Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
By Sarah Mace
By the time the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale wrapped up Tuesday, seven New York-breds had changed hands for six figures. In Monday’s opening session five individuals sold for $100,000 and up, topped by Hip 82, a filly by Boys At Tosconova, who brought $165,000 and Hip 252, a Congrats filly who fetched $150,000 (read more). Hips 277, 87 and 71 were also standouts on day one. On Tuesday two more individuals joined the $100,000 club, Hips 427 and 330. (Click here for full results)
Hip 427, a chestnut colt by Smart Strike went to Orlando Di Rienzo for $110,000. Bred by Pollock Farms, Hugh Owen, and Town & Country Farms Corp., the March 16 colt is the first foal out of multiple graded stakes winner C C’s Pal whose stellar career featured victories in the Grade 2 Vagrancy Stakes and Grade 2 Honorable Miss in addition to earnings of nearly $800,000.
Consigned by Kings Equine Agent, the Smart Strike colt is a graduate of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, where Kings Equine purchased him from Taylor Made Sales for $75,000. He covered a furlong in :10 2/5 in the under tack show.
Nick Sallusto went to $100,000 to pick up the other New York-bred standout of session, a filly from the first crop of Mission Impazible (Sequel Stallions New York) named Cha Cha Heels (Hip 330). Consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), she, too, turned in a :10 2/5 eighth. She sold previously for $32,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.
Bred by Burleson Farm and foaled on April 20, Hip 330 is out of Yankee Million, an unplaced Kentucky-bred mare who brought $575,000 as a 2-year-old. Out of a graded stakes placed runner, Yankee Million has produced two winners from three foals to start. Currently the mare has a yearling full-sister to the sale filly and a produced a colt by Alpha this year.
Fasig-Tipton expanded the sale’s catalogue this year, selling 82 more horses than last year and increasing total sales by 2.1%. In all, 83 New York-breds were offered. Of these, 58 sold (including five private sales) for a 30.1% buyback percentage The New York-bred average price for the sale was $40,818. The median ended up at $25,000.
The overall average and median average for the juvenile sale posted year-over-year declines. This average of $68,654 was down 22.7% from last year’s record $88,654; the $32,000 median was off 28.9% from $45,000 in 2015. The buyback rated finished up at 25.9% (up from 21.5%), once again showcasing the fact that buyers continue to be highly selective.
The next juvenile sale on the docket for the majority of NY-breds is the OBS June, which will take place June 14-17