Record-Setting Curlin Colt Tops Strong Renewal of Midlantic 2YO Sale

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Record-setting sale-topper Hip 388.

A chestnut colt by Curlin (Hip 388) led the way at the 2017 edition of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale when sold for $1,500,000 during the second and final session of the sale on Tuesday. The price tag was both a record for this sale and for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction in the state of Maryland. This increasingly popular sale produced a seven-figure sale-topper for the third consecutive year.

The sale-topper, whose physical was strongly reminiscent of his sire, was purchased by Breeze Easy & John C. Oxley from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. The seller purchased the colt from the 2016 Fasig-Tipton July Sale, which he sold for a sale-topping $475,000 when offered by St George Sales.

Several other colts proved popular on the day, including an $850,000 Distorted Humor half-brother to Grade 1 winner Lochte (Hip 490, purchased by Simon Callaghan, agent from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent); an $800,000 Ghostzapper colt out of a full sister to graded stakes winners Kauai Katie and Winding Way (Hip 516, purchased by Baoma Corp from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent); and a $710,000 colt from the first crop of Orb (Hip 373, purchased by Dennis O’Neill from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm).

The sale’s top-selling filly was the first session’s top-priced offering, a Smart Strike filly (Hip 79) offered by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent which fetched $525,000 from Xavier International Bloodstock, agent.

All told, 78 two-year-olds sold for six figures or more, compared to 69 in 2016.

In total, 330 horses changed hands for a total of $25,237,000, good for a 9.1% increase over last year’s gross of $23,136,400 for 337 sold. The average was $76,476, an 11.4% increase over $68,654 in 2016, while the median was $35,000 up 9.4% from $32,000 last year. The RNA rate was 19.9%, compared to 25.9% in 2016.

Fillies Popular During First Session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

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Hip 79 sold for $525,000 to top Monday’s session.

Led by a filly by the late Smart Strike, a trio of six-figure fillies topped the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale held Monday in Timonium, Maryland.

Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds offered the session-topper, a Smart Strike filly catalogued as Hip 79. She was purchased for $525,000 by Xavier International Bloodstock. The chestnut filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during the final day of last week’s under tack show. Her dam, the stakes winner Salty Response, is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Salty Strike, herself by the sire of Hip 79.

Into Mischief, Leading Sire of Two-Year-Olds in 2016, sired the co-second priced offerings: Hip 34, offered by Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel, sold for $425,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for an undisclosed buyer; Hip 123 was purchased for the same price by Speedway Stables from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

In total, 38 two-year-olds eclipsed the six-figure mark, including a trio of $300,000+ colts: Hip 195, a Blame half-brother to recent Grade 2 winner Arklow, which sold for $375,000 to Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm; Hip 13, a Curlin colt from the Bobby Dodd consignment which caught the eye of Charles Zacney for $350,000; and Hip 262, a colt from the first crop of Orb which sold for $310,000 from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent for Jake Ballis, agent.

162 horses sold for a total of $11,537,500, compared to 157 sold for $10,715,700 during the first session in 2016. The average was $71,219, up 4.3% from $68,253 average in the first session last year, and the median of $40,000 was good for a 17.6% increase from last year’s first session median of $34,000. The RNA rate was 25.0%, down from 31.4% during the first session last year.

The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale resumes Tuesday at 11AM. Results are available online.

Live Blog: 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Day 1

Follow along live as we recap the top hips of the 2017 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale!

Session 1 of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale has ended. Full results are available online.

Hip 264 f. Flat Out-Beau Watch: $265,000

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Hip 264

Hip 264, a filly from the first crop of three-time Grade 1 winner Flat Out, sold for $265,000 late during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The dark bay or brown filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The filly was purchased by Simon Callaghan, agent from the consignment of Paul Sharp, agent.

Hip 264 is out of the multiple stakes winning Beau Genius mare Beau Watch. She hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Gran Estreno (ARG) and graded stakes winner Grab the Prize.

