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Sunday, July 03, 2022

Breeding

Record sale in Maryland as Bernardini colt sells for over $3.5 million

TIMONIUM, Md--A new record price for a thoroughbred sold in Maryland was set at the Fasig-Tipton two-year-olds in training sale at Timonium when a Bernardini colt sold for $3,550,000.

Hip 385Hip 385This was almost double the previous highest sale in the state.

The 2022 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale ended Tuesday in Timonium with an exciting day of sales, featuring early fireworks and robust trade throughout.

But like all sales of late, there seems to be no price too high for the top of the market, but there is little or no interest in the lower part.

"Everyone was there for the big gun horses," said Marshall Silverman, an agent. "There were a lot of nice horses in the sale.But a lot of horses should have sold for more than they did. Overall, it was a good sale, but a lot of people didn't have a good sale.

"I had eight horses at the sale, and I sold one through the ring. Two others I sold after the sale. A couple of the owners race horses, so they kept theirs to race.

"Bernardini was just crazy money," said Silverman. "When you get two people on a horse they just get into a bidding match. Baffert was at the sale, and a lot of out of town trainers. But there were a lot of trainers that I thought would be there that weren't. But it was overall a good sale. People were pumped."

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Strong support for first crop sires at Timonium sales on opening day; record $3.5 million sale on day two

TIMONIUM, Md.--The 2022 Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale opened Monday in Timonium with strong trade and enthusiastic support for first-crop sires.

Hip88 webHip 88 sold for $725,000The big news of the sale was the record setting sale of a Bernadini colt for $3,550,000 on the second day of the sale. Complete story on the second day sales tomorrow.

The top Pa-bred on the first day of the sale, hip 280, was sold for $525,000 and was a colt  that was bred in Pennsylvania by Blackstone Farm.

Five of the top 10 sold during the opening session were from their sire's first crop of two-year-olds.

The gross and average were comparable to last year's first session, while the median rose more than 11 percent over the same period.

Donato Lanni, agent for Michael Lund Petersen, paid $725,000 to buy the session topper, a filly from the first crop of the G1 Haskell Invitational Stakes winner Girvin.

Consigned as Hip 88 by Paul Sharp, agent, the bay filly worked an eighth in 10.1 during the Tuesday session of the under tack show.

Dam Sweet Pistol, by Smart Strike, has already produced a winning filly in Kirtan, who is by Cairo Prince.

Sweet Pistol is out of multiple Grade 2 winner Pomeroys Pistol, making her a half-sister to Los Alamitos Futurity winner Thousand Words.

Hip 88 was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones.

Bet Racing purchased the filly for $90,000 at last year's July Sale, where she was consigned by her breeder as Airdrie Stud.

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Fasig-Tipton Ky. sale delayed due to weather

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Due to the ice storm currently forecasted for Lexington, Ky., Fasig-Tipton officials are pushing back the start date of next week’s Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale to Tuesday, Feb. 8.

Fasig Tiptpn novThe two-day auction was originally scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday, Feb.7 and 8, but will now be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb.8 and 9.

Hips 1-300 will now be offered in the Tuesday session. Hips 301 – through the supplement (which currently goes through hip 606), will be offered on Wednesday. Both sessions will begin at 10 am.

“Our area is currently under an Ice Storm Warning from tomorrow morning through Friday morning, and in the interests of safety we have decided to push the sale back by one day,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “This will ensure that horses and sale participants will have ample time to arrive on the sales grounds and begin inspections when conditions are safe to do so.”

For further information:
Evan Ferraro
(859)255-1555

Warrior's Reward, a graded stakes winner and sire of stakes winners

DELTA, Pa.--Warrior's Reward, Pennsylvania's leading active sire in 2020 who stands at WynOaks Farm in Delta, sired stakes winners at eight tracks, including Saratoga and Del Mar, last year.

Warrios Reward 1His first crop of Pa-breds will be 2 year olds in 2022 and will begin racing.

Warrior's Reward, by Medaglia d'Oro out of For All You Do, by Seeking the Gold, a G1 winner, was an outstanding race horse who won four races, placed second five times and third twice from 17 starts and earned $565,716.

