Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/barrier7/public_html/cms/libraries/gantry/features/morearticles.php on line 57
Maryland-breds at Keeneland January Sale - Maryland Horse Breeders Association

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.

The Fast Anna filly is the seventh foal for What Will Be (by Anees), who has four winners from five named foals. Pitts has sold the mare’s past three yearlings at the Keeneland January sale; the filly is the first six-figure horse sold by the breeder. Alwaysmining, a $32,000 January sales horse of 2017, was pin-hooked and sold later that September for $130,000.

A total of 10 of the 14 Maryland-breds sent through the ring at this year’s January sale sold, grossing $343,000. The Maryland-bred average was $34,300, with a median price of $28,500 (higher than the entire sale’s median of $20,000).

The second-highest price was $50,000 for the pregnant mare Chanel Number One, a winning daughter of English Channel out of Maryland-bred Kosmo’s Buddy. Bred by Angie Moore, Chanel Number One is one of four named foals out of multiple stakes winner Kosmo’s Buddy, dam of 2018 Grade 1 winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1-placed Knicks Go and $100,000-plus earner Super Buddy.

Chanel Number One produced a filly in 2018 by Tonalist and is currently in foal to the Outwork.

More News

Another Broad proves tough in Aqueduct’s Top Flight Invitational

Making her second start for new connections, the 4-year-old Include filly Another Broad rallied down Aqueduct’s stretch and pulled away to win the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational on Saturday, April 13 by more than a length. It was the first stakes win of her career, and fourth victory in nine starts to nearly double her career earnings to $222,095.

Read more ...

Alwaysmining overcomes new challenge in Private Terms

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining made his two-turn debut look effortless as he led the field to capture the $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park on Saturday, March 16. The talented 3-year-old gelding extended his win streak to five races, the past four in stakes.

Read more ...

Lewisfield returns victorious in the $75,000 Not For Love

Following a three-month break, Linda Zang’s homebred Lewisfield gave it his all to win the $75,000 Not For Love Stakes for the second year in a row in his 5-year-old debut at Laurel Park on Saturday, March 16.

Read more ...