Fly So Free filly bought for $69,000 N.J. owner pays $22,000 more than leading Md. buy as December sale closes

December 09, 1997|By Kent Baker

A Fly So Free filly out of How About Becky brought the top price of $69,000 yesterday as Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic Inc. closed its December mixed sale at Timonium.

On sale for the final day of the session were weanlings, yearlings and horses of racing age.

Danny Lopez, who is based in New Jersey, purchased the Fly So Free filly for $22,000 more than the leading Maryland buy, which ranked second yesterday.

That was a Mountain Cat filly out of Flower Vase bought by Buckingham Farm, the Houghton family base recently named the state's owner of the year. Both of the top buys were weanlings.

Tops among horses of racing age was Fast Philly, a racing-broodmare prospect purchased by Texas-based Charles Ham 2nd for $30,000.

A mare in foal to Two Punch, Truth and Beauty, remained the No. 1 sale at a $75,000 price. Northview Stallion Station in Cecil County made the winning bid.

Auctioneer Mason Grasty said sales "were not up like they have been in others, but it was a little better for us than just talking averages because we had more horses."

The sale gross yesterday was $1,380,000 at a median price of $7,100.

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Pub Date: 12/09/97

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