He broke his maiden in 2009 at Gulfstream as a 3-year-old in his first start and went on to win an allowance race at Churchill Downs, to finish second in the G3 Northern Dance Stakes at Churchill, third in the G2 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont and second in the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga.

The following year, he won the G1 Carter Stakes at Aqueduct and was second in the G2 Churchill Downs Stakes, third in the G3 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland and the fifth in the G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

He finished his racing career by hitting the board in six graded stakes at five different track.

Warriors 3As a sire, Warrior's Reward has sired 17 stakes winners, including his most recent winner, She's My Warrior, who won the  $100,000 Norther Lights Debutante Stakes at Canterbury Park on Sept. 8.

He is the sire of 31 lifetime black type runners, including G1 winner Exclusivo.

He is the sire of four horses that have won over a half a million dollars, and his top lifetime winners include graded stakes winners Night Ops, Warriors' Club and Axelrod.

In 2019 at sales, his 2-year-olds sold for up to $370,000.

Warrior's Reward covered 115 mares in 2019.

"We're pretty excited not only about the crop size, but the quality of the foals," said Donny Brown, one of Warrior's Reward's owners.

Warriors 2"Pennsylvania has one of the best state bred programs in the country, and this should help assure the breeders who supported Warrior's Reward a handsome return," said Brown.

Warrior's Reward will stand for $5,000, with special consideration to mares foaling in Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact WynOaks Farm at 153 W. McKinley Rd., Delta, PA 17314, phone: 717-456-5666 or toll free: 1.866.WynOaks, or Donny Brown's cell, 717-554-6731.

Well Spelled, a graded stakes winner and proven sire

PALMYRA, Pa.--Well Spelled, a 12-year-old grey stallion who will stand the 2022 season at Mountain Springs Farm in Palmyra, is a graded stakes winner and a proven sire.

Well Spelled track photoWell Spelled has 61 percent winners from starters this year, and is 67 percent lifetime winners from starters.

His average earnings per starter of $40,599 is 27 times his stud fee, and 13 percent of his juvenile starters become stakes winners.

Well Spelled broke his maiden sprinting at Aqueduct on Jan. 27 as a 3-year-old and then won an allowance race at Parx.

Well Spell newLater the same year, he first won the G3 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth and then the Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx with a 106 Beyer Speed Rating.

Well Spelled was a graded stakes winner who won four races, placed in three and was third four times from 17 starts earning $364,160, and he was elected 2012 Parx 3-Year-Old Sprinter of the Year.

He was aimed at the Breeders' Cup Sprint when he was hurt, and later he was retired to stud.

wellspelled headWell Spelled stamps his foals with his muscular, strong build, and passes on his super temperament.

Well Spelled has had multiple winners from limited opportunities, including stakes winners Hockey Puck and Well Graced.

Hockey Puck won the 2019 Pennsylvania Nursery, and Well Graced won the 2018 Strike Your Colors Stakes.

Well Spelled stands for $1,500.LFSN

For more information, contact Judy Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  717-359-5365.

 

The legend of Uptowncharlybrown

DELTA, Pa.--In 2009, the late beloved trainer, Alan Seewald, said long before Uptowncharlybrown ever made his debut that he was the "best horse" he had ever trained.

Uptpwn 1Alan was proven correct as he won his first two races, one a stake, with devastating ease.

Unfortunately, Alan died on April 12, 2010 as Charly was about to embark on the Triple Crown trail.

Charly suffered a soft tissue injury after the Belmont Stakes and was never the same.

He became a stud in 2013 bred to just a few modest mares to keep Alan's memory alive.

Well lo and behold, what Charly couldn't prove on the racetrack, he's more than made up for thru his progeny.

They hit the ground running and have never looked back.

He's consistently produced over 10 percent stakes runners from each of his first six crops.

His owner Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC while racing only his progeny have placed in the TOP ONE PERCENT in the OWNER'S STANDINGS for the last four years!

Uptowncharlybrown's AEI/CI RATIO, which is the Average Earnings Index of HIS FOALS as compared to the Comparative Index of the mares that he's bred to is the HIGHEST in the Mid-Atlantic region; and, places him in the TOP FIVE Nationally.

