Seven-Figure Uncle Mo Filly, Record Gross Highlight Midlantic 2YO Sale

For the second year in a row, a seven-figure filly topped the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale held annually in Timonium, MD. The sale concluded its two-day run on May 24 with a record high gross of$23,136,400.

Hip 490, a filly from the second crop of champion Uncle Mo lit up the board mid-afternoon on May 24 to top the 2016 edition of the Midlantic juvenile sale. On the merits of a 21:2 two furlong work during the under tack show, the Pike Racing-consigned filly caught the eye of Chester Broman and trainer Linda Rice, who went to seven figures to secure the sale-topper.

“She is an Uncle Mo and worked brilliantly and galloped out well,” Rice said of the sale-topper. “We knew she was going to be expensive.”

Hip 490 is out of Dream Street (Tale of the Cat), dam of four winners, including Grade 2 placed winner Lassofthemohicans (Indian Charlie), with an immediate family that includes two-time champion and multiple G1 winner Housebuster. The sale-topper was bred in Kentucky by T.F. VanMeter, Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, and Fox Strauss.

Hip 461, a colt by Maryland sire Friesan Fire, led male juveniles sold when acquired by Crupi’s New Castle Farm for $825,000 during Tuesday’s session. Offered by Scanlon Training & Sales as agent, the colt worked an eighth in 10:0 during the under tack show and hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Our Native. The top colt was bred in Pennsylvania by Hope Hill Farm.

Six horses sold for $500,000 or more, up from four horses sold equal to or in excess of that figure in 2015. Those popular items include the sale toppers and four two-year-olds from four different sires:

  • Hip 21, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro which sold for $600,000 to Ruis Racing from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent;
  • Hip 162, a filly from the first crop of The Factor, which sold for $510,000 to Stonestreet Stables from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent;
  • Hip 463, a colt by Speightstown which sold for $500,000 to I.B.S. from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent; and
  • Hip 112, a filly by Malibu Moon, which sold for $500,000 to Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of De Meric Sales, agent.

At the end of the two-day sale, 337 two-year-olds changed hands for a total of $23,136,400. Those numbers were good for an average of $68,654 and median of $32,000. The RNA rate was 25.9%.

The leading consignor by gross was Eddie Woods with 14 sold for a total of $1,988,000. Steve W. Young led all buyers with four purchased for a sum of $1,122,000. Uncle Mo was the leading sire by gross and average (three or more sold) with figures of $1,360,000 and $340,000, respectively.

 

Live Blog: The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Day 2

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale!

The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale has concluded. Click HERE for complete results.

Hip 581, Creative Cause-Henry’s Posse (Posse)

Hip 581, a chestnut filly from the first crop of G1 winner CREATIVE CAUSE sold for $240,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO in Training Sale. The filly was purchased by PTK, LLC from the consignment of Paul Sharp, agent. Hip 581 worked an eighth in 10:00 during the final session of the under tack show.

The filly is the first foal out of the winning POSSE mare HENRY’S POSSE. Her immediate family includes G1 winner PASSING SHOT and graded stakes winners AUCILLA, BIG JOHN, TAMISE, MOTIVADO, and QUIRINETTA. She was bred in Louisiana by David N. Meche & Perry Judice.

Hip 568, First Samurai-Grand September (Grand Slam)

Hip 568, a dark bay or brown filly by First Samurai, sold for $250,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Sterling Racing from the consignment of Casse Sales, agent. Hip 568 worked an eighth in 10:0 during the final session of the under tack show.

The filly was bred in Kentucky by Sun Valley Farm out of the GRAND SLAM mare GRAND SEPTEMBER. She is from the immediate family of G1 winners MASHAALLAH and FOLK ART and graded stakes winner GRASSHOPPER.

Hip 527, Into Mischief-Firey Glow (Smoke Glacken)

Hip 527, a gray or roan filly by INTO MISCHIEF, sold for $450,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of De Meric Sales, agent. Hip 527 worked a quarter in 21:2 during the final session of the under tack show.

