As the mixed sale season comes to a close, the numbers decreased during the one-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic winter sale Feb. 7 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium. Tanta Bertie, an 8-year-old daughter of Slew City Slew
, topped the sale with a final bid of $80,000 from Erdenheim Farm.
The sale company reported 112 head were sold for a gross of $807,900 and average of $7,213, representing a decline of 37.99% and 26.92%, respectively. The median was $4,000, representing a 20% decline from last year's figure. Forty-seven horses failed to meet their reserves.
Last year, 132 head sold $1,303,000 to average $9,871. The median was $5,000 with 36 horses failing to find new homes.
Tanta Bertie was consigned in foal to Lion Hearted
by Charlton, Rick Abbott, agent.
Tanta Bertie was produced from the stakes winning My Dad George mare Wondrous Me and is from the family of stakes winners Accounted For Me, Camptown Dancer, and Super Mario.
Bred in Kentucky by Joseph Allen and J.D. Santeen, the winning Tanta Bertie has a 3-year-old De Niro gelding, Baby Ervin, and a yearling Lion Hearted colt, Felton.
The top-priced yearling was a $38,000 son of E Dubai
produced from the Rare Performer mare Make Merry. Reece Bloodstock purchased the colt from the consignment of Green Willow Farms, agent. The colt, bred in Maryland by Jonathan Gargiulo, is a half-brother to stakes winner Merry Princess.
A juvenile daughter of Two Punch topped the horses of racing age portion of the sale. Don Paul Pistorio purchased the filly from the consignment of Bill Reightler, agent. The filly, bred in Maryland by W. Robert Lepczyk, is from the family of champion Smoke Glacken
and grade III winner Smokey Glacken.