US RACING: Fasig-Tipton two-year-old sale surpasses $US23 million

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The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale conducted another strong session on Tuesday to close the 2020 edition of the sale. For the fifth consecutive year, a seven-figure juvenile topped the Timonium, MD sale.

The sale-topper came during Monday’s session, when Hip 118, a colt by record-breaking champion freshman sire Uncle Mo sold for US$1,100,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for Michael Lund Petersen. The dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Pike Racing, agent. Hip 118 worked an eighth in 10.0 during last week’s under tack show. The Virginia-bred two-year-old is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Azar out of a winning Mineshaft half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Woodlander.

A colt by Candy Ride (ARG) topped the sale’s Tuesday session when sold for US$875,000 to Gary Young, agent. Offered as Hip 443 by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, the bay colt worked an eighth in 10.1 during the under tack show. The session-topper is out of the winning Giant’s Causeway mare Causara, a daughter of graded stakes winner Lady Belsara.

The sale’s top-priced filly sold early during the first session, when a daughter of leading sire Into Mischief sold to Lauren Carlisle, agent for $500,000. Offered as Hip 4 by Hoby & Layna Kight, the bay filly worked a quarter in 21.3 during the under tack show. The top filly is out of the graded stakes placed Dixie Chatter mare Global Hottie, from the immediate family of Horse of the Year Alysheba.

Hip 451, a daughter of last year’s leading first-crop sire American Pharoah, was the highest-priced filly of Tuesday’s session. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased for US$325,000 by Speedway Stable from the consignment of Kirkwood Stables, agent for Midway Gallop LLC (video). The New York-bred filly worked a quarter in 22.0 during last week’s under tack show. Hip 451 is out of a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Awesome Humor and to Surf Club, dam of Grade 1 winner Emcee and Baffled, who produced current leading second-crop sire Constitution.

Overall, 303 horses sold for a total of US$23,572,500, good for an average of US$77,797 and a median of US$40,000. The sale marked the first time online bidding was available at a Fasig-Tipton auction; more than 50 horses received online bids, and approximately 15 were sold online.

 

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