The tornadoes that battered Texas this week didn’t affect Lone Star Park where Fasig-Tipton held its 2YO Sale on Thursday but it did impact on prospective buyers in attendance.
“It affected people coming to look at horses for sure,” consignor Mike Neatherlin said about the storms. “It wasn’t too bad here but it got pretty hairy in Dallas.”
Fasig-Tipton sold 80 horses sold for an average of $19,689 which was down 6% compared with last year. The clearance rate dropped 7 points to 67%.
A Salute the Sarge colt and a Closing Argument filly topped the leader board at $105,000 apiece. Both youngsters were bred in Louisiana and were offered by Robert Brewer as agent.
The Salute the Sarge colt is out of the Carr de Naskra mare Make Mine a Double and will be trained by Eric Guillot for Del Mar’s summer meeting.
The Closing Argument filly was the fastest horse at the breeze-up gallops clocking 21.60s for 400m. She will be prepared by Bret Calhoun. Her dam Prospective Angel (Northern Prospect) was stakes placed in the 2000 Cinderella Stakes at Hollywood Park.