07/12/2007 11:00PM

26 Maryland-breds at Fasig-Tipton sale


A bountiful array of Maryland-bred yearlings will be offered at the two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, which kicks off 10 a.m. Monday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky.

Twenty-six Maryland-bred yearlings - 14 colts and 12 fillies - are slated to go through the ring, including five from the first crop of Maryland sire Domestic Dispute. The catalog boasts the most Maryland-bred yearlings ever offered at this sale.

The state's leading breeders the past three years - Tom and Chris Bowman (2005, 2006) and Charles and Cynthia McGinnes (2004) - are represented, as is Bohemia Stable, owned by the family of the late Allaire duPont, the state's leading breeder of 1991.

Many of the yearlings are related to Maryland-bred stars. Bohemia Stable, with Walnut Green as agent, offers Hip No. 551, a Pulpit colt out of four-time graded stakes winner Dixie Flag (by Dixieland Band). Dixie Flag, who earned $556,384, was the Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old filly of 1997.

Another from Walnut Green for Bohemia Stable is Hip No. 491, a colt by More Than Ready from the family of 1999 Maryland-bred horse of the year Best of Luck and champion 2-year-old filly Crowned. The colt is the first foal out of stakes-placed Why You (by Polish Numbers).

Domestic Dispute's daughter out of Lunar's Legend, by Polish Numbers, sells as Hip No. 66 from the consignment of Northview Stallion Station/David Wade, agent. The chestnut filly is a half-sister to 2005 Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly Celestial Legend, who won four stakes and was graded-stakes-placed in nine starts.

Becky Davis, agent, offers a Medaglia d'Oro colt out of graded stakes winner Potomac Bend (by Polish Numbers). Bred by Bowman and Higgins Stable, Thomas Sutton, and Anthony W. Dutrow, the colt (Hip No. 112) is from the family of Grade 1 winner Hookedonthefeelin, the Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old filly and older mare (1999 and 2000) and the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Pussycat Doll.

A Harlan's Holiday filly out of the Chimes Band stakes-placed mare Runnin Wonder (Hip No. 132), bred by Z.W.P. Stables, sells with Highclere Sales. The filly is out of a half-sister to 2005 Maryland-bred horse of the year Cherokee's Boy, a graded stakes winner who earned $1,177,946.

Highclere Sales is also agent for a daughter of Cuvee out of Two Foxie (Hip No. 189). Bred by Ned Williams and Mike Matese, the chestnut filly is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Maddalena, Maryland's champion filly at 3 in 2005.

Domestic Dispute is the sire of Hip No. 135, a filly consigned by Marshall W. Silverman, agent. Bred by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman, the bay filly is out of stakes-placed Sally's Affair, who is a half-sister to multiple graded winner Gala Spinaway, the Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old in 1991, and Delaware Handicap winner Power Play, the dam of 2005 Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old colt Vegas Play.

Hip No. 517 is a filly by Not for Love bred by Sycamore Hall Farm LLC and consigned with Northview Stallion Station/David Wade, agent. Her dam, the stakes-placed Broad Brush mare Blushing Broad, is a full sister to graded stakes winner Brushing Gloom and a half-sister to $624,194-earner Clash by Night, the Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old of 1996.

Stakes-winning mares are the dams of a number of yearlings, including Hip No. 8, a Toccet filly who is the first foal out of Waquoit's daughter Grace Bay. Bred by Dale and Joan Everett, the filly is consigned with Highclere Sales.

Graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Haunting (by Kris S.) is the dam of Hip No. 336, a Tiznow colt bred by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Stautberg of Willow Oaks Stable LLC. Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc. (J. Stuart) is agent.

Lord Gaylord's stakes-winning daughter What a Gaylord, dam of three stakes horses, also produced a Domestic Dispute filly selling with Becky Davis, agent. The filly was bred by Quin Bowman, Dennis Hickman, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman, John A. Guest, et al.

Sky Mesa is the sire of Hip No. 127, a filly out of stakes winner Remuda, by Gilded Time. Bred by White Rose Stable, she is in the Highclere Sales consignment.

Another three-time stakes producer, Shy Beauty, is the dam of a Not for Love colt (Hip No. 462) who is being sold by his breeder, Edward A. Gamble's Destinaire Farm. Beau Lane Bloodstock is agent.

Among the McGinneses' Thornmar offerings is a During filly (Hip No. 223) selling with Marshall W. Silverman. She is out of a winning half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Wicapi and four additional stakes horses. Her second dam is stakes winner Muffies Muffin.