A filly by recently exported Belmont winner Empire Maker brought the only seven-figure price Thursday at Fasig-Tipton&rsquo;s Florida select 2-year-old sale.\r\nSold to Darley Stud owner Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum for $1.35 million, the bay daughter of the Pulpit mare Half A. P. had worked an eighth-mile in 10 seconds at the Monday under-tack show.\r\nConsigning agent Murray Smith pinhooked the bay filly. She paid $435,000 for her at last year&rsquo;s Saratoga select yearling auction. The filly is bred similarly to former champion juvenile filly and Breeders&rsquo; Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Halfbridled, who is a daughter of Empire Maker&rsquo;s sire Unbridled and is a half-sister to the sale filly&rsquo;s dam, Half A. P.\r\nThe auction sold 81 juveniles for $19,832,000, yielding an average price of $244,840 and a $200,000 median. The median remained level with last year&rsquo;s figure, but gross and average both fell. Average dropped 5 percent, from 2010&rsquo;s figure of $257,473 to $244,840, while gross was down 15 percent, despite a slightly larger catalog. The 2010 auction sold 91 horses for $23,430,000.\r\nThe buyback rate jumped to 43 percent, compared to last year&rsquo;s 37 percent.\r\nFasig-Tipton&rsquo;s one-day juvenile sale kicked off the boutique 2-year-old sale season at a new location, the Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla., after 25 years at Calder Race Course.\r\nJuddmonte Farms sold homebred Empire Maker to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders&rsquo; Association in November. Empire Maker also sired the Fasig-Tipton sale&rsquo;s highest-priced colt, Hip No. 186, which sold to Robert and Lawana Low for $750,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Henderson Band, making him a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Cash Included. Scanlon Training Center consigned the colt.\r\nMaktoum, represented by bloodstock representative John Ferguson, also paid $750,000 in the auction&rsquo;s opening hours for Hip No. 64, a full sister to Tempted to Tapit.\r\nThe gray or roan Tapit filly worked an eighth-mile in 9.8 seconds at the auction&rsquo;s under-tack show. The Stephens Thoroughbred agency sent the filly through the Fasig-Tipton auction ring on behalf of Vision Racing and Sales. Vision Racing and Sales paid just $67,000 for the filly last year at the Keeneland September auction.\r\n&ldquo;When we bought her, she was going through a little bit of an awkward stage,&rdquo; said Brandon Perry of Vision Racing and Sales, who watched the sale on the Internet from Kentucky. &ldquo;She was by Tapit, who even back in September was very good property, and he&rsquo;s improved on that since then. We saw her full brother race, and he ran very good speed figures, so the cross had already worked once before. She was an easy-walking filly, and, to be honest, we thought we&rsquo;d have to pay more for her.\r\n&ldquo;We&rsquo;re ecstatic that she brought three-quarters of a million dollars,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;Great profit, and we&rsquo;re very pleased with who bought her. Darley has bought a few horses off us before, one of them being Seventh Street, who came on to be a multiple Grade 1 winner. Hopefully, they&rsquo;ll have the same luck with this filly.&rdquo;\r\nDarley&rsquo;s purchases also included a $500,000 Medaglia d&rsquo;Oro-Bubbling Heights colt consigned by the Niall Brennan agency. The dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to graded winner J&rsquo;ray. He had the under-tack show&rsquo;s fastest eighth-mile turf course work, 9.8 seconds.\r\nHip No. 136, a Macho Uno son of Champagne Cocktail, came close to that price when he brought $700,000. Buzz Chace, agent, signed the ticket on behalf of West Point Thoroughbreds. The gray or roan colt posted a 10-second work. Crupi&rsquo;s New Castle Farm was the seller.\r\nBrushwood Stable owner Betty Moran also dipped into the upper market to pick up a $575,000 colt from Hard Spun&rsquo;s first crop. Cataloged as Hip No. 67 in the Wavertree consignment, the gray or roan colt is out of stakes-placed Princess Patricia. The colt was one of four horses in the sale to clock lightning eighth-mile workout speeds under 10 seconds; he covered that in 9.8 seconds.\r\nThe More Than Ready-Spring Unbridled filly that had the preview show&rsquo;s fastest eighth-mile time of 9.6 seconds sold for $105,000 to Kathleen Amaya; Steve Venosa&rsquo;s SGV Thoroughbred agency consigned her for seller W. D. North Thoroughbreds.\r\nDarley&rsquo;s perennial rival, Ireland-based Coolmore Stud, also spent $500,000 during the auction&rsquo;s first half when agent Demi O&rsquo;Byrne signed for a Malibu Moon colt out of Trisha Quick. The bay colt worked an eighth in 10 seconds. Venosa&rsquo;s SGV agency also consigned that one for W. D. North Thoroughbreds.\r\nThere was one other $500,000 horse. That was Hip No. 194, a Tiznow colt out of the Mr. Prospector mare Imaginary Gold. Gretchen and Roy Jackson&rsquo;s Lael Stable purchased him from Ricky Leppala, agent. The bay colt is from the Overbrook Farm family of champion fillies Flanders and Surfside.\r\n\r\nNot all high prices resulted in a sale. A Bernardini colt out of Epsom Oaks winner Casual Look went unsold on a hammer price of $775,000. He had appeared to be one of the auction&rsquo;s choice horses. His dam has produced two winners so far, by Kingmambo and Distorted Humor. And he worked an eighth-mile in 10.8 seconds at the under-tack show, also held at the Palm Meadows facility.\r\nThe Scanlon Training Center agency consigned the bay colt, Hip No. 135. Last time he went through a sale ring, the colt sold for $425,000 to Robert LaPenta&rsquo;s Whitehorse Stable. LaPenta frequently pinhooks juveniles to the select 2-year-old sales and opts to race them if they don&rsquo;t meet his reserve prices.