A colt by More Than Ready shot to the lead late Monday afternoon and held on to top the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale held in Timonium, MD.
Offered as Hip 204 by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, the colt by More Than Ready was purchased by Mr. Ed Savant, Jr. for $750,000. Out of Canadian champion Embur’s Song, Hip 204 worked a co-fastest eighth in 10:1 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video).
First crop sire Mucho Macho Man sired the session’s second highest price. Hip 278, a colt by the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner out of Itsagiantcauseway, sold for $625,000 late in the session. He was purchased by Michael Lund Peterson from the consignment of Kirkwood Stables after working a quarter in a sharp 21:1 during the second session of the under tack show (video).
The session’s top filly was Hip 246, a daughter of Bernardini out of Great Look (a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Winning Cause, a graduate of this sale in 2012). The filly was purchased by Charles Zacney from the consignment of Paul Sharp after working an eighth in 10:2 on Wednesday (video).
Overall, 171 horses sold for $12,066,000, including 46 six-figure sales. The average was $71,151 and the median was $36,000.
The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale continues tomorrow at 2 PM.
Results are available online.