During the early stages yesterday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic two-year-olds training sale a Medaglia d’oro colt was sold for $600,000 to Mike Recio. The winning ticket was signed by Recio on behalf of Rockbridge Bloodstock/Brett Santangelo.

The $600,000 price tag proved to be the largest of the early part of the auction sale that is scheduled to last two days and is being held at Timonium, Md. Two Tapit colts earlier in the day went unsold, with Hip 5 bought back for $375,000 and Hip 12 not selling on what was a final bid of $700,000.

The $600,000 purchase Recio made was consigned as Hip 21 by Cary Frommer. The colt comes from the Lemon Drop Kid mare Kid Majic, who is a dam of Miss Mischief.

“He is a big two-turn horse who makes you dream about the classics,” said Recio. “He should get better as he gets older. He is still maturing.”

“The owner did the right thing. He is a mid-May foal and had some issues that needed maturing and he waited for this sale rather than pressuring me to go to an earlier sale,” said Frommer. “He’s a lovely horse and we will be reading about him.”

The Colt, bred in Kentucky by Allen Poindexter, was originally bough back at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale for $190,000.

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