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Numbers for Fasig's Timonium sale down

THE Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale, due to be held in Timonium, on October 5 and 6 is significantly downon numbers falling by 28 per cent from the 930 lots which were catalogued in 2008 to 670 for this year's renewal. The sale will be held over two days rather than the three as previously.

"I think there were some mares that weren't bred, and some yearlings didn't show up because their owners knew they weren't going to fit the marketplace and be commercially viable," said Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson to the bloodhorse.com.

Last year, 483 horses soldat a clearance rate of 52 per cent. The aggregate was down 38 per cent and the average fell by 27 per cent compared to 2007

Fasig-Tipton is in the process of renovating the Maryland sale pavilion ahead of the auction.

 The catalogue can be viewed atwww.fasigtipton.com.

 

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