08/12/2015 4:00PM

Fusaichi Pegasus colt tops Colorado yearling auction


A colt by Fusaichi Pegasus brought $24,500 to top the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association yearling auction last Saturday at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo. The sale experienced increases in its average and median prices, according to a release from the CTBA.

The sales-topping colt was purchased by Kent Bamford and Randy Patterson. He is named Way Out West and is from the stakes-winning Bianconi mare Labar. Way Out West was consigned by Menoken Farms.

The second-highest-priced seller at the auction was a $20,000 colt from the first crop of Arapahoe stakes winner Tulsa Te. He is named Sherman T and is a half-brother to R Dub, recent winner of a division of the Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe. Nye Brookover, who races R Dub, purchased Sherman T. The yearling was consigned by Willard Burbach.

The CTBA reported 33 horses sold for a total of $200,900. The average was $6,088, up 2.5 percent from last year’s average of $5,937. The median Saturday was $4,500, up 21 percent over the corresponding sale in 2014. There were 13 horses that did not sell as the buyback rate dropped from 33 percent to 28 percent, according to the release from the CTBA.

The horses from the sale are eligible for next year’s divisions of the Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe.