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NY Yearlings Day-1: Average Up 15.8%

Wednesday, 6th August 2008

Overall on Day-1 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, 60 yearlings sold (from 85 offered) for US$18,160,000 (down 8.6% from last year's 76 sold for US$19,867,000). The US$302,667 average was up 15.8% (last year US$261,408) & the US$235,000 median was up 13.3% (last year US$207,500). Fasig-Tipton president Walt Robertson told thoroughbredtimes.com: "I thought going in this segment (of the market) would perform pretty well, as the upper range of Kentucky performed pretty well. There weren't a lot of surprises & it wasn't necessarily easy, but I think this segment of the market has been pretty healthy so far this year & that hasn't changed. People want a nice horse."

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