The key figures of gross, average, and median prices soared at Tuesday’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age in Timonium, Md.
The sales company reported 61 horses sold for a gross of $879,800, compared with a gross of $707,700 for the 68 horses reported sold during the comparable sale one year ago. The average price rose 38.6% from $10,407 to $14,423 and the median price of $9,700 represented an increase of 65.8% over the 2006 figure of $5,850. Only 12 head, 16.4% of the total through the ring, failed to attain their reserve prices, compared with an RNA rate of 29.2% when 28 horses failed to sale last year.
The sale’s top price of $60,000 was shared by a Harlan's Holiday colt and a colt by Outflanker, both 2-year-olds. The Harlan’s Holiday colt, purchased by Kaleem S Shah from the Old South Farm consignment, had posted the fastest quarter mile work of 22 seconds during Monday’s Under Tack workouts. The colt was produced from the Affirmed mare River Crossing, a half sister to Broodmare of the Year Fall Aspen.
Consigned by Triangle Bloodstock, with Wes Carter as agent, the Outflanker colt was purchased by David Cohen. Bred in Pennsylvania by Denise McHenry-Dommel, the colt had been purchased by Carter for $16,000 at last year’s Midlantic September yearling sale.