(Former MLB pitcher Rob Murphy, our Breeding Analyst, and Gene McLean at the 2018 Breeders’ Cup)
As we turn the pages of the weary catalogue, we find ourselves drawn to some interesting young stallion prospects and their first yearlings that will make an appearance at public auction.
The Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale has always been a top venue for the debut of some of the sport’s top young stallions and their respective progeny. And, this year’s event is no different.
When we examined, a bit more closely, the final 64 hips of this year’s catalogue, we see a couple of offspring from the fantastic KY Derby winner Nyquist — who rolled through his 2YO campaign and all the way through the KY Derby as undefeated.
Here’s the kicker.
Nyquist, a son of the great Uncle Mo, won 8 of 11 races in his brilliant career. He was a Champion. He won the KY Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. And, he is the son of a champion.
He got a very nice book of mares to breed to in his first year at stud duty — including Princess Haya. Take a look at Hip 315. The dam was a Stakes winner, and she has already produced two Stakes-placed winners.
Hip 315 — a filly — is just the tip of the Nyquist spear that could stick a nice spot in the ground in this year’s Yearling marketplace.
Here’s a look at the final 64 Hips in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale — to be held on the beautiful grounds of the sale’s company in Lexington, KY. on Tuesday, July 9:
|308||Union Rags||Filly||Maybellene||Lookin At Lucky||Clarkland Farm||3||SW Dam/2nd Foal/Elusive Quality in 3rd Dam|
|310||Violence||Colt||Mayfield||Exploit||Dromoland Farm||4||3 SP Winners Under 1st Dam/Got Stormy Female Fam|
|314||Curlin||Colt||Michelle d’Oro||Bernardini||Bluewater Sales||8||1st Foal/2nd Dam G1 SW/Ruler on Ice Female Fam|
|315||Nyquist||Filly||Princess Haya||Street Cry||Daybreak Stables||1||SW Dam Who Has 2 SP Winners/Top Stallion Prospect|
|326||Blame||Colt||Mommo||Speightstown||Shawhan Place||7||First Foal/Summer Front Female Family|
|328||Speightster||Filly||Moonshine Bertie||Malibu Moon||Perrone Sales||7||Top Broodmare Sires/Thunder Bertie 2nd Dam|
|333||Nyquist||Colt||Murky Waters||Storm Creek||Stuart Morris||4||1/2 Brother to GSP, SW Red Wine/Fort Prado FF|
|336||Constitution||Filly||Mybrokenhome||Broken Vow||Alliance Sales||7||Top Broodmare Sires/Pool Winner in 2nd Dam/Safely Kept 4th Dam|
|347||Malibu Moon||Filly||One for London||Eskendereya||Blake-Albina Sales||4||2nd Foal/Housebuster Female Family|