Successful Return to December for Midlantic Mixed Sale

Returning to its customary December slot on the calendar for the first time since 2014, the Midlantic December Mixed Sale posted gains in gross, average, and median over its contemporary, the Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale held this January.

Multiple stakes placed winning three-year-old Carradine (Hip 256) topped the sale when sold for $105,000 to Linda Rice, agent from the consignment of Crane Thoroughbreds, agent for the dispersal of Harry Weisleder/DASL Stable. New York-bred Carradine, by Grasshopper, a winner at two and three, was third in the Damon Runyon S. at two and second in the Gander S. earlier this year.

Caradine’s dam, Summer Moon (Hip 218), by Maria’s Mon, was the most popular broodmare to go through the ring. She was purchased in foal to Bodemeister for $48,000 by Ed Price from the same consignment as her colt. Summer Moon has produced three winners from as many to race

The top selling racing/broodmare prospect was Ingrid (Hip 269), a three-year-old daughter of Gemologist. She was purchased for $75,000 by James Keogh (Grovendale), agent from the consignment of Marshall W. Silverman, agent for Black Swan Stable. A winner at two and three, Ingrid is a half-sister to six other winners, including Grade 1 winner Sean Avery and stakes placed winner Stayclassysandiego, dam of multiple Grade 2 winner Pretty N Cool.

The highest priced weanling on the day was Hip 160, a daughter of the late City Zip, which sold for $80,000. Douglas Arnold, agent purchased the chestnut filly from the consignment of Gracie Bloodstock, agent for Joe-Dan Farm. Hip 160 is the second foal out of multiple stakes winner Geeky Gorgeous (Devil His Due). In foal to Hey Chub, that mare was offered by the same consignor as Hip 61 earlier in the session, when she was purchased for $39,000 by Aaron Sones.

In total, 221 horses sold for a total of $2,448,200 up 170% from $906,400 in January. The average rose 73% to $11,078 from $6,428 earlier this year, and the median increased 43% to $5,000 from $3,500. The RNA rate was 21%.

Full results are available online.

Midlantic December Mixed Horses of Racing Age Supplement Grows to 72 Entries

mdm17-miThe Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue for Fasig-Tipton’s upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale has grown to 72 entries.  These entries may now be viewed online, with print versions of the supplemental catalogue available on the sales grounds.

“We are thrilled to have added 30 new horses of racing age entries in the past week to reach a total of 72 entries for our inaugural H.O.R.A. supplement at this sale,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “Racing stables looking to ‘reload’ their barns for 2018 will find a quality group of race-ready horses that should suit a variety of programs.”

These latest entries bring the total number of offerings in the Midlantic December Mixed Sale to 309, between the main catalogue, addendum, and Horses of Racing Age supplement.

Midlantic December Mixed will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland, beginning at 11 am.

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

Midlantic December Mixed Addendum & Horses of Racing Age Supplemental Catalogue Now Online

mdm17-miFasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale, to be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Hips 204-236 consist of mares, weanlings, and yearlings and are catalogued in an addendum to the main Midlantic December Mixed catalogue.

Hips 237-277 are all horses of racing age and are catalogued together in a separate Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue.

“These new entries add greater quality and diversity to what was already an attractive catalogue,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.  “I am especially pleased with our inaugural Horses of Racing Age supplemental catalogue, which has attracted a solid group of race ready horses.  We expect it to grow even more, as we will continue to accept horses of racing age entries through Tuesday, November 21.”

Both the addendum and Horses of Racing Age supplement include entries from the dispersal of Harry Weisleder/DASL Stable.

These new entries may now be viewed online.  Print versions will be available on the sales grounds at sale time.

The Midlantic December Mixed Sale will begin at 11 am.

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

 

 

Midlantic December Mixed Catalogue Now Online

mdm17-miFasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division has catalogued 203 entries for the Midlantic December Mixed Sale, to be held on Tuesday, December 5 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland.  The sale will begin at 11 am.

“We have moved the sale back to our traditional December date, and have a quality catalogue of mares, weanlings, yearlings, and stallion prospects,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.

“We are also very excited about a new component we have added to the sale this year – a Horses of Racing Age supplement,” continued Bennett.  “We have already received a number of attractive entries and will continue to accept entries for the racing age supplement through November 21.”

The first group of Horses of Racing Age supplemental entries will be posted online late next week.  Printed supplemental catalogues will be available onsite at sale time.

The Midlantic December Mixed catalogue may now be viewed online.  Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices beginning November 13.

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

Midlantic December Mixed Sale moved to December 5; Horses of Racing Age Supplement Added

Fasig-Tipton has adjusted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic December Mixed Sale.  The sale will now be held on Tuesday, December 5, one day later than originally scheduled.  The date has been changed to avoid conflicting with live racing at Laurel Park, as the track recently announced that it will begin racing on Mondays through mid-December.

