A colt by classic sire Bodemeister out of Maryland-bred champion Plum (by Pure Prize) bred by Dark Hollow Farm topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-year-old sale held May 21-22 at the Timonium Sales Pavilion in Timonium.

Hip 427, sold by bloodstock agent Cary Frommer, was purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $300,000. The third foal out of his dam, who was named champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, the bay foaled in late March was sold initially as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall sale for $125,000 to Frommer. He failed to make his reserve at $295,000 at the OBS March sale, where he worked a furlong in 10 flat. He worked in :10.40 for the Maryland sale.

A total of 19 Maryland-breds went through the ring, for a gross of $1,014,000 and average of $53,358. The second-highest price was a colt by Maryland freshman sire Super Ninety Nine. Bred by Country Life Farm and Mrs. J.W.Y Martin Jr., Hip 555 sold to Charles J. Zacney for $100,000. He is the third foal, and the first since 2009, for the Deputed Testamony mare Summer Vacation, also bred by Martin. Sent through the auction ring as a just-turned yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic January Mixed sale, he brought $1,000, and went back through the Timonium sales ring last October, selling for $17,000. The dark bay was one of four by his sire to sell in the May sale, for an average $51,250.

The most expensive of 15 juveniles by Maryland sires was a Pennsylvania-bred Friesan Fire colt out of Avani Force, by Forestry, for $210,000. Gary Young, agent for Mike Dubb, made the purchase. The colt is from the family of Grade 1 winners Startac and Harmonious.

Other offspring of Maryland sires included:

• A Street Magician colt out of What Am I Gonna Do, purchased by KOID for $95,000. He is a half-brother to stakes winner Great Soul.

• Three Tritap fillies sold for $50,000 or more. Bringing $62,000 was a half-sister to four-time stakes winner My Magician purchased by Angelinos Racing LLC

• The only offered by first-year sire Bandbox, a half-brother to stakes winner Shamrock Rose, was bought by Michael Miller for $55,000.

Complete results of the sale

More News

Maryland-breds at Keeneland January Sale

Avla “Poppet” Pitts’ chestnut filly, a yearling half-sister to 2018 multiple stakes-winning Maryland-bred juvenile Alwaysmining, topped the Maryland-bred offerings at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale held Jan. 7-10 in Lexington, Ky.

The Maryland-bred filly, by Medaglia d’Oro’s son Fast Anna, whose oldest foals are just-turned 2-year-olds, was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent for $100,000. She was purchased by Caroline and Grey Bentley, who campaign Alwaysmining, winner of the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Heft Stakes in December, under the name of their Runnymede Racing.

Read more ...

MHBA celebrates 90 years

“The formation of an organization, in whole or in part of persons, firms
and/or corporations, who have been or are at the present, or who likely will be interested in the breeding and improvement of horses; the fostering and preserving of traditions pertaining to the horse everywhere and particularly the fine traditions of the horse in Maryland. . .”
—From the Articles of Incorporation, Jan. 12, 1929

Read more ...

No Never No More to stand first season in Maryland

No Never No More, a 3-year-old son of the highly-successful Scat Daddy from a family of sires, including Europe’s 2018 leading first-crop sire, No Nay Never, will stand his first season at Faith and Brad Leatherman’s Winding Creek Farm in Union Bridge. He is offered free to approved mares, with a $350 booking fee payable in advance.

Read more ...