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Median rises by 20 per cent at Fasig-Tipton

THERE was some optimism following the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale in Lexington after the median increased 20 per cent to $6,000 and the clearance rate rose to 66 per cent.

However, in line with other yearling auctions in the US this season, the aggregate and average both suffered, declining by 11 per cent and six per cent to $1,933,500 and $11,176 respectively.

A Wildcat Heir colt, who was led out unsold at $32,000 the OBS August Sale in Florida, topped the session when selling to Florida pinhooker, Dave McKathan, of MH&B for $85,000.

Out of the unraced Black Tie Affair mare Tarahumara, the colt is a half-brother to minor stakes winners Lizzy's Township and Many Kisses.

The Florida-bred was consigned by Beth Bayer on behalf of his breeder, Michelle Redding.

A Mr Greeley colt from the immediate family of Distorted Humor and consigned by Dromoland Farm was in also in demand, selling to Baccari Bloodstock for $75,000.






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