Posted On May 24, 2017

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale featured multiple high-priced offerings by Claiborne stallions during its two day run in Timonium, Md., from May 22-23.

Leading the way was Orb, who was well represented by several members of his first crop. One of his colts, Hip 373, sold for a hefty $710,000 to Dennis O’Neill from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, and his price tag made him the fourth most expensive horse in the sale.

Out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Extra Sharp, the colt hails from the family of multimillionaire Sharp Cat, and he worked an eighth of a mile in a co-fastest :10 flat.

Orb also had three other offerings sell for six figures: Hip 468 ($525,000); Hip 262 ($315,000); and Hip 467 ($130,000). Not to be out done, Blame, First Samurai, and Data Link all also had offspring achieve lofty prices during the sale.

Blame was represented by Hip 195, a colt who was hammered down for $375,000. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, he was sold to Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent. Hip 471, a colt by First Samurai, was offered by Kenneth Lejeune Training Stables, agent, and he was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent, for $350,000. Finally, Abdullah Saeed Almaddah went to $150,000 to secure Hip 214, a son of Data  Link consigned by Kim Harrison’s Top Speed Farm, agent.