The filly is out of the winning SMOKE GLACKEN mare FIREY GLOW, who has also produced NORMANDIA, a multiple stakes winning champion in Panama. Bred in Florida by Murray Stroud, Hip 527 is from the immediate family of G1 winner HER SMILE and graded stakes winner PROSPECTIVE RULER.

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Hip 527 sold for $450,000.

Hip 525, Ice Box-Fine Prospect (Meadowlake)

Hip 525, a colt from the second crop of G1 winner ICE BOX, sold for $250,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The chestnut colt was purchase by Charles J. Cella from the consignment of Robert Brewer, agent. Hip 525 worked an eighth in 10:2 during the final session of the under tack show.

Bred in Kentucky by Brian & Chantal Arnold, the colt is out of the MEADOWLAKE mare FINE PROSPECT. She has produced four runners to date, all winners. Hip 525 is from the immediate family of stakes winners RUSLANA, GOLDEN GALE, FLEET VALID, and IRISH JOY.

Hip 490, Uncle Mo-Dream Street (Tale of the Cat)

Hip 490, a filly from the second crop of champion UNCLE MO, sold for $1,000,000 at the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Chester Broman from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent. Hip 490 worked a quarter in 21:2 during the final session of the under tack show.

Out of the TALE OF THE CAT mare DREAM STREET, the filly is a half sisterto four winners, including G2 placed LASSOFTHEMOHICANS. Her immediate family including two-time champion HOUSEBUSTER, G2 winners QUERO QUERO, NICOLE H, and SOMETHING EXTRA, and graded stakes winner DEEP SLEEP. Hip 490 was bred in Kentucky by T.F. VanMeter, Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, and Fox Strauss.

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Hip 490 sold for $1,000,000.

Hip 470, Unbridled’s Song-Dazzling Deelite (Afternoon Deelites)

Hip 470, a chestnut colt from the final crop of UNBRIDLED’S SONG, commanded $360,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Woodford Racing from the consignment of Kings Equine, agent. Hip 463 worked an eighth in 10:1 during the final session of the under tack show.

Out of the stakes placed winning AFTERNOON DEELITE mare DAZZLING DEELITE, the colt is a half brother to three winners, including graded stakes winner BEAR TOUGH TIGER. Bred in Kentucky by Town and Country Farms, Hip 470 is from the immediate family of two-time Canadian Horse of the Year L’ENJOLEUR and G1 winners AUBE INDIENNE (FR), MAJESTIC ROI, and MEDICI.

Hip 463, Speightstown-Czechers (Indian Charlie)

Hip 463, a dark bay or brown colt by SPEIGHTSTOWN, sold for $500,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by I.B.S. from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent. Hip 463 worked an eighth in 10:1 during the final session of the under tack show.

The colt is out of the multiple stakes winning/multiple graded stakes placed INDIAN CHARLIE mare CZECHERS. Hip 463’s immediate family includes G1 winner WILLOW HOUR and graded stakes winners CHERRY JUBILEE, TRAVERSE CITY, and DERBY KITTEN. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Branch Family Trust.

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Hip 463 sold for $500,000.

Hip 461, Friesan Fire-Crafty Toast (Craft Prospector)

Hip 461, a bay colt by Maryland sire FRIESAN FIRE, sold for $825,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Crupi’s New Castle Farm from the consignment of Scanlon Training & Sales, agent. Hip 461 worked an eighth in 10:0 during the final session of the under tack show.

The colt is a half or full sibling to four winners out of the CRAFTY PROSPECTOR mare CRAFTY TOAST. Bred in Pennsylvania by Hope Hill Farm, Hip 461 hails from the immediate family of G1 winner OUR NATIVE, G2 winner TACITUS, and graded stakes winner GIVE A TOAST.

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Hip 461 sold for $825,000.

Hip 454, Smart Strike-Constrictor (Unbridled’s Song)

Hip 454, a chestnut filly by the late SMART STRIKE, sold for $200,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Xavier International Bloodstock from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. Hip 454 worked a quarter in 22:2 during the third session of the under tack show.

