New York Bred Section Popular During First Session of Midlantic Fall Yearlings
The first session of the Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale concluded Monday evening in Timonium, MD with figures comparable to the last year's edition. In 2020, the sale opened with a dedicated New York-bred section to accommodate yearlings displaced by the cancellation of the Saratoga sales due to COVID-19.
The session's top hip came early when Hip 4, a New York-bred colt from the first crop of Cupid out of multiple stakes producer Gottah Penny, sold for $160,000 (video). Xtreme Racing Stables LLC purchased the chestnut colt from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent. Hip 4 is a half-brother to stakes placed winners Brokered and Copper Gem, out of a winning Stravinsky half-sister to Grade 1 winner Run Man Run. The session-topper was purchased for $52,000 as a weanling at last year's Saratoga Fall Sale by Alan Quartucci, and was bred in New York by Christopher Shelli and Caliburn Farm LLC.
A daughter of Overanalyze accounted for the top price for a filly during Monday's session. Offered as Hip 6 by Hibiscus Sales, the leading filly was purchased for $120,000 by Cutair Racing (video). Out of the multiple stakes winning Distorted Humor mare Heavenly Humor, the bay filly is a half-sister to eight winners from as many to race. Those include multiple stakes winner and recent Vosburgh S. (G2) runner-up Funny Guy and stakes winner Super Humor. Hip 6 was bred in New York by Hibiscus Stables.
During the first session, 112 yearlings sold for $2,983,000, for an average of $24,456. The median was $15,000.
The Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale continues Tuesday at 10 AM. Results are available online.