Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale Expanded to Two Days

Fasig-Tipton has expanded its Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale to two days as a result of a high volume of entries.  The sale, originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, will now be held over two days – Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3.  The catalogue will consist of 495 entries.

The Monday session will begin at 4 pm and offer hips 1-150.  The Tuesday session will begin at 10 am and offer hips 151-495.

“As a result of a fantastic sale last year and the success of recent sales graduates like Stellar Wind, this year’s catalogue has grown by 32% over last year,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.  “By adding the extra session to Monday afternoon, buyers and sellers will be able to conduct their business without having to alter their travel arrangements.”

The catalogue will be available online later this week.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410) 392-5555

Curlin Colt Lights Up at Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale

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Hip 323. Photo: Lydia A. Williams

A Curlin colt rocketed into the lead at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale late in the day on Tuesday when hammered down for $450,000 at the Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Cash Is King’s Charles Zacney purchased Hip 323, a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Awesome Flower out of a half-sister to Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Well Armed, from the consignment of Becky Davis, agent. The final price was good for second most expensive yearling ever purchased at the Midlantic Fall Sale.

Zacney had stretched to $290,000 earlier in the day to snag Hip 187, the 2016 renewal’s top-priced filly, a daughter of the record-setting young sire Uncle Mo. “I’ve been eyeing her all day,” Zacney told the TDN after jumping in late to place the winning bid on the filly. “I’m a closer.” The top filly was consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent.

The sale showed significant improvement on the 2015 edition, perhaps bolstered by the success of Stellar Wind, Cathryn Sophia (who Zacney purchased at this sale in 2012), and Bradester, a trio of 2016 Grade 1 winners who went through the ring at this sale as yearlings.

Overall, 268 yearlings changed hands for a total of $6,436,600, a 23.1% increase over 2015. The average of $24,017 was good for a 25.9% increase over last year. The RNA rate of 17.0% represented a drop 8.3% from 25.3% in 2015. The median held steady at $10,000.

Full Sale Results

Live Blog: Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale!

The sale is over. Full results are available here.

Hip 323 c. Curlin-Formalities Aside ($450,000)

Hip 323, a colt by Champion CURLIN sold for $450,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The colt was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Becky Davis, agent, and represents the second highest price ever paid at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale.

This colt is a half-brother to seven winners from seven to race out of the winning Awesome Again mare Formalities aside, who also produced MSW/MGSP Awesome Flower. Awesome Flower is a half-sister to Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Well Armed.

Hip 323 was bred in Maryland by Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Milton P. Higgins III.

Hip 314 c. Into Mischief-Five Star Dream ($190,000)

Hip 314, a colt by INTO MISCHIEF sold for $190,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay colt was purchased by McKathan Bros. from the consignment of CandyLand, agent.

This colt is out of the stakes winning Two Punch mare Five Star Dream. His immediate family includes graded stakes winners Totem and William News and stakes winners Time to Dream, Five Star Night, Morning Fire, Scary Bob, Drop the Mark, Wooden Star, and Beth’s Best Bet.

Hip 314 was bred in Kentucky by Candyland Farm.

Hip 285 c. Into Mischief-Doolittle ($115,0000)

Hip 285, a colt by INTO MISCHIEF sold for $115,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Cary Frommer from the consignment of Marshall W. Silvermann, agent for D.C. Goff.

This colt is half-brother to two winners out of the winning Polish Numbers mare Doolittle. Doolittle is a half-sister to G1 winner Her Smile and graded stakes winner Moon River. The immediate family further includes graded stakes winner Prospective Ruler.

Hip 285 was bred in Kentucky by D.C. Goff.

Hip 271 f. Discreetly Mine-Collegiate ($175,000)

Hip 271, a filly by DISCREETLY MINE sold for $175,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Old Chapel Farm.

