A colt by Speightstown out of Southampton Way, purchased by Alex and JoAnn Lieblong for $300,000, topped the nine Maryland-breds sold Sept. 13-24 at the Keeneland September Yearling sale in Lexington, Ky. The group brought a combined gross of $1,030,000, for an average price of $114,444, and a median of $70,000.
Bred by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC and consigned by Hidden Brook, Agent VI, the highest-priced colt is the first foal produced by Southampton Way, a graded stakes-placed daughter of Into Mischief, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Tell a Great Story, graded stakes-placed Give No Quarter and stakes-placed All I Karabout.
Southampton Way produced a filly by Constitution this April and has been bred back to Justify for 2022.
The second-highest selling Maryland-bred was a $225,000 chestnut colt by Munnings out of the Broken Vow mare I’m Engaged, who is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Fiery Pursuit, stakes winner Stage Trick and stakes-placed Space Cruise, from the family of champions Flanders and Surfside. Purchased by Sapphire Racing, the colt originally sold for $110,000 to Hideaway Farms at this year’s Keeneland January sale.
The following are the six-figure Maryland-bred yearlings sold at this year’s sale (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
$300,000: Dark Bay or Brown colt by Speightstown—Southampton Way, by Into Mischief; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds, LLC; Hidden Brook, Agent VI; Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.
$225,000: Chestnut colt by Munnings—I’m Engaged, by Broken Vow; Greenspring Mares LLC; Lane’s End, Agent; Sapphire Racing.
$150,000: Bay colt by Kitten’s Joy—Uniformly Yours, by Grand Slam; George Louis Doetsch Jr.; Nursery Place, Agent; Steve Carr.
$115,000: Dark Bay or Brown filly by Collected—Chestnut Grove, by Street Cry (Ire); Timothy J. Rooney; Bedouin Bloodstock, Agent VII; Joseph Migliore, Agent.