TIMONIUM, Md.--Two Pa-bred weanlings by Peace and Justice consigned by Northview Stallion Station, Agent topped the Fasig-Tiptpn Midlantic December Mixed & Horses of Racing Age on Dec. 4.
A colt from the first crop of Peace and Justice, out of Frolicking Gal, by Discreet Cat , hip number 141, was bought by LEB for $87,000
The dark bay or brown colt was bred in Pennsylvania by A1A Racing.
Hip number 145, another Peace amd Justice colt, out of High Step Arch, by Arch, was bought by Nick Salllusto, Agent, for $80,000.
That colt, the second-highest price of the day, was also bred in Pennsylvania by A1A Racing.
TWENTY-FIVE Pa-breds sold for an average of $13,476, considerably over the average for the sale of $9,508, which was under last year's sale average of $11,078.
Marshall Silverman as agent sold a number of horses, including one to Ricky Hendriks and one to Cynthia and Charles McGinnes' Thornmar Farm.
Hendriks bought hip number 242, Acoustic, a 5-year-old by Tapit out of a Danehill mare, who started 28 times with two wins, six seconds and four thirds, mainly in claiming races,
"Ricky bought the Tapit horse," said Silverman. "He is a big, good, sound, clean-legged horse. He is gorgeous, show horse quality. He paid $25,000 for him. He'll make a good steeplechase horse."
Thornmar Farm bought hip number 272, a 6-year-old mare named Kiss the Princess. by Any Give Saturday out of a Kafwain mare, for $22,000.
She started 37 times with seven firsts, 10 seconds and seven thirds.
"She's a beautiful filly," said Silverman. "If her foals look like her, they'll sell well."
"I didn't have any super stars in my group." said Silverman. "Basically, it was a move horses along sale, a cleaning house kind of sale. The average was down a little, but the median was the same as the year before."
"It seems like the game is kind of shrinking,: said Silverman. "You don't see too many new faces, and that's part of the problem. "We've got to get more people in the game."