10/24/2006 11:00PM

Fasig-Tipton down on day two


Another six-figure yearling led the way early in the final session Wednesday at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's fall yearling sale. A $250,000 filly by Unbridled's Song was the afternoon's session leader as of 4:15 p.m.

L and D Farm purchased the filly, a chestnut daughter of stakes winner Sheepscot, from the Paramount agency. The filly is a three-quarter-sister to record-setting Grade 2 winner Navesink River.

The Unbridled's Song filly was the latest yearling to bring $200,000 or more at the three-day auction. Tuesday's second-day session-topper was a $280,000 Elusive Quality-Louve Mysterieuse colt that agent Buzz Chace purchased from Paramount.

Despite those prices, the auction sustained losses across the board Tuesday, selling 215 yearlings for $3,780,900, a 15 percent drop from last year's $4,455,400 gross for 211 horses. Tuesday's $17,586 average price was down 17 percent from last year, and the median dipped 11 percent to $8,000. The second day's buy-back percentage was 30 percent, up from last year's 26 percent.