New York-bred Liam’s Map colt sells for $220,000

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Hip 282, New York-bred colt by Liam’s Map, sells for $220,000 Monday at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

A New York-bred colt by Liam’s Map whose pedigree traces to one of the most productive Phipps families sold for $220,000 and the fourth highest price during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale Monday in Lexington.

Marshall Gramm’s Ten Strike Racing, which about 48 hours prior won the $175,000 Empire Distaff Handicap with Lucky Move, and Rick Kueber purchased Hip 282 out of Noel Murphy’s Castle Park Farm consignment.

Bred by Loch Grove Farm and foaled at Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville, the colt is the first foal out of the unraced Bodemeister mare Locked On.

A half-sister to Grade 2 winner Quiet Temper, Locked On is out of the Easy Goer mare and Grade 1 winner Furlough’s full sister Loping Along. Furlough and Loping Along are out of Blitey, also the dam of Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Dancing Spree, Grade 1 winner Fantastic Find, Grade 2 winner and producer Dancing All Night and the dam of Hall of Famer Heavenly Prize.

Locked On also produced a New York-bred filly by Liam’s Map in 2020 and was bred back to that stallion this past season. Liam’s Map made other headlines in New York Monday afternoon when Blue Gator, a 2-year-old New York-bred from his second crop won the $218,075 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 11 of the 20 New York-breds offered during Monday’s session for $395,700, an average price of $35,973 and median of $7,500.

Another New York-bred, Hip 335, landed a six-figure price in the session when Dave Stack paid $110,000 for a half-sister to recent Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile winner Ivar. Consigned by Perrone Sales Ltd., agent for breeder Apache Farm, the filly is from the first crop of Cupid out of the Smart Strike mare May Be Now.

May Be Now is the dam of four winners from four foals to race, including 2020 2-year-old winner Hard Strike. Ivar provided a significant catalog update when he earned a berth in next months’ Breeders’ Cup Mile with a victory in the Shadwell Oct. 3 at Keeneland Race Course. The Brazilian-bred son of Agnes Gold has won five of seven, including two of four in the U.S., and earned $579,413.

The Kentucky October yearling continues with three additional sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, all starting at 10 a.m. ET.

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