Promising Yearlings at Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

Sallusto & Albina bloodstock agency bred & raised

With a $750,000 filly session topper and a $325,000 City Zip filly, yearlings bred & raised by Sallusto & Albina for Newton Anner Stud were very popular at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling auction on August 7th and 8th. There are five more yearlings set to go through the ring this weekend at the New York-bred portion of the sale. All yearlings show at Barn 7C with Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services.

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Hip #326 filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Kashami by Mizzen Mast

By Triple Crown sire Pioneerof the Nile out of the winning Mizzen Mast daughter Kashami, a full sister to stakes-placed Francisca. Both are sisters to millionaire multiple graded winner Willcox Inn and there are several other hard-knocking runners in this family, including millionaire Grade 1 winner Cetewayo. Mizzen Mast daughters are off the mark as producers with nine blacktype winners including a quartet of Group/Graded winners. The larger Unbridled/Caro cross has produced the likes of Unbridled’s Song, 2000 Preakness Stakes hero Red Bullet and reigning Kentucky Derby champ Always Dreaming.

Hip #417 filly by Paynter – Royal Rhiannon by Broken Vow

A second crop daughter of Haskell Invitational (G1) winner Paynter (by Awesome Again) from a very active female family. She’s the first foal out of her dam, six-figure earner Royal Rhiannon (by Broken Vow), a daughter of champion Caressing and sister to 2017 Travers contender West Coast (G2). Royal Rhiannon is also sister to the dam of the current graded stakes-winning millionaire Dannon Legend. Broken Vow is already the damsire of a trio of Grade 1 winners, including champion Runhappy. Among the runners produced on the Awesome Again/Fappiano cross is multiple Grade 1 winner Paulassilverlining, by a son of Awesome Again out of a granddaughter of Unbridled.

Hip #524 colt by Street Sense – Call Me Swift by Bernardini

Daughters of Bernardini are producing nearly 7% blacktype winners from starters so far and Street Sense is siring blacktype winners at about the same rate. Call Me Swift is sister to five blacktype winners or producers and hails from the female line of Group 1 winner and important stallion Storm Bird. In fact, this colt’s fourth dam, South Ocean, is the dam of Storm Bird and she’s recently gained entry into the Canadian Racing Hall of Fame.

Hip #559 filly by Revolutionary – Empire Desire by Empire Maker

A filly from the first crop of the promising WinStar Farm stallion Revolutionary out of the winning Empire Maker daughter Empire Desire. ‘Winning’ is certainly one way to describe this female family as 10 of Empire Desires’ siblings are also winners, three of them blacktype. Two more have produced blacktype winners. Revolutionary was a leading three-year-old of 2013 with tallies in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Withers S. (G3) and a good third to Orb in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Not surprisingly, the daughters of Empire Maker are producing a high degree of quality as over half of their blacktype winners have scored at the graded level.

Hip #562 colt by Verrazano – Esher by King of Kings

A colt by another first year sire, Wood Memorial/Haskell Invitational winner Verranzano, who also showed his prowess at Royal Ascot with a second in the historic Queen Anne S. (G1). This colt hails from a truly exquisite female line. His dam, the King of Kings daughter Esher, is a three-quarter sister to champion & Breeders’ Cup Turf conqueror St. Nicholas Abbey. A little further back are runners who have figured prominently in some of Europe’s most iconic fixtures, races like the St. James Palace (G1) at Royal Ascot, the St. Leger S. (G1), the Racing Post Trophy (G1) and Irish Derby (G1). Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) champion Regally Ready is among the blacktype winners out the daughters of Kings of Kings and that one is by Verrazano’s sire More Than Ready.