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Tiznow colt tops second session at Fasig-Tipton

A SON of Tiznow topped the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Timonium, Maryland after selling to Ahmed Zayat and Mike Moreno for $470,000. The duo, along with Moreno's wife, Tiffany, race the Grade 1 winner Bodemeister and on Monday secured a colt by Exchange Rate for $210,000.

Out of the multiple winner Horns Gray, the imposing colt is a half-brother to the Grade 1-winning colt Awesome Humor and high-class performer Dignified Donovan.

The sale marked a healthy return for RandyHartley and Dean De Renzo of Florida-based Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds. They bought the colt at Keeneland's September yearling auction for $175,000.

A sister to the Garde 3 winner Trinniberg by Teuflesberg brought the session's second-highest price of $450,000 - the sale's most expensive filly - when selling to Abdullah Saeed Almaddah.

The filly is out of the winning Goldminers Gold mare Bella Dorato, who finished third in the 2005 Finger Lakes Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Trinniberg, Bella Dorato's second foal, secured a pair of Grade 3 races prior to finishing 17th in this year's Kentucky Derby.

The results for the final session included turnover of $9,528,500 for the 157juveniles sold, an average price of $60,691 and a median of $30,000. The clearance rate for the second session was 77 per cent.

The two-day sale posted increases across the board. The 313 two-year-olds sold grossed $16,871,000, a fourper cent increase on a year ago. The average price increased by 14 per cent to $53,901 and the median rose by 12 per cent to $28,000. However, the clearance rate was 75.5 per cent, down from 81.9 per cent in 2011.





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