Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

Second Chances: Quality Road Midlantic Topper 'Could Be Real Deal'

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. After getting checked sharply in the early stages of his belated unveiling at Fair Grounds last weekend, $1.5-million Fasig-Tipton Midlantic topper Vinco (c, 3, Quality Road--Stormy Welcome, by Storm Cat) produced a serious rally from last to finish a strong second Jan. 22 (video). Off at a well-supported 7-2 sporting a 13-strong worktab for the patient Dallas Stewart barn dating back to late October, the West Point Thoroughbreds...

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Sales-Topping Uncle Mo Colt Makes Successful Debut

4th-Santa Anita, $68,000, Msw, 12-26, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:16.11, ft, 1/2 length. SHAAZ (c, 3, Uncle Mo--Miss Ocean City, by Mineshaft), the better fancied of a pair of debuting 3-year-olds for trainer Bob Baffert, overcame his inexperience and overhauled his barnmate Hopkins (Quality Road) in the dying strides to graduate by a half-length Sunday at Santa Anita. The $1.1-million topper from the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Shaaz was not the quickest away and lingered in the latter third of the field as Hopkins set a fast pace...

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Fasig Midlantic Mixed Sale Tuesday

Fasig-Tipton's annual Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale will take place Tuesday in Timonium, MD beginning at 11:00 a.m. A sizable catalog of 401 head has been assembled this year, including 232 broodmares and broodmare prospects, weanlings and yearlings in addition to a sizable horses of racing age supplement. Last year's topper was $195,000 racing or broodmare prospect Fly On Angel (Palace Malice), winner of the GIII Charles Town Oaks earlier that term. She was purchased by Cypress Creek LLC and consigned by Northview Stallion Station, agent...

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F-T Adds 167 Supplements to Midlantic Sale

Fasig-Tipton has added 167 supplemental horses of racing age to the Midlantic December Mixed & Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Tuesday, Dec. 7. The supplements are now online and are catalogued as hips 233-399 in a separate supplemental catalogue. "This is our fifth year offering a horses of racing age supplement at Midlantic December, and we could not be more pleased with the large group we have catalogued," said Midlantic Director of Sales Paget Bennett. "Prospective buyers will find quality in-form entries that will suit a variety...

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'Rising Star' Runs Up the Score in the Gimma

Robert and Lawana Low's Classy Edition (Classic Empire) became the second stakes winner for her freshman sire (by Pioneerof the Nile) with a popular victory in Friday's Joseph. A Gimma S. at Belmont Park. Favored off a smashing 6 3/4-length debut success at Saratoga Sept. 5 for which she was named a 'TDN Rising Star', the $550,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic breezer was beaten for speed and trailed the field early before being steered to the outside of her rivals and improved into midfield to the turn. Niggled at into the final...

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Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic Yearlings Catalogue Released

The catalogue is now available online for the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale, to be held Oct. 4-5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. A total of 500 yearlings have been entered. The Monday, Oct. 4, session will offer the first 200 hips and will begin at 1 p.m., while the final 300 hips will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 5, starting at 10 a.m. "We are very encouraged by the strength of this year's catalogue," said Paget Bennett, Midlantic director of sales. "Sire power has ticked up once...

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Pricey Upstart Filly Goes Two for Two at Pimlico

5th-Pimlico, $50,904, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($62,500), 6-13, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:10.27, ft, 6 lengths. EDIE MEENY MINY MO (f, 3, Upstart--Plum {SW, $128,440}, by Pure Prize) continued a promising start to her career Sunday at a somewhat surprising 3-1 while sporting blinkers for the first time. A sharp :10 flat breezer at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic last year, the dark bay debuted a 4 1/4-length winner in a waiver maiden claimer (not in for the tag as the race condition is effectively a state-bred maiden special weight plus open $40,000 maiden claimer)...

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Celebration of Life for Steve Dance to be Held June 16

A celebration of the life of Steve Dance will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium June 16 at 1 p.m. Dance, who passed away May 25 at the age of 78, spent over half-a-century as an auctioneer, both at Fasig-Tipton and at his own Milton J. Dance Company. The sales pavilion may be accessed through the Marquee (South) Gate on York Road, near its intersection with Timonium Road. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested as follows: Baltimore County 4-H Fair, c/o...

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Quality Road Colt Brings $1.5 Million at Fasig Midlantic

West Point Thoroughbreds' Terry Finley saw off a determined Amr Zedan to acquire a colt by Quality Road for $1.5 million Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Consigned by Eddie Woods on behalf of breeder Jon Clay's Alpha Delta, the dark bay colt worked a co-bullet furlong in :10 flat during last week's under-tack preview. He is out of the unraced Stormy Welcome (Storm Cat), a half-sister to the dam of graded winner Guest Suite (Quality Road). His third dam is blue hen mare Weekend Surprise (Secretariat)....

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Kicks off Monday

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which was pushed back to late June in 2020 due to the pandemic, returns to its traditional mid-May spot on the calendar with bidding at the first of two sessions getting underway at 11 a.m. Monday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. "We are very optimistic about the sale," Fasig Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett said at the sales barns Sunday morning. "We have a great group of horses here and there is a lot of interest. We were very busy...

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Four Share Furlong Bullet Thursday in Timonium

TIMONIUM, MD - Four juveniles shared the co-fastest furlong time of the week during the third and final session of the under-tack show for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Thursday. A colt by Midnight Storm (hip 477) was the first to record the :10 flat bullet time Thursday when working early in the day's first set for consignor James Layden. "I was really pleased with that," Layden said of the work. "He's been doing good all year and I just wanted him...

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Union Rags Filly Swiftest in Timonium Wednesday

TIMONIUM, MD - The second of three under-tack sessions ahead of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale got underway minutes after 8 a.m. with chilly temperatures in the mid-40s and a tailwind which remained fairly steady throughout the day's seven sessions at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Wednesday. Five of the day's six fastest times came during the session's first 20 minutes, with a filly by Union Rags equaling Tuesday's quarter-mile bullet time of :21 2/5 and four horses sharing the co-bullet furlong time of :10 flat. It wasn't until the day's...

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