The kickoff of the 2013 yearling season was a positive one, in terms of both median and average price, at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. And a new Racing Age sale produced a $1,000,000 winning bid.
The average price of the 163 yearlings sold Monday on the F-T sales grounds in Lexington was $89,785, an increase of roughly $8,000 compared to last year, when the average price was $81,291.
The median price Monday was $72,000, compared to $60,000 in 2012. The gross was slightly lower this year ($14,635,000 vs $15,364,000 in 2012 as more yearlings sold last year).
Following the July Sale, a new sale featuring several dozen racehorses in training saw Starship Truffles, a 4-year-old filly by Ghostzapper, sell for $1,000,000 to Castleton Lyons. The filly, out of the Not For Love mare, Bobbie Use, was consigned by Hidden Brook.
Eastwood, a Speightstown colt out of a Deputy Minister mare, went for $800,000 at the new sale, consigned by Baccari Bloodstock and sold to Town and Country Farms.
Of the yearlings, the high seller was Hip 51, a filly by Desert Party out of Lil Cozette, by Kris S., that sold for $460,000 to Regis Farms.
The colts were led by Hip 191, a son of Bellamy Road out of Affirmed Dancer that sold to Mandy Pope for $420,000.
At the Racing Age sale, 55 horses were sold for a total of $5,819,000. The average price was $105,800 while the median for the inaugural sale was $45,000.
For results of both sales, click here.
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