The Fasig-Tipton Sales in New York got off to a slow start on day one with 63 yearlings selling for an average of $236,349 and a median of $185,000. BT sat idle with no purchases the first night. The second night seemed like a different sale with 55 yearlings selling for an average of $334,727 and a median of $250,000. Overall, the gross declined by 7.8% while the average fell 28.3% and 35.1% respectively. On the second night, BT was able to secure a son of Distorted Humor out of the Group 3 winning Johannesburg mare African Skies for $180,000. After the ticket was signed, Pete Bradley said, “he has a killer walk and if that translates into how he breezes as a two-year-old, we will have gotten a great buy.”
Distorted Humor out of African Skies Pedigree
The New York Bred Sale had a similar vibe with the first night getting off to a slow start and the second night showing major upswings. The average rose overall by 15.3% and the median by 42.8%. Bradley Thoroughbreds Pinhook Venture was able to buy two more colts. The first purchase was a New York bred colt by Old Fashioned out of Madison Dollie for $45,000. BT now has a colt and a filly by Old Fashioned and it will be interesting to see how this young sire’s first crop does.
Old Fashioned out of Madison Dollie Pedigree
The last horse purchased by the Pinhook Venture was Hip #340, a colt by Congrats out of Sorbie Duchess for $30,000. Congrat’s two-year-olds average selling price is $121,583 with a median of $122,500. This is a nice colt we were happy to grab for $30,000.
Congrats out of Sorbie Duchess Pedigree
The Venture now owns 7 yearlings. The goal this year will be to purchase between 22 to 25 yearlings and resell all of them at the two-year-old sales next year. The September Sale is right around the corner. Stay tuned to see what we buy next!
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