At yearling sales, is the perfect the enemy of the good?

Bridget's Big Luvy winning the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel. Consigned by Dark Hollow Farm, he brought the second-highest price at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale

Bridget’s Big Luvy winning the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel. Consigned by Dark Hollow Farm, he brought the second-highest price at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale

Late on Thursday afternoon, Dark Hollow Farm’s David Hayden got a call from an unknown number, a call he nearly didn’t pick up.

“It was the gas and electric company,” he said with amused incredulity. “They were telling me to be prepared for a huge storm.”

The storm that initiated the unprecedented preemptive warning is Hurricane Joaquin, the northward route of which is still uncertain but which threatens to land right smack on the mid-Atlantic coast early next week. But as consignors look ahead to the Fasig-Tipton yearling sale at Timonium next week, the second of three yearling sales in a little over a month, weather isn’t their only concern.

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