10/03/2006 11:00PM

Midlantic sale tries to rally


Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's fall yearling sale at Timonium, Md., showed some strength at the top of the market on Wednesday as the auction tried to rebound from losses at Tuesday's session.

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the three-day sale's final session had sold four yearlings for $100,000 or more. The most expensive of those was a $195,000 Johannesburg filly that agent Cynthia Tucker bought from the Gainesway agency. The filly is out of the unraced Pleasant Colony mare Pleasant Sunshine and is a half-sister to the winners Single Rainbow, Desert Pearls, and Dattts Joesrainbow.

At Tuesday's second session, 221 yearlings sold for $4,152,300, down 21 percent from last year's second day. The day-two average of $18,789 was down 23 percent from last year, and buy-backs rose from 19 percent last year to 32 percent.