06/09/2005 11:00PM

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic brings back summer sale


Hot on the heels of a record-breaking 2-year-old sale, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic will conduct a summer sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age on June 28 at the sales pavilion in Timonium, Md. The sale has 111 cataloged, many from local consignors, and begins at 11 a.m. The under-tack show will be held the day before at 10 a.m.

"We were swamped for the May sale and knew we weren't able to accommodate all of them," said Paget Bennett, director of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sales. "We spoke with a couple of people who were willing to wait and then quickly added this sale."

"The second sale is a better fit," said Don Litz, whose Litz Bloodstock Services consignment has 13 in the catalog. "We have a little more time for some of the 2-year-olds to come around, and I had clients with racehorses to sell as well."

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic had been offering a similar auction in July since 2000, but was forced to drop it from last year's calendar when renovations at Laurel Park sent many racing stables to the Timonium backstretch. This year's date was moved up nearly two weeks compared to that of previous years to allow more time before the start of the summer yearling sales.

Annual yearling show set for June 26

Ben Perkins Sr. will judge this year's 71st annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association yearling show for Maryland-breds, which will be held June 26 at the Timonium fairgrounds's horse show arena.

More than 125 yearlings have been entered, many with well-known siblings. The most illustrious is a son of Partner's Hero who is a half-brother to last year's Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old, Declan's Moon. Owner-breeders Brice and Maryanne Ridgely seek to add to their phenomenal yearling show record, having won two classes each of the past two years - with Declan's Moon and yearling show champion Katie's Love in 2003, judged by Barclay Tagg; and with Dave's Jet (by Unbridled Jet), a half-brother to Declan's Moon, and Mojave Princess, a daughter of Mojave Moon who was also named reserve champion, at last year's show, judged by Jonathan Sheppard.

Among others entered this year are a filly by Allen's Prospect out of Fabulous Vee (granddam of Declan's Moon) who is a half-sister to Katie's Love; a Disco Rico filly out of a half-sister to recent graded stakes winner Silmaril; a filly by Horse Chestnut who is a half-sister to 13-time stakes winner Thatsusintheolbean; a half-brother to $585,339 earner Perfect to a Tee by first-year sire Marciano; a Not for Love half-brother to graded stakes winner New York Hero; and a daughter of Two Punch out of Delta Danielle, the dam of Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Our New Recruit. Also entered is the first foal, a colt by Mt. Livermore, out of $499,621 earner Case of the Blues.

Sixty-five stallions are represented, with Partner's Hero leading the way for Northview Stallion Station with 13 entries. Next are eight yearlings from the final crop of longtime leading Maryland sire Allen's Prospect and seven by Maryland's two-time leading sire Not for Love.

The show, featuring six classes - three for colts and geldings and three for fillies, divided by those who are Maryland-sired or out-of-state sired - will begin at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend, and admission is free.

On June 25, Maryland Stallion Station in Glyndon will host the Maryland Horse Breeders Association's yearling show crab feast. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the MHBA office at (410) 252-2100. Tickets are $35 per person, and $5 for children under 12.

Results of MHBA election announced

At the MHBA's annual meeting, held June 8 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, the results of this year's board election were announced. Incumbents Billy Boniface, the current MHBA president, and Amy Hopkins Daney and King Leatherbury were re-elected. Joining the board for three-year terms were former board members Mike Pons and Frank P. Wright. Each had last served in 2003.

The two directors whose terms expired this year and who were not eligible for re-election were Glenn Martin and Redmond C.S. Finney.