FAIRBANKS juvenile brings $150,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

ft-sale-brandingA Maryland-bred son of FAIRBANKS hit six figures at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale on Monday, May 20, selling for $150,000 on a bid by Mr Ed Savant. Bob Baffert has been the trainer for horses purchased under that name.

Out of the Two Punch mare So Smashing, the dark bay colt is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and track record-setting juvenile filly Twelve Pack Shelly. His next three dams are stakes winners Hero’s Hurrah, Bravest Miss and Missile Belle, the latter winner of the Coaching Club American Oaks. Bred by Sycamore Hall Farm LLC, the colt was sold as a yearling for $15,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall sale to All in Sales (Tony Bowling), agent, who consigned the colt to the May sale. FAIRBANKS’s son posted a :22.40 quarter mile at the Under Tack Show on May 15.

FAIRBANKS, whose oldest crop are now 3-year-olds, has had six juveniles sell this year for an average of $57,333 and median of $36,000. The offspring of the son of Giant’s Causeway appreciated substantially in less than a year, as five of the six went through the sales ring as yearlings, one as a $9,500 RNA and the other four selling for an average of $10,125.

A multiple graded stakes winner who got better with age, FAIRBANKS earned $879,768 while racing through his 5-year-old season and excelled as the distances got longer - among his victories was the mile and a quarter Hawthorne Gold Cup H.-G2. The 2012 leading freshman sire in the Mid-Atlantic region by earnings and number of winners, FAIRBANKS currently ranks at the top of this year’s second-crop sires in the region.