The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale has been turning out some of racing’s best for 100 years. Man o’ War sold in just its second year of operation, while more recently four of the last six Belmont Stakes winners, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, have passed though the ring. Centennial Farms has found plenty of success shopping at the Spa each summer. Colonial Affair, Corinthian, and Unified are all graduates.
Dr. Stephen Carr and Paula Parsons, who head our acquisition team, tackled this year’s sale with the expertise, thoroughness, and precision they have brought for decades. The duo examined every colt in the sale, looking for the ideal combination of athleticism and pedigree. Through their careful screening process, Centennial Farms was able to add two new colts to the roster and offer the chance to get involved with two of the most exciting pedigrees in racing.
Hip 40, a son of Bodemeister out of the El Prado mare Recollect, was the first to fall under the hammer. The handsome colt is by the sire of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, from a phenomenal Darby Dan Farm family that has been turning out stakes winners for decades.
A partnership with historic Spendthrift Farm offers the unique opportunity to be involved with a particularly exciting colt. Hip 218 is by Spendthift’s Malibu Moon, one of the top sires in the nation and a blossoming sire of sires. He is from a deep family that traces back to legendary Gallorette, and bred on the same cross as Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
The two colts are being offered separately in the 2017 Pinewood, LLC and the 2017 Malibu, LLC. 5% interests are available in each. Please contact us with any questions or for more information on how you can be a part of their future.