Yearling colt bred by Edition Farm tops NY-bred offerings at Fasig-Tipton October opener

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

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By Sarah Mace

New York-breds turned in solid results in Session 1 of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, which began its four-day stand at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington Monday. The New York-bred median and buyback percentage outperformed the general results for the session, and leading the way for the New York-bred contingent was a 6-figure colt bred by Vivien Malloy’s Edition Farm. The auction is the final yearling sale of the 2018 season.

Monday’s session saw 17 of 22 New York-bred yearlings find new homes for a 22.7 buyback percentage, nearly five percentage points below the 27.12 percent RNA rate for the general population of the sale. The New York-bred average price of $26,365 did not meet the overall average of $33,709, which was up nearly 20 percent from 2017. The $19,000 New York-bred median, on the other hand, outperformed the session median of $16,000, which was in its own terms 60 percent higher than the 2017 median for the same session.

The New York-bred topper of the day was Hip 162, a dark bay or brown colt by Mineshaft who is a third generation product of Vivien Malloy’s breeding program. Consigned for Edition Farm by Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, the May 10, 2017 colt was purchased by Harold Lerner LLC for $115,000.

The Mineshaft colt’s third dam is Mine Tonight, a multiple stakes-winning, Washington-bred daughter of Upper Nile who produced eight winners, including a pair of stakes winners. Malloy purchased Mine Tonight at the 1999 Keeneland November sale for $300,000 in foal to Awesome Again. The resulting foal was Miney’s Awesome, a multiple winner for Edition Farm, and her daughter Awesome Bull is the dam of the sale colt.

This spring Awesome Bull foaled a filly by Twirling Candy and has been bred to Malloy’s homebred A Shin Forward, a turf star in Japan who earned $3,416,216 and sits third on the roster of all-time New York-bred top earners. A Shin Forward began his stud career in Japan before relocating to the state of his birth for the 2018 breeding season where he stands at Rockridge Stud in Hudson for a private fee.


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