04/05/2012 5:26PM

Fasig-Tipson Texas sale topped by two at $105K


A pair of juveniles brought $105,000 each to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park near Dallas on Thursday. Both horses were bred in Louisiana, and both were sold by agent Robert Brewer.

Win for Rob, a colt by Salute the Sarge, was the first to hit the six-figure mark, when he went to Southern Equine. The horse is a half-brother to both Ide Like a Double, a multiple stakes winner of $626,316, and Old Bushmill, a multiple stakes winner of $157,754. Win for Rob was Hip No. 16.

An unnamed filly by Closing Argument was the other sale-topper, three days after working a quarter-mile in a bullet 21.6 seconds during the under-tack program on Monday. She was purchased by Brad Grady, and sold as Hip No. 40.

Fasig-Tipton reported that 80 horses sold for a total of $1,575,100, down 23.7 percent from the 2011 sale. The average price this year of $19,689 was down 6.5 percent from last year's sale. There were 39 horses who did not sell.

At the corresponding sale a year ago, 98 horses sold for $2,065,800, or an average of $21,080. There were 34 horses who did not sell. The median Thursday was $14,000, compared to $15,000 in 2011.