Three colts and four fillies raised at Runnymede made the journey on October 22 from the farm in Paris to Fasig-Tipton Co.’s Newtown Paddocks for the Kentucky fall yearling sale.
“Overall, this is a lovely group of horses and we feel sure it will yield some good runners,” said Runnymede General Manager Martin O’Dowd.
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Included in the group is a chestnut colt from the first crop of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, winner of both the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and the Dubai World Cup (G1) after beginning his career as a Triple Crown winner in Uruguay. The colt is a half brother to stakes-placed winner Manhattan Fox and is out of the unraced Storm Cat mare Safeen, a daughter of Yorkshire Oaks (G1) winner Bint Pasha.
Another of the yearlings of particular note is a colt by North Light, sire of this year’s St. Leger Stakes (G1) winner Arctic Cosmos in his first crop, and out of the Miswaki mare Changeable. The colt is a half brother to Maestro Miss, a three-year-old Bernstein filly who has won three races this year, and to another three-time winner, Sudden Shift, and is from the family of champions Chief’s Crown and Winning Colors.
The consignment also includes a colt by promising first-year sire First Samurai, two fillies by Stephen Got Even and fillies by Action This Day and Whywhywhy.
Spanning three days, the Fasig-Tipton sale begins on October 25 and extends through October 27. It will mark the final chance to purchase a yearling at auction this year from Runnymede, which bred and raised Grade 1 winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) contender Jaycito, Irish Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Laughing Lashes, and Grade 3 winner and Breeders’ Cup candidate Rogue Romance from its 2009 crop of yearlings.