Uptown 2This means he moves his mares WAY UP.

Simply put, Charly produces foals comparable to the BEST STALLIONS in America despite being bred to modest mares; whereas, the much more expensive stallions are bred to REGAL PEDIGREE/GRADED STAKES Mares.

To date, the average Uptowncharlybrown foal earns $70,240 lifetime; with earnings of $7,000 per start.

For 2022 Uptowncharlybrown's stud fee is $7,500 due when the live foal stands and nurses.

Pennsylvania foaling mares receive a discount to $3,500; with mares foaling in Maryland and New Jersey, a stud fee of $4,500.


Uptowncharlybrown now standing at WynOaks Farm in Delta, Pa., just a few miles away from the Maryland border.

Uptown 3In the last four years, Charly has serviced over 225 broodmares.

His foals sold at auction have averaged $43,500.

Book your mare today to Pa/. and the Mid-Atlantic regions #1 SIRE!

Call Joerg at (732) 766-4507.

You'll be glad you did.

From foaling to his first foals - The journey of a homebred at Hilltop Farm

COLERA, Md.--The journey from the arrival of a new foal to an approved stallion can be an exciting adventure, filled with many milestone moments to celebrate along the way.

Hilltop 1Here at Hilltop Farm, we are fortunate enough to have seen many promising young stallions down this road but it’s not every year that we get to see a product of our own breeding program from foaling, through their young horse years, to stallion licensing and the arrival of their first foals.

Our most recent Hilltop-bred young stallion, Louisville, by Lord Leatherdale out of Uforia, by Negro, has allowed us to see everything come full circle.

Louisville arrived in May of 2017 out of the Dutch mare Uforia.

A successful Grand Prix competitor by the popular stallion Negro, Uforia was a very special mare and we looked forward to the arrival of her foals each year.

Louisville’s sire Lord Leatherdale has consistently proven to cross well on the Negro daughters, producing numerous licensed stallions, world champion young horses, and now even has an Olympic team medalist to his credit.

The pedigree alone made the excitement and anticipation for Louisville’s arrival very high!

It wasn’t long before Louisville caught everyone’s attention with the quality of his gaits and his outgoing personality.

Hilltop 2The historic Dressage at Devon was Louisville’s first horse show, he commandingly won the Dressage at Devon Foal Championship.

The next two years Louisville spent growing up in a herd.

Still convinced of his quality and character, Louisville made the move from the raising herds to the training barn towards the end of his 2-year old year to begin training and preparing for Stallion Licensing.

In the US, most registries inspect stallions for initial breeding licenses in their 3-year old year; though, some do offer initial licensing without riding tests at 2 ½ years old.

As a 2 ½ year old, Louisville was licensed with ISR/OldenburgNA and the following summer earned his breeding license with the American Hanoverian Society.

Both licenses meant Louisville could officially stand for breeding in 2020, which was an exciting milestone for Hilltop Farm and the many breeders awaiting the availability of a Lord Leatherdale-Negro son via cooled semen.

Hilltop 3While each milestone from a foal to stallion licensing was exciting, the 2021 season was extra special!

The first Louisville foals arrived in the spring of 2021, they all seem to inherit his outgoing personality and expressive gaits.

From his first foal crop, numerous have been named Top and Premium Foals.

With the arrival of the summer months and the close of Louisville’s 2021 breeding season, Louisville made his first under saddle horse show debut earning scores as high as 80 percent.

The fall of 2021 brought the North American Stallion Sport Test to Hilltop Farm, allowing Louisville to complete the first of two years required to earn his Lifetime Breeding Approvals and allowed him to earn licenses with the German Oldenburg Verband and WestfalenNA.

Louisville finished second at the Stallion Test, earning exceptional scores of 9 for canter and rideability.

With many of our initial goals for this special foal and now licensed stallion complete, the journey or our special homebred is really just beginning!

We hope for many years of training and showing together with Louisville and his foals.

For additional information Louisville or breeding to Louisville, contact Hilltop Farm, Inc. at 410-658-9898 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lord Shanakill – Sire Power

NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Lord Shanakill is the sire of 13 stakes horses, including most recently champion Youtalktome in Greece, and nine graded stakes winners.

