By: Alexis Kolasa
Denali Stud (Craig and Holly Bandoroff), Agent III, is proud to offer six yearling prospects at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton July Sale. Be sure to stop by on the way through to view our selection!
HIP 108, a bay Shanghai Bobby filly out of the Street Cry mare Upstaged. This is the mare’s second foal, with the mare being a half-sister to Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes winner Shadow Cast. Shanghai Bobby sired the two-year-old winning filly of the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot; the impressive Shang Shang Shang, in her second-career start. The sire’s first crop of two-year-olds in 2017 included eight black-type horses, more than any other freshman sire.
HIP 207, a chestnut colt by Will Take Charge out of the Divine Park mare Divine Trick. This is the first foal for the dam who is from the family of Check The Label and multiple Grade 1 winner Include Me Out. Will Take Charge won five graded stakes including the Travers Stakes (G1), and Clark Handicap (G1) and retired to stud with over $3.9 million in earnings. He was three- year- old horse of the year Eclipse Award Champion, with his first crop of two- year- olds to race in 2018.
Hip 208 is a chestnut Speightstown colt out of the Bernstein mare Dream Empress. This colt’s dam was an impressive Grade 1 winner in the Darley Alcibiades at Keeneland. The mare was also Grade 1 placed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Speightstown continues to be an influential top sire, ranking among the top five stallions in his crop each season to date. His listed 2018 Stakes winners include Switzerland- winner of the Maryland Sprint S. (G3), National Flag-winner of the Bay Shore S. (G3), Strike Power- winner of the Swale S. (G3), Wusool- a G3 winner in France, as well as Stakes winners Force The Pass, Almond Roca and Molto Allegro.
Hip 231, a bay filly by the exciting young sire Strong Mandate, is out of a Giant’s Causeway mare, Fly The Flag. This filly comes from a family of great champions such as My Flag, and undefeated 1996 Broodmare of the Year Personal Ensign. Strong Mandate was Saratoga’s most dominant two-year-old of 2013. Four consecutive generations of Grade 1 winners boast in his female family. On June 17th, of this year, he was represented by his first ever two-year-old winner Strong Will, who won his maiden special weight contest by 2 ¼- lengths.
Hip 254, a bay filly by Palace Malice, is out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Harlan Shuffle, who is a full sister to Grade 1 placed Harlan’s Ruby. The filly is from the first crop of multiple graded Stakes winning son of Curlin, Palace Malice, with his first yearlings on offer in 2018. He was 2014 Eclipse Award Finalist, and 6-time graded stakes winner, who was also rated the only older male to win four consecutive Graded stakes on dirt: The Gulfstream Park H. (G2), New Orleans H. (G2), Westchester S. (G3), and the Metropolitan H. (G1). He was also the first Belmont winner in more than 30 years to win the Met Mile.
Our consignment concludes with Hip 306, a bay colt by Commissioner out of the Yes It’s True mare Lunarlady. This colt is from the family of stakes winners Lunargal, Lunarpal, and Classic placed Astrology. Commissioner is son of A.P. Indy, who was sired by Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. A.P. Indy was a Belmont Stakes winner, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, and one of the top ten leading sires for ten consecutive years. He also sired two Grade 1 winners out of his last crop of foals who are Got Lucky and Honor Code.
Come visit us at Barn 1 on the Fasig-Tipton sale grounds starting Saturday, July 7th where you may find your next “Saturday afternoon horse.”