Breeding programs in Pennsylvania and Maryland are rewarding breeders with higher sales prices
- October 2, 2019
- By SARA CAVANAGH
TIMONIUM, Md--The Fasig-Tipton Midlanic Yearling Sale, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, concluded with an increase of 12 percent for the average price, which rose to $24,253 from $21,653 last year.
Eleven yearlings by 11 different sires sold for six figures or more, and the sale topper was Hip 237, a colt from the second crop of Freshman Sire Honor Code, which sold for $190,000.
"It was a really good sale," said Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa., who, as agent, was one of the largest consignors at the sale. "It was stronger the first day, but it drew a pretty good crowd."
One of the yearlings that he sold was a half-bother to stakes winner Call Paul, bred by Beezie Paterston and Vicky Schowe, that brought $55,000.
"He's a nice horse," said Silverman of the colt, hip number 22 by Bullsbay out of Avani Force. "He's a good mover."
"It's the same old market," said Silveman, referring to the fact that the horses with the best combination of pedigree and conformation brought the highest prices. "It's not that the other horses are bad horses. A lot of those lesser priced horses are still going to be good race horses."