This filly is a half sister to two winners from as many to race out of the W/G1P Saarland mare Collegiate. Her half-brother Classy Classy is a multiple graded stakes placed winner. She hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Good Student (ARG) and stakes winners The Student (ARG), Studentessa, Fresher, Ringaro, Duet, Chasing Wind, and RGirldoesn’tbluff.

Hip 271 was bred in Kentucky by Gunpowder Farms. She was purchased as a weanling for $60,000 by her current consignor.

Hip 228 f. Scat Daddy-Apple Cider ($145,000)

Hip 228, a filly by the late SCAT DADDY sold for $145,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Patrick Hoppel, agent from the consignment of Northview Stallion Station.

From the same immediate family as Hip 223 (directly below), this filly is the first foal out of a More Than Ready daughter of multiple graded stakes winner Who Did It and Run.

Hip 228 was bred in Maryland by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds.

Hip 223 f. Flatter-American Victory ($150,000)

Hip 223, a filly by FLATTER sold for $150,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Germania Farms from the consignment of Northview Stallion Station.

This filly is a fully sister to stakes-placed winner Charmed Victory, out of the stakes winning Victory Gallop mare American Victory. Her immediate family further includes graded stakes winners Who Did It and Run, Hangover Kid, Surely Royal, and Truly a Judge.

Hip 223 was bred in Maryland by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds.

Hip 206 f. Super Saver-Wish It Were ($90,000)

Hip 206, a filly by SUPER SAVER sold for $90,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay filly was purchased by Walnut Green from the consignment of Old Chapel Farm.

This filly is a half-sister to four winners out of the the multiple stakes winning Is It True mare Wish It Were, including multiple stakes winner Ancient Rome. She hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Blowing Rock.

Hip 206 was bred in Kentucky by Hart Farm.

Hip 187 f. Uncle Mo-Two Klassy ($290,000)

Hip 187, a filly by Leading Second Crop Sire UNCLE MO sold for $290,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Darby Dan Farm, agent.

This filly is a half-sister to MSW/GSP Uptown Boy. Her immediate family further includes graded stakes winner Briecat and stakes winners Klassy Briefcase, Mr. Miesque, Virolai, and Zip N’ Zag.

Hip 187 was bred in Pennsylvania by Thomas G. McClay.

Hip 171 c. Curlin-Tanca ($150,000)

Hip 171, a colt by two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN sold for $150,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Hillwood Stable from the consignment of Chanceland Farm.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners from five to race out of the winner Polish Numbers mare Tanca. His from the immediate family of G1 winner Acaroid and graded stakes winners Midnight Cry, White Mischief, Heart of Joy, Unbridled Energy, and Inexplicable.

Hip 171 was bred in Maryland by Robert T. Manfuso & Katharine M. Voss.

Hip 150 c. Tapizar-Spirit Away ($90,000)

Hip 150, a colt from the second crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner TAPIZAR sold for $90,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Grand Oaks from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent.

This colt is out of the winning Mr. Greeley mare Spirit Away, who has produced four winners from five to race. His immediate family includes G1 winner Prized and graded stakes winners Exploit and Haunting.

Hip 150 was bred in Kentucky by Oak Ridge Farm.

Hip 144 c. Tale of the Cat-Smart Kiss ($105,000)

Hip 144, a colt by TALE OF THE CAT sold for $105,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Novogratz Racing Stables from the consignment of Corner Farm, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to three winners from three to race out of the stakes-placed winning Smart Strike mare Smart Kiss. He hails from the immediate family of Champions Match II and Relko and graded stakes winners Curravilla (IRE) and Goldiko (FR).

Hip 144 was bred in Virginia by Corner Farm & John Behrendt.

Hip 89 c. Not For Love-Poultney ($100,000)

Hip 89, a colt by the late NOT FOR LOVE sold for $100,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt, currently named Titanium Love, was purchased by Hillwood Stable from the consignment of Chanceland Farm, agent for Cordelia Stables.

