Legion Bloodstock

Action Steady As Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Concludes

TIMONIUM, MD - A steady edition of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale--which featured heavy rain from its weekend previews through both sessions--concluded Tuesday in Timonium with numbers down from last year's lively renewal of the auction. "The weather was pretty dismal, but it was a pretty active sale," said Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sales Director Paget Bennett. "The pavilion was very busy both days. We had a great crowd both days. Today, I saw people I didn't see yesterday. People kept coming and they came to buy horses." Through two sessions,...

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Uncle Mo Filly on Top at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Opener

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale gained momentum throughout its first session Monday in Timonium, with a filly by Uncle Mo bringing the day's top price when selling for $320,000 to Legion Bloodstock. A total of 145 yearlings sold Monday for $3,947,200. The average was $27,222 and the median was $14,000. The buy-back rate was 18.5%. During last year's opening session, 149 horses grossed $4,577,300 for an average of $30,720 and a median of $20,000. The buy-back rate was 16.3%. Ten yearlings sold for six figures Monday,...

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Fasig Saves Best for last at Action-Packed July Sale

By Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini    LEXINGTON, KY--Yearling sale season started with a bang Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Yearling Sale. The auction house saved the best for last with the final horse through the ring, a son of Curlin (Hip 302), topping the day on a $600,000 bid from the Green family's DJ Stable. Last year's leading freshman sire Gun Runner accounted for the day's second-highest seller, a $430,000 colt (Hip 153) sold to de Meric Sales. Both colts came from the Gainesway consignment, which was responsible for...

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Record-Setting Fasig October Sale Concludes

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton October Yearlings Sale, which had already surpassed its previous highest gross with a day to go, concluded Thursday with new high-water marks for average and median and its lowest buy-back rate since 2013. "Day four was another outstanding day for the October sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It was a fitting conclusion to a great horse sale. It's been a great week. The numbers have been tremendous all four days across the board. There were dramatic increases in gross, dramatic increases in average and...

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