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Medaglia D Oro - Saratoga 2003

A $200,000 son of Medaglia d'Oro topped day one of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale

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Trades soars at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky opener

TRADE soared at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale on Monday.

The aggregate leapt 50.5 per cent to $4,741,900 even though five per cent fewer horses were sold. The average increased 59 per cent to $21,554 while the median returned a rise of no less than 140 per cent to $12,000.

A son of Medaglia d'Oro purchased for $175,000 by Allied Bloodstock at the Keeneland January Sale was the day's star, selling for $200,000 to agent Debbie Easter.

A half-brother to a minor winner, he is out of the unraced Coronado's Quest mare Especially Me, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Better Now. He was consigned by Denali Stud.

Federico Barberini, whose celebrated purchases out of this sale include Gladiatorus, was among the European agents active, paying $70,500 for three yearlings including $65,000 for a first-crop son of Henrythenavigator.

 

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