More Than Ready Colt Hammers For $750,000 At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Numbers at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale remained relatively steady Monday. Total sales of $12,066,000 were up 4.5 percent over last year’s opener, while average of $70,151 were down 1.5 percent. The median of $36,000 was down ten percent.

The RNA rate for the first session was 23 percent.

A 2-year-old son of More Than Ready brought a final bid of $750,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale on Monday, taking the lead for the first session. Consigned as Hip 204 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, the colt had been purchased for $500,000 as a yearling. His dam, Embur’s Song (Unbridled’s Song), was champion Canadian older mare and is a half-sister to Dawn Raid, dam of Preakness winner Exaggerator. The colt was purchased by Ben McElroy for Ed Savant Jr., a nom de plume for the family of Kaleem Shah.

Hip 204 c. MORE THAN READY sells for $750K at the Midlantic 2YO Sale! Colt was purchased by Mr. Ed Servant, Jr. from the consignment of Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds. Watch him work below! #FTMD2YO @simon_callaghan @WinStarFarm @mcelroyequine

— Fasig-Tipton (@FasigTiptonCo) May 21, 2018

The next-highest price point during Monday’s session was $300,000, shared by an Uncle Mo filly and a Maclean’s Music colt. The filly, consigned as Hip 106 by De Meric sales, was purchased by Augustin Stables. She is a half-sister to five winners from as many to race out of the stakes winning Smart Strike mare Bisbee’s Prospect.

She is from the immediate family of graded stakes winners Buy the Barrel, Demarcation, Fishy Advice, and Mauk Four. The colt, consigned as Hip 146 by Scanlon Training and Sales, was purchased by Steve Young as agent. He is the second foal out of the unraced Indian Charlie mare Cheyenne Autumn, whose second dam is Test S. (G1) winner Missed the Storm.

The immediate family includes champions Chris Evert, Chief’s Crown, Winning Colors, and Deep Sky, as well as Grade 1 winners Classic Crown, Sightseek, Tates Creek, Etoile Montante, and Tap Dance City. Hips 301 – 600 are scheduled to be sold on Tuesday, May 22, with the session beginning at 2:00 p.m.

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