Midshipman Filly Tops Minnesota Yearling Sale

The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s 2020 yearling sale took place Sunday, led by a $42,000 Midshipman filly.

A total of 34 Minnesota-bred yearlings changed hands during the auction for revenues of $359,800, down 34 percent from last year’s auction when 44 horses brought $549,000. The average sale price fell 22 percent to $9,724 from $12,477.

Sunday’s auction was topped by Hip 43, Harlow’s Harmony, a Midshipman filly who sold to Barry and Joni Butzow for $42,000.

The bay filly is out of the stakes-winning Sahm filly Sahm Sweetheart, who is the dam of two winners from three runners, including stakes winner Dazzlingsweetheart and stakes-placed Blumin Sweetheart. Harlow’s Harmony hails from the family of Grade 3 winner He’s Vivacious and stakes winners including Plana Dance, Heliskier, and Gypsy Melody.

The sale-topper was bred in Minnesota and consigned by Mary and Eric Von Seggern. They finished the sale as the leading consignor by gross, with four horses sold for a combined $91,800.

Novogratz Racing Stable and trainer Mac Robertson secured the auction’s second-most expensive horse, Hip 30, a Fed Biz filly, for $35,000.

A dark bay or brown filly out of the winning Sky Mesa mare Mesa Mirage, she is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Mister Banjoman and a full-sister to the winner Dreaming Biz. Her page features Grade 1 winner Cool and English Group 2 winner Mountain Kingdom.

Almar Farm partners bred the filly in Minnesota and consigned her at the sale.

To view the auction’s full results, click here.

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