FASIGT-TIPTON 2YO SALE BY THE NUMBERS
The annual Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of two-year-olds in training returns to its traditional spot immediately following the Preakness. The sale, for which breezes were held last week, takes place May 17-18 at the Timonium fairgrounds.
Below, our breakdown of the sale by the numbers (all before outs):
Practical Joke was a three-time Grade 1 winner on the racetrack, and he’s a son of top sire Into Mischief out of a Distorted Humor mare. That’s a pretty solid resume to be a stallion, and his eldest are two-year-olds this year. He leads the pack with 16 entered. Here are all the sires with 10 or more entered:
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STATE BY STATE
This year’s sale is all about the Kentucky-breds; nearly 350 of them are scheduled to be offered. Midlantic-breds play a much lesser role here than they do in the company’s yearling and mixed sales, with Pennsylvania and Maryland one-two among the home team.
- Essential Quality earns Belmont triumphHot Rod Charlie ran a huge one, but in the end Essential Quality earned redemption and a victory in the 153rd Belmont Stakes.
It’s all about lineage in the breeding game, and even though he’s been dead eight years, Unbridled’s Song continues to play an outsized role. He’s the co-leading damsire — tied with Malibu Moon — with 14 entered. Here are the damsires represented by eight or more hips.
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- BackTracks: Mongo and MarionIn today’s BackTracks, Marion duPont Scott’s Mongo takes on all comers en route to 1963 champion grass horse honoros.
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