05/18/2004 11:00PM

Record average at F-T sale

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A sale-record $450,000 filly boosted Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's May juvenile sale in Timonium, Md., to new marks for gross receipts and average price.

Led by a $450,000 Silver Deputy filly that Buzz Chace bought for Charles and Marianne Hesse, the two-day sale ended Tuesday with a $13,227,800 gross for 354 juveniles, up 35 percent from last year's total for 322 lots. The average price soared 23 percent, from $30,451 last year to $37,367, but the median price remained unchanged from last year at $22,000.