This colt is the second foal of Poultney, an Eddington half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Aud, out of graded stakes winner Gail’s Brush. The colt’s immediate family further includes stakes winners Parade of Roses and Private Scandal.

Hip 89 was bred in Maryland by Cordelia Stables and is Maryland Million certified.

Hip 76 c. City Zip-On the Podium ($85,000)

Hip 76, a colt by City Zip sold for $85,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The chestnut colt was purchased by Mike Ambler & Jeff Begg from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners from as many to race, including multiple stakes winner Quality Lass. He hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Sharla Rae and stakes winners You Don’t Pass, Double Malt, Bronze Basque, Dyna Slam, Dancing Water, and Dancing Deputy.

Hip 76 was bred in Kentucky by Sienna Farms.

Hip 73 c. Oxbow-No Name Needed ($85,000)

Hip 73, a colt from the first crop of Preakness S. (G1) winner OXBOW sold for $85,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Scanlon Training & Sales from the consignment of CandyLand, agent.

This colt is the first foal of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare No Name Needed. He hails from the immediate family of stakes winners Esttefania’s Town, Tipsy Girl, Itty Bitty Pretty, Greeley’s Conquest, My Due Process, Wild Card, Call Card, Straight, Lt. Pearle, Lt. Roberts, Half Halo, Search for Luv, and The World Owes Me.

Hip 73 was bred in Kentucky by JAR Stables.

Hip 49 c. Birdstone-Mia Gatto ($80,000)

Hip 49, a colt by BIRDSTONE sold for $80,000 at the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable from the consignment of Daren English & Cathy Betts.

This colt is half-brother to two winners out of the unraced Cat Thief mare Mia Gatto. He is from the immediate family of Champion Speightstown and G1 winners Cherokee Colony, Crusader Sword, and Turk Passer.

Hip 49 was bred in New York by Cheryl Prudhomme, Dr. Michael Gallivan, & Breeding Bliss. The colt was purchased for $20,000 as a weanling at the 2015 Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale.

A ‘Stellar’ Year for Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale Grads

What do last year’s Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, this term’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) victress, and this year’s Stephen Foster H. (G1) winner have in common?

They all sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale.

With no fewer than three Grade 1 winners among its currently performing graduates, the Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale boast 60 stakes wins since the beginning of 2015, led by 2015 Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Stellar Wind, 2016 Kentucky Oaks (G1) victress Cathryn Sophia, and 2016 Stephen Foster H. (G1) winner Bradester.

Stellar Wind

 A graduate of the 2013 Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, Virginia-bred Stellar Wind began her career in Maryland, where she broke her maiden at Laurel Park in her second start. Relocated to California for the winter, Stellar Wind began to truly shine at Santa Anita. She checked all the boxes in her first start in graded company, winning the Santa Ysabel S. (G3) by an easy 2 ¾ lengths.

Stellar Wind leapt into the spotlight in April when capturing the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) by 5 ¼ lengths after a difficult start and a three-wide trip. After making the best of an extremely wide trip in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), Stellar Wind returned to her winning ways in the Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita where she prevailed by a nose after racing four-wide throughout. She won the Torrey Pines S. (G3) from the inside by 4 ¼ lengths in her final start before the Breeders’ Cup. She came up just a neck short to Stopchargingmaria in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after taking the turn seven wide and hooking up with the eventual winner in a gritty duel to the wire.

Honored as the Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Filly for her efforts, Stellar Wind took a break and returned to California full of swagger. A gutsy runner who never once backed down from the competition, Stellar Wind took on three-time Champion Beholder in the Vanity Mile S. (G1), giving that older foe a run for her money in early June. In late July, Stellar Wind was able to turn the tables in the Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1), finishing a half-length ahead of the future Hall of Famer with the remainder of the field, including two Group 1 winners, nearly 10 lengths back. With her victory, Stellar Wind became the first horse to beat Beholder in more than two years.