“We’ve pushed our sale back a single day so that all prospective buyers will be able to attend the sale,” said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett.

Fasig-Tipton will also add a supplement of Horses of Racing Age to this year’s sale.  Fasig-Tipton will accept Horses of Racing Age entries through November 21, and entries will be posted online on Fasig-Tipton’s website until time of sale.  A printed supplement of the Horses of Racing Age will be available on the sales grounds at sale time.

“We are excited to add a supplement of Horses of Racing Age to this year’s sale,” said Bennett.  “The Midlantic region offers the highest concentration of racing in the country, and coupled with the current renaissance of Maryland racing, we feel that the timing for this is ideal.  By taking entries closer to sale time, it allows sellers to get final starts in for horses and ensures that we provide buyers with the largest catalogue of ‘in-form’ racehorses as possible.”

The Midlantic December Mixed Sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

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

Midlantic Mixed Sale to Return to December Date

Fasig-Tipton has shifted the sale date of its upcoming Midlantic Mixed Sale.  The sale, which had been held in late January the past two years, will return to its traditional date and be conducted on Monday, December 4 of this year.

“We received feedback from many of our core consignors, who feel that positioning the sale in early December is better timing for the overall marketplace,” said Midlantic sales director Paget Bennett.  “There is a lot of momentum in the Midlantic region right now, and we strongly encourage sellers to take advantage of that momentum by supporting this sale with their breeding stock this December.”

The Midlantic December Mixed Sale will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Entries will close Monday, September 25.

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

Midlantic Winter Mixed Catalogue Grows by 37%

mwm17-miFasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division has catalogued 229 entries for the 2017 Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale, an increase of 37% over the 2016 catalogue.  The sale will be held on Sunday, January 29 at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland, beginning at 11 am.

“Moving the sale date from December to late January produced very positive results in 2016, and as a result, consignors have supported us with increased numbers for 2017,” said Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett.

“The catalogue features significant quality, including a number of young stakes credentialed broodmares and broodmare prospects, as well as several siblings to prominent 2016 graded stakes winners,” continued Bennett. “A large group of ‘short’ yearlings, which includes several eligible for a variety of lucrative state-bred programs, should draw good interest as well.”

The catalogue may now be viewed online.  Print catalogues will be available from all Fasig-Tipton offices by January 4.  Fasig-Tipton will also accept supplemental entries up until sale time.

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

Curlin colt tops Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale

The 2016 edition of the Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale ended Sunday afternoon in Timonium with improvements in median and RNA rate, led by a yearling colt by Curlin, sire of last year’s Eclipse Champion 3YO Filly, Stellar Wind. The $4,350 median represented an 8.8% increase from the previous sale, held in 2014. The RNA rate was a remarkably low 13.3%, down from 33.3% in 2014.

“I have to say I was happy,” said Paget Bennett, Direct of Sales for Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division. “We had a great crowd. There were a lot of people here to the end. I would say, really, we ran out of horses, race horses especially. People knew what they wanted, and they came and bought them.”

Offered as Hip 101 by Bill Reightler as agent, the sale-topper was purchased for $76,000 by Machmer Hall. The colt’s immediate family includes G1 winning champion Miesque’s Approval. Carrie Brogden, who signed the ticket for Machmer Hall, was excited to add the Curlin yearling to her operation. “[He is] a big, strong, strapping dude. We hope he has a great spring on the land in Bourbon County.” The colt’s price tag represented a 27% increase from the previous edition’s sale topper.

Several other short yearlings sold well, including a filly by Tiz Wonderful out of stakes winner Dreaming Anna (Hip 116), which sold for $42,000 to Matthew Schera from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent for Spendthrift Farm, which stood Tiz Wonderful in 2014 for $7,500 before he was sold to Korea that October. A colt by Girolamo (Hip 75) sold for $27,000 to Cary Frommer from the consignment of Chanceland Farm, agent. Girolamo stood for $12,500 in 2014.

The leader among broodmares and broodmare prospects was Moon Orbit, an unraced five-year-old mare by Malibu Moon. Moon Orbit, offered as Hip 15, was purchased by Susan Casey for $65,000 from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent. Offered as a broodmare prospect, Moon Orbit is a full sister to G3 winner Moonwalk, from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Stormy Lucy.

Among racing prospects, Cantina Butterfly, a three-year-old daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner Silver Train, led the way when sold for $36,000 towards the end of the sale. Offered as Hip 153, Cantina Butterfly was purchased by Trinbrook from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent for the estate of Charles Jefferis II.

The Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale will be followed in a week’s time by the Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, which will be held February 8-9 in Lexington, KY, which sessions beginning at 11am.