Tiznow Filly Tops Santa Anita Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

tiznow filly tops santa anita 2yo sale
Hip 36 | Fasig-Tipton Photo

The second edition of the Santa Anita Two-Year-Olds in Training sale was held Wednesday afternoon in the Winner's Circle at Santa Anita Park. The sale saw increases in average and median over 2019's inaugural sale, and a decrease in the buyback rate.

A filly by Horse of the Year Tiznow topped the sale when sold to Spendthrift Farm for $250,000 (video). Pike Racing, agent offered the bay filly as Hip 36. Out of the Empire Maker mare Soot Z, the filly is a half-sister to eye-catching Grade 2 winner Amalfi Sunrise (Constitution). Hip 36 is also a half-sister to group stakes placed winner Gotti (More Than Ready) and stakes placed winner Senatus (Sky Mesa). The filly worked an eighth in 10.3 during Monday's under tack show (video).

The sale's top colt came in the form of Bochombo (Street Boss), purchased by Peter Miller, agent for $150,000 (video). The dark bay of brown colt was offered as Hip 20 by Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent. Bochombo broke his maiden at Santa Anita on May 23 in his second start (video), then ran second in Sunday's Fasig-Tipton Futurity. The colt is one of five winners from seven starters and the second stakes horse out of the unraced Storm cat mare Parading Lady, herself a daughter of champion Sacahuista and a half-sister to multiple group stakes winner Ekraar.

In total, 53 two-year-olds changed hands for $2,981,000. The average was $56,245, up from $54,630 in 2019. The median jumped 40% to $50,000 from $30,000 at the sale's inaugural edition, while the RNA rate fell 14 points to 22.1%. Eight juveniles sold for $100,000 or more.

Full results are available online.