02/11/2008 12:00AM

Fasig-Tipton still strong


Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's winter mixed sale rang up a handful of six-figure horses Monday, one day after posting sharp gains at its opening session.

At 5:30 p.m., Monday's session-leading price was $200,000 for the Grade 3-placed stakes winner Coli Bear, an earner of $378,070. G. Chris Coleman bought the 5-year-old Formal Dinner mare. Crossroads Sales Agency consigned her as Hip No. 298. Coli Bear was one of five horses to bring $100,000 or more by that hour.

Sunday's top-priced horse was the stakes-winning racing or broodmare prospect Placid Lake, who sold to John Lossen, agent, for $320,000. A 6-year-old Greenwood Lake mare, she sold as part of the Hill 'n' Dale agency's consignment.

Sunday's opener at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky., sold 160 horses for $3,274,000, up 22 percent from last year's equivalent session, when 195 horses brought $2,689,300. The opening-day average price rose 48 percent, from $13,791 to $20,463, and the median gained 4 percent, from last year's $6,000 to $6,250.

Buy-backs also declined from 24 percent last year to 22 percent.