Move aside college hoops. The Thoroughbred industry has experienced its own run of March Madness this month with the 2-year-olds in training sales thriving in a booming juvenile market.
A son of Midnight Lute was among the top performers May 17 during the second and final session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Fillies by Flashy Bull and Kafwain were among the standouts April 3 during the under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. They each worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
The annual November breeding stock sale is a showcase of first-crop weanling sires. Below is a random sampling of comments about the new sires and their weanlings.
Tony Bowling is "All In" for the 2009 2-year-old in training sale season. The Ocala, Fla.-based pinhooker has left long-time partner Bobby Dodd and has formed All In Sales agency.
An Is It True filly turned in the fastest quarter-mile work Wednesday during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A colt by Elusive Quality and fillies by Hennessy and Boundary were among the standouts Monday during the second and final under tack show for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Crimson Hope, a daughter of Forestry, and a Came Home filly each sold for $200,000 Monday to share top-priced honors during the upbeat opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale at Timonium in Maryland.
A $90,000 daughter of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos topped the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's August yearling sale. The filly was purchased by M.S.T.S. out of the Summerfield consignment of Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck.
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