Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, which saw records fall across the board, featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with four selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay filly by Nyquist, purchased by Oracle Bloodstock, agent, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the sale.
Consigned by Cary Frommer, who purchased the filly last year for $200,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale, the daughter of Nyquist breezed an eighth in :10.2 at the under tack show.
Bred by Bowman and Higgins Stable, the bay filly is the second foal out of How My Heart Works, a winning daughter of Not For Love, who is a Bowman and Higgins homebred. Her first and only foal to race so far is multiple stakes winner Monday Morning Qb, a 5-year-old son of Imagining who won the 2020 Maryland Million Classic.
Late this April, How My Heart Works foaled a full-brother to the Nyquist filly.
The second-highest priced Maryland-bred was a filly by Friesan Fire out of the multiple stakes-placed Forest Wildcat mare Kiss in the Forest, who sold for $350,000 to Marette Farrell, agent for Exline - Border Racing LLC out of the Tom McCrocklin consignment. Bred by Barak Farm and Sharon Dodgen, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat. McCrocklin purchased her last year for $50,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic yearling sale.
Of her dam’s four foals, one is a winner from two starters. Kiss in the Forest produced a filly by Cupid this February.
Also selling for six figures (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
$165,000. b.c. Mosler—Keep Right, by Street Cry (Ire). Country Life Farm and Keep Right LLC; Grassroots Training and Sales LLC; Maddie Mattmiller for J. Kinchen & Black Type TB.
$150,000. dk.b./br.f. Mo Town—Toasty, by Polish Numbers; Dreamtime Stables LLC; Grassroots Training and Sales LLC; My Racehorse & Dennis O’Neill.
A total of 24 Maryland-breds sold at this sale, with the group grossing $2,025,000 and averaging $84,375. Only six failed to sell. The $56,000 median was higher than that for the overall sale ($50,000).
Maryland sires were led by Country Life Farm’s Friesan Fire, who had three sell for $399,000, an average of $133,000, highlighted by the $350,000 Maryland-bred filly who breezed an eighth in :10 flat. Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Lad had a Pennsylvania-bred colt sell for $215,000, one of two offered to sell, and first-year sire Hoppertunity had two sell for an average of $125,000, topped by a Pennsylvania-bred colt sold for $130,000. Country Life Farm’s Mosler was also the sire of a six-figure colt, his only offered.