Classic Empire Paddock

$200,000 Colt Leads Second Day at Fasig-Tipton For Classic Empire

Classic Empire struck again in the closing session of the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase on Thursday when Autrey Bloodstock bought Hip 388 for $200,000.

Consigned by Paramount Sales as agent, the Stop The Wedding colt is out of a half-sister to Grade II-placed Saint Bernardette, who is also the dam of Grade I Preakness Stakes second Social Inclusion among two stakes horses.

Bred by Robert Tillyer and Dr. Chet Blackey, the grandson of stakes-placed Wedding Jitters sold for $140,000 last November at Keeneland as a weanling.

Classic Empire had another big day of sales at Fasig-Tipton with his colt out of Uncle Mo’s Hit The Limit also selling for $160,000. Sold to Harley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, that Hunter Valley Farm-consigned yearling is from the family of Grade I Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly and was bred by Glenn Sorgenstein and Rosecrest Farm.

This is the second time that colt has gone through the ring with Rexy Bloodstock buying him for $120,000 last November.

Champion 2-Year-Old and Grade I winning 3-year-old Classic Empire’s eight yearlings sold at Fasig-Tipton this week averaged $147,938 with a median of $105,000, led by a $375,000 colt during the first session on Wednesday.