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18F Upstart x Plum 20FTMMAY Timonium 20200624The 2-year-olds out of Plum sure are sweet! Her Upstart filly turned heads at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile sale, which was moved from its traditional May date to June. After zipping an eighth-mile in 10 seconds flat at the Under Tack Show, equaling the fastest time at the distance, the dark bay filly walked into the ring and drew a final bid of $400,000 from Sallusto/Albina, Agents. Cary Frommer prepared and consigned the filly, who went through the ring as a yearling for $120,000.

Two years earlier, Plum’s Bodemeister colt went through the May sale and sold for $300,000.

Plum also was a looker at 2 while making her mark on the track. The daughter of Pure Prize was named Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly of 2011 after capturing three straight races, including the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes. Stakes-placed at 3 and a winner of four races with earnings of $128,440, Plum retired to the Dark Hollow Farm broodmare band to join her dam, homebred multiple stakes-placed Bamba (by Not For Love).

Plum is the dam of four other foals of racing age, two winners, including current 3-year-old Toy, who has been first or second in all four of his 2020 starts. Plum has a yearling colt by Bodemeister and delivered a Twirling Candy colt this past April.

A Bandbox colt bred by Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stables and foaled and raised at Dark Hollow Farm brought $115,000 on a final bid by highly successful regional stable Charles Zacney Racing. The half-brother to 2019 Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old male Laddie Liam was also from Cary Frommer’s consignment. Out of the Quiet American mare Buffgirl, the Bandbox colt made his own headlings in 2019 when winning his class at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s annual yearling show and being pinned Reserve Champion by show judge and trainer Michael Stidham from nearly 100 shown.