A half-dozen juveniles bred in the mid-Atlantic region went through the ring at yesterday’s Keeneland sale of two year-olds in training. And while perhaps less glamorous than some of the stars of the sale, the region-breds nevertheless posted six-figure average and median sales numbers.
The group of horses fetched a total of $635,000 for an average of just shy of $106,000. The median for the group was $125,000. The median for the 59 horses that sold overall was $150,000.
Four of the six horses, including the most expensive of the group, were bred in Pennsylvania. Hip number 117, a colt by Kodiak Kowboy out of the stakes-winning Sahm mare Sahmkindawonderful, brought a high bid of $140,000 to edge two other PA-breds for top honors. Those two — a Mizzen Mast filly out of the regally bred Mr. Greeley mare Bellamusic and a Hard Spun colt out of the stakes-producing Smart Strike mare Christmas Strike — each brought $130,000 bids.
Maryland and Virginia contributed one horse each to the sale. Hip number 1, the Maryland-bred, brought $120,000. He’s a son of new sire Thewayyouare — standing in Ireland — out of the winning Polish Numbers mare Tanca.
Many more region-breds will be on offer at May’s Fasig-Tipton juvenile sale at Timonium.