August 7, 2018 – A pair of Shannondoe Farm bred yearlings proved very popular with buyers at the prestigious Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling sale, commanding final bids of $275,000 and $225,000, respectively. Both colts were consigned by South Point Sales.
The $275,000 bid came from Live Oak Plantation for Hip 7, a gorgeous colt by Tiznow (pictured above). The bay is out of the stakes-placed Jules mare and a half-brother to Shannondoe-bred Conquest Boogaloo, a stakes winner of over $375,000.
“This Tiznow colt has been a special horse since day one and he showed his class all through the showing process,” noted Arika Everatt-Meeuse, who operates Shannondoe Farm with her parents James and Janeane.
Cromwell Bloodstock went to $225,000 to secure Hip 131, a colt from the first crop of Belmont Stakes/Metropolitan Mile hero Palace Malice (pictured below). The flashy chestnut is out of the Silver Deputy daughter Timeless Silver, already the dam of the the stakes winners Eighty Nine Red and Silver Princess.
Hip 131 was the subject of a Blood-Horse article prior to the sale where consignor Mike Recio of South Point Sales commented on the progress of the colt:
“I think a lot of people held them back because (Palace Malice) didn’t have that many sell as foals. You knew they were going to keep moving forward, so why cash out too early? This is a big, strong, two-turn horse that looks like he’ll be quick.”