The May 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale sold 329 horses sell for a total of $19,601,000, an increase in the number of horses over the 2013 sale – although the average sale price per horse was down from 2013. However, among those 329 horses were 15 Maryland-bred juveniles, which sold for an average of $67,367 – 13 percent higher than the sale’s average of $59,578.
The top-priced Maryland-bred was the $180,000 More Than Ready colt bred by Sycamore Hall Farm LLC, sold to Bloom Racing Stable. More Than Ready on the first day. On day two, a Dark Hollow Farm-bred and owned colt (Line of David-Safe Journey, by Flatter), half-brother to stakes winner Joy, sold to Gary Contessa for Wounded Warrior Stable for $100,000. The median price for the Maryland-bred 2-year-olds was $70,000, more than double that of the sale.
The Thoroughbred is the official Maryland state horse, and the Fasig-Tipton sales are often seen as a bellwether for the state’s equine industry.