Munnings colt leads NY-breds at Midlantic yearling sale

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

New York-breds sold well at the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale that wrapped up Tuesday. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

A colt by Munnings from the family of stakes winner Justin Squared and Grade 1 winner Spoken Fur commanded a final bid of $120,000 Tuesday to lead all New York-breds at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale in Timonium, Md.

New Day Training Center signed for Hip 506, a gray or roan colt out of the Pioneerof the Nile mare Compulsion.

Consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, agent, and bred by Newtownanner Stud, the colt is the first foal out of Compulsion, a half-sister to 2016 Chick Lang Stakes winner Justin Squared and stakes-placed $213,866-earner My Name Is Michael.

Compulsion is out of the Vindication mare Graciously Soft, a half-sister to 2003 Mother Goose and Coaching Club American Oaks winner Spoken Fur and multiple Grade 3 winner and $724,905-earner Unbridled’s Note.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 72 of the 94 New York-bred yearlings offered during the two sessions for a total of $1,743,200, an average price of $24,211 and median of $20,000. The numbers compared favorably to last year’s results for New York-breds – 90 yearlings sold for $2,318,600, an average price of $24,762 and median of $19,000.

Thorostock LLC signed for the second-most expensive New York-bred, going to $67,000 to purchase Hip 194 during Monday’s opening session.

Consigned by Indian Creek, agent, the colt by leading New York second-crop sire War Dancer is the second foal out of the More Than Ready mare Ten Seventy. Rick Howard bred the War Dancer colt, along with his 2-year-old unraced Frost Giant half-brother Cool Giant, who is in training at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.

War Dancer, an 11-year-old son of War Front, stands for $7,500 at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions in Stillwater.

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