Lord ShanakillLord Shanakill

He is not only a G1 and multiple graded stakes winner of over $900,000, but he is a G1 and multiple graded winning producing sire as well.

Lord Shanakill is half brother to G1 winner, Together Forever (Ire), and he is from a family of champions, including Augustin Stable's Forever Together, trained by Jonathan Sheppard to win the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Stakes.

In his first few crops, Lord Shanakill, along with Youtalktome, has produced the G1 winner of the E750,000 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, My Dream Boat (Ire), who defeated two of the best racehorses in the world, Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (Ire), and the number one rated, A Shin Hikari (Jpn).

In 2017, Lord Shanakill’s son, Marvel Hero, lowered a 12-year course record in Hong Kong with an impressive four and a half length win of the HK$2,500,000 Class 1 Happy Valley Vase handicap.

Lord Shanakill is also the sire of several graded stakes performers in Europe and North America including Time Shanakill, G2 winner Themis (Ire),and graded stakes placed Dark Kingdom (Ire), Pythius (Ire), Great Dancer (Ire), Mister Brightside (Ire) and Old Fox (Ire).

Lord Shanakill 2Lord Shanakill, a precocious sprint turf specialist in England and France, had tremendous speed and won in distances from 6 furlongs to a mile.

His sire, Speightstown,an emerging sire of sires, has been successful on both dirt and turf surfaces.

Lord Shanakill will stand for 2022 for $2,500 live foal with multiple mare discounts of $2,000 for the breeding of two mares, and $1,500 for three or more mares.

For further information, call 717-235-4954 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pin Oak Lane Farm to stand top sire Wicked Strong in 2022

NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Millionaire Wicked Strong, the sire of 15 black typ horses from just three crops to race, will stand at  Dr. William Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa., for the 2022 season.

wicked strong 1wicked strong 

His most recent stakes winning juvenile is Brooklyn Strong, who won the G2 Rremsnen Stskes st Aqueduct on Dec. 5, 2020 after winning the $150,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont on Oct. 24.

Brooklyn Strong also fits among Wicked Strong's stakes-placed runners, as he was third in Belmont’s Bertram F. Bongard Stakes Oct. 2 in his second start.

Brooklyn Strong was the only New York-bred entered in the Remsen, but he had no trouble in open company with a hard fought triumph by a neck over 6-5 post time favorite Ten for Ten in Saturday’s nine-furlong event for 2-year-olds. 

A top-10 freshman sire nationally in 2019 by progeny earnings, Wicked Strong ranked second by number of winners with 26, one less than American Pharoah, Constitution and Tapiture.

Among his first crop runners, now 4, are Evil Lyn, winner of Pimlico’s Hilltop Stakes in 2020 and the Lady Canterbury Stskes in 2021, and Wicked Runner, a stakes winner at 2 and 3 in Puerto Rico.

His 3-year-old Por Que No won the Boiling Springs Stskes in 2021 at Monmouth.

Of his 15 black-type horses in his first three crops to race, seven earned black-type at 2.

One of the top runners of his generation, Wicked Strong won the $1 million, G1 Wood Memorial Stakes in stakes-record time and captured Saratoga’s G2 Jim Dandy Stakes over G1 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist.

Wicked Strong conf. photoGraded stakes-placed at 2 when third behind Honor Code in the G2 Remsen, he was second by a nose to his stablemate V. E. Day the next summer in the G1 Travers Stakes.

He turned in strong showings in the 2014 classics, finishing fourth after a tough trip in the G1 Kentucky Derby, won by California Chrome, and getting up to dead heat with California Chrome for fourth in the G1 Belmont Stakes while finishing less than two lengths behind Tonalist.

Wicked Strong competed in 14 consecutive stakes at 3 and 4, 10 of them G1.

During his 4-year-old season, he had four stakes placings, including a second to Tonalist in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and a third behind Liam’s Map in the G1 Woodward Stakes, and concluded his 19-start career with a fourth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile won by Liam’s Map.

wicked strong 3He is the richest son of top sire Hard Spun to stand at stud, with a record of 3-4-3 for earnings of $1,994,460.

Wicked Strong has a pedigree with strong classic lines.

