Medaglia d’Oro filly tops Maryland 2YO Sale

Everything moved in the right direction at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Sale in Maryland on Monday.  The average price rose 14% to $47,984 and clearance rate improved 9 points to 88%.

Another highlight was a filly by Darley sire Medaglia d’Oro that made history when she realized $650,000.  It created a new record for a filly sold at public auction in Maryland.  “It was a very strong sale; there were bidders at every level,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning.  “It was the first time in quite some time that I’ve seen that depth of buyers.  It was a very vibrant market.”

Stonestreet Stables owner Jess Jackson purchased the record-setting Medaglia d’Oro filly.  He also owns Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra who is also a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro.  The filly is the first foal out of the stakes-winning Valid Expectations mare Chit Chat Pam and she sharing the fastest time at the breeze-ups clocking 10.20s for 200m.

“She’s by one of the best stallions in the world and worked fabulously,” Browning said.  “She literally ticked all the boxes and is a beautiful horse.”

Eisaman Equine consigned the filly for the estate of Edmund Gann who died in February.  Gann, who raced Medaglia d’Oro, had purchased her privately when she was a yearling.  “She’s a good-minded, fast filly that’s the right sex by the right stallion,” Shari Eisaman said . “She brought a little more than we thought she would bring.”

A Tapit colt was the most expensive colt bringing $450,000.  The handsome grey juvenile is the second foal out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Prall Street.

Trappe Shot, another son of Tapit, sold for $850,000 at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Sale and that remains the highest-price in Maryland auction history.