Record numbers at Texas Fasig-Tipton Sale

Fasig-Tipton conducted the largest ever single day of selling in Texas on Tuesday when 425 lots went through its sales pavilion at Lone Star Park.

The catalogue consisted of 372 yearlings and 53 lots from the Heiligbrodt Racing Stable dispersal.

A City Zip filly from stakes winning mare Streak of Malagra fetched $78,000 to top the yearling section.  The buyer was Louisiana-based trainer Glen Delahoussaye.

Fasig-Tipton Texas regular Mark Toothaker consigned the filly through his new Pauls Mill Sales which he operates with Ben Walden and Jim Perrone.  “We just felt like we were bringing the best filly in the sale,” Toothaker said.  “We first saw her on a recruiting trip in Louisiana.”

A Lemon Drop Kid colt out of a half sister to multiple stakes winner Zada Belle was next best at $63,000.

Of the yearlings, 225 sold for turnover of $2.39 million.  The average declined 4% to $10,628 but the clearance rate improved three points to 70%.

“Overall, I think it was a pretty good sale,” Fasig-Tipton Texas director Tim Boyce said.  “We had a very good crowd and there was plenty of action on horses at the $20,000 and above level.”

Phase 3 of the Heiligbrodt dispersal sale returned $299,500.  The highest seller was a 2YO colt by Quiet American purchased for $37,000 by Terrell Jarrett Jr.