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No Dozing adds to Union Rags' string of stakes winners

Union Rags was the number one first-crop sire of G1 winners last year, and his get are continuing to add to his total in 2017.

Union Rags 1Union RagsBred by Phyllis Wyeth and owned by her Chadds Ford Stable, Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes, trained by Michael Matz.

His 3-year-old son No Dozing, out of Stay Awake by Pulpit, won the Concern Stakes at Laurel on July 22.

Bred by Mr. & Mrs. M. Roy Jackson and owned by their Lael Stables, No Dozing is trained by Arnaud Delacour and was ridden by Daniel Centano.

He won the 7 furlong race by 4 lengths over Frank V. Demarco's Honor the Fleet, trained by Louis Albertrani and ridden by Steve Hamilton, with DARRS Inc.'s Proforma, trained by Michael Stidham and ridden by Sheldon Russel another 1 1/2 lengths back in third.

No Dozing broke last but sped to the early lead. He was challenged by Honor the Fleet entering the turn and dueled with that one until mid-stretch, where he began to draw clear.

No Dozing also placed second in the G3 Pat Day Mile at Churchill Downs on May 6, third in the G3 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 15 and second in the G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct on Nov. 26, 2016.

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Eight Pa-bred and eight Union Rags to be sold at Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale

One of the most important sales of the year, Fasig-Tipton's Selected Yearlings Sale, will be held this year on Aug, 7-8 and includes eight Pa-breds and eight by Union Rags, seven colts and one filly.

Union Rags 1Union RagsTwo Maryland-breds and nine Virginia-breds will also pass through the ring at Saratoga.

Union Rags' only filly in the sale, hip number 22, is is also a Pa-bred.

She is a gray or roan filly out of Newstouse, by Unbridled's Song,  bred by Equivine Farm LLC and foaled at its farm, and consigned by Paramount Sales, Agent.

Newstouse had three wins as a 3- and 4-year-old and has two foals of racing age, including a 2-year-old of 2017, neither of which has raced.

Hip 22's second dam, Double Cat, by Storm Cat, won the Queen of the Green Handicap and is the dam of nine foals, eight to race, of which six were winners.

She is consigned by Paramount Sales, Agent.

Union Rags was bred by and is owned by Phyllis Wyeth's Chadds Ford Stable in Chadds Ford, Pa., and he won $1,798,800, including the 2012 Belmont Stakes.

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Union Rags filly sells for $200,000 at OBS 2 Year Olds in Training Sale

A Union Rags filly, hip number 61, sold for $200,000 at the Ocala Breeders Sale  2 Year Olds in Training June 13-14 sale at which the top price was $400,000 for a colt by First Dude.

Union Rags 1Union RagsThe filly is out of I'm Mom's Favorite, by Indian Charlie, who is a stakes winner, having won the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlicco on May 17, 2013.

Her filly by Union Rags was consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, agent, and was bought by Linda Rice, agent.

A second Union Rags, hip number 80, a bay colt out of Jessi Take Change, sold for $35,000 and was bought by Zach Madden, agent, for Loooch Racing Table.

Eight Pa-breds went through the ring at the June sale, with five selling and three not reaching their reserves.

Hip number 760, a bay filly by Super Saver out of Circumspect, by Discreet Cat, brought $120,000, the highest price of the five Pa-breds.

The filly was bred by Blackstone Farm LLC, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds and bought by Larry C. Brookshire.

Hip number 159, a gray or roan colt by Tale of the Cat out of Midnight Ramble, by Unbridled's Song who was bred by Michael Moran of Unionville, Pa., brought $100,000,

Moran had sold the colt as a yearling.  Top Line Sales,, agent was the consignor at the OBS sale, and Calumet bought the colt.

A chestnut colt by Bob and John out of Tia Chela, by Jump Start, hip number 430 bred by Xanthus Farms Inc., was consigned by Classic Equine, agent and bought by K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $37,000.

A dark bay or brown filly by Stonesider out of Twoformeoneforyou, by Toccet, also bred by Xanthus Farm, was consigned by  Golden Thoroughbred Training and Sales, agent was bought by Victor Ellis Collazo for $15,000.

A third co colt bred by Xanthus Farms Inc., a dark bay or brown 2-year-old by Andiron out of Romanova, by Burning Rome consigned by Las Palmas Farm, was bought by W J H Racing for $6,000.

In all, 424 2 year olds sold for a total of $15,216,900 for an average of $35,889, which was up 23.9 percent over the previous year's sale at which 619 sold for an average of $28,968,

The Pa-breds sold for a total of $308,00 for an average of $61,600, well over the average for the entire sale.



Curlin colt at record $1.5 million tops Fasig-Tipton sale, Colt by Super Saver was the top Pa-bred

A record setting sale of a Curlin colt for $1.5 million topped a Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale May 22-23 in Timonium, Md., that recorded sales of over $25 million, over a nine percent increase over the previous year’s sale.

Ten Pa-breds were sold for a total of $375,000, an average of $37,500, with a colt by Super Saver being the top Pa-bred at $70,000.

The dark bay or brown colt by Super Saver out of Parallelogram, by Orientate, hip number 17, bred by Blackstone Farm LLC and consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent VI, was bought by Tom Foley, agent for $70,000.

The colt is a registered Pa-bred and is Breeder’s Cup nominated.

Maryland had 17 2-year-olds sell for a total of $675,000, for an average of $39,705, while Virginia had two sold for an average of $43,500.

The top Midlantic sold was Hip 521, a Maryland-bred.

The Maclean’s Music colt, out of the winning Yes It’s True mare Martini, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds as agent, brought a winning bid of $120,000 from Tom O’Grady.

Of the 43 Midlantic-breds to go through the ring, 33 were sold, but the prices put them in the middle of the market at a time when only those 2-year-olds that have top breeding and conformation bring top dollar.


THE SALES toper was a chestnut colt by Curlin, hip 388, who sold for $1,500,000 during the second and final session of the sale on Tuesday.

The price was both a record for this sale and for a thoroughbred sold at public auction in the state of Maryland.

This increasingly popular sale produced a seven-figure sale-topper for the third consecutive year.

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Union Rags’ colt brings $1 million at OBS April sale, Eight Pa-breds average $124,500

​Hip number 899, a Union Rags colt out of the A.P. Indy mare Poco Mas, was bought for $1 million by trainer Jeff Mullins, who signed the ticket for Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, during the third session of the Ocala Breeders Sales’ April 25-28 2-year-olds in training sale.

Union Rags 1Union RagsHip number 899 is a half-brother to Argentinian graded stakes winner and G1 stakes placed Carinosa, by Tiznow.

The bay colt’s dam is a half-sister to GI stakes winner Interpol, by English Channel.

​This 2-year-old was previously acquired for $60,000 by consignor Paul Sharp and Liz Crow as a Keeneland September yearling sale. He breezed a furlong in :10 1/5 during the under tack show.

​Seven Union Rags colts and fillies sold, including the $1 million colt, but without the $1 million sale, the other six averaged 62,500.

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