Stellar Wind is the 6th highest earning filly among her foal crop. She is expected to go up against Beholder again in the Zenyatta S. (G1) on October 1.

Cathryn Sophia

A graduate of the 2014 Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, Cathryn Sophia kicked off her career with four straight wins, including two graded stakes. This Maryland-bred began her career in Pennsylvania, where she dispatched eight other juvenile fillies by nearly 13 lengths in a maiden special weight at Parx.

Bumped up to stakes company in her second start, Cathryn Sophia demolished her contemporaries by more than 16 lengths in the Gin Talking S. at Laurel Park. Shipped to Florida for the winter, Cathryn Sophia broke slowly in the Forward Gal S. (G2), winning nevertheless by a margin of 5½ lengths under a hand ride. Racing wide, she took the Davona Dale S. (G2) by 7 lengths in her next start.

After coming up just short in her first try over eight furlongs, Cathryn Sophia entered the gate for a wide-open Kentucky Oaks (G1). Overcoming a wide post and doubters alike, Cathryn Sophia cruised in the Oaks, saving ground to the inside before swinging wide to join the leaders and winning under a hand ride. Returning to Pennsylvania, she captured the Princess of Sylmar S. by 6½ lengths. She has also placed in the Acorn S. (G1) and the Cotillion S. (G1) this year.

Never off the board in seven career starts, Cathryn Sophia is the second highest-earning filly of her foal crop in 2016, behind only the incomparable Songbird.

Bradester

 A graduate of the 2011 Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, Bradester took a little longer to get going than his female cover stars. On the board in his first eight starts, with three wins in maiden and allowance company, Bradester broke through at four when winning the Mineshaft H. (G3). After runner-up finishes to Itsmyluckyday in the Salvator Mile S. (G3) and to Valid in the Monmouth Cup S. (G2), Bradester captured the Ack Ack H. (G3) in the fall of his four-year-old season.

At five, Bradester returned to clear up some unfinished business, this time winning both the Salvator Mile S. (G3) and the Monmouth Cup S. (G2), both times defeating rival Valid. Returning to Monmouth to open his six-year-old season, Bradester brought home the Majestic Light S. in what would be a prelude to his biggest score. Leading the way from the four path, Bradester fought valiantly and prevailed in the Stephen Foster H. (G1) at Churchill Downs over a field which included Grade 1 winners Majestic Harbor and Effinex and Canadian Champion Older Horse Are You Kidding Me. He followed that win with a facile victory in his third running of the Monmouth Cup S. (G2).

A sound and consistent racehorse, Bradester has raced 25 times to date, with 10 wins, 6 seconds, and 2 thirds. He is a winner at ages 3, 4, 5, and 6 with earnings in excess of $1.1 million.

Find Your Own Success Story!

The 2016 Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale will be held Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. The full catalogue is available online now at www.fasigtipton.com.

Midlantic Fall Yearlings Catalogue Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 360 yearlings for its Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale, to be held on Tuesday October 4 in Timonium, Maryland. The sale will begin at 10 am.

This year’s catalogue cover features a host of recent graded stakes winning stars to come from Timonium, headlined by Eclipse Champion STELLAR WIND, G1 Kentucky Oaks winner CATHRYN SOPHIA, and G1 Stephen Foster H. winner BRADESTER.

“The three sale graduates on this year’s cover – STELLAR WIND, CATHRYN SOPHIA, and BRADESTER – are among the leaders of their respective divisions and representative of the type of quality produced by this sale each year,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.

Bennett also noted the broad diversity of yearlings in the sale that qualify for ever-improving state-bred programs.

“Our three front cover horses were bred in Kentucky, Maryland and Virginia,” continued Bennett. “We have representatives from states around the country eligible for their lucrative racing programs. We are particularly pleased to see strong growth in the number and quality of Maryland-Breds in the catalogue, as well.”

The catalogue is now available online. Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices by September 9.
For further information
Paget Bennett
(410)392-5555