Baltimore Belle, a stakes-winning daughter of Bowman's Band, was purchased by Larry Johnson for $130,000 to top the Dec. 6 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale at Timonium, Md.
Consigned as a supplemental addition to the catalog by Sally Thomas, agent for the dissolve of the partnership of Kaygar/Gerczak, the 3-year-old filly has five wins and four seconds to date while earning $140,814. The Maryland-bred filly, who won this Maryland Million Oaks, was produced from stakes-placed Gabby’s Love (by Perkin Warbeck) and is a half sister to stakes winners Baltimore Bob and Gabianna.
Fasig-Tipton reported 158 horses were sold for gross receipts of $968,100, well above the $776,300 gross in 2009 when 169 horses changed hands. This year’s average price of $6,127 represented a 33.3% gain over the $4,593 figure of a year ago and the median was unchanged at $2,000. The 120 horses that did not sell was 43.2% of the total through the ring, compared with an RNA rate of 37.2% in 2009.