The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling auction got a new top price just before 1 p.m. (EDT) Oct. 6 when a Not For Love colt sold for $120,000 to Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable during the sale’s second session in Maryland. The previous high -- $117,000 for a Malibu Moon – Two Chimneys colt – came during the opening session Oct. 5.
“He’s a big, strong, good-looking, correct Not For Love colt, which you come to Maryland to find,” said Siegel, who lives in California. “He doesn’t have the flash that some people like, but he’s a good-looking horse that looks like a racehorse and acts classy. He was high on our list, and I’m very happy to get him. Maybe if the economy was better, this horse would have brought another $50,000 or so. He’s maybe a little bit of a bargain, but I’ll take it.”
Bred by Skeedattle Associates in Maryland, the bay colt was consigned to the auction by Becky Davis, agent. He is a half-brother to Headsandtales (by Tale of the Cat), who captured the 2007 and 2008 editions of the Find Handicap at Laurel. Their dam, the 15-year-old Waquoit mare Indian Head Penny, scored in the 1999 Rosenna Stakes at Delaware Park.
Two other yearlings brought six-figure prices earlier in the second session. A Tapit – Empty the Bases colt, which was consigned by Peacock Ridge, agent, sold for $105,000 to Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable. Charles was accompanied by trainer Rodney Jenkins, who will condition the colt. A Medaglia d'Oro -- Golden Image colt named Medaglia’s Image, who was consigned by Charlton, as agent for Park Avenue Stables, went for $100,000 to trainer Billy Entenmann, who said he purchased the colt for his father, William Entenmann.