10/05/2011 2:40PM

Fasig-Tipton sale sees Adena Springs buy session leader


Frank Stronach's Adena Springs, which picked up 44 yearlings at Keeneland's recent September yearling auction, continued buying Wednesday at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's Eastern fall yearling sale, which entered its final day off of large gains at its opening session.

At 3 p.m., Adena Springs had plucked the session-leader up for $110,000 at the auction in Timonium, Md. That was a gray or roan Holy Bull colt out of the Polish Numbers mare Toasty that Candyland's agency sold on behalf of Dreamtime Stable.

A Feb, 8 foal, he is a Pennsylvania-bred and hails from the family of such graded winners as Give a Toast and Salud.

The highest-priced filly at that hour, and the only other yearling to fetch six figures by that time at the second session, was a $105,000 Broken Vow daughter of Threadneedle, by Dynaformer. Michael Moran bought the Virginia-bred bay filly, whose dam is a full sister to stakes-placed Tina Dynamite. She's also a half-sister to Emptythetill, the dam of graded winner Conveyance and stakes-placed Atlantic Bull.

Warrendale Sales consigned the filly on behalf of Lazy Lane Farms.

At Tuesday's opening session, the auction sold 170 yearlings for $3,194,500, a 5-percent slip in gross from last year, when 214 yearlings sold. But average climbed 20 percent, from $15,628 to $18,791, and median doubled, from $5,000 last year to $10,000. The buyback rate was 25 percent, slightly higher than last year's opening-day rate of 24 percent. There were 33 outs this year.

Tuesday's session-topper was a $200,000 Hard Spun colt out of Lucky Lavender Gal, a Grade 1-placed Carson City mare who is a full sister to Barbaro's dam, La Ville Rouge. Bradley Thoroughbreds bought the colt, a half-brother to stakes-winner Lavender Lass and Grade 3-placed Lavender's Lad. Paramount Sales, agent, was the consignor.