05/25/2016 12:08PM

Friesan Fire scores big in hometown sale


A local boy made good at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile sale, as young Maryland stallion Friesan Fire was represented by the second highest-priced horse of the auction overall, an $825,000 colt sold to Crupi’s New Castle Farm. He was consigned by Scanlon Training and Sales.

Friesan Fire, a son of A.P. Indy, stands at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md. The Grade 2 winner’s first foals are 3-year-olds of 2016.

“This is huge,” Paget Bennett, Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic sales director, said. “We just need things to keep building in Maryland, and having that happen is just a huge shot in the arm for this area.”

Consignor David Scanlon broke A.P. Indy’s champion son Bernardini, as well as a number of other foals by the breed-shaping stallion, and said the Friesan Fire colt is typical of that influential sireline.

“I could see the A.P. Indy,” Scanlon said. “His head and neck type reminded me of Bernardini. But then I think on the dam side, the [broodmare sire] Crafty Prospector put a lot of muscle on him.”