10/04/2011 3:43PM

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale has $200K leader


A $200,000 Hard Spun colt from Barbaro's family was the early leader at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's two-day Eastern fall yearling sale Tuesday in Timonium, Md.

Bradley Thoroughbreds bought the dark bay or brown colt, who is out of Grade 1-placed stakes-winner Lucky Lavender Gal. A Carson City mare, she is a full sister to Barbaro's dam, La Ville Rouge, and already has produced Grade 3-placed Lavender's Lad and the stakes-winner Lavender Lass. The Fasig-Tipton sale yearling is a half-sibling to both of those runners.
Paramount Sales, agent, consigned the Kentucky-bred colt.

The colt last sold for $150,000 at Keeneland's November mixed sale, where Snow Ridge Farm bought him from the Lane's End agency. Sent back to Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select auction, he was a $220,000 buy-back from Dromoland Farm, agent.

The session-leader was one of four yearlings to bring six figures by 3 p.m. as the session just passed its halfway point. The highest-priced filly at that stage was a gray or roan Not For Love daughter of Maryland Mist. A half-sister to Grade 3-placed stakes-winner Ice Mist, she sold for $110,000 to Ellen M. Charles. Bill Reightler, agent, was the consignor. The filly is from the family of Grade 1 performer Maryland Moon.

Charles also purchased a $115,000 Fairbanks-Mary Anne's Love colt from Reightler, who acted as agent then for Spring Meadow Farm. A dark bay or brown colt, he is from champion juvenile Declan's Moon's family.

Also fetching six figures at that hour was a $145,000 Grand Slam colt that Al Gold bought from Vinery Sales, agent. A bay son of Hey Darla, he is a half-brother to major earner and stakes-winner R Betty Graybull.

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale was to continue through Wednesday. The final session was to begin at 10 a.m.