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Maryland-breds at Keeneland September Yearling Sale - Maryland Horse Breeders Association
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A colt by this year’s third-leading sire Quality Road out of Maryland-bred Love Abroad sold for $425,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, topping the group of 32 Maryland-breds sold Sept. 9-22 in Lexington, Ky. The group brought a combined $2,266,900, with an average price of $70,841, and median of $40,000.

A third-generation Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds homebred, the top-priced colt was the first foal for his dam Love Abroad, an unraced daughter of multi-millionaire Grade 1 winner Hard Spun out of the multiple stakes-winning Not For Love mare Love’s Blush. Love Abroad, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Beach View, produced a colt by Practical Joke this year and has been bred to Flatter for 2020.

The second-highest selling Maryland-bred, a $225,000 colt by Malibu Moon, is a fourth-generation Dark Hollow Farm homebred out of multiple stakes-winning Joy, descending from David and JoAnn Hayden’s foundation mare Safely Home. The colt was a participant in this year’s Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show, where he placed third in Class II.

The following are the six-figure Maryland-bred yearlings sold at this year’s sale (with breeder, consignor and buyer)

$425,000: Bay Colt by Quality Road—Love Abroad, by Hard Spun; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Hidden Brook; Jim and Susan Hill.

$225,000: Chestnut Colt by Malibu Moon—Joy, by Pure Prize; Dark Hollow Farm; Dark Hollow Farm, Agent; Ben McElroy, Agent.

$200,000: Bay Filly by Into Mischief—Model Figure, by Distant View; Timothy Rooney; Bedouin Bloodstock; Joey Platts.

$200,000: Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Union Rags—Cat Charmer, by Storm Cat; Dark Hollow Farm; Dark Hollow Farm, Agent; Martin Anthony.

$180,000: Bay Filly by Quality Road—What Do I Do, by Two Smart; R. Larry Johnson; Betz Thoroughbreds; Bradley Thoroughbreds.

$100,000: Bay Filly by Honor Code—Uniformly Yours, by Grand Slam; George Louis Doetsch Jr.; Nursery Place; Jay Em Ess Stable.

$100,000: Gray or Roan Filly by The Factor—Dream, by Malibu Moon; Dark Hollow Farm, D. Brown, Davidov and Schwaber; Dark Hollow Farm, Agent; Stallionaire Enterprises.

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