This year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale was highlighted by 11 horses selling for six figures, including four Maryland-breds, on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the sales pavilion in Timonium, Md.
The second-highest priced yearling was Hip 122, a dark brown or bay filly by Tapizar out of the Not For Love mare Flit, purchased by Robert White—Skeedattle Assoc. for $150,000 and topping the first session of the sale. Bred and consigned by Dark Hollow Farm, the filly is the second foal out of a half-sister to multiple stakes winner O Dionysus, a graduate of the Midlantic Fall sale who most recently won the Japan Turf Cup Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, as well as multiple stakes winner Joy. Dark Hollow sold a Malibu Moon colt out of Joy at this year’s Keeneland September Yearling sale for $225,000.
Hip 21, a son of Maryland-based Great Notion out of the Charismatic mare Aunt Elaine, sold to Hillwood Stable LLC for $120,000. Bred and consigned by Morgan’s Ford Farm, the bay colt is a full brother to multiple stakes winner and Maryland-bred champion Crabcakes, a two-time winner of the Maryland Million Distaff Handicap.
Bred and consigned by Dark Hollow Farm, Hip 271 is a daughter of Upstart out of the Pure Prize mare Plum, the Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly of 2011. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased for $120,000 by Cary Frommer, who also purchased Hip 369, a bay filly by Into Mischief out of the Malibu Moon mare Tasha’s Moon consigned by CandyLand Agent X, for $100,000. The filly, bred by Classic Thoroughbred XXIX, is the first foal for Tasha’s Moon.
This year’s sale saw 381 horses go through the ring, with 300 of them selling for a total of $7,275,900, slightly down from the 338 horses that sold last year for $7,318,700, while the overall sale average of $24,253 rose 12 percent from the 2018 figure of $21,653. Maryland-breds accounted for more than half those sold, with 154 yearlings selling for a total of $3,476,700 and an average of $22,575.
Great Notion led all sires by gross with 12 yearlings selling for $428,000, and led Maryland sires by average with $35,667. Country Life Farm’s Mosler followed, with 19 first-crop yearlings selling for $304,000 and averaging $16,000, topped by a colt out of Smash Review who was purchased for $90,000 by David R. Hughes. Bred by Country Life Farm, the bay colt consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC Agent III is a half-brother to multiple graded stakes-placed American Dubai.
Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad had 14 yearlings sell for $141,500, while Anchor & Hope Farm’s freshman sires Bourbon Courage and Imagining had eight yearlings sell for $137,000 and 10 yearlings sell for $110,000, respectively.
Maryland-breds sold for $75,000 or more (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
$150,000. Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Tapizar—Flit, by Not For Love; Dark Hollow Farm; Dark Hollow Farm Agent XXIV; Robert White - Skeedattle Assoc.
$120,000. Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Upstart—Plum, by Pure Prize; Dark Hollow Farm; Dark Hollow Farm Agent XXIV; Cary Frommer.
$120,000. Bay Colt by Great Notion—Aunt Elaine, by Charismatic; Morgan’s Ford Farm; Morgan’s Ford Farm; Hillwood Stable LLC.
$100,000. Bay Filly by Into Mischief—Tasha’s Moon, by Malibu Moon; Classic Thoroughbred XXIX; CandyLand, Agent X; Cary Frommer, Agent.
$92,000. Map the Moment, Gray or Roan Filly by Liam’s Map—Deborah’s Moment, by Lemon Drop Kid; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes; Thornmar, Marshall W. Silverman Agent; Q Bar J Thoroughbreds.
$90,000. Bay Colt by Mosler—Smash Review, by Bates Motel; Country Life Farm; Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, Agent III; David R. Hughes.
$90,000. Chestnut Colt by Girolamo—Get Set Go, by More Than Ready; Robert T. Manfuso; Chanceland Farm, Agent; Seagull Capital, Tim Hills Agent.
$90,000. Gray or Roan Filly by Liam’s Map—Apple Pie Baby, by Not For Love; Classic Thoroughbred 25; CandyLand, Agent VIII; Seagull Capital LLC, Tim Hills, Agent.
$87,000. Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Twirling Candy—Who’s Cozy, by Cozzene; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) Agent; Joseph Besecker.
$85,000. Bay Filly by Super Saver—Thievery, by Valid Expectations; Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.; Inspire Thoroughbreds LLC Agent; Be Be Race Inc.
$80,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Twirling Candy—To Give, by Bluegrass Cat; Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss; Crow-Sharp Ventures LLC.