tipton November Sale
Fasig-Tipton has added another graded stakes winner to its upcoming November Sale. LA DRAGONTEA (GB), second in Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor S. (G1) this past Sunday, has been catalogued as hip 267. She will be consigned as a racing/broodmare prospect by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
Owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Rebecca Hillen, LA DRAGONTEA has had an outstanding four-year-old season since arriving from Europe and entering the barn of trainer Christophe Clement. Her three wins this year include Woodbine’s Canadian S. (G2), where she stalked the pace going 1 1/8 miles to win in hand. She followed that victory up with her second-place finish in the E.P. Taylor (G1) – where she changed tactics and sat well off the pace – closing strongly to lose by just a neck going 1 1/4 miles.
LA DRAGONTEA is a daughter of multiple classic winner and top European sire LOPE DE VEGA (IRE). One of the hottest young sires in the world, he is already the sire of 49 group or graded stakes winners, 13 of which are group or grade 1.
LA DRAGONTEA’s dam LA CONCORDE (FR), a winning daughter of SADLER’S WELLS, is closely related to European Champion and Champion Sire MONTJEU. Her immediate family includes Group 1 winners GALILEO GOLD, GOLDREAM, AGAIN, and ACLAIM.
“LA DRAGONTEA should appeal to a wide variety of racing and breeding operations,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “She is beautifully bred, has current Grade 1 form, and at just four years old she has a lot of racing still ahead of her.”
The Fasig-Tipton November Sale will be held on Tuesday, November 9, in Lexington, Kentucky. The sale will begin at 2 pm.