Classic Tiznow colt tops Day 2 at Fasig-Tipton Maryland Sale

A strapping Tiznow colt was the most expensive buy at $470,000 during Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton 2YO Sale in Maryland on Tuesday.  The second and final session averaged $60,691 on a 77% clearance rate.

The Tiznow colt will be raced by Ahmed Zayat and Mike Moreno.  “He had a pedigree to die for,” said Zayat.  “He looks like a classic horse and has a huge stride.  His breeze wasn’t flashy, but he did it the way we wanted him to do it.”

Zayat and Moreno also race Bodemeister who finished second in this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

The Day 2 leader in Maryland is a half brother to Awesome Humor (Distorted Humor) who captured theG1 Spinaway Stakes in 2002.  Hartley – De Renzo Thoroughbreds originally bought him for $175,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale.

“He missed some training because he cut his leg, but he’s a million-dollar colt,” Randy Hartley said.  “He’s just awesome.  He’s one of those horses that gives you chill bumps when you watch him go.  I thought he was the best yearling that we bought last year.”

The colt had hurt his right hind leg while in an automatic walking machine in February.  “He kicked out and tore his leg,” Hartley added.  “But we gave him plenty of time and it healed great.”

A Teuflesberg full sister to G3 winner Trinniberg brought the second-highest price of $450,000.  They are out of the winning Goldminers Gold mare Bella Dorato.  Trinniberg won the G3 year’s Bay Shore Stakes and G3 Swale Stakes before finishing 17th in this month’s Kentucky Derby.

During its two-day run, the Fasig-Tipton 2YO Sale posted increases of 14% in average price to $53,901.  “We had a good crowd both days and we feel great,” Fasig-Tipton sales director Paget Bennett said.  “There was a buzz because people believe in this sale.  They brought us some nice horses and they were rewarded.”

A Scat Daddy – Magical Mist colt topped the auction, commanding $575,000 during the first session.