10/01/2006 11:00PM

Fasig-Tipton sale starts strongly

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A $200,000 filly helped start the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale in fine style Monday, suggesting that the yearling market remained strong even as it nears the season's end.

The team of Tony Bowling and Bobby Dodd, acting as agents, signed for the session-leading filly, a Forestry half-sister to stakes winner Inner Harbour. Bill Reightler, agent, sold the filly on behalf of Huntingfields. The filly, Hip No.o96, was one of seven horses to bring $100,000 or more by 5 p.m.

The three-day auction in Timonium, Md., was to run through Wednesday.