(Fasig-Tipton Kentucky / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

Editor’s Note:

The “Horse Sales Seasons” are just about upon us.

Just about.

Let the good times roll. Let the auctioneers bark roar. Let the hammer flail. Let the bargain-hunting begin. Let the dollars fly.

And, for the “always looking” and “always curious” buyers (blush) looking to nab a bargain along life’s journey (blush again), it is one of the greatest pastimes for a horse lover.

You take the catalogue in hand.

You find your most comfy chair and tilt it just right.

You turn the reading lamp just so.

You fix the reading glasses just perfect.

And, you begin to turn the pages.

You begin to casually peruse the sales catalog and attempt to unearth the next coming of Rich Strike.

You begin to hope.

You begin to dream.

On Tuesday, July 12, Fasig-Tipton in Lexington will kick start the annual yearling sales with the July Sale of Selected Yearlings.

Like we normally do, we turn a few pages; dog-ear a few pedigrees; we make a few notes; we call a few friends; and we begin to chat about the horses that will soon find new homes and new owners.

Here’s a closer look at our top “Horses to Watch” at this year’s sale.

While we may not be able to afford any of them, it never hopes to look; read; learn and examine.

We won’t be kicking any tires. But we will be looking at a few legs.

And…

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale / 2022
Hip Barn Consignor Sex Foal Date Sire Broodmare Broodmare Sire Comments
43 7 Eaton Sales Colt 3-Apr Omaha Beach Winner Indian Charlie 1/2-SW
90 4 Woodford Thoro Filly 11-Feb Omaha Beach G3 Winner Into Mischief 2nd Foal
91 5 Paramount Sales Filly 6-Mar Frosted Winner Ghostzapper Divine Queen Fam
95 8 Bluewater filly 15-Mar Omaha Beach Unraced Giant’s Causeway G1 Winner Rail Trip in 2nd Dam
98 2 Taylor Made Colt 16-Mar Omaha Beach SP Winner City Zip 1st Foal
101 1 Denali Stud Filly 18-Mar Street Sense Winner Ghostzapper 1st Foal / Proud Spell FF
124 2 Taylor Made Filly 31-Jan Not This Time Unraced Harlan’s Holiday Kamar FF
133 6 Machmer Hall Colt 21-Mar Into Mischief G2 Place / SW More Than Ready 2nd Foal / Cotton Blossom FF
140 4 Calumet Farm Filly 9-Jan City of Light G3 SW Mineshaft 1/2 to SP winner
153 6 Gainesway Farm Colt 20-Mar Gun Runner SW Majesticperfection Full to Runner Now
164 2 Taylor Made Colt 7-Mar Good Magic Winner A.P. Indy 1/2 to SW Black Ops
182 4 Four Star Sales Filly 25-Feb Into Mischief Unraced Noonmark 1/2 to G2 Winner Kanthaka
185 8 Bluewater Colt 26-Feb Into Mischief Winner Successful Appeal 1/2 to G2 Winner Jeltrin
207 4 Calumet Farm Filly 22-Jan Curlin Winner Cee’s Tizzy 1/2 to G2 Winner Bravazo
210 1 Brookdale Colt 9-Mar Ghostzapper Unplaced More Than Ready Noble Bird FF
219 5 Brandywine Filly 23-Mar Not This Time Unplaced Tapit Gozzip Gil FF
242 5 Paramount Sales Colt 11-Feb Distorted Humor SW Kitten’s Joy G1 Caerleon FF
280 5 The Funny Farm Filly 10-Feb Ghostzapper SP Winner Super Saver Inside Straight FF
282 2 Taylor Made Filly 7-Apr Flatter SW Speightstown 1/2 to SW Elevenses