Among the new fall shows streaming on one’s favourite devices is “Britflix” — high-definition videos of the 26 yearlings Brittany Farms will offer for sale this fall. The videos are now available at britfarms.com.
The consignment will be offered at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale from Monday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at the city’s Fasig-Tipton Newtown Paddocks.
All of the farm and partnership yearlings are dual eligible, meaning they are eligible to the sire stakes program in the state or province in which their sire stands, and to the rich and revitalized Kentucky Sire Stakes.
The yearlings have been bred and raised at the same farm and in the same manner as the ones that have made Brittany the world’s no. 1 breeder of Breeders Crown champions, no. 1 breeder in average earnings per starter and no. 1 breeder in percentage of millionaires from foals bred.
Those are tall orders to match, but farm manager Art Zubrod believes this year’s yearling crop will continue the tradition in fine fashion. He noted that the great horses the farm has bred have been purchased as yearlings at every price point: from sale toppers to prices that fall well below the sale median.
In mentioning a few favourites, he pointed out Hip 101 Bright Star, the Muscle Hill three-quarter brother to Starita, a two and three-year-old stakes winner with more than $307,000 in earnings. He said the Walner filly, Hip 72 Special Talent, also catches the eye, plus she’s a full sister to the year’s fastest freshman trotter, multiple stakes-winning filly Special Way 2,1:52.2.
Early on opening night another Walner filly takes center stage, as Hip 14 Pizzelle, a three-quarter sister to Espresso 2,1:57.2-’22 will sell. Later in the sale, an interesting Father Patrick colt makes his appearance. Hip 442 Veracruz is from the immediate family of this year’s Peter Haughton Memorial winner and rising star Kilmister.
Zubrod mentioned that pacers not to be missed include Hip 147, the Bettors Delight filly first foal from the very fast Captaintreacherous lass Key West p,2,1:51.1. Another is Hip 324, the Captaintreacherous three-quarter brother to none other than 2022’s $1 million North America Cup winner Pebble Beach.
Zubrod said he could go on, but that basically, the entire consignment is “must see.”
Potential buyers are always welcome to visit the farm for a pre-sale inspection of the yearlings. Visitors are asked to email or call ahead to let the farm know arrival time.