A 2003 no-guarantee season to Seeking the Gold brought the top price of $195,000 to headline the Stallion Access auction at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks on Nov. 8.
Thirty-seven seasons were sold for a total of $1,271,200, with an average of $34,357. Last year, 38 seasons were sold for a total of $839,000, with an average of $22,079.
Six stallion shares were sold for $45,100, with an average of $7,517. A share in Lane's End stallion Rubiano was purchased for $21,000.
Seeking the Gold (Mr. Prospector -- Con Game, by Buckpasser) stood the 2002 season for $250,000 and will stand the 2003 season for $225,000.
Seeking the Gold is the sire of 50 stakes winners, including additional 2002 added-money winners Favorite Funtime (gr. I), Seeking Daylight (gr. II), Victory Ride, Private Gold, and Chercheuse (in France).
Rubiano (Fappiano -- Ruby Slippers, by Nijinsky II) stood the 2002 season for $10,000 and will stand the 2003 season for the same amount.
Rubiano is the sire of 21 stakes winners, including additional 2002 added-money winners Burning Roma (gr. II), Baker Road, Reuben, Catniro, Ruby's Reception, and Taliano.
Stallion Access does not reveal the identity of its buyers at the auction.