The 55th Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Sale will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 23, starting at 1 pm, one hour earlier than in recent years.
This year’s offering, which will again be held at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs, Auburn, Wash., has 85 yearlings, 18 broodmares – including a three-in-one package – and one weanling cataloged.
Auction activity begins with a chance to bid on a trip for two to the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, scheduled to be run Nov. 4-5 at beautiful Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Trip includes prime seating, hotel accommodations and an air transportation voucher. Proceeds benefit the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation and its many programs.
Sires of the yearlings cataloged include 2022 national leading juvenile and freshman sire Sharp Azteca – whose 13 winners (to Aug. 1) include two wide-margin stakes winners – and other top national sires Connect, Exaggerator, First Samurai, Klimt, Midshipman, Race Day, Speightster, Take Charge Indy, Tale of Ekati and Tapizar.
Leading California sires represented include Clubhouse Ride, Curlin to Mischief, Danzing Candy, Grazen, Smiling Tiger, Stanford, and in his first North American crop, the impressive Sir Prancealot (Ire).
This marks the last full crop of outstanding Pacific Northwest (PNW) sire Harbor the Gold, whose offspring have won 71 Emerald Downs stakes. Other leading PNW sires include Atta Boy Roy, Coast Guard, Nationhood, Dynamic Impact – sire of 2-year-old filly sensation Miss Dynamic in his second crop – and 2022 freshman leader Gold Rush Dancer.
Mention must also be made of 2021/2022 Washington leading sire Conveyance, who is represented by two foals (one selling at side) from his first Washington crop and two mares who were covered by the Grade 3-winning son of Indian Charlie.
Among the top broodmares represented by a yearling are 14 mares who were state champion runners and/or produced a champion. Six others also won stakes and another eight have placed in one or more stakes.
If you subtract the 19 mares who only have 2-year-olds and/or yearlings, the others have already produced 22 stakes winners, 30 stakes-placed runners and more than a dozen others who are members of the “$100,000 club.”
There have been quite a few exciting and important updates since the catalog was printed. Not only has there been many added wins and winners, but also added stakes activity under several of the first dams, led by three first-time stakes winners.
At Monmouth Park, 3-year-old That’s Right won the $102,000 My Frenchman Stakes on July 17, upping his earnings to $154,150. His half-brother by Take Charge Indy sells as Hip 52.
Slack Tide, herself a 2020 WTBOA Sale graduate, took the Kent Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths at Emerald Downs on July 17. It marked the third stakes victory (second in 2022) for the 3-year-old filly whose half-brother by Sir Prancealot (Ire) is being offered as Hip 80
2021 WTBOA sale graduate Runnin Out of Days, came out running when, in his first start, he took the July 10 King County Express Stakes by 10 1/4 lengths. His half-brother by Coast Guard, is consigned as Hip 40.
Finishing third in the 5 1/2-furlong stakes was It’s Turbo, a son of Curlin to Mischief whose half-brother to by Grazen is selling as Hip 8.
KD Thoroughbred’s 4-year-old Slew’s Tiz Whiz now has five wins to his credit, including his tally in the July 24 Governor’s Stakes. He is out of winning sister to three-time Washington champion Lady Rosberg, whose yearling filly by Danzing Candy is listed as Hip 25, and Lady Rosberg has a Grazen filly consigned as Hip 4.
Itsallinthenotes, Washington’s 2021 champion older filly or mare, was second in the Molly Brown Stakes on July 31, pushing her earnings to $154,669. Her half-brother by Raised a Secret sells as Hip 76 in the Dunn Bar Ranch consignment.
Other yearlings with significant updates under their first dams include Hips 10, 22 and 79 (new juvenile winners), Hip 64 (additional stakes placement), and Hips 29, 79 a(allowance wins).
Among the broodmares offered are daughters of Broken Vow, Candy Ride (Arg), Fusaichi Pegasus, Malibu Moon, Roar, Smart Strike and Unusual Heat. They are carrying foals, in addition to the previously mentioned Conveyance, by Cat Burglar, Misremembered, Sixthirteen and the promising stallions Bodexpress, Jess Mo, One Bad Boy and Outlash.
To Order a Catalogue
For more information or to request a sales catalog, please call (253) 288-7878 or e-mail [email protected]. The catalog pages, updated weekly (both female lines and sires) by The Jockey Club Information Systems, are available for viewing on the WTBOA website at washingtonthoroughbred.com/sales/. You can also sign-up for the sales catalog iPad app at equineline.com.
Photos and videos of many of the yearlings will also soon be available on the WTBOA website.
All interested bidders are reminded that credit must be established prior to sale time. In addition, online bidders need to pre-register at wtboa.equibid.com. Phone bidding is also available if you are unable to attend the sale in person. All bidders are strongly encouraged to establish credit and/or pre-register for the sale no later than 48 hours prior to sale time.
New for 2022, the WTBOA is offering a “view only” feature on our internet login page while the live sale is running. The button will allow interested parties to click and view the live stream without registering.