Curlin colt at record $1.5 million tops Fasig-Tipton sale, Colt by Super Saver was the top Pa-bred
- May 25, 2017
- By SARA CAVANAGH
A record setting sale of a Curlin colt for $1.5 million topped a Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale May 22-23 in Timonium, Md., that recorded sales of over $25 million, over a nine percent increase over the previous year’s sale.
Ten Pa-breds were sold for a total of $375,000, an average of $37,500, with a colt by Super Saver being the top Pa-bred at $70,000.
The dark bay or brown colt by Super Saver out of Parallelogram, by Orientate, hip number 17, bred by Blackstone Farm LLC and consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent VI, was bought by Tom Foley, agent for $70,000.
The colt is a registered Pa-bred and is Breeder’s Cup nominated.
Maryland had 17 2-year-olds sell for a total of $675,000, for an average of $39,705, while Virginia had two sold for an average of $43,500.
The top Midlantic sold was Hip 521, a Maryland-bred.
The Maclean’s Music colt, out of the winning Yes It’s True mare Martini, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds as agent, brought a winning bid of $120,000 from Tom O’Grady.
Of the 43 Midlantic-breds to go through the ring, 33 were sold, but the prices put them in the middle of the market at a time when only those 2-year-olds that have top breeding and conformation bring top dollar.
THE SALES toper was a chestnut colt by Curlin, hip 388, who sold for $1,500,000 during the second and final session of the sale on Tuesday.
The price was both a record for this sale and for a thoroughbred sold at public auction in the state of Maryland.
This increasingly popular sale produced a seven-figure sale-topper for the third consecutive year.