Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,007 horses for its Kentucky October yearling sale. The number is down 13.8% from last year’s total of 1,168.
The auction will be held in Lexington Oct. 24-26, with each session beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT). The catalog can be viewed online at www.fasigtipton.com.
“This sale continues to grow in stature because of the number and quality of racehorses it produces,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning. “Two recent Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners, champions in Europe, Central America, and Asia draw the attention of buyers from around the world. We have even stronger sire power this year, with significant numbers of yearlings by current leading sires and first-crop stallions.”
Last year, 690 yearlings were sold for a gross of $9,395,300. The average price was $13,616 and the median price was $5,000. The buy-back rate was 29.4%.
Compared to 2009, the number and gross were up 21.9% and 19%, respectively. The average and median fell 2.4% and 16.7%, respectively.