The average and median prices both increased while the buy-back rate dropped Sunday during the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale at Lone Star Park. However, the number of horses sold fell from a year ago, and the gross revenue declined.
A More Than Ready
weanling filly topped the auction, bringing $40,000. C.C.S.
Bloodstock purchased her from Roger Daly, agent for Ed Few. The filly's dam is the 7-year-old unraced Editor's Note mare Social Editor, who is a half-sister to winner Mz. Zill Bear, a grade III winner on grass and dirt, and to stakes-producer Tanuki.
Fasig-Tipton reported that 124 horses were sold for a gross of $541,300. Their average was $4,365, and their median was $2,800.
Compared to 2005's results, the average rose 12.8% while the median advanced 40.0%. The gross declined 10.9%. Last year, 157 horses were sold for a gross of $607,400, an average of $3,869, and a median of $2,000.
The buy-back rate dropped from 35.9% in 2005 to 23.0% this year.