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.