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A total of 20 Maryland-breds went through the sales ring in Lexington, Ky., the first eight days of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, which kicked off on Monday, Sept. 11. The 14 sold grossed $2,361,000, for an average of $168,643, with eight bringing six figures.

Top price was Thornmar’s Flatter colt out of Argentesque, by Silver Deputy. The half-brother to multiple stakes winner Sonny Inspired, an earner of $483,324, is out of a half-sister to $860,406-earner Aggadan, a three-time stakes winner and Grade 1-placed sprinter, and stakes winner Love You Madly, from the family of Forry Cow How. Agent Ben Glass bid $340,000 for the chestnut colt that sold in the fourth sesson on Sept. 14 with consignor Brookdale Sales.

Dark Hollow Farm realized $280,000 for the full brother to 2017 stakes winner O Dionysus. EQB Agent selected the colt, and Justin Zayat signed the ticket for the son of Bodemeister out of Safe Journey. Zayat Stables had campaigned classic-placed Bodemeister, whose first crop includes Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming. Safe Journey, from the family of Hall of Famer Safely Kept, is also the dam of stakes winner Joy and stakes-placed Combat Diver.

A Scat Daddy colt out of Not For Love’s stakes-winning daughter Love’s Blush, bred by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds and consigned with Hidden Brook, agent, sold to M.V. Magnier for $275,000. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Tactile and graded stakes-winning Brushing Gloom.

The first Maryland-bred through the ring was the colt from agent Hunter Valley Farm, hip 376 on the second day of the sale. By Uncle Mo out of Kanani (by E Dubai), Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent made the purchase for $270,000. Bred by Country Life Farm and Kanani LLC, the colt sold as a weanling at Keeneland last November for $50,000.

The top-priced filly was bred by Avia Pitts, by first-year sire Cairo Prince out of Rey Lake, by Meadowlake. A half-sister to juvenile stakes-winner Bessie’s Boy from the family of Ponzi Scheme, the bay filly was offered by Scott Mallory, Agent III, and purchased by John C. Servis as agent for $260,000. She initially sold as a yearling this past January at Keeneland for $52,000.

Also selling for $100,000 or more were:

Dk.b./br.c. by Tiznow—Mystic Love, by Not For Love; bred by Angie Moore and Tiznow Syndicate; consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent; purchased by R.A. Hill Stable; $180,000.

B.f. by Twirling Candy—Hula Skirt, by Dixie Union; Housatonic Stables LLC; Lane’s End, agent; de Meric Stables, agent; $170,000.

B.c. by City Zip—Chase the Storm, by Storm Cat; Everest Stables Inc.; Buckland Sales (Zach Madden), agent VII; Hal Hatch, agent I; $150,000.

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