05/22/2012 3:57PM

Fasig-Tipton session led by $450K filly


Some familiar names from the 2012 Triple Crown races were featured in the pedigrees of high-priced horses Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic May 2-year-old sale in Timonium, Md.

The session-leader at 3 p.m. was Hip No. 332, a $450,000 full sister to Trinniberg, a Kentucky Derby starter who previously won the Grade 3 Swale and Bay Shore Stakes. Abdullah Saeed Almaddah bought the April 4 Teuflesberg filly from the McKathan Brothers agency.

A half-sister to recent Preakness Stakes third and Grade 1 winner Creative Cause had the Tuesday session’s second-highest price of $310,000 from buying agent Steven W. Young. A Distorted Humor filly, an April 7 foal, she is out of Grade 1 winner Dream of Summer. The Kings Equine agency consigned her as Hip No. 417.

Kings Equine also sold the opening day’s session-topper on Monday, a $575,000 Scat Daddy-Magical Mist colt that Mercedes Stable bought.

At Monday’s opener, gross fell 8 percent as 156 juveniles, including private purchases, brought $7,342,500, down from last year’s $7,997,600 for 176 horses. But the average price climbed by 4 percent and the median advanced 8 percent. The average price was $47,067, up from $45,441 at last year’s opener, and median was $27,000, as compared with $25,000. The buy-back rate was 26 percent, up from 20 percent last season.

The two-day auction was to end Tuesday evening.