More Than Ready, Munnings Yearlings Top Second Session of Midlantic Fall Yearlings
The second session of the 2022 Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale was conducted Tuesday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. After a record-setting sale in 2021, this year’s edition posted the second-highest average and third-highest median in Midlantic Fall Yearlings history.
The connections of yesterday’s session- and sale-topper teamed up on Tuesday’s top-priced filly. Legion Bloodstock, agent, went to $200,000 to secure a daughter of the late More Than Ready (Hip 287) consigned by Scott Mallory, agent, on behalf of breeder Determined Stud (video). The dark bay or brown filly is the first foal out of Fluffhead (Animal Kingdom), a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Champion Shared Account, dam of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Sharing and stakes winner Riley’s Choice. Fluffhead is also a half-sister to graded stakes winner Colonial Flag, stakes winner Sparkle Blue, and Secret Jewel, dam of graded stakes winner Twenty Carat. Hip 287 was bred in Maryland.
A colt by Munnings (Hip 294) equaled the $200,000 session-topping price tag a few hips later when sold to Summer Street from the consignment of Becky Davis, agent (video). The chestnut colt is out of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare Frost Fire, making him a half-brother to stakes winner Streetwithnoname (Street) Sense and multiple winner Gunfyre Gal (Gun Runner). The immediate family includes French Horse of the Year Allez France, champion Born Wild, and Grade 1 winners La Gueriere and Al Mamoon. Hip 294 was bred in Pennsylvania by Jon Marshall.
Rounding out the top five prices of the second session were:
- Hip 346, a colt by Arrogate out of How My Heart Works, sold for $180,000 to Cash Is King and LC Racing from the consignment of Becky Davis, agent. The gray or roan colt is a half-brother to stakes winner Monday Morning QB (Imagining) out of a winning Not For Love half-sister to multiple stakes winner Awesome Flower, most notable dam of this year’s multiple Grade 1 winning three-year-old Cyberknife. Hip 436 was bred in Maryland by Bowman & Higgins Stable.
- Hip 522, a colt by Violence out of Forbidden Kiss, sold for $170,000 to Cary Frommer from the consignment of Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent. The dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to eight winners from nine to race out of a winning Touch Gold half-sister to four stakes winners, including Grade 3 winner Diadella. Hip 522 was bred in Kentucky by Newtown Anner Stud.
- Hip 513, a filly by Munnings out of She’s Overwelming, sold for $150,000 to De Meric Sales from the consignment of Gracie Bloodstock, agent. She chestnut filly is out of a winning Albert the Great half-sister to Grade 1 winner Army Mule, stakes horses Platinum Steel and Special Ruth, and stakes producers Burnt and Toasty. Hip 513 was bred in Pennsylvania by Warrior’s Reward.
Over the course of two sessions, 386 yearlings sold for $10,266,400. The average of $26,597 was second-highest in sale history, while the median of $15,000 was good for tied third-best. The RNA rate was 16.9%.
Full results are available online.