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Union Rags colt sells for $925,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-0ld in training sale

TIMONIUM, Md.--A colt by Union Rags out Taglewood Tale, by Tale of the Cat, sold for $925,000, claiming the top spot briefly when he was sold to Michael Lund Peterson from the consignment of Bobby Dodd, agent.

UnionRags photo by SarahAndrewThat colt worked an eighth in 10 flat on Sunday.

Sold as Hip 561, he represented a successful pinhook for his sellers, who purchased him for $90,000 at last year’s New York Bred Yearlings Sale in Saratoga.

But the Union Rags colt only claimed the top spot briefly, as four horses later the sale topper came towards the end of the second session.

The colt by Medaglia d’Oro, hip 565, lit up the board to the tune of $1,200,000 on Tuesday evening.

Dennis O’Neill purchased the top-priced colt from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

The colt is the first foal out of the graded stakes winning Tapit mare Tapicat, and he worked an eighth in 10:1 during the Sunday session of the under tack show.

Five of Union Rags' get went through the ring, and, not counting the $925,000 colt, averaged 62,750

The highest priced Pa-bred was a colt by Griesan Fire outof Avani Force consigned by Grassroots Traning & Sales LLC that was bougth by Gary Young, agent for Mike Dubb, for $210,000.

In all, 28 Pa-breds went through the ring with five not sold, and they averaged $58,782.

For the fourth consecutive year, it was a seven-figure juvenile that topped the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale.

Overall, 333 horses sold for a total of $24,868,500, good for an average of $74,680, which was a drop from last year's average of $76.476.

The median increased 8.6 percent to $38,000 from $35,000 last year.

This year, 333 2-year-olds sold for $24,868,500 while last year 330 sold for $25,237,000, and there were 97 not solds this year as compared to 82 not solds last year.

But on the good side, 92 horses sold for $100,000 or more, up from 78 six-figure sales in 2017.

 

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