Tapit Filly Tops Second Session of Record-Breaking Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale
A record-breaking renewal of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale ended Tuesday in Timonium, Maryland with new benchmarks established for gross, average, and median. For the seventh consecutive year, the sale topper sold for seven figures, and more than 30% of juveniles sold realized $100,000 or more.
A Florida-bred filly by three-time leading sire Tapit topped the session when sold for $625,000 to Xtreme Racing Stables from the consignment of De Meric Sales, agent (video). Offered as Hip 492, the bay filly is the second foal out of Alcibiades S. (G1) winner Gomo (Uncle Mo). Hip 492 worked an eighth in 10.1 during the Wednesday session of the under tack show. The top-priced filly was bred by Bridlewood Farm, which purchased Gomo for $1,500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale in 2017.
The session's highest priced colt was Hip 417, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Gormley, which sold for $490,000 to Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The bay colt is out the unraced Candy Ride (ARG) mare April Snow, who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Harmonious (Dynaformer) and a full sister to the dam of graded stakes winner Into Chocolate (Into Mischief). Hip 417 worked an eighth in 10.3 during the Tuesday session of the under tack show.
Hip 211, a colt by Quality Road, topped the two-session sale when sold Monday for a record-tying $1,500,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds/L.E.B., agent from the consignment of Eddie Woods, agent (video).
Overall, 357 juveniles sold for a Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale record $33,692,000, eclipsing the previous high mark of $29,374,000 set in 2019. The average was $94,375, surpassing the record of $90,104 set in 2019. The $50,000 median also set a sale record, replacing the benchmark set at $45,000 in 2015. 108 two-year-olds sold for at least six figures, representing more than 30% of those sold. The $1,500,000 sale topper tied the record for a colt at this auction, set in 2017 by subsequent multiple stakes winner Curlin's Honor. The RNA rate fell to 16.2%, the third lowest buyback rate in sale history.
Results are available online.