Fasig October opens with across the board declines
SIGNIFICANT across the board declines marred the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, which opened in Lexington on Monday.
A total of 182 yearlings were sold for an aggregate of $2,173,100, a massive drop of 59 per cent from last year. The average fell by 33 per cent to $11,940 while the median crashed 50 per cent to $5,000.
A daughter of Grand Slam topped the session when selling to Sunrise Stable South for $115,000. The Gainesway Stud-consigned filly, who is out of the Deputy Minister mare Pout, was unsold for $145,000 at the Keeneland September Sale.
A son of the recently deceased Forest Wildcat returned a healthy profit on the $53,000 he had cost as a foal when selling to agent Patrice Miller for $100,000. Baccari Bloodstock consigned the colt, who is the first foal out of Mazel Tov Betty, a daughter of Mazel Trick.