Petersen Back for More at Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale
The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale saw healthy returns during its opening session on Monday, including a seven-figure sale to the connections of last year's record-setting sale topper.
A colt by Uncle Mo topped the session when sold for $1,100,000 to Donato Lanni, agent for Michael Lund Petersen (video). Offered as Hip 118 by Pike Racing, agent, the colt worked an eighth in 10.0 during last week's under tack show. Out of Miss Ocean City, the dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Azar from the immediate family of Grade 1 winning millionaire Twilight Agenda. The session-topper was bred in Virginia.
Last year, Petersen went to $1,800,000 to secure a sale record-setting Into Mischief filly. Now named Gamine, that filly is undefeated in three starts, and won last weekend's Acorn S. (G1) at Belmont in stakes record time.
While the top colt was sired by a record-breaking champion freshman sire in Uncle Mo, the session's next highest price went to a son of current first-crop sire Not This Time. Lauren Carlisle, agent went to $650,000 to secure Hip 213, a colt by the speedy Iroquois S. (G3) winner and first foal out of the winning Indian Charlie mare Sanctissima (video). The chestnut colt was consigned by Classic Bloodstock LLC, agent, and worked an eighth in 10.1 during the under tack show. Hip 213 was bred in Maryland.
Carlisle also purchased the session's top filly, a daughter of 2019 Leading Sire into Mischief, for $500,000 earlier in the day (video). Consigned as Hip 4 by Hoby & Layna Kight, agent, the bay filly is out of the graded stakes placed Dixie Chatter mare Global Hottie, from the immediate family of Horse of the Year Alysheba. The Kentucky-bred filly worked a quarter in 21.3 during the under tack show.
Overall, 152 horses sold for $12,632,500, good for an average of $83,109 and a median of $40,000. The RNA rate was 20%.
The Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale continues tomorrow at 11 AM. Session 1 results are available online.