Maryland Juvenile Futurity proves productive – in sales ring
Sale topper Laddie Liam. Photo by The Racing Biz.
When racing folks talk about a productive race, they usually mean that multiple runners from the race returned to win their next starts.
It remains to be seen whether Saturday’s Maryland Juvenile Futurity turns out to be productive in the conventional way. But it surely turned out to be productive in the sales ring.
Two of the six horses that contested the $100,000 test for two-year-old Maryland-bred or -sired runners went through the ring at Tuesday’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic mixed sale, and those two topped the sale.
The winner, Laddie Liam, fetched a sale-topping winning bid of $450,000, while fourth-place finisher Mine Not Mine went for $210,000.
Both were consigned by Northview Stallion Station (David Wade) as agent for the dispersal of Joe Besecker’s stock. Both are also sons of hot young local sire Golden Lad.
Trained during his racing career by Hugh McMahon, Laddie Liam went right to the lead in Saturday’s Maryland Juvenile Futurity and didn’t look back en route to a 4 1/2-length victory.
It was the third win for Laddie Liam from five career starts, and he’s been third in the two starts he did not win. He has earned $128,556.
Laddie Liam is out of the Quiet American mare Buffgirl and was bred in Maryland by Hillwood Stable LLC. DJ Stable LLC purchased him today, giving Besecker a spiffy profit on a horse for which he paid $14,500 at this sale a year ago.
Besecker had gone all the way to $72,000 to purchase Mine Not Mine last October at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s yearling sale in Timonium. Bred by Bob Manfuso, Mine Not Mine is out of the Unbridled mare Belterra.
In the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, Mine Not Mine was last for the first half-mile before rallying mildly into fourth, beaten by 5 3/4 lengths.
Mine Not Mine did not make it to the races until November 14, when he rallied smartly after a poor start to win by three-quarters of a length. After the fourth-place finish in the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, he has a win from two starts and earnings of $30,453.
Mine Not Mine, who was trained for Besecker by Claudio Gonzalez, was purchased by Charles Zacney.
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