Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with eight selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 17 and 18, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay colt by freshman sire Gormley, purchased by Mayberry Farm, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the group.
The only horse consigned by Chris Seale (Bird in Hand Stables), the Gormley colt breezed an eighth in :10.2 at the under tack show. Bred by CandyLand Farm, he was a $49,000 RNA at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale.
The bay colt is the fourth foal produced by D D Renegade, a winning daughter of Medallist purchased by CandyLand as a yearling for $5,500 at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall sale. D D Renegade’s first three foals are winners, highlighted by stakes-placed Jamaican Don, a 6-year-old gelding by Freedom Child.
The second-highest price was a filly by Violence out of the winning Not For Love mare Dress Up, who sold for $190,000 to Herringswell Racing Club from the consignment of Harris Training Center LLC Agent. Bred by Walter Vieser II, she breezed an eighth in :10.1. She initially sold for $65,000 at last October’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale.
All the foals of racing age under the chestnut filly’s first three dams are winners. The filly’s second dam Dress Grey, a Maryland-bred stakes-winning daughter of Lion Hearted, is one of 15 winners from 15 foals produced by Virginia-bred Chemise (Secret Hello), who include graded stakes-placed Hello Lover and stakes winners Miss Lombardi, Yes to the Dress and Coquettish, the latter Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly of 2002.
Also selling for six figures (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
$150,000. ch.f. Lord Nelson—Keep Right, by Street Cry (Ire). Country Life Farm and Keep Right LLC; Julie Davies LLC Agent; Dennis O’Neill.
$135,000. ch.c. Divining Rod—Thievery, by Valid Expectations. Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.; All in Sales Agent; Randy Morse for Donna Clark.
$130,000. b.c. Friesan Fire—Toasty, by Polish Numbers. Dreamtime Stables LLC; Grassroots Training and Sales LLC; LBD Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds L.E.B., Agent.
$120,000. b.f. Klimt—Rysy, by Langfuhr. Barak Farm & Dinos Thoroughbreds LLC; Pick View LLC Agent; Bradley Thoroughbreds, Agent.
$115,000. ch.f. Daredevil—Thunderous Lady, by Thunder Gulch. R. Larry Johnson; Cary Frommer LLC Agent; David Merjan/Mark Hennig, Agent.
$100,000. ch.c. Holy Boss—Sunday in Malibu, by Malibu Moon. Dr. Ronald Harris Parker; Todd Beattie Horse Training & Sales LLC Agent; Down Neck Stable/Kelly Breen, Agent.
A total of 28 Maryland-breds sold at this year’s sale, with the group grossing $2,137,000 and averaging $76,321. Only three failed to sell.
Maryland sires were led by Country Life farm’s Divining Rod, who had five sell for $284,000, an average of $56,800, highlighted by a $135,000 Maryland-bred colt who breezed an eighth in :10.1. Anchor and Hope Farm’s Holy Boss had two sell for an average of $80,000, topped by a Maryland-bred colt for $100,000. Country Life’s Friesan Fire was also the sire of a six-figure colt, his only offered.
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