GIO PONTI SISTER TO TWO G1 WINNERS IS THE TOP SELLING FRESHMAN YEARLING TO DATE AT PUBLIC AUCTION

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8/05/14

As expected in the crowded auditorium at the Humphrey Finney pavillion, day one, Monday, August 4th of the Fasig Tipton yearling sale saw a filly from the first crop of Gio Ponti create fireworks among bidders. A beautifully presented yearling, hip 80 offered by Warrendale Sales as agent for breeder Dr. Rod Orr, eventually fell the way of John Ferguson for a cool $500,000. This filly is out of blue hen Shandra Smiles and therefore a three parts sister to multiple G1 winner Smiling Tiger and 2013 Eclipse Award Champion Juvenile Filly She's a Tiger. Striding around the sales complex, the daughter of Gio Ponti had a great walk and presence and looks like she could be a very nice race filly for new connections.
 
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