10/17/2016 4:59PM

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga mixed sale shows decline in gross, average


The Fasig-Tipton 2016 Saratoga fall mixed sale showed a marginal year-to-year regression in gross and average, and was topped by the $150,000 sale of broodmare Coronation Street.

Monday’s sale saw 164 horses sold for revenues of $2,780,600, down 2 percent from last year’s sale when 162 horses brought $2,833,800.

The average sale price declined 3 percent to $16,955 from $17,493, while the median fell 15 percent to $8,500 from $10,000. The buyback rate closed at 37 percent, down from 46 percent during last year’s sale.

At the top of the market, four horses changed hands for six figures, showing no change from last year’s sale. Horses sold for $50,000 or more rose to 15 from 12.

The sale was topped by Coronation Street, an unraced 3-year-old Street Cry mare who sold in foal to Alpha to Chester Broman for $150,000.

Coronation Street, an unraced 3-year-old Street Cry mare, sold in foal to Alpha to Chester Broman for $150,000. She is the second foal out of the Grade 2-winning Malibu Moon mare Sara Louise, who is the dam of two winners from as many runners. She was bred in Kentucky by Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum's Darley operation, which also owns Alpha and stands him at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, N.Y.

Coronation Street is from the family of Mexican classic winner Jacobino, and Grade 3 winners Til Forbid, Hold Old Blue, Scoop, and Just Louise. Sequel New York consigned the mare, as agent.

The weanling portion was led by an Into Mischief filly, who sold to trainer Linda Rice as agent for Sheila Rosenblum's Lady Sheila Stable for $125,000. It was the auction's second-highest price overall.

The gray or roan filly is the first foal out of the multiple stakes-placed Value Plus mare Roses Plus, from the family of Panamanian champion Percentile and Grade 2 winner Rockwall. The filly was bred in New York by Clyde Taylor, and was consigned as agent by Catalyst Bloodstock.

Yearling offerings were led by a first-crop Emcee filly who sold to Gloria Martin for $16,000, making her the only yearling of the auction to sell for a five-figure price. The gray or roan filly is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Lightnin N Thunder mare Annie Roe, from the family of stakes winners Sweet Molly Malone, Woman in Space, Humor Me Molly, and Reno Rebel. She was bred in New York by Elena Ahlschwede, and was consigned by The New Hill Farm, agent.

To view the full sale results, click here.


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