10/26/2010 7:25PM

Gross, average up again at Fasig-Tipton session

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The Irving Cowan dispersal produced the $310,000 session-topper Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton's October yearling sale, a Hard Spun filly out of Cowan's champion Hollywood Wildcat. The session was the second consecutive day to post increases in gross receipts and average price and a decrease in median.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Irving Cowan dispersal produced the $310,000 session-topper Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton's October yearling sale, a Hard Spun filly out of Cowan's champion Hollywood Wildcat. The session was the second consecutive day to post increases in gross receipts and average price and a decrease in median.

Lakland Farm purchased the session-topping filly, a three-quarter-sister to 2000 Breeders' Cup Mile winner and sire War Chant. She also is a three-quarter-sister to Grade 1-placed Ivan Denisovich and a half-sibling to graded-placed Double Cat, Ministers Wild Cat, and Shintoh.
The Taylor Made agency consigned the filly as part of the Cowan dispersal's first phase at the Lexington auction.

Tuesday's session ended with 237 yearlings sold for $3,630,800, up 29 percent from last year's total for 192 yearlings. The $15,320 average price was up 4 percent. But the median fell by 35 percent, from last year's $7,750 to $5,000. Buybacks were 26 percent, up from last year's 22 percent.

The second session's highest-priced yearling was a $170,000 Tiznow colt out of the stakes-placed Boston Harbor mare Papa to Kinzie. Mark Casse, agent, bought the bay colt, who hails from the family of graded winner Fancy Ribbons. Four Star Sales, agent, was the consignor.

The day's third six-figure horse was a $100,000 Street Sense son out of the Grade 1-placed Louis Quatorze mare Good Student. Ciaran Dunne of Wavertree Stables bought the dark bay or brown colt from Hunter Valley Farm, agent.