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A Maryland-bred weanling colt by Ghostzapper led the way at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale, held at Timonium on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Bred by Owen Kiernan and consigned by Northview Stallion Station, with David Wade as agent, the colt foaled May 28 sold for $82,000 to Machmer Hall. He’s the first foal out of the unraced 4-year-old Exaggerator mare Dance All Day, a half-sister to 2021 Queen’s Plate winner and $777,294-earner Safe Conduct (Bodemeister) and current 3-year-old filly Dancing Duchess, a stakes winner of $190,830 and multiple stakes-placed in six starts. The family includes Canadian Horses of the Year and millionaires Fatal Bullet and Pink Lloyd.

The top Maryland-bred broodmare prospect of the sale was Petition Prayer (Divining Rod), who sold to Machmer Hall for $38,000. Consigned by Bill Reightler, agent, the stakes-placed 4-year-old filly was bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. and sold as a yearling for $80,000 to Mens Grille Racing at the 2020 Midlantic Fall sale, who campaigned her throughout her six-race career in which she won three times while earning $102,300. Her final start was a third-place finish in the 2022 Miss Disco Stakes behind Grade 1 stakes performer Divine Huntress (also a daughter of Divining Rod). Petition Prayer is from the family of multiple Grade 1-winning millionaires General Challenge and Evening Jewel.

Rebel Rebel, an unraced 2-year-old filly by the late Northview stallion Bandbox, was the leading Maryland-bred racehorse of the sale, selling for $22,000 to Anthony Farrior. Consigned by Bill Reightler, agent, she’s out of the winning Bodemeister mare Vampish. The family includes graded stakes winner Nonios, whose Grade 1-placings include a second in the Haskell Invitational, and Grade 1 winner Nell’s Briquette. 

A total of 70 Maryland-breds sold for $579,400, for an average of $8,277 and a median of $5,000. Weanlings accounted for the majority of the total, with 38 bringing $352,700 (average $9,282) and accounting for three of the top-10 prices of the sale.

Overall, 148 horses sold for $1,518,100, for an average of $10,257 and a median of $5,000.

View the full sales results here

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