10/27/2010 8:40PM

$130K Congrats colt tops Fasig-Tipton's final session


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fasig-Tipton’s October yearling sale ended Wednesday with a $130,000 colt by leading freshman sire Congrats at the top of the session’s prices.

The three-day Lexington auction ended with 690 yearlings sold for an aggregate $9,395,300, up 19 percent from last year’s total for 566 horses. Average price showed only a negligible decrease, falling from last year’s $13,949 to $13,616. But median price fell more noticeably, by 17 percent, from $6,000 last season to $5,000. Buybacks were at 29 percent, up from last year’s figure of 25 percent.

Wednesday’s session-topping Congrats colt , a son of the stakes-placed Vigors mare White Ruffle, sold to Sunset Stables from the Hill ’n’ Dale consignment. The dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to four winners, including the $159,314 earner Dynawhite.

The Congrats colt was one of nine horses to bring $100,000 or more at the sale. The sale-topper, sold Tuesday, was a $310,000 Hard Spun filly out of champion Hollywood Wildcat which Lakland Farm purchased out of phase one of Irving Cowan’s dispersal. Taylor Made Sales was the consignor.

Three of those six-figure horses sold at Wednesday’s final session. In addition to the session-topper, they were a $105,000 Afleet Alex-Summer Forest filly which agent Bo Hunt bought from the Darby Dan Farm consignment, and a $100,000 Mr. Greeley-Stormy Venus colt which Pacific Ocean Stables bought from the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment.