Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearling Sale
This past Monday and Tuesday Fasig-Tipton and the Texas Thoroughbred Association held their annual Summer Yearling Sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. While the first day was a little weak, the pace picked up on the second day with a number of sales over $70,000 and up to a record $330,000 for a Pleasant Tap/Tensie's Pro Yearling Colt (bottom photo).
I picked a few of my favorite images from the 2 days of sales and have posted them on the left. The first was taken of a owner or agent with his charge waiting to hand him over to the handler for the next up in sale. The second image is of two ring men watching their portion of the sales arena for bidders. As bids start coming in you will see them inticing the bidders to increase their offers as the price rises.
The third image shows a portion of hip number 397, with an added sticker advertising the respected yearlings parental record. Each yearling in the sale has a lot (hip) number sticker on their hips and a few have added an additional sticker. Additional Sale horses may be seen in my Sale Horse Gallery.
This Pleasant Tap/Tensies Pro Colt is a Lousiana Bred Yearling which sold for a Fasig-Tipton yearlng record of $330,000. Overall Results for this sale may be found on the www.fasig-tipton.com. Look for the Texas Sale Results for the 2007 Summer Yearling Sale.