Fasig-Tipton has catalogued a record 1,254 yearlings for The October Sale, which will be held over three days, October 22nd to October 24th, at its headquarters in Lexington.
“The October Sale has established itself as a major fall event in the Thoroughbred world, attracting buyers from the U.S. and Canada, as well as Europe, Asia and South America,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said in a release. “The sale offers a wide and ever-improving variety of pedigrees, physical qualities and values. But one thing it has consistently shown – with two Kentucky Derby winning graduates in the last five years – is good value and horses that can take you to the best winner’s circles anywhere in the world.”
Few sales experienced as much positive growth as The October Sale did in 2011, when total sales increased 81.4% to $17,046,800. Average price increased 76.3% to $24,010, and the median rose 140% to $12,000. The buyback rate was just 19.8% last year.
“It’s a sale that is gaining popularity with consignors and buyers alike,” Browning said. “It’s an up-and-coming sale, and we probably have more sire power in this year’s catalogue than we’ve ever had.”
Electronic catalogues are now available at the company’s website and will be available on the equineline catalogue iPad app as well as all Fasig-Tipton offices by approximately October 5th. The sale will be streamed live at www.fasigtipton.com.