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Fasig New York sale on the up after slow start 

IT MAY have got off to a slow start, with 10 unsolds from the first 18 lots and three horses attracting no bids after 45 minutes, but the first day of Fasig-Tipton's  New York-bred yearling sale finished on Saturday with some positive signals.

The 59 yearlings sold from 92 offered created turnover of $3,067,500, an incease of 60.8 per cent on last year. The average of $51,992 was 50 per cent up on last year, boosted by 11 yearlings selling for $100,000 or more, with the median up by 22.2 per cent to $33,000.

The top lot was a $250,000 son of Dixie Union, bought by Everett Dobson, owner of recent Grade 2 winner Caleb's Posse and, according to the Thoroughbred Times, an investor in stallion operations at Three Chimneys Farm.

Following a successful sale at Saratoga last week, Fasig-Tipton's president Boyd Browning said: "What you clearly saw was the combination of the traditional New York-bred buyers along with some new participants.  It’s a good combination.  And like with the main sale thereis no effort to make one night stronger, so we’re expecting another strong sale [Sunday night].”




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