The filly is the first foal of the winning UNBRIDLED’S SONG mare CONSTRICTOR.  Bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms and John D. Fielding, the filly is from the immediate family of G2 winner BOSQUE REDONDO and graded stakes winner PIMA.

Hip 453, Speightstown-Conchita (Cozzene)

Hip 453, a gray or roan colt by champion SPEIGHTSTOWN, sold for $225,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Jerru Frankel from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent. Hip 453 worked an eighth in 10:1 during the third session of the under tack show.

The colt is a half brother to three winners from three to race out of the winning COZZENE mare CONCHITA, including graded stakes placed MUSIC CHART. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winners WHITE MOONSTONE and BETTER LUCKY, as well as G2 winners SAHARA GOLD and CASINO HOST. Hip 453 was bred in Kentucky by Alpha Delta Stables.

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Hip 453 sold for $225,000.

Hip 443, Union Rags-Classic Neel (El Corredor)

Hip 443, a bay colt from the first crop of classic winner UNION RAGS, sold for $240,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Erin Fein from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Hip 443 worked an eighth in 10:4 during the third session of the under tack show.

The colt is out of stakes winning EL CORREDOR mare CLASSIC NEEL and is a half brother to multiple stakes winner CONQUEST TSUNAMI. Bred in Ontario by Josham Farms and Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds, Hip 443’s immediate family also includes stakes winners NICKEL CLASSIC, BUDGE MAN, PRETORIA LIGHT, and CRYPTIC MESSAGE.

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Hip 443 sold for $240,000.

Hip 408, Stay Thirsty-Buffgirl (Quiet American)

Hip 408, a bay filly from the first crop of G1 winner STAY THIRSTY, sold for $210,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Kirkwood Stables, agent. Hip 408 worked a quarter in 22:0 during the second session of the under tack show.

Out of the QUIET AMERICAN mare BUFFGIRL, the filly is from the immediate family of G1 winner ANOTHER REEF, G2 winner PRAYER FOR RELIEF, and stakes winners SIZZLIN SOUTH, SPARKLIN LIL, and TWIN SPARKS.

Hip 331, The Factor-You’re Beingplayed (Speightstown)

Hip 331, a bay filly from the first crop of G1 winner THE FACTOR, sold for $300,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Orin and Lee Ann Ingram from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm. Hip 331 worked an eighth in 10:2 during the second session of the under tack show.

The filly is the first foal of the winning SPEIGHTSTOWN mare YOU’RE BEINGPLAYED, a half sister to Canadian champion juvenile filly SPRING IN THE AIR. The filly’s immediate family includes G1 winners LADY ELI and PALACE EPISODE and G2 winners TEJANO RUN, CHANGING WAYS, PAYS TO DREAM, MORE ROYAL, and LAUGHING LASHES.

Hip 326, Giant’s Causeway-Win’s Fair Lady (Dehere)

Hip 326, a dark bay or brown colt by Horse of the Year GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, sold for $370,000 during the second session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Hip 326 worked an eighth in 10:1 during the second session of the under tack show.

Out of the multiple stakes winning DEHERE mare WIN’S FAIR LADY, the colt is a full brother to graded stakes winner FIRST PASSAGE. Win’s Fair Lady is a full sister to G2 winning millionaire GRAEME HALL and a half sister to G1 winner HARMONY Lodge and graded stakes winner WIN MCCOOL.

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Hip 326 sold for $370,000.

 

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Live Blog: The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Day 1

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale!

Day 1 Results

Hip 289, The Factor-Tina’s Goal (El Corredor)

Hip 289, a dark bay or brown colt from the first crop of multiple G1 winner THE FACTOR, sold for $400,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by St. Elias Stables from the consignment of Crupid’s New Castle Farm. Hip 289 worked an eighth in 10:3 during the second session of the under tack show.

The colt is a half brother to four winners out of the winning EL CORREDOR mare TINA’S GOAL, including multiple stakes winner GRACER. Hip 289’s immediate family also includes graded stakes winners STRIKE A DEAL, BRASS SCALE, and VLADIVOSTOK.

