Twenty-six offered, 25 sold – Sales Division Manager David Wade and the NORTHVIEW SALES DIVISION crew were busy at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s Eastern Fall Yearling sale held in Timonium on Oct. 1. “We sold to trainers, we sold to end users, we sold to pinhookers. We had a few foreign buyers,” said Wade. “There seemed to be buyers for every level of horse that was at the sale.”
The consignment grossed $420,900, with the top price a Maryland-bred Lemon Drop Kid colt bred and sold by Richard Golden’s Sycamore Hall Farm LLC. Agent Tom Foley paid $75,000 on behalf of James McIngvale for the half-brother to Maryland Million Ladies winner LOVE’S BLUSH. “A nice, big colt, with a lot of range to him, correct, a big walk – he looked like what you’d expect to find from a Lemon Drop Kid,” said Wade.
“I had a half of dozen people come up to me and express their joy at what looks to be a revival of the Maryland-bred program,” added Wade. “I’ve had sales in the past couple of years where people would come up and say ‘just show me all of your Pennsylvania-breds, or just show me all your New York-breds. I didn’t have that this year.”
The consignment was larger than Wade has had in recent years. “We’re starting to pick up more clients,” said the longtime horseman. “A lot of that is due to (Bloodstock Manager) Carl McEntee being added onto to the Northview staff. And we’re starting to get better horses in the consignment, which is a good sign.
“We’re here to provide a level of service that’s going to continue to grow the Northview Sales Division,” added Wade.
Work is underway for the next Maryland sale, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s December Mixed sale on Dec. 3 in Timonium.
“We have a consignment for December, the first in a couple of years. It’s a good-sized consignment for us,” said Wade. “We have nice mares, babies and a couple of yearlings.