Maryland-breds were well represented at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale held Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, in Timonium, with 10 selling for six figures. A $650,000 chestnut colt by current first-crop sire Not This Time, purchased by Lauren Carlisle, agent, led the Maryland-bred group.
Consigned by Classic Bloodstock LLC, Agent III, Mr. Penny breezed an eighth in :10.20 at the under tack show. Bred by Cordelia Stables and sold for $40,000 in the Midlantic Fall yearling sale, he is the first foal for his dam Sanctissima. A winning daughter of Indian Charlie, Sanctissima was purchased with the colt in utero by his breeders at the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale for $27,000.
The second-highest price was a filly by Upstart out of Maryland-bred champion Plum, who sold for $400,000 to Sallusto/Albina agents from the consignment of Cary Frommer LLC, agent. She was one of only a handful of juveniles to breeze an eighth in :10. Coming from a line of Dark Hollow-breds extending back to her granddam Bamba, the filly was initially sold for $120,000 as a yearling at the Midlantic Fall sale.
Also selling for six figures (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
$270,000. Dk.b./br.f. Twirling Candy—Apple Cider, by More Than Ready. Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Grassroots Training and Sales LLC; Dennis O’Neill.
$175,000. Dk.b./br.f. Twirling Candy—Who’s Cozy, by Cozzene. Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Julie Davies LLC, agent; Cash is King LLC.
$150,000. B.c. Paynter—Sincerely, by Meadowlake. R. Larry Johnson; Grassroots Training and Sales LLC; Cash is King LLC.
$140,000. Map the Moment, gr./ro.f. Liam’s Map—Deborah’s Moment, by Lemon Drop Kid. Thornmar Farm LLC/Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes; Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC (Jenn and Quincy Adams), agent; Patrice Miller/EQB Inc., agent.
$135,000. Bourbon On Sunday, ch.f. Bourbon Courage—Sunday in Malibu, by Malibu Moon. Ronald Harris Parker; Nomad Farm Training and Sales LLC, agent; William S. Sparks.
$130,000. Return the Ring, b.c. Speightster—Fancy Diamond, by Eastern Echo. Thornmar Farm LLC/Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes; Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent III; Iris Smith, High Point Bloodstock, agent.
$115,000. Gr./ro.c. Bandbox—Buffgirl, by Quiet American. Hillwood Stable LLC; Cary Frommer LLC, agent; Charles Zacney Racing.
$100,000. Dk.b./br.f. Mosler—Dominus Effect, by Dominus. Country Life Farm; Kirkwood Stables, Agent XVII; Men’s Grille Racing.
Despite the postponement of the sale from its original May dates and the implementation of strict Covid-19 safety protocols, a total of 32 Maryland-breds, six more than in 2019, sold at this year’s sale. The group grossed $3,029,000 with the average rising 12.7 percent to $94,656. Only four offered failed to sell (11 percent).
Maryland sires were led by Anchor and Hope Farm’s Bourbon Courage, who had six sell for an average of $44,833, highlighted by a $135,000 Maryland-bred filly who posted one of the fastest quarter miles (:21.20). Country Life Farm’s Mosler had three sell for an average of $65,000, topped by a Maryland-bred filly for $100,000. Northview Stallion Station’s Bandbox was also the sire of a six-figure filly from two offered.
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