Mo Town And Justify Bring Exciting Offerings to Fasig Midlantic
Already sires of winners from their first crop, both Justify and Mo Town bring an exciting group of 2-year-olds to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds In Training sale this week.
Mo Town has seven cataloged to sell over the next two days, led by his :10.1 breezing daughter out of Toasty as his first through the ring. Offered as Hip 111 by Grassroots Training and Sales, the April-born filly is a half-sister to the stakes-placed duo of Shazier and Victory Arch among her dam’s seven winners from eight to run.
Toasty herself is a half-sister to three stakes performers out of the stakes-winning Crafty Toast, led by Grade I winner Army Mule. This filly was bred by Dreamtime Stables in Maryland and purchased by her current consignor when going through the ring here last year.
Hip 343 offered by Little Farm Equine comes into the ring with an update under his first dam.
That Brandywine Farm-bred colt saw brother Top Hat Boss take his dam up to five winners after the catalog was released from her nine runners. His dam Express Chick is a half-sister to Grade I winner Gozzip Girl, who also saw one of her own runners add earnings to his record after the catalog was released. Another of Express Chick’s half-sisters has produced two Group III winners with one of those runners also a multiple Group I-placer.
De Meric Sales’ Hip 366 was given more stakes form on his page after the catalog was released with his dam’s half-brother Shake Em Loose winning the Private Terms Stakes and finishing third in one other stakes as well.
The colt’s dam Forgiveness was a winner herself, whose only runner is placed. Forgiveness is also a half-sister to Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Praying For Cash and stakes-placed Credit Report. This colt was bred by Horseshoe Racing in Kentucky.
Justify sends three through the ring this week with his only horse in the first session selling as Hip 26.
That Twin Creeks Farm-bred will be making her third trip through the ring and her first as a 2-year-old. Offered by Pick View, the filly is a half-sister to the winning Hot Ticket and out of a winning Unbridled’s Song full sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Cat Burglar. Their dam is a half-sister to the stakes winning Away, whose three stakes winners included multiple graded stakes winner and Grade I Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles.
The third foal out of the winning Quality Road mare Lemhill Basr goes through the ring as Hip 474 under Tom McCrocklin’s charge.
That Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Moktoum-bred is a granddaughter of the Grade I winning Diplomat Lady, who has produced six winners. Diplomat Lady is also a half-sister to Grade II winner and Grade II-producing mare Dream Play with Grade I winner Hunter O’Riley and Uncle Mo’s Grade III winning Mo Mosa all under this filly’s third dam as well.
This filly’s breeders sent her dam back to Justify the year she was born with Lemhill Basr giving birth to a colt last year. She then visited another Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah and foaled a filly in 2022.
Justify’s final through the ring is Hip 515, a colt out of Mezinka. Bred by Breed First, this will be the colt’s second time through the ring at this year’s juvenile sales after bringing $275,000 at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream.
He is out of a three-quarter sister to dual Grade I winner and sire Pioneerof The Nile and Grade II-placed Forefathers with one of Mezinka’s half-sisters producing a stakes placed horse, who went on to produce her own stakes performer. The colt’s stakes winning second dam Star of Goshen is one of two stakes winners for Castle Eight alongside Grade II winning Powis Castle.
Mezinka also has an Uncle Mo yearling colt.