Bayne Welker: On Fasig-Tipton’s Opening Night at Saratoga

Gene McLean interviews Sr. Vice President of Sales Bayne Welker of Fasiq-Tipton.

Here are the thoughts of Bayne Welker, the Vice President of Sales for Fasig-Tipton, after the first night of this year’s Select Yearling Sale at Saratoga:

“We had seen considerable activity on the sales grounds that led to brisk trade last night from established customers, as well as a few newcomers,” said Welker today. “We expect the trend to continue into tonight as there are still quality offerings to come on the block.”

Statistics for 8/6/2018 THRU 8/7/2018 Sale
DateSoldTotalAverageNot SoldMedianStatus
8/6/201883$28,965,000$348,97624$300,000Completed
8/7/20180$0$00$0Pending
TOTALS83$28,965,000$348,97624$300,000Pending
Statistics for previous 8/7/2017 THRU 8/8/2017 Sale
DateSoldTotalAverageNot SoldMedian
8/7/201775$24,425,000$325,66717$300,000
8/8/201781$28,570,000$352,71621$300,000
TOTALS156$52,995,000$339,71238$300,000

It’s unbelievable. It’s a dream come true, to be honest with you. It’s been 25 years since I was blessed to win my first one, which was here, and to go into it with Bob and [wife] Jill and the whole crew, WinStar and China Horse Club and everyone who’s involved, Jack Wolf, I’m just so blessed to be riding for these people right now. I’m on cloud nine.” – (From NBC Broadcast)

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