Fasig-Tipton finished the first day of its October Yearling sale with gains on Monday, as gross sales increased 24 percent and average rose 2.9 percent. There were more horses catalogued for each day of the sale in 2016 than in 2015; 246 horses sold for a total of $8,306,400 this year, while 204 sold for $6,694,300 on last year's opening day. The median fell from $15,000 to $12,750, a drop of 15 percent.
The percentage of horses not attaining their reserve at press time was 28 percent, as compared to 35 percent last year.
Leading Monday's session was Hip 293, a colt by Curlin out of a full sister to Colonial U. S., Silver Fox and Pleasant Feeling. Consigned by VanMeter-Gentry Sales as agent, the colt brought $350,000 from JSM Equine with Justin Casse as agent.
Monday's session saw Hip Nos. 1 – 416 go through the sales ring.
Leading the session early on was Hip 144, a filly by Malibu Moon out of the G1-winning Magnificent Song, by Unbridled's Song. Consigned by Brookdale Sales, the filly hammered for $300,000 to Fox Hill Farm.
Tying for the second-highest seller a short time later was Hip 204, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro out of G1 winner Mistical Plan, by Game Plan. Consigned by Taylor Made as agent for Blue Heaven Farm, the colt brought $300,000 from Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, to be continued Tuesday-Wednesday, October 25-26 in Lexington, Kentucky. The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 am.
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