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Midnight Lute (far left): first-crop sire was represented by a $140,000 filly at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Kentucky on Tuesday

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Fasig-Tipton: Harlan's Holiday all the rage

THINGS heated up a bit during the afternoon at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.

A Lemon DropKid colt (165) brought $230,000 but his reign as sale topper was short-lived as just three hips later a Harlan's Holiday colt (168) fetched $310,000.

John Moynihan bought the Harlan's Holiday colt on behalf of Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton.

"He's a really pretty horse by a good stallion," said Moynihan. "He is a beautiful mover. The price was a little high but right in line. The real good ones are bringing $200,000 plus."

The bay colt was consigned by Crossroads Sales Agency, agent. He is out of the stakes-placed Include mare Acrosstheborder.

The Lemon Drop Kid colt was purchased by Ben Glass on behalf of Gary and Mary West. He is out of the graded stakes winner Wow Me Free.

"(The price) was less than we were going to go," said Glass. "We like athletic-looking horses like that. He had a great walk to him. He's the type we buy."

Warrendale Sales, agent, consigned the chestnut colt.

Lot 103 - A grey Harlan's Holiday colt became the topper thus far at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale when he sold to Patrice Miller of EQB for $225,000. Miller bought the colt on behalf of an undisclosed client.

"He's a lovely horse," said Miller. "Those guys at Gainesway do a really good job. We're looking for a horse that would be difficult to buy as a two-year-old."

Gainesway consigned the colt, who is out of the graded stakes winner Shiny Band, a half-sister to dual Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes heroine Shine Again.

Lot 27 - A Dehere filly who fetched $220,000 leads all lots through the first 50 hips of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale on Tuesday.

Already named Island LoveSong, the dark bay filly was purchased by John Moynihan, agent for Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables.

"We really liked her and thought she was one of the prettiest fillies here," said Moynihan. "She looks really racey. Pretty horses tend to bring a lot of money."

Barbara Banke is the wife of the late Jess Jackson, who died April 21 at age 81.

The filly was consigned by Dapple Stud, agent for Twin Hopes Farm and Helen T. Andrews. She is out of the unraced Maria's Mon mare Marialua.

The next highest price of the morning belongs to a Midnight Lute filly who sold for $140,000 to Fox Hill Farm.

Consigned by Trackside Farm, agent for Tenlane Farm, the filly is out of the stakes-placed Meadowlake mare Ma Kitty.




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