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Buybacks mar Fasig Texas two-year-old sale

AGENT Robert Brewer was the man of the moment at Fasig-Tipton's Texas two-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star Park on Thursday, as he consigned the two $105,000 joint-top lots.

The Louisiana-bred pair, the only offerings to surpass six figures, were a Salute The Sarge half-brother to stakes-winners Ide Like A Double and Old Bushmill, and a Closing Argument half-sister to stakes performers Belton and Joangel.

The colt was bought by Southern Equine, who also raced Salute The Sarge, while Brad Grady signed for the filly, who had clocked the fastest quarter-mile in the under-tack show.

The next-best price achieved at the sale was $65,000, paid by Jerry N Namy for a Student Council filly from the family of Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Safely Kept.

Receipts for80 horses sold at the one-day auction totalled $1,575,100, nearly a quarter down on last year when 98 horses were sold for an aggregate $2,065,800. Vendor buybacks rose from 35 per cent to 49 per cent.

The average fell by seven per cent from 2011 to $19,689 and the median decreased by a similar percentage to $14,000.





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