Maxfield, Tiz the Law colts top FTK winter opener

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Hip 293, a yearling colt by Maxfield, sold for $240,000 to lead the Empire State contingent at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale opener Monday. Photo courtesy of Vinery Sales.

Short yearling colts from the first crops of Maxfield and New York-bred Horse of the Year and classic winner Tiz the Law highlighted the returns for New York-breds during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Monday in Lexington.

Hip 293, a son of multiple Grade 1 winner Maxfield, brought the session’s fourth highest price for a yearling on a bid of $240,000 from Stony Pointe Bloodstock. Bred by Chesapeake Farm, Rockridge Stud LLC, Tamie Samler and John McConnell and foaled at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, the colt is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Wajeeha.

Consigned by Vinery Sales, agent, the colt is the third foal out of the half-sister to stakes winner and $348,221-earner Zainhom. Wajeeha, the dam of the 3-year-old placed Mohaymen gelding Mohay Please and 2-year-old Bernardini colt Mitwajid, was purchased in foal to Maxfield for $90,000 by Crown Chase/Chesapeake/Rockridge/Bullet Stables at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.

Hip 64, a son of Tiz the Law out of the stakes-placed Macho Uno mare Highestmaintenance, sold through Bluewater Sales for $95,000 to Magnolia Lane Farm.

Hip 64, a colt by New York-bred champion Tiz the Law, sold for $95,000 Monday at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Bluewater Sales.

Bred by Jordan Wycoff and Bluewater Sales and foaled at Sequel New York in Hudson, the colt is the seventh foal out of Highestmaintenance and a half-brother to stakes-placed winner Manasota Sunset and winners Microscope, Fleetfooted and Tough Workout. Highestmaintenance is also the dam of a 2-year-old New York-bred Bolt d’Oro filly that sold for $130,000 at the 2022 Keeneland November breeding stock sale; and the unraced 3-year-old Laoban filly Paulas Star Sister who sold for $165,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.

Multiple stakes winner and $422,059 earner Startwithsilver sold in foal to Practical Joke for $79,000 to Winforce. Offered as Hip 252 from of the Denali Stud consignment, Startwithsilver is an 11-year-old daughter of Jump Start out of the stakes-winning Silver Ghost mare Office Miss.

Bred by Burning Sands Stable LLC and campaigned by Lady Sheila Stable and Iris Smith Stable and trainer Linda Rice, Startwithsilver won the 2018 Broadway Stakes at Aqueduct and the 2019 Correction Stakes at Aqueduct. A $180,000 purchase at the 2015 OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale, Startwithsilver is the dam of a yearling colt by Violence.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 11 of the 15 New York-bred short yearlings offered for a total of $568,000, an average price of $51,636. Overall, including broodmares and broodmare prospects, 16 New York-breds sold for $703,000, an average of $43,938 and median of $20,500.

The two-day sale concludes with the second session at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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