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Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Day-2: US$1.4M For Street Cry Colt
The two day Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale concluded on Tuesday night with double digit increases across the board. The sale ended with 145 yearlings sold for US$46,755,000, up from last year's gross of US$33,284,000 for 114 horses. The average of US$322,448 was up 10.4 per cent from a year ago, while the median was up 5.3 per cent. "I'm very rarely speechless following a sale and I am almost speechless tonight," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning Jr. said. "It would probably have been unrealistic coming into the sale to have dreamt or to have hoped to be up 40% in gross and to have the average increase 10% and the median 5%...it was a tremendous horse sale overall." Tuesday's session produced the auction's third seven-figure sale when Godolphin's John Ferguson went to US$1.4 million to secure a colt by Street Cry (hip 168) from the Paramount Sales consignment. The session-topping yearling joined the US$2 million sale-topping colt and $1.2 million colt by Tapit who sold on Monday. In total, 24 horses sold for US$500,000 or more in 2015, compared to 17 in last year.