Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

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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More Than Ready Colt Sets Midlantic Bullet

TIMONIUM, MD - The under-tack show ahead of next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale kicked off under sunny skies and unseasonably cool temperatures in the mid-50s at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Tuesday. A colt by More Than Ready turned in the day's fastest quarter-mile work, while a colt by Malibu Moon and a filly by Empire Maker shared the fastest furlong time. Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables sent out hip 166, a son of More Than Ready out of graded winner Separate Forest (Forestry) to work the quarter-mile bullet...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show Starts Tuesday

The under-tack show ahead of next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Catalogued hips one through 195 are slated to work Tuesday, with hips 196 through 390 working Wednesday and hips 391 to 587 working at the show's final session Thursday. The Midlantic sale will be held next Monday and Tuesday with bidding beginning each day at 11 a.m. Last year's Midlantic sale, which was delayed until late June due to the pandemic, was topped by...

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Gamine All The Way in Derby City Distaff

Maybe it wasn't the electric performance that everyone was expecting, but nonetheless, 'TDN Rising Star' Gamine (Into Mischief) added her fourth career top-level win in game fashion in Saturday's GI Derby City Distaff S. at Churchill Downs. Hammered into 1-5 favoritism, last year's champion female sprinter bobbled slightly beneath Johnny Velazquez at the start. Undeterred, she recovered quickly to show the way through surprisingly easy opening fractions of :23.15 and :46.08 while traveling several paths off the inside down the backstretch. Last year's GII Eight Belles S. heroine Sconsin (Include)...

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