Following a unique Preakness weekend, all eyes turned to Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale, which featured 11 six-figure yearlings, including four Maryland-breds, on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6, at the sales pavilion in Timonium, Md.
The second-highest priced yearling was Hip 451, a dark bay or brown colt by Flatter out of the More Than Ready mare Apple Cider, purchased by Bell Gable Stable LLC for $250,000. Bred by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds and consigned by Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) Agent, the colt is from the family of Maryland-bred champion Giant Run and 2020 stakes winner Introduced. His second dam is graded winner Who Did It and Run.
Hip 383, a son of Street Sense out of multiple stakes producer Tanca, sold to West Bloodstock, agent for Repole and St. Elias Stables, for $240,000. Bred and consigned by Chanceland Farm, the bay colt is a half-brother to 2019 Maryland-bred champions Cordmaker (Curlin), who finished third in the Pimlico Special-G3 four days earlier, and Las Setas (Seville-Ger) and Maryland Million Nursery winner Corvus (Dance With Ravens).
This year’s sale saw 484 horses go through the ring, with 379 selling for a total of $9,120,700, with an average of $24,065, which was on par with last year that had 300 horses sell for $7,275,900, averaging $24,253. Maryland-breds accounted for nearly half of the horses sold, with 144 yearlings selling for a total of $3,163,700 and an average of $21,970.
Country Life Farm’s first-year sire Divining Rod led all stallions by gross, with 24 yearlings selling for a total of $582,200, with an average of $24,258. Northview Stallion Station’s Great Notion was the second-leading Maryland sire, with six yearlings selling for $155,500 and averaging $25,917.
Anchor and Hope Farm’s Holy Boss had 13 first-crop Northern Hemisphere yearlings sell for $134,500, while Northview’s first-year stallion Madefromlucky had five sell for $122,000 (average $24,400).
Maryland-breds sold for $75,000 or more (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
$250,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Flatter—Apple Cider, by More Than Ready; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) Agent; Bell Gable Stable LLC.
$240,000. Bay Colt by Street Sense—Tanca, by Polish Numbers; Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss; Chanceland Farm Agent; West Bloodstock, Agent for Repole and St. Elias Stables.
$140,000. Bay Filly by Malibu Moon—Fire of Freedom, by Street Cry (Ire); CandyLand Farm; CandyLand Agent I; Charles J. Zacney.
$100,000. Bay Colt by Divining Rod—Reappearance, by Kafwain; Ken Lowe; Bill Reightler Agent for Ken Lowe Jr.; Lael Stable.
$85,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Honor Code—American Victory, by Victory Gallop; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) Agent; John Behrendt/Charles Marquis.
$80,000. Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Divining Rod—Written Request, by Arch; Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.; Sally Thomas Agent; EQB for Men’s Grille Racing.
$80,000. Chestnut Colt by Madefromlucky—Freedom’s Flame, by First Samurai; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) Agent; Phil Schoenthal, Agent.
$80,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Practical Joke—Dynamic Deputy, by Deputy Minister; Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman and Milton P. Higgins III; Becky Davis Inc. Agent; The Elkstone Group LLC.
$75,000. Chestnut Filly by Daredevil—Thunderous Lady, by Thunder Gulch; R. Larry Johnson; Becky Davis Inc. Agent; Cary Frommer.