10/05/2016 10:36AM

Three yearlings from Not For Love's last crop sell


Maryland’s all-time leading sire, the late Not For Love, got his final home-state yearling-season hurrah on Tuesday when three yearlings from his final crop sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale.

Not For Love was pensioned in the spring of 2015 due to a reproductive hematoma and died this year at the age of 26 at his longtime home, Northview Stallion Station, in Chesapeake City, Md. The son of Mr. Prospector was bred to three mares in 2015 before his covering duties were suspended, but no live foals resulted, according to statistics released last month by The Jockey Club.

And so, the foals who arrived in 2015 became Not For Love’s last crop – and a trio from that group sold for a combined $178,000 on Tuesday. The group was led by a $100,000 colt sold to Ellen Charles’s Hillwood Stables LLC. The colt, consigned by Chanceland Farm as agent for Cordelia Stables, is the second foal out of the Eddington mare Poultney, who is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Aud and stakes-placed Gail’s Drive.

Not For Love leads all Maryland sires by lifetime progeny earnings and lifetime juvenile earnings. He is the all-time leading sire by Maryland Million wins.