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.

More News

La Castiglione goes all the way in City of Phoenix

La Castiglione made her 5-year-old debut a winning one on Jan. 23, when she strolled home in the City of Phoenix Stakes at Turf Paradise for her fourth stakes win in her last six starts.
Read more ...

Fille d'Esprit rebounds with dominant What a Summer win

Fille d’Esprit blossomed in 2022, winning five stakes and placing in five more while racing exclusively in stakes company. She started her 2023 campaign on a promising note, winning the What a Summer Stakes at Laurel Park on Jan. 21 by five and a quarter lengths.
Read more ...

Award Wanted takes Geisha

Award Wanted picked up her first stakes win on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Laurel Park, winning the Geisha with a rail-skimming rally.

Read more ...