Freud colt leads the pack of New York-bred juveniles at F-T Midlantic opener

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

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By Sarah Mace

Five New York-bred juveniles brought six figures in the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium Monday. The leader of the pack was Hip 260, a colt by perennial top New York sire Freud for whom Calumet Farm made a winning bid of $152,000.

Offered by Bobby Dodd, Agent, the colt posted a sharp :10 1/5 furlong in the under tack show (VIDEO). The dark bay/brown individual nearly tripled his value after being purchased as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale by St. George Stable for $55,000.

Bred by a partnership of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC, Hunter Valley Farm and Spruce Lane Farm, the Freud colt is the second foal out of Love My Girl by El Corredor, who most recently changed hands when acquired by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock for $52,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November sale. A winner on the racetrack, Love My Girl is a half-sister to Grade 2 Remsen winner Leave the Light On, stakes winner Harlan’s Pure and New York-bred stakes performer Championofthenile. This extended family can boast Eclipse champion 2-year-old filly It’s in the Air and current international star Thunder Snow.

Two more colts came in not far behind the topper. Hip 121, a grey/roan individual by Liam’s Map bred by Dixie Farm, went to Tim Hills on behalf of Seagull Capital LLC for $150,000. He is the second foal from D’ Orsay (Medaglia d’Oro), who was purchased by Dixie Farm for $35,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed/HRA sale in 2014 and has already produced a winner. His second dam is Forty Marchanta (ARG), a multiple Group 1 winner and champion in Argentina. The youngster, who was a $135,000 yearling, breezed a furlong in :10 3/5 for consignor Pike Racing (VIDEO).

Another grey – Hip 219 by Graydar – went to partners LC Racing LLC and Swilcan Stable for $140,000 after posting a furlong breeze in :10 1/5 in the under tack show (VIDEO). The youngster proved to be a lucrative pinhooking prospect for Kings Equine, who bought him for $20,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale. Bred by Milfer Farm Inc., the colt is of winner-producer Jazz Dancer (Dixieland Band) who was purchased by Milfer Farm for $40,000 at the Keeneland November sale.

His second dam is multiple Grade 1 winner and $838,894-earner Missy’s Mirage (Stop the Music) whose half-sister Classy Mirage (Storm Bird) is also a multiple graded stakes winner and earned over $700,000.

The top New York-bred filly at the session and fourth top-selling New York-bred overall was Hip 56, a chestnut by Speightstown bred in partnership by Twin Farms, LLC, Thomas N Mina and Walter S Borisenok. Lothenback Stables, Inc., which bought four horses in the session, signed the ticket for $135,000 for the filly, who breezed :10 2/5 in the under tack show (VIDEO). She was a $190,000 RNA at last year’s Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale

The sale filly’s dam Bourbonstreetgirl, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Langfuhr, is a graded stakes-placed runner on both turf and dirt. She was purchased by Summerfield Sales at the 2014 Keeneland November sale for $185,000. Her second dam Amaretta is also a graded stakes performer and producer of seven winners from six foals to race. Bourbonstreetgirl, who has already produced a placed runner from one foal to start, foaled an Empire Maker filly on February 14, 2019.

Hip 106, another filly, completes the quintet of the session’s six-figure New York-bred juveniles. Purchased by West Bloodstock for $110,000, she was bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC & Spruce Lane Farm, part of the same partnership responsible for the session topper. The dark bay/brown daughter of first crop sire Competitive Edge was consigned by Grassroots Training and Sales LLC, who purchased the filly for a bargain price of $13,000 at the 2018 OBS October yearling sale. In the under tack show she breezed a bullet :10 1/5 (VIDEO). She is the first foal out of winner Daddy’s Lil Saint (Scat Daddy) who is a half sister to New York-bred multiple stakes winner Clear Pasaj. Under the fourth dam we find Gentle Thoughts, a champion in England and Ireland, and multiple European group winners.

In all 38 New York-breds sold of 46 offered on the first day of the two-session sale (including 2 private sales to date). The New York-bred average of $53,197 and $42,000 median were solid, and followed what has become a typical pattern: falling somewhat short of the overall sale average ($73,093, up 4.2% from last year), but performing more or less on par with the sale median (which came in at $43,000 after the first session, up 19.4%).

The 17.4 buyback percentage for the New York-bred cohort compared favorably with the sale RNA rate of 25.7%.

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