Gun Runner filly tops Day 2 at Timonium sale

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Hip 406, a daughter of Gun Runner bred by Barry Ostrager, sold for $450,000 Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Four New York-bred juveniles sold for $200,000 or more, including a Gun Runner filly for $450,000, to highlight the final day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Maryland.

Staton Flurry’s Flurry Racing Stables purchased the top-priced New York-bred, going to $450,000 for Hip 406. Bred by Barry Ostrager, the Gun Runner filly is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Rock Slide mare Rocky Policy. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the filly breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts.

Rocky Policy won eight of 39 starts with six seconds and five thirds, earned $449,709 and won the 2018 Jameela Stakes at Laurel Park and 2019 Turf Amazon Stakes at Parx Racing.

The filly was originally sold for $175,000 to Lugamo Racing Stables at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. Rocky Policy is also the dam of a yearling New York-bred colt by Game Winner and a New York-bred colt by Gun Runner born April 3.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 36 of the 38 New York-breds offered during Tuesday’s session for a total of $2,752,000, an average price of $76,444 and median of $37,000. Overall, 81 New York-breds were sold for $6,401,500, an average price of 79,031 and median of $45,000.

The 2023 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale saw five New York-breds sell for $320,000 or more, including the Gun Runner filly for $450,000. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

The two-day haul included five juveniles that brought $320,000 or more, nine for $200,000 or more and 19 for $100,000 or more.

New York-based freshman sire Solomini continued his strong spring at the Timonium sale. Hip 506, a daughter of Solomini bred by Rhapsody Farm LLC, sold for $290,000 Tuesday to Bregman Family Racing, Jackpot Farm and Swinbank Stables.

Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, the filly is the third foal out of the stakes-placed Twirling Candy mare Sweet Queen. She breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts.

A half-sister to Grade 3 winner Queen of the Castle, Sweet Queen is the dam of the two-time winning Practical Joke New York-bred filly Banterra.

Rhapsody Farm purchased Sweet Queen, carrying Banterra in utero, for $52,000 at the 2020 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Sweet Queen is also the dam of a yearling filly by Solomini, who stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs.

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