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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Colt by Nyquist topped the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale

TIMONIUM, Md.--A colt by Nyquist (Hip 160) topped the second session and the sale, selling for $205,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale on Tuesday evening, Oct. 3 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Fasig Tipton Timonium 23The sales topper at the Fasig-Tipton Yearling sale inTimonium The colt by Nyquist sold for $205,000 to Thorostock LLC & Seth Morris Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Becky Davis Inc., agent.

Out of the winning Not For Love mare How My Heart Works, the dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to graded stakes placed Monday Morning QB, winner of last year’s Maryland Million Classic, and a full sibling to Asawer, second runner up in this year’s G3 U.A.E. Oaks and was bred in Maryland by Bowman & Higgins Stable.

Over the course of two days, 289 yearlings sold for $7,078,000, good for an average of $24,491.

The median was $12,000, and the RNA (reserve not attained) rate was 21.4%.

"Could it have been a better sale, yes," said Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa., who sold a number of yearlings as agent, including the second highest price colt in the opening session. "But the way things are going it was not too bad."

"It wasn't as crowded as usual, but a lot of the right people were there," he said."A lot of people want only Kentucky sired horses."

Siverman said the Timonium being sandwiched between the Keeneland sale of thousands of yearling and the Keeneland sale of 12,000 horses meant that some buyers didn't bother to go to Maryland.


"THERE WERE only so many good horses in the sale, and some horses fell through the cracks," said Silverman. "Some of the horses that were RNA were nice horses that will win on the track."

"One of the problems is people not knowing what's going on with Maryland racing," said Silverman. "Plus all expenses have gone up, feed, hay, blackmiths. HISA's control is good to a point, but some people have just thrown up their hands and gotten out of the game. The game is in a little bit of trouble."

"But Fasig-Tipton does a great job of getting the best horses they can," he said.

Thorostock LLC & Seth Morris Thoroughbreds also teamed up for the second session’s second highest-priced yearling, going to $175,000 for a colt by Street Sense (Hip 376) from the consignment of Northview Stallion Station, agent.

The dark bay or brown colt is the second foal out of the stakes winning Jump Start mare Victory Rally, from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Who Did It and Run and Hangover Kid and was bred in Maryland by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds.

The first session of the Yearling sale was held the afternoon of Monday, Oct' 2

The session’s top 10 hips included yearlings bred in six states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, and New York.

A colt by Classic Empire (Hip 3) topped the opening session when sold early for $135,000 to LC Racing LLC from the consignment of Gracie Bloodstock, agent.

Out of the unraced Ghostzapper mare Adorabella, the bay colt is a half-brother to two stakes winners from two to race, including multiple stakes winner Girl Trouble (Fast Anna) and Book’em Danno (Bucchero), undefeated winner of the Smoke Glacken S. at Monmouth this year at 2 and was bred in New Jersey by Gregory J. Kilka & Bright View Farm.

LC Racing also purchased the session’s second highest-priced offering, a $130,000 colt by current leading first-crop sire Maximus Mischief (Hip 116) consigned by Silverman, agent.

The bay colt is the second foal out of the winning Flatter mare Flatter’s Secret, whose first foal Uncle Gary (Uncle Lino) was a multiple winner last year at 3.

From the immediate family of Irish champion and Group 1 winner Dark Lomond (IRE), Hip 116 was bred in Pennsylvania by Dr. & Mrs. William E. Riddle Jr.

During the opening session, 91 yearlings sold for $2,212,500, good for an average of $24,313.

The median was $11,500 and the RNA rate was 19%.


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