John Ferguson bought Hip 58, a dark bay/brown colt by Medaglia d'Oro for $675,000. The colt is the mid-session sale-topper during opening night at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 4.
Offered by Gainesway as agent, the colt is out of the stakes winner Passion du Coeur (by Distorted Humor ). The dam is a full sister to grade II-placed Distorted Passion.
Through this sale, the first session is tracking behind the first session of 2013. Forty-one yearlings have sold for an average of $258,780 and median of $250,000. Last year's first session average was $313,400 and a median of $272,500.
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