His winning dam Moyne Abbey is by Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Charismatic, who in turn is by Preakness winner Summer Squall.

His family is filled with graded stakes winners including two-time G1-winning millionaire Student Council; his dam is a half-sister to graded winners and G1-placed Gulch Approval and Rusty Slipper as well as stakes winner and graded-placed Approval Rating.

The syndicated stallion, who previously stood at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., will stand for $3,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses, with multiple mare discounts of $3,000 for two mares and $2,500 for three or more mares.

For additional information, please contact Pin Oak Lane Farm, P.O. Box 129, New Freedom, PA 17349  or call 717.235.4954.

Royally bred Rimrod is a great bargain for Pa. breeders

WEST CHESTER, Pa.--RIMROD brings the best American and European bloodlines to the breeders in Pennsylvania.

RimrodRimrodBy perennial leading sire DANZIG, RIMROD is out of a true blue hen mare, ANNIE EDGE (IRE), who has produced six stakes winners, including champion SELKIRK, multiple graded stakes winner SEEBE and earners of more than $1.5 million.

On the track, RIMROD was a multiple stakes winner of over $100,000.

He met and defeated European Sprint Champion and leading sire, OASIS DREAM and many of Europe’s finest runners.

At stud, RIMROD has sired the stakes winners LENAPE RIM ($617,366), VIANELLO ($263,255), Neo's Grand Finale ($347,932), Checkbouncein Billy ($421,869 to 7 in 2020) and 19 $100,000-plus earners.

He has sired 62 percent winners from starters, and has an average earnings per runner of $76,831, which is 48 times his stud fee.

All in all, RIMROD is a fantastic bargain for breeders in Pennsylvania.

Owned by George Strawbridge, Jr., Rimrod is a registered Pa. stallion and stands at Castle Rock Farm in West Chester, Pa. for $1,500 LFSN.

For additional information, call Peter Giangiulio's cell phone, 610-329-2832 or fax 610-793-0438."

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale set sales records and pleased consignors.

TIMONIUM, Md.--The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale, Oct. 5,6, resulted in new all-time sale records in average and median.

Mendelsohn Fasig TiptonThe sales topper by Mendelsohn at the Fasig-Tipton Timonium Yearling sale"It was a good sale," said Marshall Silveman, who, as agent, had consigned 61 horses to the sale. "For me, the middle market was good. People need horses. The foal crop was down, and horses are bringing 20 to 25 percent more than they would have if the foal crop had been bigger. All the sales have been good."

"The purses now are great, and breeders awards are great," said Silverman. "Fasig-Tipton did a good job with this sale."

"It was a very strong sale in the middle market," said Cynthia McGinnes, whose Thornmar Farm sold 18 horses." For regional people, there were a lot of Maryland trainers buying horses, and I think that is because of the Maryland Development Bonus."

The development bonus rewards any person who buys a horses that has not run in Maryland, and owns that horse when it runs in its first Maryland race.

Thereafter, for the rest of that horse's career, any time that horse places first, second or third in a Maryland race, no matter who owns it, that buyer will receive an award of 15 percent of the purse.

"Dale Capuano, one of Maryland's top trainers, said, `Buying a Md-bred is like getting a 30 percent discount because of the 15 percent owner's bonus and the 15 percent developer bonus,'" said McGinnes.

"One buyer said said gave him a better incentive to buy because even if a horse got claimed he'd still have an interest in following it because he'd still get money if the horse placed in a Maryland race," said McGinnes.

"The market for horses selling from $15,000 to $40,000 was strong, and that market usually is not strong," McGinnes said. "That helps regional stallions. I was encouraged. We sold 18 horses, and 14 went to Maryland or Virginia trainers, who will probably run in Maryland."

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Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Select Sale 4th best in history of sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Selected Yearling Sales on Aug., 9, 10, ended with a blow-out sale on the closing night, making it the fourth best sale in Saratoga that Fasig-Tipton has ever had.

Pa-breds, particularly five consigned by Blackstone Farm of Pine Grove, Pa., did very well, and two other yearlings with close ties to black type Pa-breds also sold well.

