10/06/2010 2:51PM

Corinthian colt leads Fasig-Tipton session


One day after showing increases in gross and average but a significant downturn in median price, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s Eastern fall yearling auction entered its second and final day Wednesday with a session-leading $150,000 Corinthian colt.

Paramount Sales, agent, sold the bay colt to Dell Ennis. The colt is out of Silver Deputy’s stakes-winning daughter Silver Lace. He is a half-brother to the winner Angel in Lace, by Fusaichi Pegasus.

A pair of Bluegrass Cat colts were the other two yearlings to bring six figures at that point. James Moloney bought a $135,000 son of Number One Girl, by Tiznow. Paramount Sales, agent, was the consignor. The chestnut colt is from the immediate family of stakes-winner Quick Draw. Farther back his family includes champion Heartlight No. One and millionaire Grade 1 winner Soul of the Matter.

Amy Tarrant signed for the other Bluegrass Cat colt, a $120,000 bay son of the Affirmed mare Serenity Jane. He is a half-brother to a pair of Maryland stakes-placed runners, Mojodajo and Man in Grey.

A $250,000 After Market colt topped Tuesday’s opening session.

The colt, Hip No. 103, sold to Jay Em Ess Stable from Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott’s Charlton consignment. The chestnut son of Christmas Strike, by Smart Strike, is a half-brother to stakes-winner Double Down Vinman and to a pair of stakes-placed runners, No Passing Zone and Holy Christmas. He’s from the family of Grade 1 winner Christmas Kid.

The opening session ended with 207 yearlings fetching a combined $3,236,300, a 27 percent increase from last year’s total for 197 yearlings. Average price also climbed, rising 21 percent to $15,634. But median slumped, falling 19 percent to $5,000. Buybacks were 27 percent, as compared to 26 percent at the equivalent session last year.

The Eastern fall yearling sale was to continue through Oct. 6.