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F-T Fall ends with
minor increases

THE Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale in Lexington ended its three-day run on Wednesday with minimal increases across-the-board.

Considering that demand at many US yearling sales has plummeted this season and that Fasig-Tipton tried to axe the sale earlier in the year, the sale's performance was respectable.

In all, 566 yearlings changed hands for a total of $7,895,400, which represented an increase of six per cent from 2008. The average rose by three per cent to $13,949 while the median jumped nine per cent to $6,000. The clearance rate also improved, rising to 75 per cent.


Jointly topping the final session were colts by Dynaformer and Candy Ride, who both hit the $150,000 mark.

Julie Cauthen purchased the Dynaformer colt on behalf Donegal Racing. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, he is out of the Grade 3 winner Knight Prospector and a half-brother to six winners.

Lynden Branch was the successful bidder on the Candy Ride colt, who was offered by Viking Stud out of the stakes-winning Midwife.

The final day's trading saw the average rise by 22 per cent to $15,801 for 197 yearlings sold. The median increased by ten per cent to $5,500.






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