12/06/2010 4:57PM

$35K filly leads selling at Fasig-Tipton


The 4-year-old stakes-winner Holly’s Way brought $35,000 to lead early selling Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic mixed sale in Timonium, Md.

Cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, Holly’s Way sold to James Miller. Beau Lane and Richard Beattie consigned the Pennsylvania-bred Seattle Fitz filly, who is out of the placed Dance Brightly mare Cream Rises. Holly’s Way won last season’s $100,000 Malvern Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs to earn her black type credentials. That brought her career earnings to $195,243 from 5 wins and 4 seconds in 15 lifetime starts so far.

Holly’s Way was the top-priced horse at the one-day sale as of 3:15 p.m.

Two other horses had cracked $30,000 at that point, with identical prices of $32,000. They were a Fairbanks weanling filly out of First Class Donna that Sandy Point Farm bought from the Charlton agency and a Bustin Stones weanling filly out of Many Mack that Dean Purdom bought from Harry Landry Bloodstock, agent. The Pennsylvania-bred Fairbanks filly is a three-quarter-sister to stakes-winner First Class Fever, and the New York-bred Bustin Stones filly is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner and $953,000 earner The Judge Sez Who.

The one-day auction had had 181 horses through the ring by 3:15 p.m., of which 100 had sold and 81 had failed to reach their reserves. For the horses who had sold, the average price at that stage was $5,520, ahead of last year’s final figure of $4,593 by 20 percent, and the median was level with last year’s final number at $2,000.