Coming off of a historic weekend for Maryland-breds at the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar, the streak of success continued as graded stakes winner Project Whiskey led the group of four Maryland-breds sold for six-figures at the elite Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in Lexington, Ky.
Project Whiskey, a 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar, topped the Maryland-bred offerings when sold in foal to Nyquist for $400,000 to Woodford Thoroughbreds. Out of Over the Moon (by Malibu Moon), a winning half-sister to graded winner and sire Ready’s Image, Project Whiskey raced for Cash is King LLC and LC Racing LLC through two seasons, six on-the-board finishes in 11 starts, and earnings of $306,080. Her victories included the Parx Juvenile Fillies Stakes at 2 and the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks last year, and she also finished second in the Monmouth Oaks-G3. Purchased by Chuck Zacney for $35,000 as a yearling out of the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale from the consignment of her breeder, David and JoAnn Hayden’s Dark Hollow Farm, she sold through the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment while carrying her first foal.
A weanling daughter of Uncle Mo, consigned by Scott Mallory, Agent III, was purchased by Glen Hill Farm for $400,000. Bred by 2500 Determined Stud, she is the first foal out of Knarsdale, a stakes-placed daughter of Medaglia d’Oro who was purchased by Determined Stud for $430,000 at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Stormy Atlantic’s 11-year-old daughter Stormkeeper, in foal to Gun Runner, was purchased by Champion Equine LLC for $280,000 from the consignment of Ramsey Farm, agent. Bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Brown and Arnold Davidov out of stakes winner Touchnow (by Pleasant Tap), Stormkeeper was a $100,000 sales juvenile who placed twice in three starts before retiring. Her first two foals are winners and include 2020 Canadian champion female sprinter Artie’s Princess.
The final six-figure Maryland-bred was a weanling colt by Midshipman, consigned by Ballysax Bloodstock, Agent I, and purchased by Rexy Bloodstock for $145,000. Bred by Barlar LLC, he is the 12th foal out of Di’s Delight, a stakes-placed daughter of French Deputy who is also the dam of Grade 1 winner Mirth (sold at last year’s November sale for $1,050,000), 2021 graded stakes winner Vault, and stakes-placed juvenile Heat Dome.
Three other Maryland-breds went through the ring but failed to meet their reserves: a weanling filly by Into Mischief and weanling colt by City of Light, both $285,000 RNAs consigned by Scott Mallory, Agent III, and stakes winner Naughty Thoughts ($190,000 RNA), in foal to Ghostzapper, who was consigned by GreenMount Farm.
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