Hip 247, Tapit-Starfish Bay (Elusive Quality)

Hip 247, a bay colt by two-time leading sire TAPIT, sold for $400,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by EQB, agent from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. Hip 247 worked an eighth in 10:3 during the second session of the under tack show.

Out of STARFISH BAY, a multiple stakes winner and multiple track record-setting daughter of ELUSIVE QUALITY, the colt’s immediate family includes graded stakes winners TOUCH LOVE and CRYSTAL MOMENT.

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Hip 247 sold for $400,000.

Hip 214, Creative Cause-Side Venture (Touch Gold)

Hip 214, a dark bay or brown filly from the first crop of G1 winner CREATIVE CAUSE, sold for $290,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm. Hip 214 worked an eighth in 10:1 during the second session of the under tack show.

The filly is half to three winners from as many to race out of the TOUCH GOLD mare SIDE VENTURE. Her dam is a half sister to graded stakes winner DENIS OF CORK, and her immediate family includes G1 winners PRIVATE PERSUASION and DA’ TARA.

Hip 173, Malibu Moon-Ricketyracketyruss (Borrego)

Hip 173, a chestnut colt by MALIBU MOON, sold for $275,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Hillwood Stable from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent. Hip 173 worked an eighth in 10:3 during the first session of the under tack show.

The colt is the first foal of the winning BORREGO mare RICKETYRACKETYRUSS. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winner ONE DREAMER and graded stakes winner BROKEN DREAMS.

Hip 170, Ice Box-Rey Lake (Meadowlake)

Hip 170, a colt from the second crop of G1 winner ICE BOX, sold for $200,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Hillwood Stable from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, agent. Hip 170 worked a quarter in 21:3 during the first session of the under tack show.

The colt is a half brother to three winners out of winning MEADOWLAKE mare REY LAKE, including stakes winner BESSIE’S BOY. His immediate family includes graded stakes winners GREAT ABOVE, MISS MACY SUE, ZANETTI, and CLASS INCLUDED.

Hip 163, Malibu Moon-Ready Willing Abel (More Than Ready)

Hip 163, a dark bay or brown daughter of Malibu Moon, sold for $200,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by George Weaver, agent from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Hip 163 worked an eighth in 10:3 during the first session of the under tack show.

This filly is a half sister to three winners from as many to race out of the MORE THAN READY mare READY WILLING ABEL. She hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winners SARAH LOUISE, JUST LOUISE, TIL FORBID, SCOOP, LOOKING COOL, HOLD OLD BLUE, CORAGIL CAT, MISTER MARTI FRAS, and CITY ATTRACTION.

Hip 162, The Factor-Ramblin Rosie (Roar)

Hip 162, a gray or roan filly from the first crop of multiple G1 winner THE FACTOR, sold for $510,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Stonestreet Stables from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent. Hip 162 worked a quarter in 21:3 during the first session of the under tack show.

The filly is a half sister to two winners our of the winning ROAR mare RAMBLIN ROSIE. Ramblin Rosie is a half sister to multiple G1 winner BUDDY GIL. Hip 162’s immediate family included graded stakes winning sprinter ALSVID and stakes winners RISING WRITER, HODSON, and MARKETAL.

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Hip 162 sold for $510,000.

Hip 121, Curlin-Pathway to Heaven (Giant’s Causeway)

Hip 121, a chestnut son of two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN, sold for $225,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by George A. Mellon from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent. Hip 121 worked an eighth in 11:0 during the first session of the under tack show.

The colt hails from the immediate family of multiple G1 winning champion JEWEL PRINCESS and graded stakes winners COUP DE GRACE, GERRIE SINGER, GLOBALIZE, and MY PRINCESS JESS.

Hip 112, Malibu Moon-Our Fantene (Touch Gold)

Hip 112, a dark bay or brown daughter of Malibu Moon, sold for $500,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Steven W. Young from the consignment of De Meric Sales, agent. Hip 112 worked a quarter in 21:3 during the first session of the under tack show.