Hip 262 c. Orb-Barbette: $310,000

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Hip 262

Hip 262, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb, sold for $310,000 towards the end of the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The bay colt worked three-eighths in 22:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The colt was purchased by Jake Ballis, agent from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

Hip 262 is out of the multiple stakes winning daughter of High Yield, Barbette, whose two-year-old of 2016 is a winner. The colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Diamond on the Run, and he hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Celestine.

Hip 257 f. Union Rags-Autumn Ash: $260,000

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Hip 257

Hip 257, a filly from the second crop of popular young sire Union Rags, sold for $260,000 late during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The chestnut filly worked a quarter in 22:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). The filly was purchased by John Terranova, agent from the consignment of Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel.

The filly is a half-sister to two winners from as many to race out of the winning Tapit mare Autumn Ash. Her dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Pampered Princess.

 

Hip 220 f. Super Saver-Wish It Were: $290,000

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Hip 220

Hip 220, a bay filly by 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver, sold for $290,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked a quarter in 21:2 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Ralph M. Evans from the consignment of Kirkwood Stables, agent.

Out of the stakes winner Wish It Were, by Is It True, Hip 220 is a half-sister to four winners, including multiple stakes winner Ancient Rome (Roman Ruler), stakes-placed Little Hitman (Wildcat Heir)

Hip 195 c. Blame-Unbridled Empire: $375,000

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Hip 195

Hip 195, a bay colt by champion Blame, sold for $375,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt worked an eighth in 10:1 during Wednesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 195 was purchased by Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.

Out of the Empire Maker mare Unbridled Empire, Hip 195 is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race, including Arklow (Arch) recent winner of the American Turf S. (G2) on the Kentucky Derby undercard. This colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Fourty Niners Son and Cindy’s Hero, the latter the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Delegation. The immediate family further inlcudes Grade 1 winners Silverbulletday, Shakin It Up, and Forest Secrets.

Hip 123 f. Into Mischief-So Long Sonoma: $425,000

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Hip 123

Hip 123, a bay filly by Into Mischief sold for $425,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). Hip 123 was purchased by Speedway Stables from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

Out of the graded stakes-placed winning So Long Sonoma, a daughter of American Chance, Hip 123 is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Track Barron and Maryland Million Ladies S. winner Surf Light.

 

 

 

 

Hip 79 f. Smart Strike-Salty Response: $525,000

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Hip 79

Hip 79, a chestnut filly by two-time leading sire Smart Strike, sold for $525,000 during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The filly worked an eighth in 10:0 during Thursday’s under tack show (video). Xavier International Bloodstock, agent purchased Hip 79 from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

Hip 79 is out of the stakes winning Cozzene mare Salty Response, who has produced two winners from as many to race. The filly’s dam is herself a half-sister to Salty Strike, a multiple graded stakes winner by Smart Strike. This filly’s full brother Salty Comment is a five-time winner in Japan of more than $740,000 to date. Her immediate family further includes group stakes winner Eishin Lombard and stakes winners Delancy, Bella Notte, Muriesk, and Border Cat.

 

 

Hip 34 f. Into Mischief-Pooh Corner: $425,000

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Hip 34

Hip 34, a gray or roan filly by last year’s leading 2YO sire Into Mischief, sold for $425,000 at the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. This filly worked a quarter in 21:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). She was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent from the consignment of Wes Carter, agent for Carolyn Vogel.

This filly is the second foal out of the winning Tapit mare Pooh Corner. The mare’s first foal, three-year-old Totaled the Benz (Tiz Wonderful), broke his maiden at Laurel Park in April. Hip 34’s dam is a half-sister to G3 winner Katilac Ofthestars, and her family further includes stakes winners Astro Beauty and Astro Force.

Hip 13 c. Curlin-Over the Edge: $350,000

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Hip 13

Hip 13, a bay colt by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, sold for $350,000 early during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The popular colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Charles J. Zacney from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent.

