Touch Gold Colt Tops Day Two at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale

A son of Touch Gold topped day two of the three-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale at Timonium, Md when Wensleydale Farm purchased the Maryland-bred colt, named Master Stroke, out of the Thornmar consignment.

For the day, Fasig-Tipton reported selling 216 horses for a gross of $5,246,000 up from last year's session when 229 horses sold grossed $4,938,500. The average increased from last year's figure of $21,566 to $24,287 this year. The median dropped from $11,500 last year to $11,000 this year. This session saw 49 horses fail to meet their reserve.

Through two days, the sale has grossed $10,229,700 with 428 horses selling for an average of $23,901 and a median of $11,000. Ninty-nine horses have failed to find new homes.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes bred Master Stroke from the winning Horatius mare Georgia K, who produced stakes winners Aggadan (by Carnivalay) and Love You Madly (by Partner's Hero).

The session's second highest-price of $180,000 was paid by Ann Merryman for a Maryland-bred son of Capote from the consignment of Walnut Green, agent. The colt was bred by Mrs. Richard C. du Pont from the Miswaki mare Let's Toast and is a full brother to stakes winner Kitty Knight.

The sale continues at the Maryland State Fairgrounds through Wednesday, with the final session beginning at 11 a.m.

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