The filly is half sister to two winnings, including graded stakes winner JAVERRE. Her immediate family includes grades stakes winners AVIE’S FANCY and ST AVERIL. Hip 112 is out of the multiple stakes winning TOUCH GOLD mare OUR FANTENE.

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Hip 112 sold for $500,000.

Hip 52, Majestic Warrior-Lovestealer (Artie Schiller)

Hip 52, a bay filly by MAJESTIC WARRIOR, sold for $200,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The filly was purchased by Carla Gaines, agent from the consignment of Paul Sharp, agent. Hip 52 worked an eighth in 10:1 during the first session of the under tack show.

The filly is the first foal of the winning ARTIE SCHILLER mare LOVESTEALER. Her immediate family includes champion RAHY’S ATTORNEY and G1 winners TO HONOR AND SERVE and ANGELA RENEE.

Hip 21, Medaglia d’Oro-Kid Majic (Lemon Drop Kid)

Hip 21, a bay son of Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $600,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Rockbridge Bloodstock/Brett Santangelo from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent. Hip 21 worked an eighth in 10:4 during the first session of the under tack show.

The colt is a half brother to two winners from two to race out of the LEMON DROP KID mare KID MAJIC, including multiple stakes winner MISS MISCHIEF and multiple winner TURNOVER. His immediate family includes G1 winning juvenile J P’S GUSTO, champion PROUD SPELL, and G1 winner IMAGINARY LADY.

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Hip 21 sold for $600,000.

Hip 19, Bernardini-Kelli Cat (Storm Cat)

Hip 19, a bay colt by champion BERNARDINI sold for $290,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Ray Willis from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Hip 19 worked an eighth 10:2 during the first session of the under tack show.

The colt is a half brother to four winners, including stakes winner BEAUTIFUL DANIELE. His dam, the STORM CAT mare KELLI’S CAT, is a half sister to multiple G1 winning champion COUNTESS DIANA.  Hip 19 hails from the immediate family of two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN.

Hip 6, Shackleford-Intentional Cry (Street Cry-IRE)

Hip 6, a chestnut colt from the first crop of multiple G1 winner SHACKLEFORD sold for $250,000 during the first session of the Midlantic 2YO Sale. The colt was purchased by Ben McElroy, agent from the consignment of Casse Sales, agent for Kinsman Farm. The colt worked an eighth in 10:0 during the first session of the under tack show.

Hip 6 is out of the unraced STREET CRY (IRE) mare INTENTIONAL CRY, whose dam is multiple G2 winning millionaire GOLD MOVER. The colt’s immediate family further includes G1 winners DANCE TEACHER, CAT MOVES, and HOOTENANNY.

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Hip 6 sold for $250,000.

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Triple Threat: Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale Success Story

A native of India whose string of talented racehorses is based in California, owner-entrepreneur Kaleem Shah is no stranger to travel, especially in search of quality horse flesh. Along with a pair of extremely qualified agents – trainer Bob Baffert and advisor Donato Lanni – Shah has made a habit of plucking future Grade 1 winners from the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The trio of horsemen has found their most recent Midlantic successes in Grade 1 winners Eden’s Moon, Bayern, and Dortmund.

“We Seem to Get Lucky in May”

Speaking by phone a few weeks ahead of the 2016 Midlantic 2YO Sale, Shah attributed his success to a combination of luck and the skill of his advisors. “I’ve been very lucky at [the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training] Sales.” Shah went on to name Lanni and Baffert as “instrumental” in his success. “Those two deserve all the credit,” he said.

Shah noted that while Eden’s Moon and Dortmund “jumped out” in the breeze show, all three of his recent G1 winners showed a lot of early promise, which was evident in part due to the dirt track at Timonium. “Bob [Baffert] always tells me, when you see them work on a dirt track, you get a much better idea,” Shah said. “Some of the other sales where they don’t work on dirt, it can be hit or miss.”