Fassig Tipton 2.6 million saleFasig-Tiptpn's $2.6 million sales topperPresident and CO Boyd Browning Jr. was euphoric following the Tuesday evening sale.

“We felt the magic of Saratoga tonight,” said  Browning. “Whatever adjectives you want to use to describe, fantastic, vibrant, energetic, dramatic, we all felt it tonight. You’ve heard me say it before and I’ll say it again, it all begins with the quality of horses on the sales grounds. We were lucky to have an exceptional group of horses on the grounds this week. You could feel the buzz growing on the sales grounds. Just the way the horses fell, we had a few more breakout horses tonight. The four seven-figure breakout yearlings, including Hip. 73, the colt by Uncle Mo who brought $1.6 million Monday night, were joined by six that sold for $800,000 or more. Overall, 37 sold for $500,000 or
more."

“All in all, it was near record sale in every statistical evaluation, said Browning. "To accomplish that coming off of the disruption of 2020, it’s remarkable. It takes the support of the buyers and it takes the support of the sellers. It starts with the sellers. There’s no chicken and egg in the horse sales business, it all starts with consignors giving you the opportunity to offer quality product. If you offer quality product the buyers will embrace what you’re trying to do. We were very fortunate to have a very, very strong catalog, with very good individuals we’ve worked hard to select and cultivate. I couldn’t be happier right now. It’s a special place. If it wasn’t the sale of the century it was awfully close to it."

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Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Olds in Training sale sets records

TIMONIUM, Md.--Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale, May 17-18, saw record breaking sales, including over 30 percent of the youngsters selling for $100,000 or more.

Fasig tiptonHip211"It was a great sale," said Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa.,, who,, as agent, sold six. "Fasig-Tipton did a great job. There was plenty of money there. It was a super, super sale. There was a low RNA.

RNA means reserve not achieved, which means the horse didn't sell.

Silverman said the sale bodes well for future sales.

"A lot of people did pretty well," said Silverman. "That means they'll have to reinvest that money or Uncle Sam will take it. I look forward to the yearling sale this fall to be a good sale. I have about 50 going to that sale."

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale is scheduled for Oct. 4-5.

Silverman said he was overall pleased with the way his sales went.

"I thought a couple could have brought a little more, but in general they all brought about what they were worth," said Silverman, who sold a colt by Unified for $150,00 with the rest of his sales averaging in the $50,000 area.

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Pa. and Md. have increase in mares bred

The Jockey Club Report of Mares Bred showed that of the top 10 states and provinces ranked by number of mares bred, Pennsylvania and Maryland were two of only four states with an increase in 2020.

Pennsylvania is up 7 percent, and Maryland is up 3.3 percent while most of the rest of the country is down.

In addition, Pennsylvania is up 32.1 percent in number of stallions standing in the state and is one of only two states where the number of stallions standing has increased.

 

PA mare report

Larry Karp, who foals at Sylmar Farm in Christiana, wins Pa. and National Small Breeder of the Year

CHRISTIANA, Pa.--Larry Karp, who keeps all his mares at Betsy Houghton's Sylmar Farm in Christiana and foals them there, won the Thoroughbred Owner and Breeders Association’s State Breeder of the Year for Pennsylvania, and also the National Small Breeder of the Year.

Sylmar FarmSylmar Farm“I wasn’t surprised about getting it for Pennsylvania, because my mare Mirth and her foal took all the awards here,” said Karp, 77 of Plano, Texas. “I got five awards from the state this year. But to get it nationally really blew me away.”

Betsy's son Bernie trains all Karp's racehorses.

"I've been training for Larry for about eight years," said Houghton. "Carl McEntee, who used to run Northview Stallion Station, is a good friend of mine. Larry's previous trainer retired, and he told Carl he was looking for a new trainer. Carl introduced me to him, and we've been together since."

"The first mare he sent me was Bound," said Houghton.

Bound won eight times, including three stakes, as second four times and third three times from 23 starts with earnings  of $419,174.

It was Karp's purchase of the mare Di's Delight for $55,000 in 2011 that eventually led to his collecting all the Breeder's awards.

