A $320,000 Maryland-bred Uncle Mo filly was the sales-topper at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, which was conducted at the sales pavilion in Timonium, Md.
The filly, Hip 158, was bred by Determined Stud and sold to Legion Bloodstock. She was from the consignment of Scott Mallory, agent for Determined. She’s out of Grade 2-placed Andina (IRE), a stakes-winning daughter of Singspiel who has produced five winners from five foals to race, including Australia Mia, a Group 2 winner in Chile, and Andina Del Sur, the winner of the 2018 Florida Oaks-G3.
Four other Maryland-breds went for $150,000 at the sale. Hip 287, a daughter of More Than Ready also bred by Determined Stud and consigned by Scott Mallory, sold for $200,000 to Legion Bloodstock. She’s out of Fluffhead, a half-sister to 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf-G1 winner Shared Account. Shared Account produced Sharing, the Maryland-bred 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf-G1 champion, as well as stakes winner Riley’s Choice.
Hip 346 sold for $180,000 to Cash is King LLC & LC Racing LLC, who won the 2020 Maryland Million Classic with his half-brother, Monday Morning QB. He’s a son of the late Arrogate, out of How My Heart Works, a half-sister to Awesome Flower, a Maryland-bred champion and the dam of Haskell Stakes-G1 and Arkansas Derby-G1 winner Cyberknife. Hip 346 was bred by Bowman & Higgins Stable and consigned by Becky Davis, agent. A chestnut filly from that family, a chestnut daughter of Munnings, sold for $100,000 to SAB Stable Inc.
Hip 157 went for $155,000 to Country Life Farm. The filly is a daughter of Mendelssohn, who currently ranks seventh among first-crop sires with 16 winners and more than $925,000 in earnings. Her dam, Amie’s Legend, is a stakes winner and has also produced stakes winner Ghoul’s Night out and Top Attraction, who produced Top Queen, a Group 1 winner in Chile. She was bred by Two Legends Farm & Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds, LLC.
Hip 181 exited the ring a $170,000 RNA but sold privately for $150,000 to Cary Frommer. He’s a son of Nyquist, out of the stakes-winning mare Bawlmer Hon. He was bred by Bowman & Higgins Stable.
This year’s sale saw 465 yearlings go through the ring, with 386 selling for a total of $10,266,400. The average price was $26,597, the second-highest in sale history. The median price was $15,000.
177 Maryland-breds sold for a total of $4,623,400, and an average price of $26,121.
The top Maryland sire by gross was Northview Stallion Station’s Great Notion, who had 13 yearlings sell for a total of $353,000 ($27,154 average). He was tied for second in total number of yearlings sold with fellow Northview stallion Madefromlucky, whose 13 yearlings fetched $199,700 ($15,362 average). Golden Lad, another Northview Stallion, led Maryland sires in number of foals sold, with 20 selling for a total of $238,200 ($11,910 average).
The following Maryland-breds sold for $75,000 or more (with breeder, consignor, and buyer):
$320,000. Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Uncle Mo—Andina (IRE), by Singpsiel; Determined Stud; Scott Mallory, agent; Legion Bloodstock.
$200,000. Dark Bay or Brown Filly by More Than Ready—Fluffhead, by Animal Kingdom; Determined Stud; Scott Mallory, agent; Legion Bloodstock.
$180,000. Gray or Roan Colt by Arrogate—How My Heart Works, by Not For Love; Bowman & Higgins Stable; Becky Davis, agent, Cash is King LLC & LC Racing LLC.
$155,000. Bay Filly by Mendelssohn—Amie’s Legend, by Not For Love; Two Legends Farm & Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds, LLC; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) agent; Country Life Farm.
$150,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Nyquist—Bawlmer Hon, by Silver Train; Bowman & Higgins Stable; Becky Davis, agent, Cary Frommer.
$145,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Mendelssohn—Undisuputed Legend, by Domestic Dispute; David Wade; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) agent; Cary Frommer.
$125,000. Bay Filly by Honor Code—Tanca, by Polish Numbers; Katharine Voss; property of Chanceland Farm; Mens Grille Racing.
$100,000. Daughter of Time; Chestnut Filly by Not This Time Paradise Bird, by Summer Bird; Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes; Marshall Silverman, agent for Thornmar; Classic for Legs Galore.
$100,000. Chestnut Filly by Omaha Beach Benvenutta, by Tapit; Determined Stud; Scott Mallory, agent; Dennis O’Neill, agent.
$100,000. Chestnut Filly by Munnings Uniquely Chic, by Union Rags; Bowman & Higgins Stable; Becky Davis, agent; SAB Stable Inc.
$90,000. Chestnut Colt by Bourbon Courage Barouchka, by Not For Love; Ann Jackson; Marshall Silverman, agent for Ann Jackson; Novogratz Racing Stable.
$75,000. Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Union Rags Victory Rally, by Jump Start; Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds LLC; Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) agent; Novogratz Racing Stable.