Giant's Causeway colt tops second Fasig
session at $310,000
A SON of Giant's Causeway topped the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Sale in Lexington on Tuesday when selling for $310,000 to his part-breeder Marion Montanari.
The colt, who was one of six yearlings to break through the $100,000 barrier during the session, is out of the Grade 2-placed mare City College, a daughter of Carson City from the family of Kentucky Derby winner Bold Forbes. Montanari bred the colt in partnership with Coolmore.
Although the colt's price eclipsed the opening day's high of $115,000, across the board declines wereregistered for the second consecutive session.
Of the 295 yearlings offered, 205 changed hands for an aggregate of $3,147,200, down 41 per cent from last year. The average price dropped 22 per cent to $19,736 while the median tumbled 40 per cent to $6,000. The clearance rate fell from 77 per cent to 69 per cent.
Elwaleed Mousa had to go to $260,000 to secure the second dearest yearling, a Dixie Union colt out of the stakes-winning Acanthus, a granddaughter of blue hen Althea.