A pair of $250,000 colts – one by Candy Ride and the other by Street Boss – were the highest-priced offerings during Tuesday's second session of the four-day Fasig-Tipton October Fall Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky. The top eight prices were for colts, after Monday's opening session saw a $340,000 filly by Scat Daddy lead the way.
The sale, conducted over three days in 2014, continues on Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 10 a.m.
The Candy Ride colt, Hip 584, was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent, and purchased by John Oxley. Out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Mantekilla, the colt is a half brother to Harlan's Destiny, a multiple stakes winner at Charles Town in West Virginia. This colt is an accredited West Virginia-bred.
Team D, a partnership managed by trainer Tony Dutrow and wife Kim, purchased the Street Boss colt from the consignment of Hidden Brook, agent. Selling as Hip 662, the colt is the first foal out of the Forest Wildcat mare Moojha, a daughter of graded stakes winner Kiss the Devil, dam of stakes winners Kiss Moon and Kiss Mine.
The top-priced fillies – by Exchange Rate and Into Mischief – each brought $160,000.
Conquest Stables purchased the Exchange Rate filly out of stakes-placed Kissin Party, by Kissin Kris. Selling as Hip 473, she was consigned by Peter O'Callaghan's Woods Edge Farm. Hip 702, the Into Mischief filly, was consigned by South Point Sales Agency, agent, and purchased by Everest Bloodstock. The first foal out of Narrate, by Medaglia d'Oro, the filly's dam is a half sister to three stakes winners.
Both fillies are registered Ontario-breds.
On the day, 222 yearlings sold for $8,144,700, an average price of $36,688 and median of $16,000. Ninety-two of the 314 through the ring failed to exceed their reserve price, an RNA rate of 29.3 percent. That's down from the unusually high buy-back rate of 35.0 percent on Monday.
Because the 2014 sale ran just three days, with more yearlings catalogued each day, session-to-session comparisons are not meaningful.
At the mid-way point, the 2015 sale's average price is $34,833, 2.8 percent lower than the final 2014 average of $35,850. The middle-market median price, $15,000, is 18.9 percent lower than last year's final median of $18,500.
The aggregate RNA rate is 32.2 percent, well above the final RNA rate of 20.7 percent in 2014.
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