04/05/2011 5:16PM

Fasig-Tipton has $170K topper at Texas sale


A Flashy Bull filly, who was the co-fastest worker during the under-tack show of the Fasig-Tipton Texas auction of 2-year-olds in training at Lone Star Park, topped the sale on Tuesday when she fetched $170,000 from the Martin Racing and Carl Moore Management. She also helped lift the sale's average price to a 24-percent increase over the corresponding auction in 2010.

The sale-topper is an unnamed January foal consigned by the Twin Oaks Training Center of Eddie Milligan Jr. She covered an eighth of a mile in 10.2 seconds during the preview show Sunday, sharing the "bullet" for the distance with an unnamed Kafwain filly who Moore purchased for the second-highest price at the auction, $70,000.

Fasig-Tipton reported 98 juveniles sold for $2,065,800, for an average of $21,080. There were 34 horses that did not sell. Last year, 139 juveniles sold for $2,371,900, for an average of $17,064. There were 53 horses who did not sell. The median Tuesday was $15,000, compared with $10,500 in 2010.

"The sale went well," said Tim Boyce, director of sales for Fasig-Tipton Texas. "The average was up substantially. The median went up substantially. We're quite pleased with that."

Boyce said the catalogue's quality drove the sale Tuesday.

"I thought we had better horses," he said. "I was telling people beforehand, I really felt the shortlist they would have would be as long as their lists last year."

The Flashy Bull filly sold late in the sale. She is a Florida-bred from the stallion's first crop. Flashy Bull, a son of Holy Bull, won the Grade 1 Stephen Foster. The filly is the first foal from her dam, Destiny's Yield, who is a winning daughter of High Yield.