08/31/2011 7:27AM

Fasig-Tipton Texas topper a $78K City Zip filly


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - For the second year in a row, trainer Glenn Delahoussaye signed the ticket on the sale-topper at the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale Tuesday at Lone Star Park when he went to $78,000 to buy a City Zip filly for client Bill Cunningham of Vinton, La. Average for the one-day auction, which also featured a dispersal of Heiligbrodt Racing Stable, fell about 4 percent from last year.

Delahoussaye, who last year bought an $111,000 colt by Wildcat Shoes on behalf of Coteau Grove, said he liked the precocious pedigree on the City Zip filly, a Louisiana-bred named Daecallherdastreak. Her stakes-winning dam has thrown a pair of 2-year-old stakes winners in Streak of Smoke and Mr King Rex.

“We’ll get her ready for early races,” said Delahoussaye.

Daecallherdastreak was consigned by Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent for Judice Farms, Inc. 

Fasig-Tipton reported 225 yearlings sold for $2,391,200, or an average $10,628. There were 99 horses that did not sell. At the corresponding sale a year ago, 214 horses sold for $2,379,400, or an average of $11,119. There were 107 horses that did not sell in 2010. The median for both yearling sales was $5,000.

“My feeling is the market held steady,” said Tim Boyce, director of sales for Fasig-Tipton Texas. “I think it was pretty much the same as last year. I thought our numbers were very reflective of the steadiness of the market here. And of course, we had the dispersal, which creates a lot of excitement. I think we did get a little synergy from it.”

The Heiligbrodt dispersal started immediately following the yearling portion of the sale, which ran from 10 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. The dispersal featured 42 horses that sold for $299,500, or an average $7,131. There were four horses that did not sell. The session was topped by the final hip number of the catalog, 453, a 2-year-old Quiet American colt that brought $37,000 from Terrell Jarrett Jr. The horse, named Shiro, was consigned by Pike Racing, agent.

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable has now had three phases of dispersals. There are more horses to be auctioned later on, Bill Heiligbrodt said shortly after the sale Tuesday.

“We’ve got some really nice horses to sell in November, at Keeneland,” he said. “And there’s a few more that will sell in Florida. And really, that’s it.”

The entire catalog on offer Tuesday made for the largest one-day sale that Fasig-Tipton had ever put on in Texas.