2 yo KENNY HAD A NOTION graduates at first asking

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6th-Delaware, $47,100, Msw, 7-30, 2yo, 6f, 1:12.91, ft. KENNY HAD A NOTION (g, 2, Great Notion–Darting, by During), favored at 6-5 in this unveiling, sat back off the pace in third through a :22.62 opening quarter. Winding up on the outside in the lane, the bay closed resolutely, getting up in the final jump to deny Don=t Dare Me (Daredevil) by a head. Darting=s most recent offspring is a yearling colt by Divining Rod. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $30,000. O-Ulman, Louis J. and Glasser, H. Neil; B-Althea Richards (VA); T-Dale Capuano.

YLIKEDIS takes Laurel allowance to make it 2 in a row

Last out, YLIKEDIS (Street Sense) broke her maiden with panache at Laurel going  1 1/16 on the turf. She tracked on the rail until allowed to angle out and clear the field for the win.  Running back in allowance company also at Laurel and at the same distance and surface, she followed the script of rail to outside to make it 2 in a row. The 3-year-old filly was a member of the Gulfstream Gallop contingent. She was purchased for $65,000 and resold for $170,000. She is owned by Kingsport Farm and trained by Kelly Rubley.



Consignor Kip Elser with Kirkwood Stables told BloodHorse’s Meredith Daugherty after he sold a $325,000 American Pharoah  filly to Speedway Stable that the Midlantic sale had more of a middle market than previous sales this year. His observation was spot on, with the average price for the fourth through sixth deciles dropping between 1% and 6%. The average price for the fourth decile (horses that sold in the $50,000-$80,000 range) was essentially even with last year’s sale, dropping a mere 1% to $66,200.


Speedway Stable Lands $325,000 American Pharoah Filly

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The American Pharoah filly consigned as Hip 451 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale
The American Pharoah filly consigned as Hip 451 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

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Speedway Stable Lands $325,000 American Pharoah Filly

Juvenile was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent for Midway Gallop

Bloodstock agent Marette Farrell was more than pleased to sign the winning ticket on an American Pharoah  filly (Hip 451) for $325,000 June 30 during the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Purchased on behalf of Speedway Stable, the dark bay or brown daughter of the Ashford Stud stallion had been one of the more popular juveniles at the barn of Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables, who consigned the filly on behalf of Midway Gallop. The filly worked a quarter-mile in :22 during the under tack show.

“I’m very pleased,” said Elser. “She’d gotten a lot of play, and she deserved it.”

Bred in New York by Pine Ridge Stables, the filly is out of Choice Pearl (by Any Given Saturday). Her second dam is stakes winner Horns Gray, dam of Spinaway Stakes (G1) winner Awesome Humor and granddam of Forego Stakes (G1) winner Emcee, group 2 winner Surfer, and stakes winner Spring Party.

Horns Gray is also the granddam of group 3-placed Baffled, the dam of grade 1 winner and leading second-crop sire Constitution  as well as grade 2 winner Boynton and grade 3 winner Jacaranda.

“She’s by American Pharoah, who is an up-and-coming sire, and she’s from a fabulous family—Constitution’s family,” said Farrell. “She’s a big filly, and I think she has a big future in front of her. She just needs a little time, but we’re excited to get her.”

As a buyer shopping the Midlantic market in the midst of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Farrell said she’d been pleased to see competition at every level even if it meant she had to spend a little more.

“It’s really strong here,” said Farrell. “I read all the reports, and I think I’m in a different world because I’m out there trying to buy them and it’s really tough. But I think it’s wonderful for the consignors, and it gets everyone’s heads up.

“It’s been an amazing sale from the top to the bottom. Any good horse at every level all the way down to the lower prices have found people excited to get them and who have had to fight to get them. We’re always hoping to pay a little less but hopefully it will be a good thing down the road.”

Elser, too, said he was pleased with how the market had played across the two-day auction.

“I think there are no real surprises and the top has stayed strong. There is more of a middle here than there has been so I think that is a good sign for everybody.”