Hip 562, a Hard Spun colt, brought $34,000.

Hip 562, a Hard Spun colt, brought $34,000.

More Midlantic-breds sold at this week’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training at Timonium but for a lower average price.

In that regard, horses bred in the region mirrored the sale as a whole.

Overall, during the two-day sale, which concluded yesterday, 58 horses bred in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia were sold with a combined value of more than $2.6 million.  Both numbers represented big jumps from 2013, when 37 Midlantic-breds changed hands with a combined value of less than $1.9 million.

Likewise, the overall sale numbers — 329 sold for a combined $19.6 million — significantly surpassed the numbers from 2013 (249 and a shade under $16.7 million).

That was the good news.

On the flip side, the average price for Midlantic-breds fell, while the median price held steady.

The average price of a Midlantic-bred fell about 10 percent, to $45,629.  The median was $30,000, the same as last year.  The decline in average resulted in part from a relative dearth of higher-end horses, at least as a percentage of the group.  A year ago, five of 37 horses sold fetched at least $100,000, while this year six of 58 sold did so.

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  • Hip 11 – $180,000
  • Bay Colt, b. 3/22/12
  • More Than Ready-Who’s Cozy, by Cozzen
  • Worked an eighth in 10 2/5 seconds
  • Consigned by Kings Equine Agent, purchased by Bloom Racing Stable
  • Stakes-placed Who’s Cozy is the dam of two to race, both winners, both also stakes-placed

New Jersey

  • Hip 337 – $30,000
  • Dark bay or brown filly, b. 4/19/12
  • Park Avenue Ball-Midnight Train, by Red Ransom
  • Worked an eighth in 11 seconds flat
  • Consigned by Bird in Hand Stables Agent, purchased by Country Life Farm agent
  • Midnight Train’s six winners include stake winner Midnight Express and stakes-placed Midnight Mile


  • Hip 482 – $115,000
  • Dark bay or brown colt, b. 4/20/12
  • Ecclesiastic-Shorty’s Epiphany, by Northern Afleet
  • Worked an eighth in 10 2/5 seconds
  • Consigned by Rod McVey Agent, purchased by Olive Guy Stable
  • Unraced Shorty’s Epiphany is a half-sister to stake winner Rodeo Licious


  • Hip 69 – $170,000
  • Bay colt, b. 3/18/12
  • El Corredor-Blue Hills, by Cure the Blues
  • Worked an eighth in 10 2/5 seconds
  • Consigned by Bobby Dodd Agent, purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Stake winner Blue Hills has produced four winners from five to race

West Virginia

  • Hip 281 – $55,000
  • Kiss the Road, dark bay or brown colt, b. 3/30/12
  • Bellamy Road-Kiss the Diva, by Pulpit
  • Worked an eighth in 10 4/5 seconds
  • Consigned by Kenneth Lejeune, purchased by Calumet Farm
  • First foal for unraced Kiss the Diva