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BBAG Germany Sale: Aggregate Up 27%
The Baden-Badener Auktionsgesellschaft (BBAG) yearling sale in Germany ended on Friday with figures much improved on last year, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. With 19 withdrawals before selling commenced, 149 out of 223 lots sold for a clearance rate of 67 per cent and an aggregate of €7,156,000, up 27 per cent on 2012. Both the average and median also showed increases to €48,027 and €40,759 respectively. BBAG assistant manager Klaus Eulenberger commented, "In many ways this could be said to be the best sale here for many years. The figures in 2007 were slightly higher, but we had 100 more horses." He added, "We have been very strong in every sector, and topped last year's aggregate by more than 20 per cent, the average is [up] 44 per cent, and the median 36 per cent, which is staggering by anybody's measure." The top-priced offering was a filly by Gr3-winning German sire Wiesenpfad (Waky Nao-Waldbeere, by Mark of Esteem) which was purchased for €390,000.