David Wade, agent, purchased the stakes-placed Citidancer mare Immune to Gloom for $40,000 to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Dec. 2.
A 6-year-old mare consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott's Charlton, Immune to Gloom was offered as a broodmare prospect and is out of the stakes-placed Smarten mare Sad Refrain. Immune to Gloom is a half-sister to stakes winner Dirge (by Lord Avie), who won the Oct. 6 Alphabet Soup Handicap.
Fasig-Tipton reported 133 horses sold for $782,800, which was down 30% when compared to a gross of $1,117,600 for the 171 horses sold during the comparable session one year ago.
The session average of $5,886 represented a 9.9% decrease from the $6,536 in 2006. The median price of $3,000 was down 18.9% from $3,700. Eighty horses failed to meet their reserve, while in 2006, 94 failed to find new homes.
The sale concludes Dec. 3 with a session beginning at 10 a.m.