The 2014 Midlantic Yearlings Sale Looking to Supply Quality
The 2014 Midlantic Yearlings Sale Looking to Supply Quality: The Midlantic Yearling Sale conducted by Fasig-Tipton every year has seen some amazing horses come through the sale ring. The Midlantic sale has sold graded stakes winners like Bayern, Competitive Edge, Bradester, and Goldencents, just to name a select few. The Midlantic Sale does not have the pizazz like the Saratoga Select sale or the numbers like the Keeneland Yearling Sale, but the Midlantic is one of the most successful sales that the United States has.
The Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale takes place on September 29, 2014 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Combing through the sales catalog for the 2014 Midlantic Sale, there were of course yearlings that stood out more than others, and this list is actually comparable to the Saratoga and Keeneland sales. The families may not be as accomplished, but the pedigrees are there.
Hip 10– this Trappe Shot colt should get some heads turning. Trappe Shot has been well received this year, as his first yearlings hit the sales ring. Trappe Shot, by Tapit is likely to be a decent sire throughout his career. The colt that will pass through the ring is out of the Whywhywhy mare, Why Lucy Why. Why Lucy Why has a lovely distaff line, as she has a famous half sister, in Joyful Victory. Joyful Victory showed that this distaff line, crossed with the Tapit sire line, is a smart cross that works wonders. Look for this chestnut colt to bring a decent price. This colt is a Kentucky bred.
Hip 43 – this chestnut colt has been a lovely cross, in my mind. While Awesome Again hasn’t proven to be an awesome broodmare sire, his speed that his offspring inherits should cross very well with the grinder that is Drosselmeyer. The dam of this colt is half to the multiple graded stakes winner Buffalo Man (El Prado (IRE)). The cross is interesting, and the colt should be able to stretch out easy to classic distances when he is ready. This colt is a Pennsylvania bred.
Hip 53 – this Speightstown filly is out of the St. Jovite mare, Berry Blessed, who has proven to be a worthwhile producer. The mare herself is a half sister to prominent son of Seattle Slew, Vindication. She is also half to Scipion, winner of the Risen Star Stakes. This filly should have a good mix of speed and stamina, but it likely to find the sprint distances as her preference. She could likely enjoy any surface as well. This filly is a Kentucky bred.
Hip 79 – This Hard Spun filly should make a nice race filly, or an even better broodmare prospect in the future. This filly is out the French Deputy mare, Chalonnaise. The catalog shows a lot more interesting information under the second dam, Ms. Cuvee Napa. Ms. Cuvee Napa is producer or granddam of multiple graded stakes winners. You can find Ms. Cuvee Napa in the distaff lines of Concord Point and Conquest Top Gun. This filly should bring a modest price. This filly is a Maryland bred.
Hip 83 – this filly has an interesting mix of speed and stamina. One can find Seattle Slew, Arch, Woodman, Kris S., and Dayjur in the first two generations of the pedigree. This filly is by the new sire, Archarcharch, who first crop are yearlings of 2014. This filly’s distaff line is relative to the lines of Groovy and Boston Harbor. This filly is likely to have some speed, and could find the middle distances to her liking. She is most likely to enjoy the traditional dirt surface. This filly is a Kentucky bred.
Hip 113 – This Harlan’s Holiday filly is one of the last Harlan’s Holiday’s as he passed away in November 2013. She should get some attention, as Harlan’s Holiday offspring have, once again, taken off the last few years. She is also out of the Gone West mare, Dundrummin’. Dundrummin’ has a famous half sibling, in prominent sire Proud Citizen. This filly should enjoy distance dirt races, and should mature quickly. This filly is a Virginia bred.
Hip 195 – One doesn’t hear a lot of the stallion Stephen Got Even, but this filly should get some attention. Her distaff line is interesting. She is out of the Silver Charm mare, Island Shadows. Looking back to the 3rd dam is where the quality is. Quiet Dance produced multiple graded stakes winners, including Saint Liam, Quiet Giant, and Dance Quietly. Saint Liam achieved honors of Horse of the Year and Champion Handicap Horse. He also sired champion Havre De Grace. This filly is a Pennsylvania bred.
Hip 205 –Being apart of the first crop of Paddy O’Prado, she automatically should turn some heads. Paddy O’Prado himself is half to top 3YO filly, Untapable. Tracing this filly’s lines back to the third dam, we find Ruby Slippers, who produced champion Rubiano and Tap Your Heels, who went of to produce iconic sire, Tapit. This filly will be valuable as either a racehorse, or a broodmare prospect for the future. This filly is a Maryland bred.
Hip 241 – this filly screams turf right from the beginning. She is by sire Rock Hard Ten, who is now overseas for stud duty. Being out a Irish stallion, King of Kings, mare, Make My Heart Sing, she will likely be able to get turf distance races down. This filly has similar distaff lines to turf stars Hymn Book and Data Link. This filly is a register Maryland bred.
Hip 346 – this Super Saver filly should bring buyers from all over, just by how prominent her sire is right now. Super Saver is hot right now, but the pedigree in this filly should be enough to prince distance lovers from all over. One has to go back all the way to the 3rd dam to find something worth looking at. Island Kitty is very involved in multiple pedigrees. She can be found in the pedigree of distance lover Micromanage. She also produced prominent sire Hennessy and multiple graded stakes winner Wild Tom. This filly was foaled in Pennsylvania.