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.