A chestnut filly by Candy Ride (Arg) headlined the Maryland-bred contingent at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, held at the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion on Aug. 8-9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She sold for $600,000 to Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, agent, for Robert “Shel” Evans.
Bred and sold by Matthew Dorman’s Determined Stud, the filly is the first foal out of the Tapit mare Ygritte. A winner one time in seven career starts, with earnings of $42,495, Ygritte is the first foal out of Giant’s Causeway’s millionaire daughter Irish Mission, Canada’s champion 3-year-old filly and turf mare in 2012. Determined Stud purchased Ygritte as a 4-year-old maiden mare for $300,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in 2020 with the Candy Ride filly in utero.
Of the three Maryland-breds sold, two brought six-figures at the record-breaking sale. A dark bay or brown filly by Munnings, bred by R. Larry Johnson, sold to Peaceful Valley Limited for $280,000. A half-sister to Maryland-bred champion older mare Never Enough Time, the filly is the ninth foal out of stakes-placed What Time It Is (by Partner’s Hero); all six of the mare’s foals to race are winners. What Time It Is is a half-sister to stakes winners Strike the Moon and Walk of Stars, from the family of graded winner and sire Street Magician.
Three Maryland-bred yearlings failed to reach their reserve, including an Uncle Mo—Curlin’s Fox, by Curlin filly at $485,000 and a colt by City of Light out of Style and Grace, by Curlin, for $310,000.
View the full sales results here.