Led by a $410,000 Tapit colt, Fasig-Tipton's expanded October sale ended with slightly lower gross and average and an 18.9% drop in median amid consignors' concerns over broader yearling market polarization.
Every catalog page at a horse auction tells a story, and the story behind hip 1225's page at the Fasig-Tipton October sale is a particularly interesting one.
A $290,000 colt by The Factor, a $115,000 pinhook, led selling at Fasig-Tipton October's third of four sessions Oct. 21 as the yearling market continued to show polarization.
Led by $250,000 colts by Candy Ride and Street Boss, Fasig-Tipton's October sale saw average price strengthen at its second session, but many consignors lament polarization, lack of mid-level buyers in 2015 yearling market.
A $340,000 Scat Daddy filly from the family of Ashado was the top price in a polarized market at Fasig-Tipton's expanded October yearling sale, which saw a 35% buyback rate at the first of four sessions.
After Oakleigh Farm operator Paul Sutton was injured by a yearling, his friend Steve Watkins stepped in to manage Oakleigh's Fasig-Tipton October consignment.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Mark Casse discusses a colt bought for $500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearling Sale. watch video
Second-day momentum at Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky October yearling sale helped deliver some statistical gains over last year's significantly larger edition.
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