|Slow Start for Fasig-Tipton Summer Texas Yearling Sale
On Monday, August 26, a total of 129 horses sold at the opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Summer Texas Yearling Sale at Lone Star Park for an average of $10,373 and a median price of $5,000. In addition, 65 horses were not sold.
Two colts sold for $60,000 each to top the first day of the Texas Summer Yearling Sale. The first was a colt by Wild Zone out of the stakes-producing Buckaroo mare Green Reader that was bought by Randy Gammill of Oklahoma. Larry T. Smith and Hidden Valley Thoroughbreds sold the colt as agent. The second was a son of Silver Charm out of the stakes-winning Topsider mare Liz Cee. He was consigned by Highclere Sales and purchased by Assault Stables.
It is impossible to compare the figures from the first day of the sale to last year because a select sale format was used with the first 120 hips sold in 2001. Fasig-Tipton changed the format for this year because the company believed that the select session was out of place in a two-day sale.
Consignors and sales officials said they expect Tuesday's session to be a bit stronger. The sale resumes on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.