TIMONIUM. Md.--Marshall Silverman of New Freedom, Pa., as agent sold the highest priced colt at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale at Timonium on Oct. 1-2.
The top colt, hip 427, sold late in the Tuesday session, was bought by Pleasant Valley Farm for $145,000 from the consignment of Silverman, agent for Bayne & Christina Welker.
The bay colt is by Shackleford, the sire of the 2018 G1 winner Promised Fulfilled, and is out of 100 percent winner producer Teruko, by Coronado’s Quest.
Teruko has produced seven winners from as many to race, including multiple stakes winner Safe Trip.
TERUKO IS a half-sister to graded stakes winner and stakes winner producer Willa On the Move (1999).
The immediate family includes G1 winning millionaire Tizway and G1 winners Will’s Way and Willa On the Move (1985).
During the sale, 338 yearlings sold for an average of $21,653 as opposed to last year's sale when 312 yearlings sold for an average of $25,177.
The median, which is half higher than this figure and half lower, was $15,000, the same as last year's figure and was the second highest such figure in the sale’s history.
The RNA rate improved to 21.8 percent, with 94 not sold as opposed to 128 not sold last year.
"The sale was pretty spotty," said Silverman. "Our horses sold pretty well. Everybody is keying in on the big guns, which means a lot of horses fall through the cracks. But Fasig-Tipton did a good job with the sale."
"Overall, for us, we had a lot of $30,000, $40,000 and $50,000 sales," said Silverman. "The (Charles and Cynthia) McGinnes' horses sold well. I think we averaged between $25,000 and $30,000. I know we were above the average of the sale."
"A lot of people, pin-hookers, that you'd expect to be there didn't show up," said Silverman. "After Keeneland, people are whipped. But a lot of good horses come out of that sale, so I think they're missing a good thing."
The sale topper was hip 399, a filly by Into Mischief out of Spin the Bottle, purchased for $210,000 by Three Diamonds Farm from the consignment of CandyLand, agent.
The bay filly is by this year’s leading living sire of two-year-olds by earnings and stakes winners, and is the first foal out of the unraced Hard Spun mare Spin the Bottle.
That mare is a half-sister to four winners, including graded stakes placed Nathan’s H Q.
Hip 399 hails from the immediate family of G1 winner Off the Tracks and G2 winner and successful sire Concord Point.
She was bred in Maryland by Classic Thoroughbred.
Seven of the top 10 prices were achieved by Midlantic-breds, including a $210,000 filly and a $200,000 colt.
Maryland-based sires Great Notion and Golden Lad were each represented by a six-figure yearling.
In total, 338 yearlings sold for $7,318,700 over the two days, for an average of $21,653. and a median equal to last year’s mark of $15,000, .