On the timing of the sale, Shah’s advisor Donato Lanni said simply, “We seem to get lucky in May… I think it’s a good time of year, in May, to watch two-year-olds perform. You know there’s good horses out of that sale every year.” He also noted that having the sale around Preakness time adds to the attraction.

Eden’s Moon

In 2011, Baffert set his sights on a bay filly by popular sire Malibu Moon. Offered as Hip 5 by Bridlewood Farm as agent, Baffert secured the sale’s top-priced filly for $390,000 on behalf of his client Shah. Out of Eden’s Causeway, a winning daughter of Giant’s Causeway, the filly impressed with a quarter mile breeze in 21:3 at the under tack show and a pedigree which featured champion Paradise Creek and Grade 1 winners Forbidden Apple, Wild Event, and David Junior under her second dam. Shah named his promising new filly Eden’s Moon.

Eden’s Moon was second in her two-year-old debut, best of the rest behind future multiple graded stakes winner Reneesgotzip. In her second try a few weeks later, Eden’s Moon sped away from the competition to secure an 11 ½ length maiden win. Shah’s filly got her revenge on Reneesgotzip in the Las Virgenes S. (G1) next time out, besting her rival by 3 ¼ lengths. Eden’s Moon raced six more times as a three-year-old, winning the San Clemente H. (G2) and placing in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Hollywood Oaks (G2), and Indiana Oaks (G2). She retired after a successful sophomore campaign with earnings of $387,216.

Bayern

In 2013, Shah went to $320,000 to purchase a dark bay or brown son of Offlee Wild from Eddie Woods, agent. Then known as Hip 145, the colt worked a quarter in 21:3. The third foal out of the unraced Thunder Gulch mare Alittlebitearly, the colt was already half-sibling to two winners. Deep in his pedigree were Grade 1 winners Althea, Balletto (AUE), Acoma, Ketoh, Ali Oop, and exceptional sire Arch.

Named Bayern after the German football club, the Midlantic grad got off the mark right, breaking his maiden at first try over a field which included future multiple graded stakes winner Hoppertunity. Bayern followed up his maiden win with an allowance score, then took aim at several of the top races for three-year-olds, coming home first in the Haskell Invitational S. (G1), Woody Stephens S. (G2), and Pennsylvania Derby (G2). Bayern took on older horses for the first time in November of his sophomore season, winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) by a nose. On that day, Bayern defeated Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness S. (G1) winner California Chrome, Belmont S. (G1) winner Tonalist, and until-then unbeaten champion Shared Belief. Bayern was first by earnings in 2014 and retired with a bankroll of $4,454,930.

Dortmund

While Bayern was flashing his stuff as a three-year-old, Shah returned to the wellspring of the Midlantic two-year-old sale, where agent Donato Lanni placed a top bid of $140,000 on Hip 383, a chestnut colt by Big Brown. A son of the stakes-winning Tale of the Cat mare Our Josephina, the colt worked 10:1 at the under tack show. His catalogue page was dominated by third dam Lakeville Miss, a champion juvenile, multiple grade 1 winner, and grade 1 producer.

Following in a tradition that served him well, Shah named his new colt after German football club Dortmund. Like Bayern, Dortmund came flying out of the gate, breaking his maiden by 4 ¾ at first try. Dortmund strung together an opening streak of six wins, including wins in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), Santa Anita Derby (G1), San Felipe S. (G2), and Robert B. Lewis S. (G3). Dortmund placed in the Kentucky Derby (G1) in a battle of unbeaten Fasig-Tipton sales grads which was won by eventual Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah.

Dortmund got back on track with wins in the Native Diver S. (G3) and the Big Bear S., and remains in training with Bob Baffert. To date, Dortmund has earned $1,712,480 and boasts eight wins from 10 starts.

Watch Eden’s Moon, Bayern, and Dortmund strut their stuff on the track:

The 2016 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held May 23-24 at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD, with sale sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m. The under tack show will be held over three days, from May 17-19, beginning daily at 8 a.m. The full catalogue is available online now at www.fasigtipton.com.

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