Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Ends With Downturns

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale ended its two-day run Monday in Maryland with declines in gross revenue, average price, and median price. The buy-back rate was up sharply, increasing from 21.1% last year to 31.8% this year.

Fasig-Tipton reported that 375 horses were sold for $3,497,900. That gross was down 9.4% from the total of $3,862,300 for the 363 horses sold in 2004. This year's average of $9,328 was a 12.3% drop from last year's figure of $10,640. The median of $3,800 was down 25.4% from $5,100.

Your Out, a 7-year-old multiple stakes-winning daughter of Allen's Prospect, brought the sale's top price of $140,000 during Monday's opening session. John T. Crane Jr. purchased her from Country Life Farm, agent for Eugene Ford. Your Out, which was sold in foal to Lion Hearted, was produced from the Fast Play mare Our Friend Hidayet, an added-money winner who is a half-sister to stakes winner Carrolls Favorite (by Allen's Prospect). Your Out is a half-sister to stakes-placed In the Cups (by Two Punch).

The top price during Tuesday's session was the $98,000 brought by a weanling Kafwain filly that is the first foal out of the 8-year-old winning Allen's Prospect mare Dotsie's Doll. Other family members include grade II winners Castle Royale and Sir Shackleton. Winter Spree Farm purchased the weanling filly, a member of her sire's first crop, from Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield consignment.