(Rob Murphy & Gene McLean before the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs last November / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

Fasig-Tipton will kick start the Summer Sales Market in earnest on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9. The two-day Sales Event has become one of the hottest things around — in one of the hottest venues in the world: July in Kentucky.

But make no mistake.

The horses will be there.

The buyers will be there.

The cash money will be there.

The action will be right there.

The first day will be dedicated to Horses of Racing Age. A great idea to include these guys and gals, and the day promises to be filled with a lot of live bidding that may, actually, resemble a live horse race. There are now approximately 200 horses entered for this sales-a-thon.

Come take a look. While you may not be able to use a riding crop in the morning out in California, the buyers may be able to use one on their wallets here.

The second day is all about the yearlings. The first major yearling sale of the year. And, the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale is jammed from cover-to-cover with some interesting pedigrees, and intriguing prospects.

Enough so that we must go take a look.

Our Breeding Analyst and my great friend, Rob Murphy, will be traveling to town on Sunday and we both will be on the grounds come Monday to do our looking, investigating, and inspections.

Here’s a list for the “McLean Shopping Cart” based on pedigree and interest alone. Have not seen a one of these prospects, yet. But we will be going to visit. Soon.

In our first installment, we take a look at the first 150 hips. Tomorrow — July 5 — we will pick out our “top hopefuls” from Hip 151 to 300. The final segment — July 6 — we will cover the rest of the catalogue.

Fun to explore. Here’s our first installment. Hope you enjoy, and take a look along with us:

Hip Sire Sex Dam Broodmare Sire Consignor Barn # Notes
2 Outwork Filly Queen Joanne Mr. Greeley Woodford Thoro 4 Dam SPP / Female Fam of Stevie Wonderboy; Somelikeithotbrown
27 Shanghai Bobby Colt Sarah Her Highness Milwaukee Brew Clarkland Farm 3 Dam SP/Female Fam of Beholder, Mendelssohn, Into Mischief
64 The Factor Filly Stormbeforethecalm Quiet American Summerfield 3 2nd Foal/Broodmare Sires in Pedigree/Fl-bred
66 Empire Maker Colt Street Savy Street Sense Paramount Sales 5 Jewel Princess 3rd Dam/Coup de Grace female family
70 Nyquist Filly Sweet Relish Smoke Glacken Denali Stud 1 Dam SW & GSP/Ms. Eloise 3rd Dam
94 Quality Road Colt Unforgettable Empire Maker Bridie Harrison 1 Dam has 4 winners from 5 starters/Academy Award, Statuette FF
96 Speightster Colt Unusual Style Unusual Heat Scott Mallory 5 Freshman Sire with Potential/1st foal from winning dam
108 Ghostzapper Colt Whisper To Me Thunder Gulch Taylor Made 2 Top Sire/SW & GSP Mare/4 to race & all winners/Winning Colors FF
110 American Pharoah Filly Winnie Dixie Dixie Union Summerfield 3 Female Fam of Tepin, Vyjack, Smoke Glacken
111 Not This Time Filly Withhold Tiznow Paramount Sales 5 Freshman Sire/First Foal of Dam/2nd dam GSW
113 Violence Filly Wonder Lady Deputy Minister Brookdale Sales 1 Nice Young Stallion/Dam of SW/FF of Pure Clan, Finleysluckycharm
117 Tiznow Filly Afleet Honey Uncle Mo Summerfield 3 2nd foal out of winning Uncle Mo mare/2nd dam SW & GSP
118 Uncle Mo Filly A Footstep Away Giant’s Causeway Four Star Sales 4 2nd dam is At the Half/FF of Lu Ravi, Wyatt’s Town, Mshawish
123 Tapizar Colt Allencat Storm Cat Bluewater Sales 8 Top Young Stallion/kin to SW & SP winner/FF of English Channel
140 Blame Colt Bedanken Geri Denali Stud 1 GSW Mare is now 20YO/Top Broodmare Sires/kin to SP winner