The leading North American boutique auction for yearlings is held at Saratoga each August by the Fasig Tipton Sales company and Gio Ponti has three colts and two fillies cataloged for sale at this upmarket venue on August 4th and 5th.
Hip 24 consigned by Four Star Sales is a dark bay or brown colt out of the Coronado's Quest mare History. This January born yearling hails from the illustrious Virginia family of Edward Evans' Spring Hill Farm with the blue hen Dance Review as his third dam.
Hip 42 the property of Willow Oaks Farm, consigned by Sweezey and Partners is another dark bay or brown colt out of the Unbridled's Song mare Lofty Lizzy, herself a $1.25million yearling purchase at Keeneland September. This colt is out of a half sister to Affirmed Success, a multiple G1 winner of over $2.2million including the important Cigar Mile and Vosburgh Stakes.
Hip 80 consigned by Warrendale Sales is a bay filly out of one of the best broodmares in active production, Shandra Smiles by Cahill Road. This mare's eminent produce includes the 2013 Champion Juvenile filly She's A Tiger by Gio Ponti's sire Tale of the Cat, and multiple G1 winner Smiling Tiger, a very fast west coast top level winner of the Bing Crosby, Triple Bend and Ancient Title Stakes.
Hip 83 consigned by Paramount Sales is a dark bay or brown filly out of the Lil's Lad mare Shy Lil. A particularly striking individual she hails from the family of Boones Mill.
Hip 165 consigned by St.George Sales is a bay colt out of the Take Me Out mare Eyepopnruby. This colt is from a family full of black type horses that proved very sound on the racetrack.