A Smart Strike filly consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, sold for a record $1,250,000 on Monday, May 18, opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale in Timonium.
Ben McElroy, agent, made the purchase of Hip 43 out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Crystal Current, a full sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Majestic Warrior. Bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables LLC, the filly’s second and third dams are Grade 1 winners Dream Supreme and Spinning Round.
The top-priced Maryland-bred sold on the first day was a filly by the late Maryland-bred champion Love of Money out of the unraced Partner’s Hero mare My Rib, purchased for $220,000 by Hat Creek Racing. Consigned by Cary Frommer, agent, the filly is a half-sister to 2014 stakes-winning 2-year-old filly My Magician. Bred by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman and Brooke C. Bowman, the filly was a $19,000 RNA at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale last fall. She worked in :10.20 at the under tack show.