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Monomoy Girl sale sets sales record and is to return to racing

LEXINGTON, Ky.--Spendthrift Farm had a huge weekend as the farm bought both Monomoy Girl for $9.5 million and Bast for $4.2 million among the four seven-figure mares it purchased, as well as announcing that Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic has retired to stand at stud at Spendthrift.

Monomoy GirlMonomoy Girl (Poto by Fasig-Tipton)The weekend also proved a boon to racing fans as both Monomoy Girl and Got Stormy, bought at the Fasig-Tipton Sale, and Tiz the Law, the Belmont and Travers Stakes winner, will return to racing in 2021.

Tiz the Law finished sixth in the Breeder's Cup Classic after being trapped inside on the rail until the stretch and is trained by former steeplechase jockey Barclay Tagg.

The Fasig-Tipton sale on Nov. 8 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington featured a selection of leading racing and/or broodmare prospects, broodmares and weanlings.

The sale posted its second highest gross of all time, led by five fillies and mares sold for $4,000,000 or more, and set a world record for a racing/broodmare prospect sold at public auction.

Two-time G1 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Monomoy Girl topped the sale when sold for $9,500,000 to Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of ELiTE, agent.

The price set a world record for racing/broodmare prospect sold at public auction and tied for the third highest price ever realized at The November Sale, set in 2017 by Songbird.

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  1. Pa-bred tops Fasig-Tipton Oct. mid-Atlantic sale
  2. Caberneigh won the Hunter Breeding Overall Grand Championship
  3. Welbourne Farms PA is taking over operations at Northview PA
  4. Strong Returns, Seven-Figure Sale Topper for Fifth Consecutive Year at Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training
  5. Pennsylania Horse Breeders Association announced 2020 Awards structure
  6. Northview to sell its Pennsylvania property
  7. New drug restrictions at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland Sales
  8. Fasig-Tipton Consolidates Selected Yearling Sales Schedule, will conduct "2020 Selected Yearlings Showcase" in Kentucky Monday, April 27, 2020
  9. Fasig-Tipton to allow online bidding at all future auctions
  10. Keeneland Yearling Sale to startsas scheduled Sept. 14
  11. Fasig-Tipton reschedules 2-year-old Maryland sale, OBS sales also rescheduled
  12. Breeders can stand up to Gov. Wolf at Shippensburg University
  13. Breeding programs in Pennsylvania and Maryland are rewarding breeders with higher sales prices
  14. 17 Pa-breds sell at Keeneland Yearling Sale that saw record $8..2 million for a filly
  15. Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale broke the record for average and median prices
  16. Ricky and Wendy Hendriks buy three at Fasig-Tipton sale
  17. Patti Miller bought two Pa-breds at Fasig-Tipton 2 y.o Timonium sale
  18. Pa-breds sell for over average at Fasig-Tipton Mixed sale
  19. Marshall Silverman, agent, sells top colt at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings
  20. American Pharoah get bring top price at Keeneland
  21. Fasig-Tpton Yearling Select Sale, with five selling for $1 million or more, sets a record for total sales
  22. Blackstone's colt by Street Sense sold for $350,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July sale that posted gains
  23. Union Rags colt sells for $925,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-0ld in training sale
  24. OBS Sale & Fasig-Tipton Sale continue trend that is hard on the middle market
  25. Pin Oak Lane adds graded stakes winner Royal Artillary to its stallion roster
  26. Songbird sells for $9.5 million, Md.-bred For Royalty sells for $2.1 million
  27. Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale average up, two sell for $150,000
  28. Union Rags' get average $149,000 at Keeneland Yearling Sale, 20% over average sale price
  29. Pa-breds and Union Rags bring top dollar at hugely successful Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yealing Sale
  30. No Dozing adds to Union Rags' string of stakes winners
  31. Union Rags filly sells for $200,000 at OBS 2 Year Olds in Training Sale
  32. Curlin colt at record $1.5 million tops Fasig-Tipton sale, Colt by Super Saver was the top Pa-bred
  33. Union Rags’ colt brings $1 million at OBS April sale, Eight Pa-breds average $124,500
  34. D.D. Matz’ full brother to Tequilita sells at OBS for $685,000
  35. Lord Shanakill, sire of a European Group 1 winner, stands at Pin Oak Lane

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