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Maryland Yearlings Day-2: US$180k Harlan's Holiday Colt
In the US auction ring, Texas-based Lawrence Karp (buying in the name of Barlar) paid top price of US$180,000 for a colt by Harlan’s Holiday (out of Smart Strike mare Christmas Strike) during the closing session at the 2-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The Pennsylvania-bred colt was consigned by Rick Abbott’s Charlton Bloodtock & his dam Christmas Strike (a half-sister to Gr1-winner Christmas Kid & stakes-winner Elusive Gift) has already produced stakes-winning US$466,428-earner Double Down Vinman, plus stakes-placed winners No Passing Zone & Holy Christmas.