Out of the stakes-winning Thunder Gulch mare Over the Edge, Hip 13 is a full- or half-sibling to three winners, including Grade 2-placed Top of Mind (Curlin) and stakes-placed Stormy Holiday (Harlan’s Holiday). This colt hails from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Mr. Jester.

Hip 5 c. Bernardini-Officiate: $250,000

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Hip 5

Hip 5, a dark bay or brown son of 2006 Preakness S. (G1) winner Bernardini, sold for $250,000 early during the first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt worked an eighth in 10:2 during Tuesday’s under tack show (video). He was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Peter Callahan from the consignment of McKathan Bros., agent.

Out of the Deputy Minister mare Officiate, Hip 5 is a half-sibling to four winners, including Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks (G3) victress Mo Cuishle (Saint Ballado). The colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Dreamy Mimi and graded stakes winners Tricky Squaw, Stanley Park, Paid Up Subscriber, Top Kisser, and Barbecue Eddie.

 

Midlantic 2YO Sale: iPad App Breeze Video Tutorial

The equineline app is a great addition to any sale catalogue, and can be especially useful for Fasig-Tipton two-year-old sales! Here follows a tutorial for watching individual breeze videos on the iPad app!

1. Open the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalogue.

2. Search for a particular hip number, or flip through the catalogue.

3. Open the “flyout tab” by tapping on it with your finger or stylus. By default, the tab is closed. It will appear as a small grayed out box to the left of the pedigree:

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4. Click on the blue button labeled “Breeze Video.” This will take you to the individual breeze video without leaving the app!

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5. Click the play button to play the horse’s isolated breeze video, which includes run up, breeze, time, and gallop out. When you’re done, tap the “X” in the bottom right-hand corner to return to the pedigree page.

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If you prefer to view individual replays online, you can do so on the Fasig-Tipton website (click here).

Thanks for joining us for the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale under tack show, and we’ll see you Monday and Tuesday for the sale!

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Catalogue Now Online

Midlantic2YOs_cover_front_FINAL.pngFasig-Tipton has catalogued 575 entries for its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

“The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale and its dirt racetrack have long been a source of racing success at the highest levels,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett. “This year we have nearly 600 catalogued and perhaps our strongest sire power to date. Buyers at all levels, and from all regions, will find quality horses to suit their programs next month at Timonium.”

The under tack show will be held over three sessions, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 16-18. Each under tack show session will begin at 8:00 am. The 142nd Preakness Stakes will be held at nearby Pimlico on Saturday, May 20 and the sale will follow on May 22 and 23. Each sale session will begin at 11 am.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and via the equineline sales catalogue app. Print catalogues will be available by April 20.

For further information:
Paget Bennett
(410)392-555

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.

 

All photos credit Tibor Szlavik for Fasig-Tipton. All videos property of Fasig-Tipton.

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.

Find your own success story at:
The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale
May 23-24, 2016
Under Tack Show: May 17-19, 2016
Timonium, MD
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Increased Quality & Quantity at Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 598 entries for its Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

“The strength of this sale in recent years has once again generated a larger catalogue with increased quality across the board,” said Midlantic sales director Paget Bennett.  “Nineteen of the current top 20-ranked stallions on this year’s general sire list are represented in the catalogue.”

Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training continues to produce a high volume of stakes horses each year.

“In 2015 and so far in 2016, Midlantic Two-Year-Old graduates have won or placed in 115 stakes races to date,” Bennett continued.  “A larger catalogue, a dirt racetrack, and a tradition of graduate performance at the highest levels make this a sale that every serious buyer should plan on attending.”

The under tack show has been expanded to three sessions this year, to be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 17-19.  Each under tack show session will begin at 8:00 am.  The 141st Preakness Stakes will be held at nearby Pimlico on Saturday, May 21 and the sale will follow on May 23 and 24. Each sale session will begin at 10 am.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and will be available via the equineline sales catalogue app soon.  Print catalogues will be available by April 22.

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