Three of six Midlantic-breds to enter the sales ring during last night’s second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale of selected yearlings brought more than $200,000, with one topping $600,000. The other three, however, did not meet their reserve prices.
For the sale’s two sessions, the six horses bred in the region that sold averaged $269,167, a bit less than the sale as a whole, which averaged more than $291,000. The median, of $237,500, was exactly the same as that of the sale as a whole. For the sale as a whole, the average and median were down slightly from 2013.
The sale topper among Midlantic-breds was Hip 109, a Pennsylvania-bred Malibu Moon filly out of the winning Indian Charlie mare Trail Magic. This filly is Trail Magic’s first. Trail Magic is a half-sister to a pair of graded winners, including the Grade 1-winning millionaire Sweet Talker. Consigned by Eaton Sales as agent, she was purchased by D. Brennan for Highland Yard for $610,000.
Another Malibu Moon, Hip 138, brought a winning bid of $250,000 from Pike Racing, Agent. Consigned by Lane’s End as agent for Smitten Farm, the gray colt out of the stakes-winning Out of Place mare Art Show is a half-brother to two winners, including stakes-placed Delhomme. Hip 138 was bred in Virginia.
The other region-bred to sell in yesterday’s second session was Hip 111, a Pennsylvania-bred Tiznow colt consigned by Walnut Green as agent for Smart Angle LLP. The colt, who fetched $225,000, is out of the stakes-placed Gilded Time mare Tusculum Rd. Tusculum Rd. is a half-sister to two-time Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Midnight Lute. Hip 111 brought a winning bid of $225,000 from Whisper Hill Farm LLC.
The three horses bred in the region that did not sell in yesterday’s second session were Hip 106, a Pennsylvania-bred Harlan’s Holiday filly; Hip 153, a West Virginia-bred Flatter filly; and Hip 158, a Maryland-bred Ghostzapper filly.