Updated on 10/05/2016 11:29AM

Regional stallions make FT-Midlantic debut


The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale was a showcase event for first-year stallions in Maryland and nearby states in front of a local buying base.

Seven stallions who debuted at stud in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, or West Virginia during the 2014 breeding season had yearlings from their first crops change hands Tuesday.

Hunters Bay led the group by gross and average among those with three or more sold, with five horses bringing $131,700, for an average price of $26,340. His most expensive yearling was a filly who sold to Kathleen Willier for $60,000.

A son of Ghostzapper, Hunters Bay entered stud at Heritage Stallions in Chesapeake City, Md., then was relocated to Adena Springs North in Ontario for the 2015 breeding season.

Freedom Child ranked second among stallions by gross, with eight yearlings selling for $100,200, an average of $12,525. Helen Polinger bought the most expensive of the group, a $26,000 colt. The Malibu Moon horse stands at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md.

The stallion with the most yearlings sold in the group was El Padrino, whose 13 horses sold brought $95,660, for an average of $7,123. Polinger also bought the most expensive El Padrino yearling, going to $23,000 for a filly. El Padrino, by Pulpit, stands at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa.