Airdrie Stud will offer its homebred 2012 Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, the sales company announced Tuesday.
A daughter of Airdrie Stud stallion Proud Citizen, Believe You Can will be offered in foal to leading sire Tapit. Tapit, who stands at Gainesway, is the clear leader on the current North American sire list and had four offspring of his sell for $1 million or more at the recently concluded Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Believe You Can's win in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks was historic as it made her jockey, Rosie Napravnik, the first female rider to capture the race. Trained by Larry Jones, Believe You Can retired with eight wins from 14 starts and $1,280,324 in earnings.
"When you look at the Honor Roll of fillies to have won the Kentucky Oaks, and couple it with her being in foal to Tapit, the hottest sire at stud in North America, it is obviously a high privilege for us to offer Believe You Can for Airdrie," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said in a news release.
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Believe You Can becomes the latest high-profile female added to the list of offerings for the Fasig-Tipton sale on Nov. 3. Recently retired 2013 Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar will be offered as a broodmare prospect at the auction, consigned by Taylor Made Sales on behalf of owner Ed Stanco.