Aiken trained Honor A P colt brings $300,000 at OBS – Consigned by Cary Frommer

Courtesy of Maryland Thoroughbreds

Nine Maryland-breds went through the ring, with eight selling for an average of $109,625 and a median of $57,500. Those figures represent an increase from last year, when six Maryland-breds sold for an average of $67,333 and a median of $56,000.

A dark bay or brown colt from the first crop of Honor A. P. led the way among both Maryland-breds and Mid-Atlantic breds, fetching $300,000. Consigned by Cary Frommer LLC, Agent I, and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, he sold to Amerman Racing LLC. He breezed an eighth of a mile in 10.1 at the under-tack show the week prior.

A headliner when named Grand Champion of the MHBA Yearling Show last year, the son of the Not For Love mare Flit went through the ring at last fall’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale and listed as sold to Hillwood Stables for $87,000. He’s a half-brother to $222,427-earner Betcha by Golly; his dam is a half-sister to stakes winners O Dionysus (Bodemeister) and Joy (Pure Prize) and stakes-placed Combat Diver. The colt’s third dam, Safe At the Plate (by Double Zeus), is a half-sister to Maryland-bred legend and Racing Hall of Famer Safely Kept and graded stakes winner and sire Partner’s Hero.