Three NY-bred juveniles brought six figures during Tuesday’s second and concluding session of Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, including a filly by New York third crop sire Stonesider purchased by Linda Rice on behalf of A Shares Stable for $125,000.
Bred by Jennifer Contessa and foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, the bay Stonesider filly (Hip 297) is the second foal from winner I Drink Alone (Intidab). The mare’s first foal, 3-year-old Stonely the Lonely (Bustin Stones), has won twice on the NYRA circuit and earned $78,000. I Drink Alone is a daughter of stakes performer Grab Gingerly, and half sister to stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Pavo ($304,991).
The sale filly, who was consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent II, worked one-eighth of a mile in the under tack show in :10 2/5. A lucrative pinhook, she sold previously to Woods’ Quarter Pole Enterprises for $20,000 at the 2011 OBS fall mixed sale. Her sire Stonesider stands for Highcliff Stallions LLC at McMahon of Saratoga.
The top-selling New York-bred in session two, also the top New York-bred to change hands at the Midlantic 2-year-old sale, was Hip 361, a dark bay/brown February Mineshaft colt, who sold from the consignment of James Layden (also the consignor of Monday’s New York topper by Posse) to Thomas Keithley for $130,000.
Bred by Louis P. Ferrari and foaled at Peacefield in Schuylerville, the colt is the fourth foal out of placed runner Mississippi Charm (Silver Charm), who is a half sister to multiple stakes-winning New York-bred Delta Wolf ($400,343) and stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Miss Wineshine ($189,080), herself a stakes producer. Mississippi Charm has already produced two winners from three to race, including stakes-placed New York-bred Smokem’s Charm by Smoke Glacken ($78,787).
Offered for sale at public auction three times, the colt was purchased by Layden for $97,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton preferred New York-bred yearling sale. He failed to meet his reserve when bid up to $145,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s March sale, before selling on Tuesday after posting a :21 4/5 quarter-mile breeze in the under tack show.
The third six-figure juvenile to sell Tuesday, a chestnut colt by Smoke Glacken with European roots, went to Debbie Easter, Agent for $117,000 from the consignment of Classic Bloodstock. The May colt (Hip 330), who was bred by Eaton & Thorne, Inc. and foaled at Thorndale Farm in Millbrook, breezed an eighth of a mile in :10 2/5.
The sale colt is out of Land On Your Feet, an unraced daughter of Silver Deputy who has produced four winners and is a half sister to stakes winner Reflect the Music by A. P. Indy ($219,708). Jonathan Thorne purchased the mare for $15,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November sale. The colt’s third dam is Irish-bred French juvenile champion and Group 1 winner Play It Safe (Red Alert), who is a half sister to long-distance highweight and sire Prudent Manner (9 1/2-11 furlongs) and Grade 1 winner and sire Providential, as well as the dam of stakes winner Vanities.
Yet another New York-sired juvenile to sell nicely on Tuesday was a bay filly by Freud (Hip 358) who went to Stephen Di Mauro, Agent for $97,000 from the consignment of Pike Racing after breezing the fastest three-eighths in the under tack show (:33 3/5).
Bred by Tony Grey and foaled at Keane Stud in Amenia, the bay filly is the third foal out of the four-time winner Mighty Good (Good and Tough), a half sister to Mighty Eros, a New York-bred stakes winner by Freud. Mighty Good’s only foal to race to date, Ludo Bagman (Closing Argument), is a winner ($78,098). Second dam Mighty Emy (Mighty Adversary) is a stakes winner, as is third dam Honey League Girl (Honey Jay). Honey League Girl is a half sister to Grade three winner League Darling, two more stakes winners and the dam of two stakes winners including Mop Squeezer, a multiple stakes producer.
Over the two sessions of the Midlantic 2-year-old sale, 31 New York-breds changed hands (including two private sales) for an average price of $46,096 and a $30,000 median. Only four individuals did not sell, producing a terrific buy-back rate of only 11%.