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Median soars 100 per cent at F-T Midlantic

A$200,000 SON of Hard Spun topped a buoyant first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale inMaryland on Tuesday, during which the median soared 100 per cent.

A 19.5 per cent drop in number of horses offered saw 44 fewer horses sold than on the corresponding day in 2010, which in turn contributed to a four per cent decrease in aggregate to $3,194,500. However, the average rose 20 per cent to $18,791 while the median leapt from $5,000 to $10,000.

Agent Pete Bradley signed for the $200,000 session-topper, a colt from the second crop of successful first-season sire Hard Spun. Plans call for the yearling, who is a half brother to stakes winner Lavender Lass and out of Azalea Stakes winner Lucky Lavender, to be resold through pinhooker Eddie Woods at next year's breeze-up sales. He was consigned by Paramount Sales.

The colt was a $220,000 buyback from the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale in August, having been purchased as a foal by Snow Ridge Farm for $150,000 at the Keeneland November Sale.

A colt by Coolmore Kentucky resident Grand Slam, consigned by Vinery Sales, commanded the second dearest price of the day when selling for $145,000 to Al Gold.

The sale concludes on Wednesday.




Galileo £11,597,622
Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882