Three of the six-figure yearlings sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale in Timonium on Monday, September 30 were by Northview sires!
Perennial sales powerhouse NOT FOR LOVE was the sire of a $120,000 West Virginia-bred colt and $102,000 Maryland-bred filly, two of the eight sold by the longtime leading Maryland sire for a stellar average of $48,875, nearly twice the sale’s average, with a median price of $33,000.
A baker’s dozen 13 JUMP START yearlings sold, topped by a $100,000 Pennsylvania-bred filly. His average of $25,900 also exceeded that of the sale!
The top-priced colt early in the sale was the homebred offering by West Virginia’s O’Sullivan Farms, Bill Reightler agent, NOT FOR LOVE’s son out of multiple stakes winner Sweet Annuity (by Oh Say), a half-sister to millionaire Russell Road. The bay colt was successful owner Ellen Charles’ sole purchase.
Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss of Chanceland Farm bred and sold the six-figure NOT FOR LOVE filly out of Lucky Dance to Champion Equine. The filly is closely related to NOT FOR LOVE’s multiple stakes winner Broadway Producer, as her dam is a half-sister to that $344,505-earner.
JUMP START’s most expensive filly represents a classic family. Bred by Phyllis Wyeth, she is the first foal out of Belmont S.-G1 winner Union Rags’s half-sister Miss Pauline (by Cat Thief). This is also the family of Belmont S.-G1 winner Colonial Affair and 2013 Group 1 winner Declaration of War. Kempton Bloodstock made the purchase.
Buyers were also eager to take home offspring of Northview’s first-year sires BULLSBAY and STREET MAGICIAN. Seven yearlings by Grade 1 winner BULLSBAY sold for an average of $23,171, more than eight times his stud fee. And speedster STREET MAGICIAN’s yearlings averaged $15,955, a figure more than five times his stud fee!
And four yearlings from the final crop of TWO PUNCH also sold well above the average ($35,250), a fitting tribute to Maryland’s longtime leader.