The first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale on Monday, May 20 in Timonium showed gains over last year’s opening day, with 121 juveniles selling for $7,235,000, an average of $59,793 (last year’s first day saw an average of $47,067). The median rose from $27,000 to $32,000 and the buy-back rate dropped to 17.7 percent.
All six Maryland-breds offered the first day sold, for an average of $86,667. The sale’s top-priced filly at the end of day one was bred by David and JoAnn Hayden’s Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Niall Brennan Stables Agent I for the Haydens, she is a full sister to their stakes winner and Maryland-bred champion Plum. The chestnut daughter of Pure Prize—Bamba, by Not For Love, brought a final bid of $240,000. Charles J. Cella was the buyer.
Another Maryland-bred selling for six figures was a Fairbanks colt for $150,000 to Mr. Ed Savant. Bred by Sycamore Hall Farm LLC, the dark bay colt is out of the Two Punch mare So Smashing, and is a half-brother to multiple
stakes winner and track record-setter Twelve Pack Shelly. He was sold by All in Sales (Tony Bowling), agent, which had purchased him as a yearling for $15,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale.
The sale concludes on Tuesday, May 20.