Monday, August 10, 2009

Hips 34 & 88

Just looking through some of the gorgeous horses selling at the F-T Saratoga sales. One that was on the "hot list" was Hip No. 88 (photo below by Skip Dickstein/ and if she's not a beauty...WOW. She sold for $1.5 million though I'm not certain to whom at the moment. Hip No. 34, a Bernardini offspring brought a cool $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed (who was at the sale for the first time in several years, apparently.) This is one handsome yearling! Good piece on the auction, via, HERE. And Stonewall Farm Stallions page on Hip No. 88 is HERE.

And here's what had to say about No. 88: Hip No. 88, a filly by
Medaglia d'Oro – Cat Dancer, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. “We all know what Medaglia d’Oro has done; he’s one of the hottest sires in the country,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of the dark bay or brown yearling, whose winning dam is a full sister to grade II winner Magic Storm. “This filly is just a great example of what he can get you. She’s got a long, beautiful neck, a sloping shoulder, and great balance. When you see her walk, she’s so light on her feet; it’s like poetry in motion. She’s one of the best fillies I’ve seen all year, regardless of pedigree or sale or anything else. She’s just a really exceptional horse.”

Let's face it, I'm a sucker for the progeny of Storm Cat!!

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